Stephanie A. Norman, Burke County Register of Deeds, invites the community to her office’s annual Customer Appreciation Day, which will take place from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Register of Deeds office at 201 S . Green St. in Morganton, located to the right of the courthouse.

During the event, Burke County residents will be able to bring up to three document boxes or 75 pounds of paper per person and have the Shred-It company dispose of their personal papers securely.

“Identity theft continues to be a concern in our community , along with other counties , ” Norman said. “ Shred-It has over 25 years of experience handling personal information for security and privacy protection. ”

She encourages people to use the office’s Fraud Notification System, a free service that can assist property owners in fighting identity theft and fraudulent transactions involving their property. Visitors may sign up for the service during the event. The office will serve free ice-cream while supplies last.

“The Local Government Federal Credit Union has graciously sponsored this event again in order to provide this service for free to our community,” Norman said.

For more information, contact the Register of Deeds office at 828-764-9340.

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Real_Southerner_Says

Thank the lord above for Stephanie providing this wonderful service. Her and her husband are such valuable assets for the area and great examples of the good ol' southerners that have been the staple for communities like Burke for years. It's nice to see someone give to this community and not be greedy or errogant. I would like to see them do this monthly and especially during tax season. Tax forms have very private info on them and people can find out almost anything about you. It's important to shred any documents that may have info that others can use. You have to be careful these days because people are looking for your info in very unexpected places. There are cameras everywhere now too (cell phones especially) and they can see your private info from suprsing distances and they can record audio of private conversations....which is a felony in the U.S. A. I recommend everyone take this opportunity to shred your documents and stay secure. Thank you Miss Norman. You should run for Mayor.

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