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What seemed like a disaster in the summer of 2020 turned out to have a silver lining for Rockbrook Camp for Girls. Camp directors Jeff and Sarah Carter made the agonizing decision... — Updated 9/30/2021

 

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Dunn's Rock Celebration Postponed The Dunn's Rock Community Center's centennial event scheduled for Sept. 25 has been postponed. It is hoped that when COVID-19 cases have decreased... — Updated 9/8/2021

 

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Saving the Best for Last On Aug. 3, John Dodson, a Dunn's Rock hiker, who used the trail name Driker, realized his long-held dream of completing the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail... — Updated 8/18/2021

 

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Maine Can Be a Pain Driker, a Dunn's Rock hiker who is nearing the end of his Appalachian Trail trek, has ventured through the challenging Green Mountains of Vermont, the beautiful... — Updated 8/4/2021

 

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Maine-bound Hikers Three Dunn's Rock hikers who are tackling the Appalachian Trail this year enjoyed a reunion on June 22 in Rutland, Vermont. Action and Adventure, the hiking... — Updated 7/14/2021

 

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A Dunn's Rock Trail Reunion The three Dunn's Rock hikers who are headed north on the Appalachian Trail are now in Vermont. This state is sometimes referred to as "Vermud" by... — Updated 6/23/2021

 

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Summer Adventures While many Dunn's Rock neighbors are just beginning to think about summer travels, three intrepid Dunn's Rock hikers have been making their way up the East Coast... — Updated 6/3/2021

 

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Celebrating Community History During this 100th anniversary year of the Dunn's Rock Community Center building, a little delving into its history is in order. The building was... — Updated 5/12/2021

 

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Community Center News The tennis court outside the Dunn's Rock Community Center has a new net, thanks to the efforts of Hannah Small, community center facility manager. The net was... — Updated 4/21/2021

 

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A Lasting Love For The Land Several years ago, Carroll Parker planted hybrid chestnut trees in front of his Island Ford Road home as part of a research effort to see if the... — Updated 4/7/2021

 

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100 Years of Community Gathering The Dunn’s Rock Community Center building, which was constructed as the Connestee School in 1921, will turn 100 this year. To commemorate that... — Updated 3/24/2021

 

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A Father's Lessons Dunn's Rock master craftsman Walter L. Cantrell had a successful business in Canter Woodworkers, however, he didn't encourage his son, Walt, to follow in his... — Updated 2/4/2021

 

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The Legacy Of Walter Cantrell During his lifetime, Dunn's Rock woodworker and carver Walter L. Cantrell, was profiled by numerous newspapers and magazines. He never quite understood... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
 By Carol Dodson    News

Virus Forces Brevard Ballet To Take A Last Bow – Brevard, NC

At the close of Brevard Ballet's presentation of "The Nutcracker" last year, director Angie Wells and choreographer Thomas Shoemaker reflected on the major step forward that... — Updated 12/28/2020

 

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Her Mountain Home Kay Whitmire Henninger may have left Dunn's Rock in the 1960s, but her heart stayed firmly rooted in the mountains. "The mountains are in my blood. My mother told... — Updated 12/9/2020

 

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An Unsung Hero Randal Lyday has never needed elevating in Carroll Parker's opinion. Ever since taking his agriculture classes and participating in the Future Farmer's of America... — Updated 11/25/2020

 

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Making Lemonade Everyone is aware of the ways this global pandemic has had terrible consequences, but what about the ways our lives have changed that haven’t been all bad? When I... — Updated 11/11/2020

 

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The Tales of Hanty Branch When I ventured up the hill off Greenville Highway to see Hanty Branch and its owner, Andrew Hamilton, I thought I was going to find out more about the... — Updated 10/21/2020

 

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Birthday Greetings If your last name is Parker and you live on Island Ford Road, you most likely celebrated a big day recently. Birthday greetings to Carroll, Keith and Kae. If... — Updated 9/30/2020

 

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What Will We Do Without Janet? Regular readers of this column have surely surmised that Janet Robertson is a key part of the Dunn's Rock Community Center. Having grown up attending... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

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Calling All Neighbors Keith Parker recently sent me a hand-illustrated map of the Dunn's Rock Community from 1955. It noted the locations of community home places, and an accompanyi... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

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Senioritis Eva Carter is in exceptionally good spirits for a young woman whose rites of passage have been hijacked by a pandemic. Eva, a Dunn's Rock resident and recent graduate of... — Updated 6/17/2020

 

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Garden Update After almost a solid week of rain, Dunn's Rock gardeners have been happy to return to their rows. Gail and Tom Buchanan report that their potatoes, beans, squash and... — Updated 6/3/2020

 

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Party Parade The good folks of Whiskey Creek formed a caravan last week to celebrate the 34th birthday of one of their beloved neighbors, Kathleen Lee. Kathleen's mother, Robin... — Updated 5/6/2020

 

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Life Behind The Mask Most folks are having to get by these days without their greatest superpower – their smiles. I realized this the other day at the post office, as I grinned... — Updated 4/22/2020

 

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