Wed Apr 14, 2021

‘Hard work, patience, persistence’ helped them become one of the biggest cattles operations around

John Wayne Hardwick, left, and David Hardwick on their farm north of Tabor City. They plan to end their cattle operation, one of the largest in Columbus County.

“Never been a time when there wasn’t a cow on the place.” That’s what John Wayne Hardwick of Hardwick Farms told a visitor recently. But that is about to change. Hardwick Farms is one the largest cattle operations in Columbus County, but come May 2021 it will no longer

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