You and your family members may not be in the same place when an emergency happens. It is important to plan ahead and talk about what you will do before, during and after an emergency. You need to talk about how will you get to a safe place, get in touch with each other and get back to each other. Download the Family Emergency Plan

Your plan should contain:

  • Phone numbers of a pre-assigned contact person for family members to call
  • List of where to find information on shelters (television, radio, this website, ReadyNC mobile app)
  • How to be safe if you stay in your home during an emergency
  • What to do with your pets
  • Thoughts about any older adults or those with functional needs in the home

Mold your plans for your family’s needs. Think about creating a group of neighbors, friends or family to help each other in emergencies. Talk how that group can help each other connect, care for children, pets or other needs.

Knowing how you will respond to an emergency at home, school or work will help you remain calm, think clearly and react well.

Being ready helps you and your family. It also lowers the workload of fire fighters, police and emergency medical workers.

Learn more at Ready NC

Friday, October 3rd
Setup will be 7am–8am
Fair begins at 8am and concludes at 11am

The fair will NOT be at the Senior Center this year.

We will be holding it at the Apparel Technologies Building across from CVCC Alexander Campus at 345 Industrial Blvd. Taylorsville
To get there: turn off Hwy 16 across from the Taylorsville Wal-Mart at the red light onto Commercial Park Ave (no sign) but there is a sign for CVCC at that corner. Drive past the Sheriff’s Office & Detention Center, the road will dead end into the Apparel Technologies Building where the fair will be held this year.

Vendors are asked to park in the rear parking lot OR if you have a lot to unload you may come in the front entrance and then move your vehicle to the rear after unloading — the only entrances from the rear involve 6 metal steps but there are only a few parking spaces at the front which we must reserve for the truly handicapped during the fair time.

This location will provide a great deal more space for everyone.

We will have some tables, but if you can bring your own you will be able to have all the space you want (you may bring more than one if you wish!!) and not have to share a table with anyone.
If you absolutely need us to provide the table please let us know prior to that day.

Door prizes are always welcome – we will have orange juice and coffee available that morning.

We look forward to seeing you at Health Fair!

A Request for Qualifications has been posted for Architectural/Engineering Services for the Alexander County Applied Technologies Building.


The project involves the renovation of 17,800 square feet of the 37,500 square foot former Apparel Technologies building. The purpose of the renovation is to create training space for welding, metallurgy, and furniture manufacturing classes taught by instructors from Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC). The architect will be employed by Alexander County and will work in conjunction with CVCC. The source of the grant funds is the Economic Development Administration (EDA).

Architectural and engineering services sought include programming, scheduling, cost estimation, building design, civil site design, permitting, specification, bid document preparation and bidding, project administration/inspection to final certification, occupancy and as built drawings for the renovation of 17,800 square foot facility.

For complete details, download the PDF document.

The closing date for the RFQ is September 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Published on Sep 3, 2014
The September 2014 edition of “Alexander County Now” 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). “Alexander County Now” 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.

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The Western Piedmont Council of Governments (WPCOG) invites you to join the discussion and share your ideas on the future of bicycling in the region at four public workshops in September. The Western Piedmont Bicycle Plan Public Workshops will take place at the following locations from 4pm – 6pm each evening.

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