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NC Phase One Re-Opening Details

Governor Cooper signed Executive Order 138 to modify North Carolina’s Stay At Home order and transition to Phase 1 of slowly easing certain COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, May 8 at 5 p.m.  The Order does not cancel the

Lenoir Rolls Out New Garbage Carts

The City of Lenoir is distributing new, roll-out garbage carts this week. The Sanitation Division plans to start automated garbage collection on the Monday route next week. The remaining routes will be phased in during the next

Burke Co. Now at 114 Positive COVID-19 Cases

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19 • Burke County is currently at 114 positive cases. The cases consist of traveling, congregate living, and community spread. All positive cases are isolated and Public Health staff continues to investigate the

Tenth Coronavirus Death in Burke County

Burke county health officials are reporting the tenth death associated with the Coronavirus.  The individual was in their 80s and was not hospitalized at the time.  Health officials say the person did have underlying medical issues.

Rabies Case Confirmed in Caldwell

On May 2, 2020, the North Carolina State Laboratory notified Caldwell County Animal Control that a fox submitted for testing and was infected with the rabies virus. The fox was found in the Lower Creek area of Caldwell County. To protect your pets, make sure their rabies vaccinations are current.  Rabies is

COVID-19 Case Count Updates

With North Carolina scheduled to ease some restrictions associated with the stay-at-home order later this week, new cases of Coronavirus continue to add up across the Catawba Valley area and the state.  Burke County Public Health reported 

Officer-Involved Shooting in Caldwell

On Sunday, May 3, 2020, deputies with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery on Brookshire Road in Lenoir.  The victim of the robbery indicated that an armed subject had taken a red Honda