BC NEWS LIST
The Special Needs Registry (SNR) is a database that will help emergency responders better attend to citizens with special needs in times of disaster.
Find out at during Successful Aging VI -- a day filled with fun and informative workshops, entertainment and health screenings!
The Kathleen Godwin Cole Award is given annually to one volunteer, age sixty or better, who has made a major contribution in programs providing service to other older persons.
Flowers & chocolate definitely let your mother know that you care on Mother's Day. But why not add something more meaningful & show your mother you care about her health & want her to live a long, healthy life?
Okay, so spring is coming! Now we need to do what our mother's used to call spring cleaning.
While most people know that there is a huge overpopulation of unwanted dogs and cats in this country, what they don't know is that our communities are also full of unwanted horses.
Come to this educational, interactive puppet show (ten different puppets) about dental health and nutrition.
The 2nd Annual Horse Shoe Tournament will take place on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Lake Julian Park.
Congratulations to Keisha Watley of Asheville for her Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes recipe!
Fred needs a bed, and Midnight just wants someone to lavish affection on. Please consider giving a home to one of these wonderful animals available for adoption from FurEver Friends.
Did You Know?
Ozone Season Begins
The month of May starts ozone season and the media begins to announce the ozone levels expected each day. The ozone levels are typically lower in the morning, rising to higher levels in the afternoons and dissipating in the evenings.
People exposed to ozone may experience coughing, irritated eyes or nose, discomfort when breathing, or headaches. If you have experienced these symptoms on elevated ozone days in the past, or consider yourself in a sensitive group, consider avoiding strenuous activity outdoors on Ozone Action Days. Because ozone levels are usually higher during the hottest part of the afternoon, avoid being outside during this time.
Extension Master Gardener Hotline is Now Open
The Extension Master Gardener Hotline is open for the season. Volunteers are available to answer your gardening questions on the phone, or you can bring problem samples in to the office for diagnosis.
Mayan Culture: Then and Now at the Weaverville Library
World renowned Mayan archaeologist and scholar George Stuart will present a program on the history of the Maya, and how contemporary Mayans are trying to recapture their traditional culture. Join us at the Weaverville Library for "Mayan Culture: Then and Now" on Tuesday, May 13th at 7pm.
Stuart was recently featured on the PBS series "Nova" and he is the founder of the Center for Maya Research. He amassed the largest collection of books and materials in the world regarding Maya culture and history while working at the National Geographic Society for over 30 years.
For more information, call the Library at 250-6482.
Don't Forget the Board of Adjustment Hearing
The County Board of Adjustment will hold a hearing on May 14, 2008 to consider the application of Blue Ridge Concrete, Inc. for a Conditional Use Permit to site a concrete plant on tax lot PIN 9743.02-59-3926 (Murphy Hill Road).
The hearing will be held on May 14, 2008 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at North Buncombe High School, 51 North Buncombe School Road in Weaverville.
For more information on this hearing, contact the County Planning Office at 250-4830.