BC NEWS LIST
Buncombe County Government is trying to get your attention. Look for the funny baby faces on Asheville Transit buses...don't miss it!
The Town of Woodfin announced the approval of NC’s second Tax Increment Financing District by the NC Local Government Commission in Raleigh, paving the way for the development of the Woodfin Town Center project.
Did you know that you can freeze your credit to prevent identify theft? Here's how...
This workshop will discuss various methods to distribute property to loved ones as you downsize or upon one's death.
Everyone loves eating out. It’s fast, it’s easy, and most of all you don’t have to clean the dishes after the meal! However, have you ever wondered...just how clean is my favorite restaurant?
March is National Nutrition Month® and the theme this year is “Be 100% Fad-Free.”
The Buncombe County Health Center has a dental clinic targeted to children in WNC and adults living in Buncombe County who have limited or no access to dental care.
Congratulations to Stacey Keith of Enka for the pictures of her cat, Muffin.
Congratulations to Mark Ivey of Asheville for his Oatmeal Soda Bread recipe!
Did You Know?
Rezoning Request Deadline is March 15
The deadline for citizens to file a rezoning request for their property is March 15, 2007. All rezoning requests must be filed with the County Planning Office no later than 5 p.m. on March 15 to be considered for the final Zoning Ordinance to be presented to the Board of Commissioners.
Rezoning forms can be downloaded from buncombecounty.org or requested by mail by calling the County Planning Office at 250-4830. Citizens who have already filed a rezoning request will be notified of their final designation by mail.
Teen Club Hikers: Graveyard Fields Hike
Join in on the fun with Buncombe County Parks and Rec! Our Teen Club Hikers program is for youth ages (11-15 years old) residing in Buncombe County. This program is designed as a recreation enrichment program with some basic Outdoor Skills and Environment Education when possible.
On March 31, we will go to Graveyard Fields. Don't let the name fool you, this excellent loop trail winds through high elevation, flat valley and comes across two spurs to some very famous waterfalls. This is a nice hike, even for beginners, with views from above without any significant elevation climbing.
If you are planning to grow transplants for your vegetable or flower garden, it is about time to start gathering supplies. Many types of containers can be recycled into pots or flats as long as they allow for good drainage. Start seeds in small containers or flats so the soil does not stay too wet.
The most common problem encountered when growing seedlings is ending up with weak, spindly plants. The most common causes for this are inadequate light, too much water and warm temperatures. If you can not give the plants 8 or more hours of direct sunlight, supplement with standard cool white florescent bulbs held 3 to 6 inches above the plants. Set them up on a timer to burn 16 hours a day.
If possible, keep temperatures in the 70’s during the day and 55 to 60 at night. And do not over- water. Allow the soil to barely dry, then water in the morning so soil is not to wet during the night.
Questions? Call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.
Do You Know How to Attract Birds to Your Back Yard?
Ever wanted to attract birds to your property? Learn what plants are best at attracting them to your backyard on Buncombe County Cooperative Extension's website.