Bethlehem Library
Any adult community member who enjoys reading and discussing literature is encouraged to sign up for
The Let’s Talk About It program that is offered free to participants at the Bethlehem Branch Library. The
series consists of 5 books (provided) to be read and discussed over a nine week period beginning
January 13, 2015 and ending March 10, 2015.
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The holiday season means an increase in waste; the more you shop, the more you throw away. Americans throw away as much as 25% more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday season. Wrapping paper and shopping bags alone account for about four million tons of trash annually in the U.S. The Alexander County Solid Waste/Recycling Department staff would like to remind everyone that wrapping paper is recyclable at the Convenience Centers and Landfill, with the exception of foil/ metallic type paper. Please remember that making paper from recycled material creates 75% less air pollution than producing paper from virgin material.
Another large part of the waste stream during the holiday season is cardboard. Cardboard is one of the most highly recycled materials in the U.S. Recycled cardboard only takes 75% of the energy needed to make new cardboard and lessens harmful emissions.
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The rain ended just in time for the 68th Annual Alexander County Christmas Parade. Enjoy these photos taken during the parade.

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The December 2014 edition of “Alexander County Now,” a monthly news program dedicated to coverage and promotion of Alexander County, features an interview with Alexander County Public Health Director Leeanne Whisnant, a “Business Spotlight” on Urgent Care of Mountain View – Taylorsville, the “Christmas Reel to Real” exhibit at the Lucas Mansion, upcoming events, and more.

The monthly news show is available for viewing on the county’s YouTube channel ( and on the Government Channel (Charter channel 192 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99). If you’re watching the show on YouTube, you can use the time stamps below to go to the segment you want to watch first. Continue Reading…

Recorded November 11, 2014 at the Alexander Central High School Auditorium.

Alexander County Department of Social Services would like to inform the community that applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program will begin December 1st, 2014.

  1. Households will not receive a Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) check in February.
  2. Energy Payments will be paid directly to the heating provider such as your power, gas, or Fuel Oil Company.
  3. Households must make an application for LIEAP Heating Assistance. THERE WILL BE NO AUTOMATIC ELIGIBLES
  4. Applications began being taken on Monday, December 1st, 2014.

Households containing an elderly person age 60 and above OR a disabled person receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) are eligible to potentially receive benefits from December 1st through December 31st or until funds are exhausted. Disabled persons are defined as receiving SSI, SSA, or VA disability.

IF THERE IS FUNDING AVAILABLE ON January 2nd, 2015 – All other households may apply.

If you need more information about the Low Income Energy Assistance program,
you may contact the Alexander County Department of Social Services at 828-632-1080

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Alexander County Home Health is your ONLY hometown home health agency. By choosing Alexander County Home Health, you not only keep your tax dollars in the County, you also help fund other services greatly needed for Alexander County residents.

Federal law gives patients the freedom to choose their home health care provider. Don’t feel pressured to go with the agency chosen for you or your loved ones by another health care provider.

DEMAND Alexander County Home Health for your skilled nursing needs. It’s your choice!

The video below can help answer many of your home health questions, or feel free to call us at 828-632-9704 x424 learn more.

Do you have information regarding an individual who may owe child support?

Please call the Anonymous Parent Tip Hotline at:
1-855-449-8741 (toll free) OR (e-mail)

The more information you are able to provide about the identity and whereabouts of the individual, the more likely it is that child support payments can be established and enforced.

If known, please provide the individual’s:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Address (location and directions)
  • Cell phone (contact number)
  • Employer
  • Last 4 digits of their Social Security Number
  • Recent Picture
  • The name of who the Child Support is due to

Learn more about Alexander County Child Support Services, visit

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