Alleghany County Closes on $1.375 Million Loan for School Renovation

October 26, 2017

Sparta, NC – Alleghany County recently closed on financing for $1,375,000 for renovations at Sparta Elementary School.   The financing was provided by BB&T under the Qualified Zone Academy Bonds program (QZAB).  The QZAB program was created in 1997 to allow access to very low cost loans for local school construction and renovation.

“The Board of Commissioners is committed to providing the proper learning environment for the students of Alleghany County so the leaders of tomorrow can be prepared for their careers.  Educational opportunities support the future of our county,” stated Mark Evans, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners.  “We will work cooperatively with the Board of Education to help our school system succeed.”

Michael James, County Manager added, “We want to thank the Department of Public Instruction, the Local Government Commission, our good friends at BB&T and Karen Evans, our Finance Officer, for all their help in securing this financing for our school improvements.  The County is receiving a 0% interest rate which will save our taxpayers a significant amount of money over the next 15 years.”

For More Information Contact:

Michael James

Alleghany County Manager

(336) 372-4179


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.

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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