BC NEWS LIST
It is hot and humid outside, and we all have to be careful. This is the time to take extra precautions to avoid the dangers of heat exhaustion, stroke, and sunburn.
On average, 36 children a year die nationwide after being left in a hot car (sometimes on relatively mild days with only 70 degree temperatures).
Beat the heat by taking a dip in one of Buncombe County Parks and Recreation's Pools!
This ninth Buncombe County Chautauqua will feature five naturalists whose lives and words taught Americans to value this land.
Want to learn how to do some basic repairs around the house? This course is for you!
Kick off the Buncombe County Public Library’s summer reading program with us! This year, the Library Fest will feature storyteller and singer Doug Elliott.
Get some GREAT recipes and help the NC Conservation District Employee’s Association Benevolent and Scholarship Funds at the same time!
You could be eligible for a cash reward if you provide information that leads to an arrest! The following subjects are currently wanted by local authorities.
Please consider giving a home to one of these wonderful pets!
Congratulations to Lars Israel of Asheville for his Grilled Vegetable Kabobs recipe!
Did You Know?
Healthy Tip - School's Out!
For many students across the state, June is a special month because school is out for the summer. But that can mean lots more opportunities for not-so-healthy foods.
Disaster Preparedness Workshop - June 23
We all need to be ready to take care of ourselves, our pets and loved ones for at least 72 hours in a time of disaster. If you want to learn more about how to be prepared, make plans to attend the Disaster Preparedness Workshop.
The class will include a history of disasters in WNC; pet preparedness; special needs strategies and family emergency planning.
The workshop is free but registration is required. Call LeeAnne Tucker at 251-6622 to register or learn more.
Going Native with Your Landscape
Many western North Carolina gardeners are interested in using native plants in the landscape. This is especially true if you are interested in supporting local wildlife populations. Increasing human populations have greatly reduced wildlife habitat. Native animals are best adapted to native plants for food and cover, so a well-planned landscape of native plants can help you attract more wildlife to your property.
Native plants can also be low maintenance, as long as you pay close attention to placing them in the right location. Match their needs for sun or shade, soil type and moisture. Visit NC State University's new website to help you select native plants. It also includes information on invasive exotic plants to avoid.
North Asheville Library Now Open on Mondays
North Asheville Library has expanded its hours and is now open on Mondays. Here is their schedule:
They also offer the following Storytimes:
For more information, call the library at 250-4752.
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.