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  • June 11 The continuation of the Turnpike presentation. CMCC

  • June 16 Blood Drive at Cedar Mtn Fire

  • June 30 Solomon Jones Family Reunion

  • July 28 Chicken Dinner - CMCC

  • July 9th Yvonne McCall-Dixon. The history of Cherokee Indians in our area. CMCC

  • July 22 Rocky Hill VBS.

  • Aug 13 Auction CMCC

  • Aug 16 Mountain Gourd Gathering


Helen Rowell Lee, age 74, of Cedar Mountain, NC lost her battle to cancer on May 26, 2018. Mrs. Lee received her degree in Radiological Science from the University of Alabama, Birmingham in 1964. She worked as a radiation technician at UAB hospital. In 1973 she helped her husband open his private practice in General Psychiatry. She worked as the office manager till the practiced closed in 2006. She was an active member of the medical society in Birmingham. Mrs. Lee was a long time resident of Birmingham but has lived the last 12 years in both Panama City Beach, FL and Cedar Mountain, NC. In Cedar Mountain, she was active with Friends of DuPont Forest and Treasurer for The Cedar Mountain Community Center. Mrs. Lee is survived by her daughters, Tonya Reid and Terra Johnson, three grandchildren, Rutger Reid, Brantley Johnson, and Brayden Johnson, brothers, Paul Rowell (Irene), Eugene Davis (Dorothy), sister, Benita Stavely (Charles), and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James M Lee, parents, PK Rowell, Eileen Rowell, and Annie Sue Rowell, brother Robert Rowell and sister in law Cookie Daly. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to for macular degeneration.


Saturday June 16th8:30 am to 12:30 pmat the Cedar Mountain Fire Dept.


This year’s vacation bible school will begin on Sunday afternoon, July 22nd. The theme is "Game On! Gearing Up For Life's Big Game" says director Patty Stahl. She can be reached at (828)885-2498 with questions or if you would like to volunteer.


The Cedar Mountain Community Center is in the process of looking to put together a Small Area Plan to help preserve and protect the beauty of Cedar Mountain. We ask Cedar Mountain residents to fill out a survey, which can be found at .

There is an icon at the top right of the page. Click on that and give us your feedback; we value your input. Thank you for the many responses we have already received.



Monday June 11thwill be the next potluck and program at the Cedar Mtn Community Center. Food must be on the serving tables by 6:15 pm. After a brief meeting our program will begin at 7 pm.

Do you remember the Coffee Shop located in the curves of Hwy. 276 along Mill Hill? Have you seen photographs of the Hume Hotel also known as the old Rock Hotel located near the crossroads of Island Ford Road and Hwy 276? Do you know the story behind Hainty Branch? These landmarks and others will be discussed as the route of the Johnstone Turnpike from Connestee into Brevard is shared at the Cedar Mountain Community Center on Monday, June 11th. Doug Pace, Patty Stahl and Charles Burden will present this final section of the old road using maps, newspaper articles and photographs.

Each month at our potlucks, we continue to collect Cans for the Community for area food banks. Please bring canned goods and non-perishable foods to help those in need. Thank you.


Cedar Mountain Community Center is gathering historic pictures from the Cedar Mountain area for its 2019 calendar. If you have any pictures you would like to submit, please email them to in "high quality" jpeg, tiff or similar format. Photos can also be mailed to P.O. Box 152, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718. (Please send copies as we cannot return them.) You may also contact Clint Owings at 828-883-9707. The deadline for submissions is June 15th.


The NC Department of Health and Human Services has created a survey for input on the 2019-2023 NC State Aging Plan. The survey should be completed by consumers. Here is the link to the survey if you’d like to take it:


The annual Janie and Solomon Jones family reunion will be held at noon, Sat June 30 at our Happy Place. Anyone is welcome especially kinfolks we may not have seen in a while. We will have the usual covered dishes from our wonderful cooks. Good fellowship, food, conversation and fun. There are lots of babies now that Melody Stinson Jenkins’s family has increased and I am in love with each one. We have Luca, Jack, Steve aka “little coach” like his dad, Josh, who is going to be coaching football in Canton GA this year.


Cindy Greene and Susan Quillman have had a tough time the last few days but are thankfully on the mend.


LAKE FRONT VIEWS For a while some folks had a lake-front view in what are really corn fields. Water was everywhere! I made a one-day trip to Cherokee NC for the annual gourd festival there, and took my 4-year-old grandson whom I had planned to let enjoy wading in the large Oconaluftee River across from the festival. With promises of wading among the ducks and fishes this part was not to be as the river waters were really high and running very swiftly. Even the ducks stayed out!

Still there was a great time had as they crafted on a few gourds, played kick ball (I watched as 3 others played) and saw many long-time friends from other states only seen during this time of the year.

JUNE BIRTHDAYS Aubrey Lawson June 5th,Marshall Duke the 11th, Evie Rackley June 14th, Doug Pace the 22ndand Lenoir Bishop June 23rd.

JUNE ANNIVERSARIES: Bob and Lucy Jones June 5th, Rick and Debbie Williams 30th. The big one this month belongs to Allen & Nancy Cadora who were wed fifty-seven year's ago on June 11th.


Well the Monsoon finally let up long enough to allow me to briefly work on my moss garden. I took a walk a couple of weeks ago and gathered several trays of pretty moss to transplant. I love moss. It doesn’t have to be mowed and stays green year round. I pull up grass and plant moss in my back yard and at my entry - looks cool too.


What’s happening with you or in the community? We’d love to hear what’s going on, if you would like to share. Please email your news to by 6 pm on Monday. Photos are welcome as well.

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