BC NEWS LIST
County residents now have a new garbage hauler.
Low income energy assistance program will be taking applications November 2 - 13.
What more do you need to know about Halloween safety? Here are some things you may not have thought of.
In late summer and fall the occasional unfortunate gardener has an encounter with one of the stinging caterpillars.
Plum Organics ô announced October 20 that it is taking the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling one particular batch of its 4.22 oz. Apple & Carrot Portable Pouch baby food.
Halloween is a fun holiday for people, but it can be a frightening experience for our pets.
This month landscape interest is mostly about fall color. Donít just think trees. There are also some great shrubs, such as oakleaf hydrangea.
Buncombe County Special Olympics is seeking athletes to compete in the Special Olympic Alpine Ski and Snowboard program.
Can you give a dog a home? A cat? How about a kitten? These animals need your help.
Congratulations to Joe Turner of Weaverville for his Orange Witches' Brew Punch recipe!
Did You Know?
Adopt One Cat or Kitten, Adopt Another Cat or Kitten for Half Price!
The Asheville Humane Society encourages multi-cat households through a fee reduced adoption program; adopt one cat or kitten and your second adoption of a cat or kitten is half off! Adoptions must be made on the same day.
With nearly 3,500 cats and kittens entering the shelter annually and the companionship they provide to each other, why not take advantage of this great offer?
Check out the all the cats and kittens available at ashevillehumane.org. Questions? Call 828-253-6807.
Teen Halloween at the East Asheville Library
Saturday, October 31
Spots and Dots - Artillery Fungus
After a period of rain, homeowners are sometimes perplexed by the sudden appearance of tiny black dots all over the side of the house, the car, or the lawn furniture. Because the pinhead sized spots can occur on the roof of the car, or high on the side of the house, the assumption is that trees are to blame. In this case the culprit is a tiny mushroom growing in the mulch.
Commonly called artillery fungus or cannon fungus, this little mushroom actually shoots out an “egg” or spore packet. The “egg” which may be ejected up to 14 feet from the fruiting body, has an oily or sticky surface that enables it to adhere to most surfaces it encounters.
Once stuck to a surface the “egg” dries to a disk shape and adheres tenaciously. Unfortunately, the spots can be very difficult to remove, often requiring a lot of scrubbing or scraping. There is no chemical treatment effective in killing this fungus. The only solution seems to be to remove the mulch (most often hardwood or wood chip) and replace it with pine bark or pine needles, which seldom seem to support the growth of this fungus.
For more information, call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension or see below.
Don't Forget to Look Us Up on Facebook and Twitter
Like most local governments, Buncombe County now has a presence on the social media sites Facebook and Twitter.
Civil Process Division to Sell Property at Auction on October 29
The Civil Process Division of the Sheriff's Office will sell personal Property at auction. Please see attached for complete details.