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The Cedar Mountain Community Center is hosting its 3rd annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday January 18th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Donation is $5.00 per person for all the chili you can eat. There will also be cornbread, desserts and beverages.

Chili Chefs are invited to bring a Crockpot of their favorite chili recipe to the center by 4:45pm for set up. No professional cooks please. The chilies will be voted on by secret ballot and the winners declared by 7:30pm. Prizes will be awarded the top 3 chili cooks. The last two Cook-Offs have been a big hit so come early before the chili is all gone.


The past two years the community center has had a tremendous response to our calendars. We started with photos representing the seasons and last year it was historical photos. Both were sold out. This year the theme for the 2018 calendar will be wildlife from bugs to bears; anything that walks, crawls, flies or swims in Cedar Mountain. No humans please. Scamper out with your camera and see what you can find.


The community center will resume their potlucks and programs in April.

  • April 10th - The first potluck will feature the Carolina Land Conservancy.

  • May 8th – Joanne Pearsall will speak about butterflies

  • June 12th – Talent Show with Christine Pace as moderator

  • July 10th – Alan Muskat “The Mushroom Man.”

  • August 14th – Auction

  • Sept 11th – Symposium from Summit Camp

  • Oct 9th– The Charles Burden and Patty Stahl - more history on the Turnpike.

  • Nov 13th – Thanksgiving Feast


  • July 28th – Chicken Dinner

  • Sept 9th BBQ

  • Sept 16th - Flea Market

Please refer to our Website for more information.

It’s the start of a new season at the community center and the calendar is filling up. Please see our website to reserve or rent the community center. You may also call Deborah Perkins at 885-7878 for information and availability.


The Cedar Mountain Fire/Rescue Auxiliary will be holding a fundraiser for the department on March 11th from 8am to 11am.


Hosted by the CMFRD Auxiliary, there will be blood drives at the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Dept on Feb 25th, April 22, June 17 and Aug 19th from 8:30 to noon.


As the saying goes “If you don't like the weather, wait a little bit." These mountains are credited with knocking tornadoes and severe storms down before they reach us in Transylvania County, but still we received almost eight inches of snow just over a week ago. However, a few day's later our temp's were back in the 60's again with low's in the 40's & 50's. Seems unreal - it is January after all.

CLEMSON STILL ON OUR MIND That was a big win two week's ago, where Clemson won the national college football championship in the last six seconds. It was a long time coming. Everyone seems to be talking about a time they were at Clemson for whatever reason. Joe Pace has a memory too, from back in 1950;”I was a ninth grader at Brevard and a member of the FFA (Future Farmers of America). My agriculture teacher was Mr. Randall Lyday of Pisgah Forest, and he took me to Clemson University to judge cows." That was the last time Joe was at Clemson and, seeing the college campus on TV after their big win, he stated that "It sure has changed."

MILDRED BISHOP MEMORIAL SERVICE There will be a memorial service for Mildred Bishop on Sunday January 29th at Rocky Hill Baptist Church, where she was an active member. All friends and family are invited. Mildred went home to our Lord on October 2, 2016. Following the (communion) service at 11:00am there will be a luncheon at the Family Life Center building, and following that we will gather back in the main sanctuary for a memorial service to honor & remember dear Mildred Bishop. You are invited to church service, or the lunch and the memorial service; lunch will begin at approximately 12:15pm. For more information please called Pastor Dr. Leland Holland at Rocky Hill church, at (828)862-5611.

IN OUR PRAYERS Please remember Barbara Jones in your prayers as she recovers; also Louann Dent, Heath Allison, Doug Pace, and also all who are trying to get rid of the "crud" that lingers. There are some folks going through treatments for on-going illness too and may be remembered without their name(s) being mentioned here. You are invited to add your name or a friend or family member to this list by calling Christine Pace at 885-2103.


When the Katydids sing, local folks say it’s about 40 days before the first frost and when it does they quickly stop singing. I was out scratching up some leaves on MLK Day and came across a fully developed but very confused Katydid. Its beautiful green color stood out from the dead dry leaves where I found it. It was slow so I was easily able to pick it up and admire it. When I first moved here I had no idea what that racket was. Now I miss their songs when the weather turns cold. Kinda like how you feel when the fireworks are done on the 4th of July. Good luck to the Katydid in my yard in January.

We’d love to hear what’s going on in your life or in the community if you would like to share. Please send all news to All news for next week has to be received by Monday evening in order to be published in the Thursday edition of the Transylvania Times.

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