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Studio276 had a Christmas Market here in Cedar Mountain this past Saturday. It featured vendors with a variety of gifts and crafts from jewelry to candles to moonshine and on and on. The parking lot was jammed and we had to park at the Cedar Mountain Community Center and walk. Sarah and Adam Dearbaugh hosted the event and it turned out to be a huge success. They said that they would be doing it again and were contemplating having entertainment events throughout the coming year. We are looking forward to it. Email Sarah Dearbaugh at for details.


Don’t forget to donate blood at the Cedar Mountain Fire RD on the corner of Cascade Lake Road and Greenville Highway on Saturday 12-19-20 from 8:30a to 12:30p.


Everyone is invited to come and hear this year's Christmas Cantata, titled "A SONG OF BETHLEHEM"; a Christmas Musical by Lee Black. No more than 30 minutes long, the choir, under the direction of Lenoir Bishop, has worked hard to bring you a praise-worthy cantata that will lift your spirits as well!

If you are comfortable sharing the auditorium of RockyHill BaptistChurch with others, the cantata will begin at 6 pm this Sunday, December 20th. For more information, you may call the pastor of Rocky Hill Church, Dr. Leland Holland at (828) 862-5611

Following the cantata, there will be chili & cornbread, and cookies served cafeteria-style next door in the spacious Family LifeCenter building.

RockyHill BaptistChurch is located on Hwy. 276-S (10811 Greenville Hwy., Cedar Mountain, NC) just 3/10 mile past the Cedar Mountain Fire Department.


RockyHill BaptistChurch has been fortunate not to have even one case of Covid-19 among its members or family members during this year. Mask wearing is encouraged; otherwise social distancing.

In early summer the church began its regular days & hours again, meeting on Sundays at 10 am for Sunday School (in the Family Life Center) and at 11 am for worship service in the main sanctuary; again in the church Sunday evenings at 6 pm for in-depth bible study. On Wednesday evenings at 6 pm, there is bible study in the church too. The choir meets at 7 pm on Wednesdays and has been having additional practices as well.

On Christmas Eve there will be a brief candlelight service in the main sanctuary at 6:00 pm lead by Dr. Holland. The phone number at Rocky Hill Baptist Church is (828)862-5611.


Consider joining Sherwood Forest Friends for 2021! We are a 501c3 organization and have enjoyed partnering with CedarMountain in activities in the past. We hope that next year we can gather in person and get back to our mission: preserving the culture of this area and conserving land and keeping it undeveloped. Looking ahead, we want to promote the importance of Dark Skies, sponsor a Hike ’n Bike event and offer sessions with a variety of speakers and entertainers. Send a check for $50, $100, or $250 to Sherwood Forest Friends, Box 212, Cedar Mountain, 28718.

CHRISTINE'S CORNER by Christine Pace.

As many of you are doing, I am getting ready for Christmas! I have a few friends who are celebrating their Jewish traditions too, and everyone seems in good spirits. Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah to all!

I send out Christmas cards; not as many as I should, but I vow to do better next year (ahem). The envelopes that came in the box of Christmas cards this year seem to have less "stickum" to them. I have three different boxes of cards and in each, every envelope required the addition of tape, or a sticker, to seal before mailing. Is this happening to you as well? Let me know if you will, or any other stories, at


Dana, Postmaster of Cedar Mountain Post Office, says she still has books of the lovely "Winter Scenes" stamps, and of course the Christmas Wreaths. I used the Winter Scenes stamps on most of my cards this year.

Hours at the Cedar Mountain Post Office are 8:30-noon, then 2:00 - 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday.


For the first time in years, I have put up Christmas decorations. Some that I forgot I even had. What a surprise to find “new” stuff. I still haven’t completely restored my Nativity Crèche. I am trying to decide what to use as hay in my manger area.

I am very much looking forward to the New Year and new experiences. Hopefully Covid-19 free.

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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