Where in Carolina Country is This?
The May “Where Is This” photo by Jane Penley features the Rich Mountain Baptist Church, on Howard’s Creek Road in Watauga County about 10 miles outside of Boone. The community surrounding the church is also known as Tarter Hill, according to reader Kenda Miller. Penley reports that the church was established and built in 1905 by her great-grandfather, John Penley, who also served as its first ordained deacon. The winning entry chosen at random from all correct submissions came from Kelly Hollar of Zionville, a Blue Ridge Energy member.