The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider issuing bonds to finance $60 million in projects during its meeting on Feb. 20.
During their meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6, Buncombe County commissioners will conduct a public hearing on adding four new school construction projects to a 2015 financing contract.
Student lunch debt is a growing problem in public schools across the nation. The Asheville and Buncombe County school systems together have about $39,000 worth of food debt, most of it from lunches.
In Michelle Obama’s Recipes for Healthy Kids, our very own Ira B. Jones Elementary School took first place in the Dry Beans and Peas category. The winning recipe? Tuscan Smoked Turkey & Bean Soup, a joint creation of Asheville City Schools staff and local chef Denny Trantham of the Grove Park Inn.