If you haven’t participated in the Western Piedmont Bike Plan Survey please do so before Monday, August 18.

The Western Piedmont Council of Governments is developing a regional bicycle plan, the Western Piedmont Bicycle Plan (WPBP), for Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties. The plan is intended to improve safety, access, and mobility for cyclists by designating logical routes that connect municipalities and other major destinations in the region. The plan will identify needed improvements to existing roadways, prioritize the improvements, and develop a signage plan to mark the identified routes.

This survey is designed to gather information on cycling habits, roadways needing improvement, and ideas on reducing conflicts between cyclists and motorists. We are looking for input from cyclists and non-cyclists alike.

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Second Primary Election, held Tuesday, July 15, 2014
There is only one contest on the ballot for the Second Primary.

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Recently some great changes have been made to recycling procedures at Alexander County Convenience Sites. Residents no longer have to sort household recyclables! That’s right, all paper, metal/aluminum cans, plastic containers, and glass go into the same bin. The only material to be sorted is cardboard. More plastics are also accepted now including cool whip/butter tubs, microwave dinner trays, and other plastic containers labeled 1-7.

Of course all material needs to be clean and free of food debris.

View the recycling brochure detailing what is accepted at the Convenience Sites.

Help spread the word!

If you have any questions please contact Alexander Solid Waste Department.

Recycling Brochure

Alexander County is pleased to announce a new video series entitled “Alexander County Now.” This new video initiative is a monthly news program dedicated to coverage and promotion of events, people, business, history, and community information for citizens and visitors of Alexander County.

In this episode, Pete Woods (Hiddenite Center Executive Director) encourages the public to enjoy “Summer on the Square” concerts; learn more about Linda Graham (CVCC Alexander Center for Education’s Executive Director); discover the history of newspapers in Alexander County with Walter Lee Sharpe (Publisher of The Taylorsville Times, and member of Alex History Group, LLC) as he promotes the recently-published history book “Alexander County Treasures”; July is National Park & Recreation Month, and Jon Presnell (Alexander County Parks & Recreation Director) and Alisha Stamey (Park Ranger at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area) will tell you all about it… and more!
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Alexander County Soil & Water District will be holding a sign-up period for the North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program (ACSP) for the current program year from July 1 – July 31st. Visit the Agriculture Cost Share Program link at http://alexandercountync.gov/departments/soil-water/ or call the Soil & Water District Office at (828) 632-0638 for program details.