The Alleghany County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to name a private road in the Whitehead Township and a private road in the Piney Creek Township. Road name petitions have been submitted to name said roads Farmview Drive and Walnut Lane. The Public Hearing will be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room on the lower level of the Administration Building located at 348 South Main Street, Sparta, North Carolina, on November 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the hearing is to provide notice pursuant to NCGS 153A-239.1 of naming a road. For more information contact the Alleghany County E-911/Mapping Office at (336) 372-7920. The public is invited to attend.


The Alleghany County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting on Thursday November 9th, at 3:30 pm in the Commissioners Board Room at 348 S Main Sparta, NC. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the proposed courthouse expansion with the county commissioners, judges, clerk of court and sheriff. The public is invited to attend.


October 18, 2017

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the County of Alleghany (hereinafter the “County”) has received an offer for the purchase of certain real property owned by the County as described herein below and proposes to sell the same pursuant to the provisions of G.S. §160A-269. Said property is situated in Gap Civil Township, Alleghany County, North Carolina, and is more particularly described as follows:

BEING all that certain tract of land containing 100.725 acres, more or less, as shown on the plat thereof entitled as “Property To Be Conveyed To The Conservation Fund – Toy Beamer Estate Tract”, prepared by Andrews & Hobson Surveyors, Drawing No. 6732, dated December 08, 2016, and recorded in Plat Book 11, at Page 60 of the Alleghany County Registry, to which said plat and record thereof reference is hereby made for a more complete and detailed description.

The above described property was acquired by the County of Alleghany under a Quitclaim Deed dated July 13, 2017, and recorded at Book 387, Page 243, Alleghany County Register of Deeds.

The County has received an offer of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND AND 00/100’s ($125,000.00) DOLLARS.  A deposit of TEN (10%) PERCENT has been received along with said offer. Within ten (10) days of the date hereunder any person may raise said offer by filing an upset bid in writing, stating the amount of the new offer and the name and address of the offeror. The upset bid shall be in an amount no less than ONE HUNDRED THIRTY ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIFTY AND 00/100’s ($131,350.00) DOLLARS, plus the cumulative costs of publication for this Notice and the recording costs for the a Deed from the County to the buyer. Upset bids shall be delivered to Michael James, County Manager, Post Office Box 366, Sparta, NC 28675 (Physical Address:  348 South Main Street, LL80, Sparta, NC 28675), no later than 5:00 P.M. on October 30, 2017, and shall be accompanied by a deposit in the amount of FIVE (5%) PERCENT of the new offer in cash, or by certified or personal check made payable to Alleghany County.  Upset bids, if mailed, must be received in the office of the County Manager on or before the above stated date. In the event more than one upset bid is filed, the first upset bid received shall govern and all subsequent upset bids received shall be returned to their respective bidders. Upon receipt of an upset bid in compliance with the foregoing provisions, the property will be advertised again for additional upset bids, under the same procedure as set forth above, which procedure shall continue until no further upset bid has been received.

Upon the completion of all required upset bid periods the final offer received will be presented to the Alleghany County Board of Commissioners, which may accept the offer or reject the same. In the event the offer is rejected, the County may elect to sell the property again under the above stated procedure or under any other lawful procedure as permitted by Article 12, Chapter 160A, North Carolina General Statutes. In the event the offer is accepted, closing on the same must take place within thirty (30) days of said acceptance.

This the 18th day of October, 2017.


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.

The official online comment period for the Alleghany County Beautification Ordinance has ended.  You may still contact the County Manager or any of the County Commissioners to provide feedback on the proposed ordinance.

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

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