BC NEWS LIST
Ever tried to find affordable rental housing in Buncombe County? If you are wondering where to start, here's some information that can help.
Gas prices are predicted to continue to rise throughout the summer. There are some questions that you should be asking and the answers could save you money!
Judging from the calls the Cooperative Extension office has received during the past few weeks, bats have become a concern for many homeowners in Buncombe County.
Join Ken Hanke, film critic and author of Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography as he shares his enthusiasm for the genius of screenwriter, producer and director Tim Burton.
Tour the home of Carl Sandburg, nationally renowned poet and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes.
Find out what you should be doing in your garden for the month of August.
Congratulations to Suzanne Wheeler of Asheville for the picture of her cat, Jackson.
Congratulations to Brenda Burgin of Asheville for her Broccoli Casserole recipe!
Did You Know?
Healthy Tip - Eating Well with Fresh Berries
Berries are a special treat…both for your taste buds and a nutrition treat for your whole body. Fruits are naturally nutrient-rich; full of vitamins, minerals and disease-fighting phytonutrients. They’re also low in calories. Eat them by the handful right off the bush, on top of cereal or yogurt for a great breakfast or in great desserts and smoothies.
Need to Dispose of Pesticides?
Buncombe County is a member of the Hazardous Household Waste Program (HHW). HHW are accepted each Friday, except holidays, between 9 am and 3 pm at a special drop off area at the landfill.
HHW is accepted for $2 per gallon for paint-related material, such as paint thinner, kerosene, gasoline and paint. Other materials, such as lawn, garden and agricultural chemicals are accepted from Buncombe County residents, at no charge.
Periodically, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture will pick-up these chemicals and their containers and have them incinerated. It is important to be a responsible pesticide applicator and dispose of left over chemicals and containers properly to ensure environmental safety.
If you have questions, call the Landfill at 645-5311.
Ride For Free with Asheville Transit Starting August 14!
Zip. Zero. Zilch. That's how much it will cost you to use Asheville's bus system from Aug. 14-Nov. 11.
And if free service is not encouragement enough, there are hundreds of other reasons to take the bus: reducing energy consumption, avoiding high gas prices, better personal health, less traffic and congestion, improved air quality, less emissions and direct support of the local economy.