BC NEWS LIST
Buncombe County wants you to help do some Spring cleaning.
Buncombe County Commissioners announce a new prescription savings card.
Buncombe is ahead of the national average. Have you received your form?
Ants are one of the most common household pests - are they invading your home? We have some tips for you.
Want to learn how to do some basic repairs around the house? This course is for you!
Get out and get moving -- it's time for those April garden chores!
Cast a line and catch a fish at the Spring Kids Fishing Tournament.
Most often, a symptom of angina is chest pain or discomfort that occurs when an area of your heart muscle does not get enough oxygen-rich blood.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Buncombe County.
Please consider giving a home to one of these wonderful pets! The shelter is okay, but they would love to have a home of their very own!
Congratulations to Priscilla Johnson for her Stuffed Strawberries recipe!
Did You Know?
Stay at an ENERGY STAR Hotel!
If you are going to be staying in a hotel, consider staying at one of the more than 400 hotels nationwide that have earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy efficiency.
If your hotel has earned the ENERGY STAR, its energy performance rates in the top 25 percent of hotels nationwide. You can even look for the ENERGY STAR label on buildings where you shop for gifts or groceries!
Submit a Poem & You Could Win a Prize!
From April 1 - 12, the Friends of the Black Mountain Library will sponsor a poetry contest for adults and children ages 8 and older.
Poems must be between one and three pages long, and must be turned in at the Black Mountain Library by Monday, April 12, at 6 p.m. Entrants must include their name, address, phone number and e-mail address on a separate piece of paper.
Top prize is $50. For tips on writing poetry, Google "winning poetry."
For more information about the contest, call 250-4756.
Celebrate National Garden Month!
Every April communities, organizations, and individuals nationwide celebrate gardening during National Garden Month. Gardeners know, and research confirms, that nurturing plants is good for us:
Join the celebration and help to make North Carolina a greener, healthier, more livable place - spruce up your landscape, plant a garden, start a community garden in your neighborhood, or volunteer to help with a school garden.
For more information, call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.
Got a Plant with a Problem?
Through the summer, Extension Master Gardener volunteers will be available to look at plant problems and answer gardening questions the second and fourth Saturday of each month.
The Master Gardener Plant Clinics will be set up at the Western North Carolina Farmers’ Market, in the breezeway between the retail buildings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The clinics for April 2010 will be held on April 10 and 24.
County Offices Recycle
Buncombe County Government recycles all mixed paper used by County departments.
Approximately 40% of our landfill is made up of paper. It takes 40% less energy for a paper mill to use recycled paper to make paper products and reduces the water and air pollution that can be associated with paper mills.
Commissioners to Meet April 6
The Commissioners will have a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 in the Commissioners Commission Chambers, 30 Valley Street in downtown Asheville. The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m., with general public comment at the end of the meeting during the designated public comment period.
For more information, contact the Clerk to the Board at 250-4105 or e-mail her at email@example.com.