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Blood Drive on April 22nd 8:30 am – 12 pm


This year's Easter sunrise at Pretty Place (Symmes Chapel) was extraordinarily beautiful. Over 600 folks came to watch a spectacular sun rise following a musical cantata presented by the choir of Rocky Hill Baptist church. Channel 21 Fox News was there and showcased some members of the choir on their news at noon! Camp Greenville once again offered an amazing buffet breakfast to all attendees. Rocky Hill Baptist Church of Cedar Mountain NC has been of service during Easter sunrise at Pretty Place for over 60 years. Rocky Hill's pastor, Dr. Leland Holland brought the message at both the sunrise service and again at Rocky Hill church during the 11am worship service, where the cantata was performed a second time Sunday morning.


The choir leader at Rocky Hill church is Lenoir Bishop, of the popular Singing Bishop Brothers. Lenoir's dad is William "Bill" Bishop and at this year's Easter service Bill had 4 of his 5 children present. Including the children and grandchildren there were 27 members of Bill Bishop's family in attendance, several of whom added their voices to the cantata!

SINGING SUNDAY AT CARRS HILL The Bishop Brothers of Cedar Mountain and the Slick Fisher Boys will be singing at Carr's Hill Baptist Church this Sunday at 5:30pm. You won't want to miss this! Donations are being raised for Carr's Hill's Kentucky missions.

NEW GREAT-GRANDPARENTS! Congratulations to the ever-young-looking Jeanne Hayes, and her husband Don, on the birth of their first great-grandchild, a beautiful little girl named Maze Guilmette. Maze and her parents reside in Texas, so Don & Jeanne will have quite a trip to make to visit the newest member of their loving family. This makes the Hayes' daughter Noel Garcia a first-time grandmother too!

HERE'S THE "SCOOP" There's a new ice cream shop near the entrance to DuPont State Recreational Forest named Kay-K’s Ice Cream. It is located at 3945 Staton Road and is a short 2 miles from the DuPont Forest Visitor Center, going toward Crab Creek Rd.

Manager, Adrienne Casteen, writes that owner Keith King named Kay-K’s Ice Cream shop after his daughter who is called Kay-K. With 24 flavors of Hershey's hand-dipped ice cream they plan on being open 7 days a week, including holidays, from April thru October. Hours now are 11am to 7pm weather permitting, though they may extend these hours as summer gets here. Besides their hand-dipped ice creams they serve milk shakes, sundaes, banana splits, floats and bottled beverages. Come say hello!


The road to Pretty Place isn't so pretty sometimes with the amount of litter that accumulates. Some residents of Solomon Jones road have organized a clean up day in conjunction with the NC Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Spring Litter Sweep program. On April 28th, starting at 9 am, citizens will gather at 1900 Solomon Jones Rd with supplies provided by DOT to clean up the road. Afterwards, a luncheon potluck/BBQ will be held to celebrate the work. If you would like to help, contact Sheila/Hank Bayles at or 828.877.5159 or Kim Coram/John Wiseman at or 828-966-5367 or just show up!

MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND The DuPont State Recreational Forest will again offer the "Tour de Falls" on Saturday May 13th & Sunday the 14th (Mother's Day weekend). You can catch a shuttle bus at the Buck Forest entrance for a ride through the whole forest, which could take 2 hours and more if you decide to get off at one of their beautiful waterfalls or lakes for a picnic lunch A donation is requested but is well worth it. For more information go to wwwdupontforestcom and click on Tour de Falls on the right.

LOCAL WOMEN'S CONFERENCE MAY 6TH All Transylvania county women are invited to attend the 2017 WMMU Women's Conference to be held at Turkey Creek Baptist Church off Hwy. 280 (on the right, just past Wal-Mart) in Pisgah Forest, NC, on Saturday, May 6, 2017. A full breakfast is offered at 7:45, prepared by the men of Turkey Creek Baptist Church, with the conference to begin at 8:00am. This event is expected to last until shortly after 12 noon. This year's conference theme is "Testimonies of Praise - Flourish Where You are Planted". Women leading breakout sessions are local minister's wives and missionaries. Sessions include: Flourish in the Midst of Being Missionaries, Flourish in Your Prayer Life, Flourish as Adopted Children of God, and Flourish and survive in the Midst of the "Suddenlies" of Life. RSVP is required by April 21st, please call 828-877-3203 to reserve your spot or with any questions. A donation of $5.00 will be collected at the door. There will be door prizes including items donated by local artists, individuals and businesses. If you would like to donate a door prize or small gift for the goody bags, please call the above number.


Par Threes on the Back Nine - Ida Smith - 19. Low Net - Deb Snyder - 26. Low Gross - Georgia Osterc and Lin Kolb - 36.


Barbara and Bob Streeper were married April 1st 1967. Bob was incorrectly listed as Joe in last weeks news.


Fireflies in April? Yes indeedy. Couldn’t believe my eyes, but they were out there blinking away. Don’t they usually wait till late June? Kinda like the confused Katydid I found late last fall.

What’s happening with you or in the community? We’d love to hear what’s going on, if you would like to share.

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