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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions. If you don’t see the question you would like answered, please feel free to use the Contact Us form.

Garbage Collection

Does Silver Creek Community offer garbage collection?

Silver Creek Community does not currently have a garbage collection system. Silver Creek Community is located within the Burke County, NC area, and is able to take advantage of the Burke County Garbage Collection sites as part of the taxes paid.

Silver Creek Community is just a short drive to the closest collection facility, located at 3251 US-64, Morganton, NC 28655.

For more information visit Burke County Waste Management online.

A listing of convenience sites throughout Burke County is also available.


What library resources are available?

There are three public libraries within Burke County. They are located in Hildebran, Morganton, and Valdese. The closest public library to Silver Creek Community is located in downtown Morganton at 204 S. King Street Morganton, NC 28655.

Additional information about Burke County public libraries may be found online at


The Silver Creek Springs Community is zoned for the following schools: Elementary – W.A. Young
Middle – Liberty
High – Robert L. Patton

Complete information concerning all public schools in our area including neighborhood schools and magnet school options and enrollment procedures may be found on the Burke County Public Schools website.

Morganton also is home to Western Piedmont Community College.


Where can I go shopping?

Logo for Downtown Morganton, NC

Downtown Morganton contains an abundance of boutique shops, furniture shops, restaurants, and more. For a current listing of shops, visit

To get to Downtown Morganton, leave Silver Creek Community by turning right from Roper Hollow Road onto US Hwy 64. Continue 7 miles, and you will enter downtown, just 2.4 miles past Interstate 40.

Just before you get to downtown Morganton, you will find a Lowes on the left (1224 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, NC 28655), Food Lion (1230 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, NC 28655) and several fast food restaurants (Chick-Fil-A, Cook Out, Subway, etc.) along with the Morganton Public Safety (Fire/Police) station.

Turn left at Highway 64-Bypass (The NC School of Deaf will be on your right) and just one stoplight down is a 24-hour Wal-Mart (G120 Morganton Heights Blvd., Morganton, NC 28655) along with many shops, in the Morganton Heights shopping center. Located along the road is an Applebee’s and Golden Corral restaurants.


I just moved here. What do I do in order to register to vote?

When you move, you must register to vote in your new location.

In order to register to vote in North Carolina, a person must meet the legal qualifications to vote and complete a voter registration application. Visit the NC State Board of Elections to learn more.

The Silver Creek Community is located in Precinct #53, which is known as Silver Creek 3. The official polling place is Pilot Mountain School Community Center, which is located at 4806 US-64, Morganton, NC 28655. This polling place is just a short drive from the Mountain. Take a right out of Roper Hollow Rd onto US HWY 64, and then the school will be on your left side about 2.5 miles.