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Take care of yourselves and others by wearing your masks, washing your hands, and keeping social distancing recommendations. During this Covid-19 crisis, many lives may depend on it.


On Saturday, August 8, 2020, there will be a Bird House Contest for all ages. You may pre-register at There will be separate entry levels for youth, families, and adults. If you haven’t had a chance to pre-register for the contest, DON’T WORRY! Just bring your birdhouse on August 8th to the Cedar Mountain Community Center. You might win!

Entries need to be dropped off between 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Cedar Mountain Community Center. Masks are mandatory. Judging will be from 10:45 a.m. to noon and will be closed to the public. Awards will be announced at noon and entries must be picked up by 1 p.m. The birdhouses will be judged on craftsmanship, aesthetics, and imagination.

Cash and “surprises” will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each category. All kids who enter in the “Youth” or “Family” category will receive a ticket for a free ice cream cone at Creekside Market.

This contest is sponsored by Sherwood Forest Friends, Nature Nuts, and the Cedar Mountain Community. All attendees must wear masks and practice physical distancing during drop off and pick up.


The Brevard Music Center (BMC) in association with the Pisgah Health Foundation announces a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing site exclusively for those on Medicare and those who are uninsured. Keystone Laboratory of Asheville will administer the COVID-19 tests and antibody tests, with results available within 96 hours. Hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. Testing will be at the Brevard Music Center Main Parking lot (entrance is on Music Camp Road off Probart Street). This testing is available exclusively to those who are uninsured and those on Medicare, not for persons with private health insurance or on Medicaid who should consult their doctor for testing

Appointments are not necessary. Participants will be served in the order of their arrival and will be asked to complete an affidavit of having no insurance or being on Medicare. Participants will choose to be tested for COVID-19 via nasal swab or have the COVID-19 antibody test via blood sample. Participants will receive their test results at the contact information provided at check-in, typically within 96 hours.

A driver's license is helpful, but not required. A doctor's order is not required. If you have Medicare, please bring your Medicare card with you. Please wear a mask and stay in your vehicle while on BMC's campus.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please seek medical attention from your medical provider, urgent care, or the hospital. Please leave pets at home.

If you have questions, please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Kalen Lawson, Donor Services Coordinator. Brevard Music Center


Big Fish (PG-13) Friday (8/7) - Cold Mountain (R) Monday (8/10), Brave Friday (PG) (8/14) and The Waterboy (PG13) Monday (8/17)

Bring your own lawn chair, beverages, and snacks if you wish. The movies start at 9 p.m. Call Creekside Market at (828) 885-2810 for more information.


John Wiseman and Kim Coram have offered to make sure that if anyone in Cedar Mountain is in need of food or conversation to call them at home 828-966-5367. We are concerned that some local children may be going hungry, especially on the weekends. We are concerned about those who are laid off too. We want to help those in need in our community.


Homecoming at Rocky Hill this year will be different this year. Everyone needs to be careful with social-distancing, wearing masks and washing their hands to protect themselves and others

The sanctuary will be limited to 45 folks inside the church. There will be room in the Family Life Center building for overflow. A radio will be tuned to FM 87.9 so all can hear what is being said in the sanctuary. Those who prefer to stay in their vehicles may listen to their car radio. Radio station FM 87.9 can reach up to one & one-half miles.

Homecoming services will begin as usual, at 10:30 am on Sunday, August 23rd. There will be no bulletin. Music will predominate, as usual, with special singing as well. A visiting preacher, Ralph Lee, will give the message and read a list of "remembrances" of church members who have passed this past year.

Offering plates will be placed inside the front door. No meal or fellowship will take place following Homecoming services this year. Everyone is welcome!


A drive-through Barbecue Dinner will be held Saturday, August 29th at the front of the Cedar Mountain Community Center.

We expect to have our 2021 calendars ready for sale at that time.

TURK’S CAP LILIES by Patricia Stahl

Patricia Stahl spotted these wild Turks Cap lilies across a field off Greenville Hwy. She said she had to battle tall weeds to get to the lilies. We are glad she did. She guessed they were 6 to 7 feet tall.


A blood drive will be held at the Cedar Mountain Fire Station on Saturday, August 22 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Everyone will need to park behind the fire station and be screened before coming in the back door. There is an ongoing critical need for blood as many are not leaving their homes. It is strongly encouraged to come to donate in this time of great need.


League results for Aug. 3: Despite the drizzle, 22 players competed on the front nine in a Shamble Scramble. The winning foursome was made up of Marcia Bryant, Louise Stroup, Pat Dearbaugh and Carol Mitchell with a team score of 133, nicely assisted by Carol's chip-In eagle on #8. Two teams came in with a 136.


I have heard claims that ALEXA is listening to you. This was proven last week. Since my DirecTV receiver hadn’t been replaced yet, I was sitting in my recliner, with a lapful of cats, playing games on my Kindle. It was 11:30 pm and I announced to my cats “I’m going to bed”. Unbidden, Alexa, spoke up and said “Goodnight, Linda, Sweet Dreams”. Needless to say, I was flabbergasted. I hadn’t even said the word “Alexa” all day.

Thanks again to my neighbor who called DirecTV and got me a discount on my bill along with 3 months HBO.

When the service tech was here I discovered that the “surge protector” I thought I was using was actually just a power strip. I replaced that immediately and hope I have no further problems with lighting bolts killing my receiver.

Thank you for reading The Cedar Mountain News. Your contributions are encouraged and welcome. We’d like to hear what’s going on if you would like to share. Please email your news or any questions to by Monday evening.

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