BC NEWS LIST
Health Officials report an increase in the number of cases of pertussis in Buncombe County.
It’s holiday time and many of us are planning to prepare turkey for our family get-togethers. The key to a successful turkey is to prepare it properly.
The juicy turkey that will grace many dining room tables this Thanksgiving is not the bird some may imagine it to be.
Help brighten the holiday season for a senior or disabled adult!
Buncombe County Parks & Recreation staff doesn’t want you to miss any of the wonderful programs that they have planned for the coming months and they’ve designed a new program to help.
If you are either a new homeowner or a long timer, this course could be for you.
Congratulations to Libby Cornett of Asheville for the picture of her and her dog, Winnie!
Congratulations to Boyce Biddix for his German Chocolate Pie recipe!
Did You Know?
County offices will be closed for Thanksgiving.
All Buncombe County Government offices will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25.
Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Day will be cancelled for the following dates:
HHW and Electronics will be taken all other Fridays at the Landfill between 9 am - 3 pm.
Why do you feel so sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner?
Part of the reason we feel drowsy and lethargic after a Thanksgiving meal is due to high levels of the amino acid tryptophan, which is found in turkey. Tryptophan increases the production of a brain chemical called serotonin that makes us sleepy.
Large amounts of carbohydrates in combination with tryptophan also increases serotonin levels, making us even drowsier.
Are falling leaves leaving you covered up?
If you live in the City of Asheville, you can find out your leaf disposal options on the City's website.
County Residents can either take their leaves out with the trash or burn them if they follow the open burning rules and regulations. For a complete list of the rules on open burning, see the WNC Air Quality website.
Your child can receive a letter from Santa.
Buncombe County Parks and Recreation has made an appointment with Santa and will be taking names of those folks who would like to have their child receive a personalized letter from Santa.
Letters will be mailed on December 14. Don’t miss an opportunity for your child to receive a special letter from “Santa” this holiday season.
To Sign Up:
Registration is limited and may be full before the deadline.
Holiday Hours for City Services