BC NEWS LIST
15% of your purchase will support kids in foster care in Buncombe County!
The Sheriff's Office Detention Center is holding a donation drive for the Black Mountain Children's Home December 13 - 15 at Wal-Mart on Bleachery Blvd.
Donors of all blood types are needed, especially O negative, A negative & B negative.
Crooks often pretend to be someone they aren't to get you to lower your guard.
Protect yourself, your family & your community from the flu & other diseases that can spread in the air & on surfaces.
Electric company, cable, gas, phone, internet - all useful numbers to have during an emergency!
Please help provide new books for disadvantaged children in our community.
A $100 rebate on a computer! What a deal! But will you REALLY remember to send that rebate in?
Provide information that leads to an arrest, & you could get a cash reward.
Diesel oxidation catalysts were installed to reduce particulate matter emissions by 20%, hydrocarbon emissions by 66%, & carbon monoxide emissions by 41%.
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Holiday Gift Ideas from Cooperative Extension
Buncombe County Cooperative Extension has 80 gallon rain barrels available for sale. Each barrel comes with complete fittings and installation instructions and cost $110 plus tax. Cash or checks are accepted. Call 255-5522 to reserve one, or come by the office at 94 Coxe Avenue in downtown Asheville.
“A Gardening Guide for Our Mountains” offers a wealth of gardening information for the area. It contains a helpful monthly “To Do” list as well as information on waterwise gardening, firewise landscaping, preparing your garden for winter, growing fruits and vegetables, flower and herb gardening, composting, mulching, caring for trees and shrubs and more. The ultimate gardening resource for any gardener!
Pick one up at the office for $10 cash or check or order one online with a credit card ($12 including postage).
Holiday Shopping Simplified - December 11
Wednesday, December 11
Blue Ridge Food Ventures popular annual Holiday Marketplace is back and open to the public with plenty of free and convenient parking! Meet local food artisans and sample their handcrafted goodies – gourmet jams, spicy mustards, hot sauces, organic chocolates and spicy herb blends.
The Holiday Marketplace at Blue Ridge Food Ventures is located just three miles from Exit 44 off I-40, on the A-B Tech Enka Campus, with plenty of free and convenient parking. The event is free and open to the public.
NC Christmas Trees by the Numbers
At least 20 square feet: Amount of greenspace available to wildlife for each Christmas tree grown.
100: Least amount of times each Christmas tree is visited to be shaped, fertilized, and otherwise cared for.
5-6 million: Christmas trees harvested annually.
5+: Age of some eastern grown species when harvested. Fraser fir, which is slower growing, is typically 10+ years to harvest.
More than a dozen: Christmas tree species are grown in NC. Trees include Fraser fir, Canaan fir, Concolor fir, Nordman fir, Turkish fir, blue spruce, Norway spruce, white spruce, eastern red cedar, Leyland cypress, ‘Carolina Saphire’ Arizona cypress, ‘Blue Ice’ Arizona cypress, ‘Green Giant’ arborvitae, white pine, Virginia pine, and Scotch pine. However, 96% or more of production is the state’s native tree, the Fraser fir.
Zero: Amount of waste from a cut Christmas tree – a completely recyclable, renewable product.
To learn more about the NC Christmas Tree Industry, its history and what makes the Fraser Fir such a great Christmas tree visit, www.ces.ncsu.edu/fletcher/programs/xmas.