BC NEWS LIST
Did you know that 21,000 American women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year?
The new shelter and adoption facility are now open.
None of us expects to have an emergency, but we know that they do sometimes happen. In WNC itís not uncommon to lose power because of a storm or heavy snow. Flooding isnít unusual either. Even gasoline can be in short supply.
All voters who wish to vote in their precincts on Election Day have until 5 p.m. Friday, October 8 to register to vote.
How many times have you stood at the refrigerator asking yourself this question? Now, an easy-to-use website has answers for you.
Use your creativity to make an original scarecrow creation to enter in the Scarecrow Festival contest Ė you could win a prize!
You may think that you are anonymous as you browse web sites, but pieces of information about you are always left behind. Learn how to protect yourself.
The Planning Board has made several ordinance amendment recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. The public hearing will be held on October 5.
Volunteers concerned about exotic invasive plants like Oriental bittersweet in the landscape are invited to work with Asheville GreenWorks and the National Park Service on a weed pull work day.
Some of these animals have gone years without a home of their own. Could you be the one to get them out of the shelter?
Congratulations to Maria Smith for her Ranch Tuna Cobb Salad recipe!
Did You Know?
Preparedness Tip - Know the Best Way Out
In an emergency, do you know the best escape routes to get out of your house?
Find at least two ways out of each room. Now write them down - you have the beginning of a plan. To make a complete emergency plan, click on this link:
Teen Leatherworking Workshop - Sept. 25
Bracelets! Bookmarks! Wallets! Masks! Come try your hand at leatherworking and see what you can create. Join us at East Asheville Library on Saturday, September 25 from 3 - 4:30 p.m.!
Free. Open to ages 11 to 18. For more information, contact the library at 250-4738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Day of Fall - September 22
The first day of Fall is September 22. On the equinox, the sun rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west. This is true for both the fall and spring equinoxes. So on two days of the year you can find the exact cardinal directions of East and West by using the sun. The ancients did this when they set up their calendars at Stonehenge and the Mayan pyramid, among others. Learn more...
The Best Way to Tackle Perennial Weeds
Many perennial weeds are most effectively controlled bty glyphosate (roundup and others) in late summer or early fall. When deciduous plants are getting ready to go dormant, they are translocating sugars from the leaves down to the root system, so you get good movement of the herbicide to the root system.
Unfortunately, when plants are drought stressed they do not absorb herbicides well through the leaves. However, cut stump treatments should be effective. So if you have invasive plants such as Oriental bittersweet, kudzu, honeysuckle, multiflora rose, privet, Paulownia, etc. the best treatment would be to cut the stem close to the ground and immediately treat it (within minutes) with concentrated glyphosate.
For more information, call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.