BC NEWS LIST
Officials with the North Carolina Division of Public Health and the Food and Drug Administration are urging the public to not eat certain jars of Peter Pan and Great Value Peanut Butter because they could be contaminated with salmonella.
New Buncombe County Government “Whistleblower” Hotline Toll Free - 866-908-7236! Who can and should use this number...
It's a keeper - Buncombe Life, that is. Citizens love it and hold on to it, so your ad will go a long way!
The FBI is providing a warning to the public against an ongoing scheme involving jury service.
A thick healthy lawn, mowed at 3 inches, will prevent most crabgrass seedlings from becoming established. But those who insist on a perfect lawn may want to use an herbicide for crabgrass control.
During the winter months people begin to complain of their heating systems and how dry their houses are becoming.
With the number of homes in Buncombe County using heat pumps as their heating source the following information can be both practical and result in savings to homeowners on their utility bills.
Congratulations to Ana Wilhelm of Asheville for the pictures of her dog, Dexter.
Congratulations to Jeremy McBride of Asheville for his Creamy Rigatoni with Spinach recipe!
Did You Know?
Healthy Tip - All About YOU: Second Opinions on a Diagnosis
Got a troubling diagnosis? Wondering what to do about it? This may clear it up:
Answer . . .
House Plants for Air Quality
In recent years, homes have been built to be more energy efficient. This means that while keeping the heat from escaping, we are also allowing indoor air pollutants to build up. Fortunately, if you enjoy growing house plants, they can provide health benefits, in addition to the psychological ones, by removing some of the harmful materials from the indoor air.
Some plants have been found to be better than others at filtering pollutants. For example, English ivy (Hedera helix) is particularly good at removing benzene from the air. Peace lily (Spathiphyllum) removes a lot of trichloroethylene, and spider plants (Chlorophytum) filter large percentages of formaldehyde and carbon monoxide.
For more information, call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.
A Community That Cares
Monday, February 26, 2007
Presentations will be made on enacting a State Earned Income Tax Credit, the integration of the mentally ill in older adult care facilities, and mental health reform. Senator Martin Nesbitt has been invited to share progress made by NC’s Legislative Oversight Committee on the latter.
Low Cost Shot Clinic
The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office Animal Services Division will be offering low cost vaccination clinics to allow you to keep your pet's vaccinations current at a low cost.
To receive a three-year rabies vaccine, you MUST bring the one-year certificate with you. Keep in mind that the rabies TAG your pet wears around its neck does not include a date and cannot be used to verify prior vaccination. Please make sure to bring restraints for all your pets.
The next shot clinic is Saturday, February 24, but clinics will be held on the last Saturday of every month at the following times and locations:
For more information, contact Buncombe County Animal Services at 253-1195.