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After Burke County Sheriff Steve Whisenant told commissioners on Tuesday he doesn’t think he can operate a new jail with the number of positions allocated in the proposed 2019-20 county budget, officials seem to have come to an agreement on an appropriate number.

The proposed county budget for next year would keep the tax rate the same, even though the county is looking at an overall 7 percent tax revenue increase due to a property tax revaluation this year.

It’s been a long time coming and much work has gone on to get to this point. Come June 21, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics will break ground on its Morganton campus.