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Last updated 12/30/2020 at 5:24pm

Happy New Year

Linda and I (Christine) send Happy New Year wishes to all Cedar Mountain residents, and all who read this. Hopefully, this coming year will be much greater than 2020. Everyone stay well and safe. We’re looking forward to gathering again this spring or summer for many community events.

Just Christine

Linda is taking a vacation this week. She’ll probably be back home by the time this comes out in Thursday’s Transylvania Times. If you sent news to her personally or to the Cedar Mountain News email address (which I don’t have access to), please advise Linda of this when she returns. Below I will share what little I have to share this week, and invite you to send me and/or Linda any news-to-share next week, or at any time. My contact information is [email protected] or (828) 885-2103. Thank you for all your wonderful submissions throughout the year. Do enjoy the below “news,” please.


I have 15 known local birthdays to share, starting with Timothy Brown, who celebrates another year on Jan. 5. Tommy Taylor gains another year on Jan. 8. Mary Kaye Dunbar celebrates on Jan. 15. Joe Taylor’s birthday is Jan. 18. Joy Murr will grow another year older on Jan. 19 and followed on Jan. 22 by our own Linda Young. Deb Williams never seems to get older, but she will be on Jan. 23. Two gentlemen will celebrate their birthdays on Jan. 25: Colton Rackley and Joe Barksdale. Ben Beeker is gaining a year on Jan. 26 and is followed by Diane (Lee) Hemphill, Jim Dunlap and Robert Lawson, who will all be celebrating on Jan. 29.

Rounding out the month of January, both Carri Harris and Shawn Raines will celebrate their birthdays on Jan. 31.

Happy birthday to all! Please let me know if I missed yours.


I know of three local couples who celebrate their wedding anniversary on Jan. 1 each year: Rick and Claire Skerrett, Tommy and Pauline Taylor, and Jentsen and Margie Rackley. Congratulations and best wishes.

Christine’s Corner

Ha! I get the whole “room” this week, don’t I? I’d rather share the space, though; please send me your news. I have only one piece of wisdom to share with you this week: If you keep a spare room unheated (I do), be sure not to store things you will be wearing soon, like scarves and gloves, in there when the temperatures dip below freezing. I did, and when I went into the room to grab my two needed items to wear they were cold. Very cold! I learned my lesson.

Thank you readers, friends and neighbors for reading our little community news column each week. God bless you.


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