Thursday, August 21, 2014

North Carolina Gold

Did you know North Carolina was the first state in which gold was found? Records indicate just before the gold rush in North Georgia, gold was found near Charlotte and later in Sapphire Valley itself!

Historical records show gold was being mined in Sapphire Valley as early as 1844.  The mine, called Georgetown, was located at the base of Bald Rock Mountain on what today is Camp Merrie Woode.

Gold was mined up until approximately 1900. In 1888, three men discovered about 50 pounds of sapphire gems in the valley...hence the name!!

After this, stories tell that the mine was also used for gem mining and companies like Tiffany’s out of New York set up operations and exported precious stones out of the area.

Click here for more Sapphire Valley history!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Groovin' Time Again!

This week's Groovin' on the Green, Friday Aug 15th features UNSPOKEN TRADITION, at the Village Green in Cashiers!!

In 2012, UT started work on its first legitimate release titled Simple Little Town.  After writing rigorously, the group started recording at Coyote Ridge Audio. Using both old and new ideas, the band compiled a mix of covers and originals that promise to keep music lovers from all genres begging for more.  The band strives to be anything but ordinary.  If you open your hearts and ears, Unspoken Tradition promises to provide a unique bluegrass experience.  The future of bluegrass is in good hands. Come on out...and the forecast is looking perfect!!

Monday, August 11, 2014


What a better way to end the day with, the a boat cruise on Lake Glenvillethe highest lake in elevation east of the Mississippi! $38.00 pp. Sign up by 5:00 pm Tuesday

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


This Saturday, August 9th & Sunday August10th
10:00 am-4:00 pm  A TWO DAY Event held on the SV Athletic Field. Featuring local, handmade mountain crafts, quality folk art, live music, food, fine jewelry, humane society adoptions and much more! 828.743.7663