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New Whistlestop Owners Settle In Cedar Mountain – Cedar Mountain NC


Last updated 7/4/2015 at 4:09pm

Pictured (L-R) are Lucia Gerdes, Kevin Howell, Jamie Laughter, Diane Slover, Clark Lovelace, Val Gerdes, Jane Rhodes, Wyatt Rhodes (child), Charlie Rhodes and Brian Gaffney at the ribbon cutting for The Whistlestop in Cedar Mountain, which recently changed ownership. (Times photo by Park Baker)

When it comes to sheer scale, Los Angeles-natives Diane Slover and Val Gerdes could say they have traded a metropolis for a wide – albeit scenic spot - in the road, but in terms of community, the new owners of the Whistlestop Market say their world has grown in spades in the short time they have owned Cedar Mountain's beloved mini-grocery and produce market.

"One customer just recently brought us a Caprese salad she made from our produce. That kind of thing is just fabulous, if you ask me," said Slover, a dental hygienist to more than one famous client in Beverly Hills in her not-so-dist...

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