Elderly couple found safe days after vanishing in Lincoln County

Elderly couple found safe days after vanishing in Lincoln County

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. — A missing couple last seen in Lincoln County has been found safe, the sheriff’s office said.

A Silver Alert was issued Monday for Charles William Whitener, 81, and his wife, Maxine Nixon Whitener, 80, after family members said they were last seen at the home of one of their sons on Beth Haven Church Road in Denver.

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The couple was found around 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Comfort Inn in Lenoir.

Deputies said they are both in good condition and a family member picked them up from the hotel.