Commissioners Honor Kenny and Cheryl Harris

Sparta, NC – The Alleghany County Commissioners today enacted a resolution to honor Kenny and Cheryl Harris of Sparta for dedicated community service, including over 20 years serving as foster parents.   

“On behalf of the Board of Commissioners, I would like to thank the Harrises for everything they do and have done for the young people of Alleghany County,” stated Mark Evans, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners.  “They have continually placed the wellbeing of children above their own.  They are truly remarkable folks.”     

Lisa Osborne, Social Services Director added, “I have worked with Kenny and Cheryl Harris here for many years.  They have provided a safe supportive home to so many foster children over the years.  I don’t know what we would do without them.” 

Alleghany County will soon begin a campaign to recruit new foster families.  If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please contact Tiffany Perry or Charity Ballou at the Department of Social Services at 336-372-2411.


For More Information Contact:

Michael James

Alleghany County Manager

(336) 372-4179

County Opioid Summit Held August 16th

The Alleghany County Opioid Summit was held Wednesday, August 16th at 9:00 am in the Commisisoners Meeting Room at 348 South Main Street.  The purpose of the Forum was to engage local elected leaders in an informed discussion about the opioid epidemic, and develop collaborative strategies that enhance prevention, education, and treatment.  The meeting can be viewed below.

Beautification Ordinance (formerly referred to as Nuisance Ordinance)

Here is the proposed Alleghany County Beautification Ordinance (formerly referred to as the Nuisance Ordinance).  Please click on the attached link to view the document.  You may comment in the following ways:

#1) You may complete the comment field below

#2) You may send an email to

#3) You may mail a letter to County Manager, PO Box 366, Sparta, NC 28675

Thank you all for your input.Beautification Ordinance of Alleghany County (Proposed)

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