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Holiday Safety Tips from the BC Sheriff's Office
BC NEWS LIST
Learn how to keep your belongings & yourself safe & secure during the hectic holiday season.
Commissioners were sworn in on December 1. Here are some pictures from the ceremony.
A year can fly by, let's take a look at some of the things that happened this year.
Here's a list of the top 20 baby names for girls and boys born in Asheville/Buncombe County in 2014.
Buncombe County currently has an outbreak of pertussis with 19 cases.
Come drive through our winter wonderland at the Lake Julian Park Festival of Lights & help Special Olympics.
It's not the fanciest accessory. Nor the most expensive. But to someone in need of lifesaving blood, it's the most important.
Scammer calls BC residents & threatens arrest if funds are not placed on a Green Dot card.
Did You Know?
The Perfect Gift - A Gardening Guide for our Mountains
Need an inexpensive and very useful holiday gift for a gardener, for a gift exchange, or for yourself? Buncombe County Cooperative Extension offers an attractive and informative 30 page Guide tailored to growing conditions in Buncombe County and Western North Carolina.
Monthly To-Do lists help you remember essential garden tasks. Special topics abound, including those listed below and many others. The Guide is in "magazine" format 8 and 1/2" by 11" with a handy hole at upper left for pinning on a bulletin board or hanging in your workspace.
Shade: A Cool Place to Garden
Caring for Trees and Shrubs
WNC Vegetable Garden Planting Guide
Toward an Environmentally Friendly Garden
HOW TO PURCHASE
Garden Guides can be purchased at the Buncombe County Extension Office, 94 Coxe Avenue, Asheville for $10 (cash or check). There is free parking for your visit in the lot across the street.
Have it mailed to you by sending a check for $12 (made out to BCMG Enhancement Fund) to BCMG Enhancement Fund, c/o NC Cooperative Extension Office, 94 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801.
CLICK HERE to purchase a guide online with a credit or debit card. Have your Guide mailed to you ($12), or for speedy service, purchase online and come to the Extension Office to pick it up ($10).
Questions? Call the Buncombe County Extension Office at 255-5522.
Holiday Festivites in Black Mountain
Join us for these festivities taking place in Black Mountain this holiday season.
Through December 31: Deck the Trees - View 20 Christmas trees decorated beautifully at the Monte Vista Hotel.
December 19 & 20: Participating shops open until 7 p.m. Street performers, storytelling at the library 2-4 p.m. and more!
Rabies Shots - December 27