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Save the date:  October 12, 2019  Bethel Half Marathon and 5K Race

BRCO News and Events


Possum on a Whale Musical CD available for purchase.  Click here to order from our on-line catalog.


New Art Prints available for purchase.  Check out our Art Prints Page for three new prints:

Truss Bridge#79- BRCO's Historic Preservation Committee commissioned artist Gary Woolard to produce an acrylic painting of North Carolina's oldest metal truss bridge which is located in Bethel on Lake Logan Road.  

Pingree Priestly and Charity Haseltine Osborne Plott House (Historic with People)  This early 1900s portrait of the family in a front-yard setting was donated to BRCO by Bill and Carolyn Nettles, caretakers of the James Henry and Flora Kinsland Plott House where the painting was located.  James Henry was the son of Pingree and Charity Plott.  

Osborne Farm - Donated by Robert Cathey and Bill Holbrook, this mid-19th century photograph of the Osborne Farm on Highway #110 reveals a portrait of one of Haywood County's most prominent dairy farms.

The WNC Communities Organization  held it 69th Honors Award Ceremony on November 3, 2018 at the Biltmore's Double Tree Hilton Hotel.  Out of more than sixty organizations throughout western North Carolina, BRCO was one of only three to win the "Community of Disctinction" award--the most prestigious that is given out.  

Susan and John Baxley recognized for the 10 years of service as BRCO's treasurer and secretary.  


At the November 13, 2018 general meeting BRCO President Carroll Jones presented a certificate of appreciation and a Lenoir's Creek Farm art print to Susan and John Baxley.  Susan has served as secretary and John has served as treasurer of the organization for the past 10 years.  

All general meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. with a pot luck supper, followed by a program and business meeting.


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2019 Meeting Dates