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Cedar Mountain lost a dear resident on Monday, April 12th. He passed away in the hospital following emergency foot surgery. It all happened quickly and many members of his church, Rocky Hill Baptist church) are shocked, and morning this loss. Please keep Bob’s wife Barbara and their children & grandchildren in prayer.

Until a few years ago Bob was delivering newspapers on weekdays & Sundays in our local neighborhoods. He and Barbara also enjoyed many Saturday evenings at Creekside during their summer music series.


On April 17th a blood drive will be held at the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Department from 8:30 am– 12:30 pm. Please come and help save a life. If you couldn’t make an appointment please come anyway. No one is turned away.


A first annual charity golf tournament will be held this Saturday the 17th at the Sherwood Forest par 3 golf course. Proceeds will go to the Western NC Down Syndrome Alliance. The tournament will be held at the Sherwood Forest Golf Club at 29 Cardinal Road 15 minutes southeast of Brevard off highway 276 (Greenville Hwy). Matt Kuchar, golf pro, has donated two signed hats and a signed Master's flag to raffle off. There will be a multitude of other prizes donated by local businesses.

To book a tee time call 828-884-7825

Morning tee times are from 9 am to 11 am. This session is designated for individual low gross with prizes for closest to the pins. Afternoon tee times are 12 pm – 2 pm. This is a two-person scramble also with prizes for low gross and closest to the pins.

The entry fee is $40 and Mulligans can be purchased at $5 each with a limit of 2 per golfer. For those (like me) who don’t know, a mulligan is a stroke in golf that is played from the same spot that a player hit their previous stroke, looking to re-do the prior shot without penalty. In other words, golfers use mulligans to wipe out the previous shot and consider it to have never counted.


The Warrior video that was reproduced by the UU Church will air during the service on April 18th at 10 am. It will go up on YouTube that same day at 11 am. The service was designed around the music to celebrate the power of women. Tune in.


Wendy Caughey invites everyone to come out to the Creekside Market on Saturday, April 24th as they kick off their spring/summer Singing Saturdays (“Live after 5”) once again.

Wayne Bishop & Don Lewis (formerly with Son’s of Ralph) will be singing, beginning at 6:00 pm. This is an outdoor event and is easy to maintain social distancing; come out and leave those winter doldrums behind! For more info please call Wendy at (828) 885-2810.


Registration opens today!

Run, ride, slither, swim or crawl to benefit the Sherwood Forest Friends (SFF) Scholarship Fund. Anyone can get up and get out, wherever they are because SFF Hike n’ Bike is virtual! Sign up on (search for Sherwood Forest Friends Get Up and Get Out Challenge). Registration is free. Complete your miles between April 26 and May 16.

Meet the Challenge by asking donors to pledge an amount per mile you complete or making a single contribution for your entire effort, or non-effort if you want to contribute without breaking a sweat! Support the Friends mission of environmental education and awareness by participating.

This year the scholarship is being awarded to Dr. Robert Cabin’s Sustainable Communities class at Brevard College. Break-in your new hiking boots, polish the chrome on your bike and get ready to Get Up and Get Out!


Earth Day marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement that began in 1970. Each year, over a billion people worldwide, demonstrate support for our planet in a variety of ways. Celebrate with Sherwood Forest Friends (SFF) on April 24 as we explore the forest and beautify our surroundings

See nature up close and personal on one of three walks at 10 a.m. All are limited to the first 10 people who sign up and all require masks. Bring any comfort items you desire, i.e. water, snack, and comfy walking shoes or boots.

Photography: Join photographer Greg Allikas at Beech Cove on Nottingham Rd. Bring your camera and up your game with tips from a pro. Carpool if possible or walk, as parking is limited.

Spring Wildflowers: Botanist Susan Goldsworthy will meet you at the Barn and lead you to the Greenwood Trail. Discover the fleeting beauty of spring in bloom and bud.

Family and Kids Stroll: Interpreter Eric Young invites hikers to experience nature through their senses. Enjoy the wonders of the woods in some unique and fun ways.

Send an email to and note the hike you prefer and the number of walkers. Only the first ten to sign up for each will receive an email confirmation.

Later in the day, kids (and parents, too) are invited to gather at Studio 276 to make an Earth Day offering. Storyteller Eric Young will entertain us with lively tales. Kids will plant an evergreen and flowers to spruce up Cedar Mountain for spring. Don’t miss the fun at 3 p.m.! From home, download a Sherwood Forest Friends Coloring Book drawn by Shirl Thomas from the Friends website. Meet and color some of the critters that live in the forest!


At 3 p.m., families are invited to gather at Studio 276 for storytelling and Earth Day plantings. Download a coloring book by Shirl Thomas featuring critters of the forest! Contact Carol: 828-877-5221 for more info. For more information, visit


April 12 results: On a beautiful spring morning, 19 golfers played an individual game of Pink Ball Rotates on the back nine. The winning team was Carol Mitchell, Nancy Shoemaker, and Charlotte Albright with a score of 36. Mitchell had a low gross score of 34 and the low net score of 24. Next Monday's game is best scores on the par 3s on the front nine. For more information about this year's league, contact Nancy Waclawek at


A couple of weeks ago my honey and I decided to move the potted plants from my secret garden to the side entryway to the house. This was in preparation for an addition to be constructed on the site. We have since decided to postpone the addition but the plants seem to appreciate the move and are doing beautifully. My mossary and garden will now center around the side entrance to the house. The only worry is the potted Hostas. The deer think they are delicious.

Happy birthday to my beautiful granddaughter, Alayna Youngwolf. She turned 22 on April 13th. Seems like only yesterday that she was a cute little baby.

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


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