Where in Carolina Country is This?
The January “Where Is This” photo by Rutherford EMC member Janet Hiatt features the “What Happened to Our School?” mural, located on Main Street at the old Sandlin Theatre in Old Fort, McDowell County. Created by Don Rimx, the mural’s left side features Black students protesting the closure of their school in 1950. The right side features Albert Joyner Sr., who along with the students, pushed for school integration in the area in 1955. Another 10 years passed before integration. Visit oldforttogether.org for more information about the history behind the mural. The winning entry chosen at random from all correct submissions came from Melissa Lane of Seven Springs, a Tri-County EMC member.