BC NEWS LIST
February is Heart Month. Increase the life of your ticker by following these simple tips.
The average person only gets seven of the following questions correct! Actually, this is less about "smarts" and more about observation. It's a little bit difficult, as you will see.
Have you visited a County department or talked to someone with Buncombe County by phone lately? How'd we do?
If you see someone dumping illegally, do not risk your personal safety by approaching them directly. Instead, contact the Buncombe County Environmental Control Office.
March and April is the best time of year to treat for Hemlock Wooly Adelgids - so check your trees now for them now!
This workshop is tailored to address the specific issues contractors face concerning sediment and erosion control in the mountains.
Congratulations to Laurie Brokaw of Asheville for the pictures of her cat, Peechee Keen.
Congratulations to Felipe R. Alicea of Waynesville for his Chicken with Herbs recipe!
Did You Know?
Healthy Tip - Stand Up Straight
One of the easiest ways to strengthen your abdominal muscles -- and support your back -- is through good posture.
Great Backyard Bird Count - February 16-19
Join the Great Backyard Bird Count, February 16-19, 2007. It's fun, it's free, it takes as little as 15 minutes--and it helps the birds.
Extension Master Gardeners will Speak to Your Group
Need someone to speak to your club or organization? The Extension Master Gardeners’ Speakers’ Bureau offers a number of garden related topics. There is no fee for this educational service.
For further information on available programs, contact the Buncombe County Cooperative Extension office at 255-5522.
Try these proactive steps to protect yourself and your family from identity theft:
For more information, including sobering new statistics regarding the extent of identity crime, consult the NC Attorney General's website.
Do You, or Someone You Know, Qualify for Help with Home Repairs?
All low income Buncombe County homeowners in need of repairs are encouraged to apply for assistance through the Buncombe County Planning Department. Successful applicants may be eligible for rehabilitation or emergency repair of their primary residence made possible by Community Development Block Grant funds.
The cost of the repair or rehabilitation would be secured as a forgivable loan in a promissory note and deed of trust prepared and executed by Buncombe County.
Applications are due to the Planning Department at 46 Valley Street, Asheville, 28801 by February 28, 2006 in order to be eligible for consideration. Homeowners with questions are encouraged to contact the Buncombe County Planning Department at 250-4830.