Where in Carolina Country is This?
The August photo by Michael Gery showed a barn next to the original Mast General Store on Broadstone Rd. (Hwy. 194) in Valle Crucis, Watauga County. Fans of the store and Valle Crucis from across North Carolina guessed the location correctly. Mary Mast told us the barn was in her family and located near here. When it no longer housed animals, the family wanted to raze it so a son could build a house on the site. Mast General Store owner John Cooper offered to buy it, but the family gave it to him, and he had it placed on logs and moved here. The winning answer, chosen at random from all the correct entries, was from Abbie Crumrine of Boone, a member of Blue Ridge Electric.