Where in Carolina Country is This?
Plenty of you recognized the April scene, a photo by Linda Vassilion of Creedmoor: Laurel Mill on Sandy Creek in the Gold Sand community of Franklin County, near Louisburg. (We also got guesses for Brock Mill in Trenton, Yates Mill in Raleigh, Atkinson's Mill near Wilson, Crockham Mill in Ashe County, Linney's Mill in Union Grove, Fork Creek Mill in Seagrove, McGallard Falls Park in Valdese, Kapps Mill in Dobson,and Sloan Mill in Yadkin County.) Joyce Dianne Dyer told us her great-grandfather was one of the millers here. Felix Allen of Louisburg said the mill is protected by a Preservation North Carolina easement and the grounds are protected by the Tar River Land Conservancy. Ricky Edwards grew up here and has seen many baptisms, weddings and social events by the mill over 65 years. The winning entry chosen at random from all correct submissions came from Anita Shipman of Weddington, a member of Union Power Cooperative.