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Cedar Mountain News for Thursday 3-31-22


On Saturday, April 2 at 3 pm at the Cedar Mountain Community Center Doug Pace, Charles Burden and Patty Stahl will share favorite photos from their book and encourage those in attendance to do the same. Homemade desserts will be served.

The Hooker Cabin photo above was included in the Buck Forest Club Scrapbook. The scrapbook was put together by the Coxe Family and used to advertise the game and fishing club. The Brevard News of July 1910 reported that “the Coxe estate has bought the W.S. Hooker farm on Little River including the Hooker Mill Shoal. The deal was closed Tuesday.” The Coxe family had planned to remodel the cabin as it was in an attractive location and “fit it” with running water to be used as a hunting or fishing cabin. The Hooker Mill Shoal is what we know today as Hooker Falls and the Hooker family had acquired it from the Clinton Moore family. Clinton and his wife are buried in the Hooker Moore Cemetery near the falls. Both families operated grist mills at the falls.

After selling the farm to the Coxe estate, the Hooker family moved to the area near the entrance to Reasonover Road in Cedar Mountain, close to the old Turnpike Bridge and the old store building there. Asa Hooker, pictured in last week’s photo as a young man, was the son of W. S. Hooker and lived in Cedar Mountain until he was eighty years old with his brother Rowley Hooker. The Hooker family is buried in the Rocky Hill Baptist Church cemetery. The Coxe family later sold their land in Buck Forest to the DuPont Corporation. No evidence of the Hooker Cabin remains.

Studio276 has signed copies of Village and Turnpike available!



Scheduled for Monday, April 11th is, Wesley Sketo, Wildfire Mitigation Forester. A native of South Carolina, Wesley attended Clemson University after an enlistment in the US Navy. He earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in forestry before beginning to establish his career, working primarily for federal land management agencies. In 2017, he made the decision to join the NC Forest Service and move to the mountains. He is excited to increase public awareness of the threat of wildfires and available mitigation strategies.

Please have your food to share on the serving tables by 6:15 pm so serving can begin at 6:30 pm. The program will begin at about 7 pm.


Kalen Lawson is the Grants Manager responsible for secure funding for Brevard Music Center including grant research, writing, tracking, and reporting. She will give a presentation at the potluck at the Cedar Mountain Community Center in May. She is a Community Impact Manager partnering with other area nonprofits and community groups to build relationships and a greater Brevard area community.


Mark your calendar for the start of the Sherwood Forest Ladies Golf League. The opening day for the weekly games is April 4 at 10 a.m. at the golf course. All women, whether you're able to play on that Monday or not, are invited to lunch at noon that Monday at the Cedar Mountain Outpost, right across the street from the clubhouse parking lot. Dues for the 2022 season are $20. The weekly game fee of $1 goes into a kitty for end-of-season prizes in October. Golfers of all skill levels are welcome to our league, so whether you're just beginning or experienced, come join us, make new friends and have fun.


The Cedar Mountain Community Center is available for rent. It is the perfect place for meetings such as HOA’s, family reunions, business meetings, or other activities. Some bridal showers, weddings, and receptions are already booked. You can get married inside or out and have your reception at the Center. It can also be used as a dressing room for outdoor weddings at other locations. The pavilion is also quite popular in warmer weather.

The center has a capacity of 150 standing and seating for 100. There is a commercial-style kitchen too. Make food in the commercial kitchen or have it catered by local professionals.

To rent, email Caroline Chambers at or call her at 828-290-9662.


It’s time to register for this year’s Senior Games. Entries are due by April 13th, except short stories, life stories, and poetry which must be submitted by April 8th.

Categories you may enter vary, and include “Heritage Arts” such as basket weaving, pottery, jewelry, knitting, stained glass, tole painting & quilting. In the “Performing Arts” category there is comedy or drama, line dance, vocal, and instrumental. And more! “Tournament” events include pool, corn hole, badminton, ping pong, tennis, Pickleball, etc. There are track & field events, and there is a spelling bee competition!

Sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games, Inc. and sponsored by the N. C. Division of Aging & Adult Services this annual event is open to anyone age 50(by the end of the year) and up. Events/games happen April 18 through May 4, 2022.

Registration packets are available at the Transylvania County Parks & Recreation Center off Ecusta Rd. (behind Pisgah Forest elementary school) or online at

Let’s show everyone what we’ve got!

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

Frustrations abound as we try to find a vehicle to flat tow behind our motor home. It can’t be just any vehicle like we thought. There aren’t many that can be used because of how their transmissions work and I don’t understand it. Without a separate vehicle, sightseeing would be very limited. These RV’s are limited to where they can go. Our 30 ft Motor home is small enough to go places like Walmart and places with large parking lots at least. Our plan for a trip to Yosemite next fall is in limbo until this problem is rectified.

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 news and photos to by Monday evening if possible.


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