Where in Carolina Country is This?
The March “Where Is This” photo by South River EMC member Dale Jarvis features the old Blands Café and Gas Station on Highway 41 in Harrells. The vintage Gulf gas station in Sampson County was also once called Harrells Store, says reader Martha Cabral. She added that local farm kids in the 1950–60s would spend their hard-earned money on lunch at the store. It still features antique gas pumps and other Gulf collectibles, and serves as the museum for the surrounding communities. Several readers added a bit of trivia: the town of Harrells straddles Sampson and Duplin counties. The winning entry chosen at random from all correct submissions came from Mary Kersey of Garland, a Four County EMC member.