Things are starting to open!
It's Officially Rafting Season! After a long spring, they cannot think of anything more therapeutic than a day on the gorgeous Ocoee River. At Ocoee Adventure Center, they offer half-day and full-day whitewater rafting trips led by their highly trained and fun-loving guides. They will take you on the ride of a lifetime through a beautiful mountain gorge in the thick of the Cherokee National Forest. Your Ocoee Adventure whitewater rafting trip will be like no other. Click here for more information
HIKING! Click here for Georgia trails are currently listed as open on their official websites. Access to public lands and parks is quickly changing, though. Please be sure to verify the trail’s status with the individual park or forest service ranger district before you head out, and please follow all directions at the trailhead regarding parking, hiking, and distancing. Click here for more information
Murphy's Farmers Marketing is Opening.🥬🌶️🍓 They will be open every Sunday, starting June 14 to October 25 from 9 am-1 pm in the Murphys Community Park. Click here for more information
Hiawassee Pro Rodeo June 26th - 27th, 2020 Enjoy the best-bucking horses, bulls, world-class contestants from all over the United States and Canada, and the top of the line specialty acts! This is a family event that will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat with live entertainment! Click here for more information
Real Estate Corner Information and Wayne's Featured Listings
Did you know CB High Country offers Curbside Closings??? Ask me for details!!!
$298,800 - REDUCED! 167 Trickling Branch Way Beautiful home, located in the Tarheel North Subdivision, has mature landscaping and privacy. Conveniently located close to downtown amenities, yet maintains the peacefulness of the mountains. Click here for more information
$112,500 140 Old Whitener Road QUAINT GET-A-WAY CABIN ready for you to move in! Beautiful wooded, gently sloping, setting for you to relax for a weekend, or make a permanent move. Sounds of the creek ease away your cares as you enjoy sitting on the screened porch any time of day or night! Click here for more information
$389,000 - REDUCED! 126 Flat Top Trail #53 This beautiful, custom home, with hand hewed log siding is move in ready for you and your family. This FULLY FURNISHED home sits in a beautiful location with year round views and is close to downtown Murphy. Click here for more information
$169,000 60 Sunray Circle Cozy cabin in the well established Tarheel West Community! Enjoy morning coffee on the screened porch, relaxing in the swing while enjoying the mountain views and wildlife. Click here for more information
$399,500 158 Meadowview Trail Have you been dreaming of a home with mountain views and streams so close you can hear them? Look no further. Single level living with the master and laundry on the main floor!! A Click here for more information
$399,000 - REDUCED! 29 Tennessee Street Prime business location in the heart of beautiful downtown Murphy, NC. This popular restaurant is turn-key and ready for you to live your dream of owning a downtown business. Click here for more information
$65,000 46B Valley River Ave This cozy bookstore and giftshop in the heart of downtown is the perfect opportunity for you to have your own business. This unique shop has been a part of this community for over 20 years and is the must stop shop for locals and tourists alike. Click here for more information
In the Kitchen
Hot Fudge Pudding Cake INGREDIENTS 1¼ cups granulated sugar, divided 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup unsweetened Hershey’s Cocoa powder, divided 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup milk 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract ½ cup packed brown sugar 1¼ cups hot water Vanilla ice cream, if desired for serving INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat a pot of water on the stove to very hot (just under a simmer). In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine ¾ cup of the granulated sugar, flour, ¼ cup of the cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk, melted butter and vanilla and mix until smooth. Pour the batter into a lightly greased 2-quart ceramic dish or a 9-inch square baking pan (if it’s a non-stick pan, you don’t have to grease it) and spread evenly. In a small bowl, stir together the remaining ½ cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, remaining ¼ cup cocoa and mix well. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the batter in your dish or pan. Pour the hot water over the top – but do not stir! Bake 35-40 minutes if using a glass dish (or 30-35 minutes if using a metal pan) – or until the center is almost set. Remove your dish from the oven and allow it to stand for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, spoon the cake into individual serving bowls – making sure to spoon the fudgy sauce from the bottom of the pan over the top of the cake. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired and serve immediately.