Where in Carolina Country is This?
The January “Where Is This” photo by Senior Associate Editor Renee Gannon features a fading Dr. Pepper mural on the wall of the Old Country Store at Headwaters in Avery County. The store is located on Banner Elk Highway (Highway 194) in the Elk Park/Heaton Community within the Pisgah National Forest. Many readers who turn onto Beech Mountain Road next to the store recognized the mural. Robert Dishman of West Jefferson remembers delivering Dr. Pepper products to the store before it closed in 2015. The winning entry chosen at random from all correct submissions came from Chris Hayden of Ellerbe, a Pee Dee Electric member.