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Reforestation

I attended a meeting with representatives from NCWRC, State Parks, State Trails, F3ST, FCNC, and Burke County. The NCWRC owns property north of the Linville boat ramp and will be doing reforestation work. This means they will replace the commercial…

Collecting Signs

Eric and I continued to gather up my remaining campaign signs today. Thanks to the angels who had picked up many of them and left them at BC Republican Headquarters. If you find any on the road, please pick them…

Still for Better Burke

Well, I thought I was doing everything I needed to do, but didn’t win the election. Thanks to all my family, friends and those I met along the way who believed in me. Don’t worry, I will continue to be…

Newspaper Response

Name: Beth Heile Age: 54 Profession: Vice-President, NoteWorthy Software, Inc. Education: East Burke High School, 1986; NC State University, 1991 Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering Family: Married to Eric for 27 years, son Zakk Community Involvement: Currently serving as –…

Early Voting

Early voting goes through Saturday, May 14. There are 5 early voting locations open 8:00am-7:30pm on weekdays. May 13 is the only Saturday and hours are 8am-3pm. You can registered to vote and vote at these sites:  Burke County Board…

Parents

My mom is Patricia Jacumin Zimmerman (still in Valdese) and my dad- Glenn Richard Zimmerman (1935-1991). From my mom and dad, I learned about working long, hard hours during the week to make a living, home cooked dinner on the…

Support for Deputies

I was asked my thoughts about staffing at the Sheriff’s Department. The safety of Burke County citizens is paramount. We need dependable service from top-notch deputies who love what they do and know we have their backs. The lack of…

Goal to STAY

My goal is for Burke County to be a desirable place for people to Live, Work, Play and Stay. However, for me, the STAY is not about tourism (though that is important). For me, the STAY is for families staying…

Having a Vision

The best example of my vision and commitment to a project is Valdese Lakeside Park. Seven years ago, I founded Friends of the Valdese Rec, an all-volunteer non-profit to help the Town of Valdese acquire 300 acres on Lake Rhodhiss…

New Radio Ad

I recently recorded the audio for my new radio ad on WSVM. You can hear it here.

Trades Education

I attended the groundbreaking for the Regional Skilled Trades Solution Center at WPCC today. Plumbing, electrical, HVAC and other trades will be taught. This falls in line with my vision of Live, Work, Play and STAY in Burke County. The…

State Appointment

In 2019, I was appointed to the NC Parks and Recreation Authority by NC House Speaker Tim Moore – and I continue to serve today. As part of a 9 member panel, we award matching grants to local governments for…