BC NEWS LIST
Buncombe is one of the first counties in the state to offer vital record certificates online.
The deadline is approaching...
Just how healthy are we? Find out...
Does the mild winter put us at greater risk of tick & mosquito bites? It's complicated.
Are you registered? Where is your voting location? Find out fast!
More items now accepted for recycling.
Learn how to get children interested in gardening.
Come see an air show & model display in Grovemont Park on April 14!
What hobby feels good & saves a life? Being a pet foster parent!
Try this healthy, delicious, Coconut Oatmeal recipe!
Did You Know?
Celebrate National Gardening Month
Every April, communities, organizations, and individuals nationwide celebrate gardening during National Garden Month.
Research confirms that nurturing plants is good for us; attitudes toward health and nutrition improve, kids perform better at school, and community spirit grows.
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, volunteer to help with a school garden.
For more information on gardening, call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.
No drugs down the drain!
At one time, residents were advised to flush unneeded medications down the drain. Tests on our nation’s waterways have proven that this is a very bad idea. Whether wastewater heads to a treatment facility or goes into a septic system, the medications aren’t removed and eventually end up in
Worse, some of the medications, such as antibiotics, can make it more difficult to treat wastewater and may lead to the growth of drug-resistant bacterial strains.
So what are you supposed to do with old medications? The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office now offers a drop-off program for safe drug disposal. There is a Pill Drop Box in the lobby of the Sheriff’s office, which is located at 202 Haywood Street in Asheville. Here’s how it works:
Medications can be dropped off Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have questions about this program, please call the Sheriff’s office at 250-4503.
Almanac Gardener is Back
Almanac Gardener began its 29th season as the most popular locally produced program on UNC-TV on Saturday, April 7 at noon.
Almanac Gardener is a half-hour home horticulture program airing for 20 weeks, from April through August. It's one of the longest running series on UNC-TV and is a co-production of UNC-TV and Cooperative Extension at
Information, call 255-5522.