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CEDAR MOUNTAIN NEWS for Thursday 11-3-22

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS is happening Sunday.

Be sure to adjust your alarm clock or you might be late for a very important date.


By the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Auxiliary president, Candy Gray

It is November 28th and you are out in your wooded backyard frying your Thanksgiving turkey. It is a beautiful sunny day, and everything is going perfectly! Suddenly your dog sees a deer and the chase begins! The deer, followed closely by your dog, Brainless, comes flying through the patio knocking over the turkey fryer. Needless to say, you hadn’t gotten to raking up the leaves your wife has been nagging you about, and they catch on fire. The 911 call is placed. The CMFR tear themselves away from their holiday meal, and without hesitation come to your rescue. The fire is quickly extinguished. You thank them profusely, grateful for their quick selfless response. You watch as they begin packing up the equipment they used (turn out coats, pants, gloves, hose, nozzles, fire rakes, etc.) and put it back on the trucks. While watching this, a thought comes to mind. Does the fire department have enough equipment for all its members to do their jobs effectively and safely? This leads to another thought. Is the equipment they have up to date ad not worn out? Does any of the equipment have expiration dates and need to be replaced every so often?

Hmm, you wonder, have I done everything I can to help Cedar Mountain Fire/Rescue protect our community? Wait…Didn’t I receive a letter a while back asking for donations to help upgrade their equipment? What on earth did I do with that letter?

This of course is pure fiction; a made-up story with a hidden message to remind the civilian population of the Cedar Mountain fire district to make their contribution to the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue. These donations will assist them in their purchase and upgrade of their turnout gear.

It has been a rough year financially for us all, but these dedicated men and women ARE HERE, and will ALWAYS be here to serve YOU.


The Cedar Mountain Community Center, 10635 Greenville Highway, Cedar Mountain, NC, is hosting its second annual Handcrafted Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, November 5th from 9 am to 3 pm. A wonderful assortment of handcrafted items by skilled local artisans will be available for purchase. Christmas is just around the corner! Plan to make a day of it. Grab a bite to eat and drink, check out our local businesses, and see all that Cedar Mountain has to offer.



Or it will be, at least, for area residents who would like to celebrate a Thanksgiving potluck early. Turkey, ham and trimmings will be furnished by the Cedar Mountain Community Center. You are asked to bring your favorite Thanksgiving dish to share be it a casserole, salad or desert. Both sweet and plain tea will be available along with water to wash down your meal. There will be no program so you can gobble till you wobble and enjoy each others company without interruption.


To rent the Cedar Mountain Community center please contact us well before your event. Please send an email to with your proposed date as soon as possible. You may also apply online at https://www.cedarmountaincommunitycenter.


We enjoyed the Halloween Fest in Brevard Saturday. We came too late for the costume parade but saw plenty of participants. The costumes were incredible. A lot of effort went into creating some of them. How would you ever choose a winner?

We "haunted" the neighborhood Monday night. In the 27 years I've lived there has never been a trick or treater. I decided that we would TREAT or trick some of our neighbors instead. My honey was Witch Hazel and I was Raggedy Ann. Witch Hazel baked the peanut butter cookies which were the treats. It was fun and they were thrilled. No tricks though. Pix


Thank you for reading the Cedar Mountain News. We are here to ensure you know what is happening in the neighborhood and elsewhere in the area. Your input is welcomed.

Please send all photos and/or news and announcements to Photos need to be close to 900 kb or better for publication in the news. The deadline for submissions is Monday night or early Tuesday.”


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