Fire engineers stay busy in the field

City of Morganton fire engineers work more in the field than the station. Watch on YouTube:

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Did you know digging without calling 8-1-1 first increases the chances you’ll knock out utility service for you or your neighborhood? You definitely don’t want to be the person who cuts the cable and prevents people from watching their favorite television shows. Check out to learn more, or just call 8-1-1 before you dig to get your utilities marked.

NC House introduces bill giving sales tax option to cities

A bill introduced by leaders in state House of Representatives would allow cities and counties to enact their own quarter-cent sales tax and put funds raised by that tax directly into local coffers.

The bill, House Bill 903, was introduced by House Finance Chairman Jason Saine, who represents Lincoln County. One purpose of the bill is “to enable cities to maintain their level of service by providing a replacement source of revenue for the repealed city privilege license tax,” and it allows more local control, Saine said.


Notice of possible quorum April 30, 2015

The Morganton City Council has been invited to attend the Human Relation Commission’s Citizen of the Year Banquet Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 6:00 pm at the Morganton Community House / First United Methodist Church. It is possible a quorum of City Council may attend; however no action by Council will be taken. For more information, you may contact Sally Sandy, City Manager, at 438-5230 or Kelly Russell, Assistant City Clerk, at 438-5228.

Temporary water shut off planned for Bouchelle Street Tuesday

water shut off 256pxThe City of Morganton Water Resources Department will temporarily shut off water on Bouchelle Street Tuesday morning, April 28, 2015, weather permitting. Water Resources workers need to replace a fire hydrant and a waterline valve. The water shut off will occur from about 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, barring any unforeseen problems. About 35 to 40 homes on Bouchelle from Patterson Street to Roper Street will be affected by the shut off. For more information, call the City of Morganton Water Resources department at 828-438-5276.

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