It’s back to school season, and we always get a little nostalgic here at Ohmstead Plumbing. Sure, we love what we do. There’s nothing we love more than giving our all to the Forest City, NC community, and when you need drain cleaning, video inspection, water heaters, water treatment, well pumps, garden irrigation, anything concerning water running through it, really, we’re there for you! But we can’t help but reminisce about those idyllic back to school days, the crispness beginning to grace the air, the anticipation of a new teacher, but if we’re being completely honest, we looked forward the swag. The pencil boxes, the Trapper Keeper, the backpack…In that spirit, and because we love where we all get to call home so much, we thought we’d bring you a few supplies that caught our eye, made by independent artisans, many of them North Carolinans, available at the click of your mouse. Not necessarily “school supplies”, but more so “North Carolina supplies for back-to-school season.” Sure, that works!

Enjoy, and listen for the bell!



Who didn’t love stickers? And who doesn’t still? There’s no better way to festoon an otherwise plain folder, book cover (remember those?), laptop, or water canister than with some cool stickers or decals. These are all in celebration of NC, its natural beauty, and in one case, its culinary treasures!

North Carolina Weatherproof Durable Sticker | Illustrated State | Vinyl Decal | North Carolina Outline | State Sticker | Waterbottle Sticker

North Carolina State Mountains 3.5 – 6” Vinyl Sticker

Cookout Sticker, Stickers, Fast Food, Restaurants, North Carolina, Cullowhee, Waterproof, Water Bottles, Laptop, Car, Decals, WCU


We love our bees here in NC, after all it has been our official state insect since 1973. Whether you’re a fan of the Female Cuckoo or the Mexican Sunflower, our native bees enjoy more than 25 different types of “honey plants” throughout the state. Help keep these important pollinators top of mind with some NC bee stuff!

Cream Bee pencil case | fabric pencil case | box pencil case | makeup bag | cosmetic brush case | bee lover gift

Wheel thrown Honey Bee and Black Honeycomb Pottery Mugs Made to Order

Raw NC Wildflower Honey, 1lb. Pure Honey, North Carolina Honey Bee Farm

Tarheels Stuff!

University of North Carolina Tumbler

University of North Carolina Tarheels UNC Logo Print Face Mask

UNC Tarheel Purse

Honorable Mention

After a long day at school or work, why not unwind with some DIY, and turn your plain cornhole boards into an homage to NC?

North Carolina Tar Heels Cornhole Wraps

NCAAF North Carolina Tar Heels College Wrap

And here are a couple of sets that arrive ready to play!

Cornhole Game by ColoradoJoes Tennessee And North Carolina Sunburst

North Carolina Flag Cornhole Boards

So, study hard and apply yourself, NC!

We’ll be there for any and all of your plumbing needs, all school year long.

Ohmstead Plumbing provides North Carolina’s Forest City, Cleveland, Rutherford, and Polk Counties with fast, dependable plumbing services. Call us at (828)245-7302 or visit our website at:

Back-to-School in North Carolina, Ohmstead Plumbing Style