BC NEWS LIST
Where do my tax dollars go? Who do I call about a junk mobile home? Find the answers to these tantalizing questions and more in Buncombe Life - available in the Asheville Citizen-Times on September 26th.
If you need an ambulance, you should call 911. Could they find you? You can make sure!
Here's the latest on the development in the middle of downtown.
Learn to improve your landscape at this free garden school!
The NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass & Kick program is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 8-15.
Antibacterial soaps show no health benefits over plain soaps and, in fact, may render some common antibiotics less effective, says a University of Michigan public health professor.
Enter the Scarecrow Festival – Free! Scarecrows will be set up at Lake Julian during this family fun festival.
Join in the fun and try to win a prize!
This week we are featuring some animals available for adoption from FurEver Friends. Please consider making one of these animals your "FurEver" friend by giving it a loving home.
Congratulations to Jessie Austin of Asheville for her Lime Cooler Bars recipe!
Did You Know?
Kudos to the BCHC Environmental Health Staff
On July 19, 2007 the United States Department of Agriculture began a national recall of canned meat products from Castleberry’s Food Company of Augusta, Georgia. Ninety-one (91) chili, stew, gravy and pet food products were recalled. The contaminant was Clostridium Botulinum.
By July 31, 2007 the North Carolina Department of Agriculture (faced with thousands of potential product distribution points) asked over 700 local environmental health specialists to assist in product identification and disposal at locations including gas stations, food pantries, grocery stores, restaurants, nursing homes, child care facilities and restaurants.
Our Environmental Health Food and Lodging Staff devoted 5 workdays to this project. They visited 413 establishments; found 15 establishments with recalled products.
Their efforts not only identified North Carolina as one of the most efficient and productive states in the nation during this recall, but could have saved the life of a Buncombe County citizen.
Are You Registered to Vote?
Is your voter information current? For answers...don't delay...check today!
Source: Carolina Country Magazine
Wondering What to do with Your Fall Garden Vegetables?
The staff of Buncombe County Cooperative Extension will tell you how to store or freeze your vegetables for future use.
Bring Stuff in for the Troops! Last Day to Donate - September 21!
Don't forget that we are still collecting items for our troops overseas. Drop your donation off at any Buncombe County branch library.