Bethel Writers and Media Contributors
Cheryl Inman Haney
- Inman Chapel State Historic Marker (Submittal Writer)
- Inman family history series for the Inman family reunions (Researcher/Writer/Presenter)
- Legends, Tales & History of Cold Mountain, Books 4-6 (Contributor))(James Hosea Ballou Inman, Reverend Hannah Jewett Powell, Inman’s Chapel)
- My People: History of a Mountain Family
- Pigeon Valley (a 1992 collection of Bethel history compiled by Haney’s 8th grade class at Bethel Junior High School)
- Sunburst Logging Village for the Haywood County Historical & Genealogical Society (Researcher/Presenter)
- Sunburst Village State Historic Marker (Submittal Writer)
- The Mountaineer (Editor)
- Hyatt Family History (Family Collection)
- Sam Queen (History-Unpublished)
Reverend Thomas Erwin
- Haywood Baptist Association (Historian)
- Genealogy and History (Researcher and writer of several family genealogies including his own family as well as a collector and writer about Bethel historical data)
- BRCO’s Rural Preservation Committee (Chair - Responsible for numerous rural preservation grants) (Grant Writer)
- Blue Ridge National Heritage Area application for BRCO’s BRNHA Heritage Trail marker (Application Writer)
- Community Foundation (Chair)
- A Conservation Plan for the Riparian and Floodplain Corridor of the Upper Pigeon River Valley from Lake Logan to Canton (Writer)
- Friends of the Smokies (NC Office)
- Haywood County Land Trust Committee (Chair)
- Haywood County’s Enhanced Voluntary Agricultural District Ordinance (Helped to Established)
- Land of Promise DVD (Grant Writer/Director)
- Mountain Heritage Award from Western Carolina University (Application Writer)
- Up River
- Haywood Waterways Pigeon River Award for Rural Preservation – 2006 and 2011 for his grant writing and land conservation work for BRCO
- WNC Communities Award for BRCO (Nomination Writer)
William Harrison Hargrove
- Civil War veteran who served in the Confederate Army for the entirety of the war.
- After the war he worked as a school teacher, county surveyor, railroad station agent, and farmer.
- Represented Haywood County in the State Legislature and held the state's highest office in the Sons of Temperance organization.
- Managed and edited the Canton, N. C. newspaper, Vindicator.
- Wrote a long-lost Civil War era diary that was recently discovered in the attic of the James Henry and Flora Kinsland Plott Garden Creek House.