BC NEWS LIST
Cool off in one of Buncombe County's outdoor pools!
Join us for the kick off of Buncombe County Public Libraries summer reading program, Summer Library Fest 2009.
Local employers, business owners, human resource managers and executives are invited to attend a half-day event on June 11.
June is Adopt-a-Cat Month at the Asheville Humane Society and do we have a deal for feline lovers!
Like any garden tour, participants will see beautiful plantings and creative gardening ideas; however, what sets this tour apart is its educational emphasis.
Did you know that ketchup can remove tarnish from your copper pots?
Creeping thyme, Thymus vulgaris, can be quite useful as an ornamental groundcover in small garden spaces.
This year we have been seeing fire blight and some fungus diseases.
Can you give a dog a home? Maybe a cat? How about a kitten? These animals need your help.
Congratulations to William Sullivan for his Purple Cow Milkshake recipe!
Did You Know?
Which Is Better? Steamed or Raw Veggies
Nothing could be healthier for your heart than a plateful of raw veggies, right? Actually, a little steam treatment could be even better. New research suggests that steaming might improve the cholesterol-lowering capabilities of certain produce.
Confused about what to do with eggplant? Watch this video for preparation tips.
Insects to Watch For
Inspect plants periodically so you can tackle pest problems before they get out of hand. Pesticides should never be applied randomly “just in case” there might be some insects in the garden. You may end up killing off more beneficial insects than pests.
For more information, call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.
Enviro-Tip - Prepare for a Hurricane Before it Strikes
June 1st marked the beginning of hurricane season in the United States. Individuals, communities, and businesses can find out more about avoiding or minimizing disaster by planning ahead for shortages and storm cleanup.
What is an RSS Feed?
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an easy way to keep up with your favorite news and information. An RSS feed contains headlines, summaries and links to full news stories on websites.
RSS allows you to see when sites from all over the internet have added new content. You can get the latest headlines and articles in one place, as soon as they are published, without having to remember to visit each site every day.
Buncombe County now offers nine RSS feeds containing information on health alerts, job openings, front page news and individual department news. The feeds can be found on our RSS Feeds page. Still have questions? Visit our RSS Help page.