Where in Carolina Country is This?
More than 250 of you recognized the September magazine's photo of the former Gilley store on Hwy. 88 in the Clifton area of Ashe County west of Warrensville. Johnny Fermanides of Cumberland County (South River EMC) took the photo during a visit he and his wife made to friends in the Creston area. It is now part of Log Cabin Motors. Willa Dean Sapp Harris of Thurmond (Surry Yadkin EMC), told us Clint and Eula Gilley ran this store for years, then their son C.E. Gilley and wife Reba took it over. Mrs. Harris said, "I remember Clint's wife helped me save bottle caps to win a doll." Edwina May of Boone said "My Mom bought a skirt here for $12 in the 1950s that she earned by picking beans all day." The winning entry, chosen at random from all correct submissions, was from Tammy Hardin of Creston, a member of Blue Ridge Electric.