Where in Carolina Country is This?
The June Where Is This photo from Rutherford EMC member Kathy Wise features the June Bug Farms barn on June Bug Road in the Vale Community just outside of Lincolnton. According to Wise, the barn was built in 1929. In 1997, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and the NC State Fair recognized the farm as a “Century Farm.” The farm has remained in the Abernathy family for more than 100 years, with Robert and Kathy Abernathy Wise’s son Robbie now running the farm. The winning entry chosen at random from all the correct submissions came from Debbie Gilbert of Lincolnton, a Rutherford EMC member.