BC NEWS LIST
Join us for the annual Asheville-Buncombe Memorial Day ceremony at Pack Square Park.
Vaccines are not just for infants & preschool age children. As children get older, the protection they get from their childhood vaccines can wear off.
The NC Collection at Pack Library is a fully cataloged collection of published materials reflecting history, literature & life in WNC.
Memorial Day is coming up. Make sure that you remember these "do's" & "don'ts" when you display your flag.
Land of Sky Regional Council & McDonald Transit Associates to run Mountain Mobility.
NC residents & businesses are encouraged to reduce water use on average by 40 gallons per person, per day. Can you do it?
Lots of fiction & non-fiction as well as children’s books, audio books, movies & music.
Find out how you may be able to swim free on certain Sundays!
Check out these adorable cats & dogs looking for a home!
Congratulations to Rusty Payton for his Grilled Pineapple recipe!
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Preparing Our Local Bounty: Cooking Demonstrations Highlighting Seasonal Foods
Local chefs will show us ways to prepare meals highlighting different foods and food products that are available from area producers.
On Tuesday, May 31 at 5:30 p.m., Laurey Masterton will join us as we highlight local honey, greens and meats. Each class will include the health benefits and ways of preserving selected foods. Bring your appetite for tasty local food and your questions for the experts.
Preregistration is required and confirmed with receipt of $5. Call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522 for more information.
Program sponsored by Cooperative Extension and the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Division of Public Health are reminding citizens that touching and feeding young wildlife can be harmful to both the animals and humans.
Spring brings the arrival of cubs, kits, pups and other young wildlife in North Carolina and people are often tempted to feed them, touch them or bring them home.
While feeding wildlife may seem harmless or even helpful, it can cause an animal to lose its natural fear of humans and seek more human food. The animal can become aggressive or cause property damage in the search for more human food. Further, it is illegal to keep wildlife in North Carolina without a permit.
Asheville Humane Needs Sponges & Bottle Brushes
Next time you're at the grocery store, please consider picking up a few extra sponges and a baby bottle brush to donate to the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center.
Baby bottle brushes? YES! With more than 80 mouths a day to feed in our Adoption Center, you can only imagine the number of dishes and litter boxes we clean each day! More than 200 food bowls, 100 Kongs, and 30 litter boxes require a daily scrub-a-dub by our dedicated volunteers and staff.
We use baby bottle brushes to clean the inside of each Kong. (What's a Kong? It's a rubber dog toy we fill with a piece of hotdog, dry kibble, wet food, and topped off with yummy peanut butter. Then we freeze the Kongs and serve them to the dogs as a delicious enrichment treat!)
We use sponges to hand-wash each food bowl used for brunch and dinner for the dogs and kitties. And, although no one's favorite task, we must clean those dirty litter boxes - more than 30 each day! Wow!
Donations can be dropped off at the Adoption Center at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, NC 28806. Thank you from all the furry faces who benefit from your generosity!
County Offices to Close for Memorial Day - May 30
Buncombe County Government Offices and Buncombe County Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.
The Landfill & Transfer Station will be open regular hours:
Household Hazardous Waste Day and Electronics Recycling at the Buncombe County Landfill will be closed Friday, May 27.