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EST JOHN VANCE STEPP ...

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE

Having qualified as Administrator of the estate of John Vance Stepp, deceased, late of Macon County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the Estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 1st day of June, 2017 or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate will please make immediate settlement.
This the 1st day of March 2017.

James Howard Stepp (Administrator)
24 Stepp Haven Way
Leicester, NC 28748
03/01/2017-03/22/2017 #321940

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EST MATTIE NORRIS ...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Having qualified as the Administratrix of the Estate of Mattie Faye Norris, deceased, late of Macon County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the Estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 31st day of May 2017, or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate will please make immediate settlement.
This the 1st day of March 2017.

Charlene Marcus
Administratrix

Joseph M. Collins
Collins & Hensley, P.A.
Attorney for the Estate
217 Iotla Street
Franklin, North Carolina 28734
03/01/2017-03/22/2017 #322484

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EST DONALD EICHMAN ...

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

Having qualified as Co-Executors of the Estate of Donald E. Eichman a/k/a Donald Edgar Eichman, deceased, late of Macon County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to the undersigned care of Blane & Wilson, PLLC, 1057 East Morehead Street, Suite 100, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204, on or before June 2, 2017, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned.
This 3rd day of March, 2017.

Gregory D. Eichman, Co-Executor and
Jeffrey S. Eichman, Co-Executor for the
Estate of Donald E. Eichman a/k/a Donald Edgar Eichman
Macon County File No. 17-E-60
03/03/2017-03/24/2017 #323501

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EST ELLEN BAILEY ...

EXECUTOR'S NOTICE

Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Ellen Katherine Bailey, deceased, late of Macon County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claim against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 8th day of June, 2017, or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement.
This the 2nd day of March, 2017.

Nadine B. Bries,Executor
Attorney for the estate:ROBERT F. SILER COWARD, HICKS & SILER, P.A.
43 West Main Street Franklin, North Carolina 28734
03/08/2017-03/29/2017 #324193

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EST GLADYS IMPINK ...

EXECUTOR'S NOTICE

Having qualified as Executor of the estate of Gladys E. Impink, deceased, late of Macon County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the Estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before th 8th day of June, 2017 or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate will please make immediate settlement.
This the 8th day of March 2007.
Roy C. Impink (Executor)
215 Maxim Drive
Hopatcong, NJ 07843

Katherine H. Feldmann
(Process Agent)
1008 Millwright Lane
Matthews, NC 28104
03/08/2017-03/29/2017 #324690

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NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROC ...

NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY
PUBLICATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
WAKE COUNTY

In the General Court of Justice,
District Court Division
Builders Mutual Insurance Company, Plaintiff,
Thomas Michael Chatlos, d/b/a Chatlos Repairs & Remodeling, Defendant
To: Thomas Michael Chatlos
16 CVD 9045

Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in above-entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows:
Money damages for breach of contract and unjust enrichment arising out of unpaid insurance premiums.
You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than April 24, 2017 and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will
apply to the court for the relief sought.
This the 15th day of March, 2017.

Theresa S. Dew, N.C. State Bar No. 29449
STUART LAW FIRM, PLLC
1033 Wade Avenue, Suite 202
Raleigh, NC 27605-1155
03/15/2017-03/29/2017 #326258

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION/ RE ...

NOTICE OF MEETING
FOR THE 2017
MACON COUNTY BOARD
OF EQUALIZATION & REVIEW
PURSUANT N.C.G.S. 105-322

The purpose of these meetings is to hear, upon request, any and all taxpayers who own or control taxable property assessed for taxation in Macon County, with respect to the listing and valuation of such property, or the property of others, and to fulfill other duties and responsibilities required by law.
TIME OF MEETING
The board will convene for its first meeting on Tuesday April 04, 2017 at 8:00 am- 1:00 pm

ADJOURNMENT DATE
The board will adjourn at its last scheduled meeting on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm. Request for hearings must be received no later than 12:00 pm on April 11, 2017, the advertised date of adjournment.

MEETING PLACE
In event of an earlier or later adjournment, notice to that effect will be published in this newspaper. All meetings will be held in the Commissioner's Board Room third floor of the Macon County Courthouse.

Documentation
Appellant must provide written support documentation for consideration for a lower value. Burden of proof is the responsibility of the taxpayer.

Taxpayers that had an earlier appeal will receive notice of that appeal and instructions For any further actions if needed.

Request for hearings should be made in writing to:

Abby Braswell
Macon County Board of Equalization & Review
5 West Main St.
Franklin, N.C. 28734

3/15,17, 22/ 2017 FRP
& 3/16/17 HIL # 326446

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EST JOSEPH DAWICZYKI ...

EXECUTOR'S NOTICE

Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Joseph A. Dawiczyki, deceased, late of Macon County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the Estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 13th day of June 2017, or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate will please make immediate settlement.

Dennis A. Mogan
96 Oakwood Drive
Belgrade, ME 04917

James L. Thurmond
Process Agent
77 Rabbit Lane
Franklin, NC 28734
03/15/2017-04/05/2017 #326080

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EXECUTOR'S NOTICE HAVING ...

EXECUTOR'S NOTICE

Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Roger Cleland Collar, deceased, late of Macon County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claim against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 15th day of June, 2017, or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement.
This the 9th day of March, 2017.
Marilyn D. Munyon,Executor

Attorney for the estate: ROBERT F. SILER COWARD, HICKS & SILER, P.A.
43 West Main Street
Franklin, North Carolina 28734
03/15/2017-04/05/2017 #326028

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NOTICE OF SERVICE BY PUB ...

NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA MACON COUNTY

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FILE NO. 17-SP-17

MARGARET HANCOCK HUTCHINSON, AS TRUSTEE OF THE EUGENE A. HANCOCK
IRREVOCABLE TRUST DATED MARCH 20, 2000, Petitioners,
vs.
CAMILLE PEGGY MARIE HUTCHINSON,
CHRISTOPHER HANCOCK HUTCHINSON, CHARLES PRESTON HANCOCK HUTCHINSON, JR. MARY VICTORIA HANCOCK PENSO and DOUGLAS R. HANCOCK, Respondents,
TO: CHARLES PRESTON HANCOCK, JR.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is to sell the lands more completely described
in the Petition in order that the net proceeds may be distributed between Respondents and
Petitioners. You are required to make defense to such pleading and serving it upon the undersigned not later than August 24, 2017, said date being at least forty (40) days from the first publication of this notice. Upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the Court for the relief sought.
This the 15th day of March, 2017.

R. S. Jones, Jr.
Attorney for Petitioners
61 E. Main St.
Franklin, NC 28734
828-524-4444
03/15/2017-03/29/2017 #326083

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ALS 12053228 -MEHER ...

ALS 12053228
NORTH CAROLINA
MACON COUNTY
IN THE GENERAL
COURT OF JUSTICE
BEFORE THE CLERK
16 SP 83

IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY MICHAEL L. MEHER AND WIFE, NICOLE R. MEHER DATED July 14, 2005 AND RECORDED IN BOOK J-29, PAGE 367, MACON COUNTY REGISTRY, TO JOHN F. HENNING, SR., TRUSTEE.

SECOND NOTICE
OF FORECLOSURE SALE

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain deed of trust executed by MICHAEL L. MEHER AND WIFE, NICOLE R. MEHER dated July 14, 2005 to JOHN F. HENNING, SR., Trustee for BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, recorded in Book J-29, Page 367, MACON County Registry; default having been made in payment of the indebtedness thereby secured; and the necessary findings to permit foreclosure having been made by the Clerk of Superior Court of MACON County, North Carolina; the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the property conveyed in said deed of trust, the same lying and being in the County of MACON and State of North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows:
Lot No. 9 of the Roy Fouts/Robert Rush property in Cowee Township, Macon County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:
BEGINNING at an iron stake set in the east boundary of Lot 8 of the Roy Fouts/Robert Rush property, the same being a corner common to Lots 9 and 10 of said subdivision (the southwest corner of Lot 10 as described in the Deed of Trust from Roy H. Fouts and wife Lillian B. Fouts to Roger Pleruens, Trustee, dated July 30, 1999, recorded in Book L-23 at Page 513, Public Records of Macon County, North Carolina); runs thence front said point of Beginning and with the dividing line between Lots 9 and 10, North 72 degrees 15 minutes 55 seconds East 246.87 feet to an iron stake set in the west line of Lot 11; thence with the dividing line between Lots 9 and 11, South 29 degrees 58 minutes 06 seconds East passing an iron stake at 171.36 feet, passing a point in the center of a 20-foot wide road and utility right of way easement at 193.49 feet, whole distance 229.13 feet to a point in the center of a small branch; thence down and with the meanders of said branch, the following courses and distances: South 73 degrees 44 minutes 49 seconds West 24.44 feet; South 80 degrees 49 minutes 18 seconds West 16.21 feet; South 36 degrees 54 minutes 25 seconds West 7.90 feet; South 07 degrees 20 minutes 15 seconds East 17.17 feet; South 49 degrees 12 minutes 55 seconds West 6.67 feet; North 89 degrees 05 minutes 39 seconds West 30.81 feet; South 64 degrees 57 minutes 10 seconds West 26.98 feet; North 83 degrees 48 minutes 00 seconds West 21.24 feet; South 56 degrees 17 minutes 51 seconds West 33.04 feet; South 52 degrees 57 minutes 10 seconds West 39.44 feet; South 73 degrees 11 minutes 02 seconds West 19.31 feet and South 85 degrees 51 minutes 25 seconds West 10.45 feet to a point in the east line of Lot 8, the same being located North 32 degrees 38 minutes 23 seconds West 16.95 feet from an existing iron pipe, the easternmost corner of Lot 8; thence leaving said branch and running with the dividing line between Lots 8 and 9, North 32 degrees 38 minutes 23 seconds West passing a point in the center of said 20- foot wide joint road and utility right of way easement at 59.41 feet, passing a point in the center of a 20-foot wide driveway, leading to Lot 9, at 231.49 feet, whole distance 257.78 feet, to the point of BEGINNING, containing 1.31 acres, be the same more or less and being described herein pursuant to an unrecorded survey and plat made by Turlington Surveying, P.A. under date of May 18, 2000, entitled "Roy Fouts".
Further subject to those certain easements, covenants & restrictions in Deed Book N-26, Page 1710 Macon County Registry, which are incorporated herein by reference.
Included in the above real property is a 2003 mobile home, Vehicle Identification Number CLR020794TNAB, which is affixed to the real property. This mobile home will be sold as a part of the real property as is permitted by the provisions of N.C.G.S. 25-9-604.
PROPERTY ADDRESS/LOCATION:231 Still House Branch Road Franklin NC 28734
DATE OF SALE: March 27, 2017
TIME OF SALE: 10:30 A.M.
LOCATION OF SALE: MACON County Courthouse
RECORD OWNER(S): Michael L. Meher and Nicole R. Meher
TERMS OF THE SALE:
(1). This sale will be made subject to: (a) all prior liens, encumbrances, easements, right-of-ways, restrictive covenants or other restrictions of record affecting the property; (b) property taxes and assessments for the year in which the sale occurs, as well as any prior years; (c) federal tax liens with respect to which proper notice was not given to the Internal Revenue Service; and (d) federal tax liens to which proper notice was given to the Internal Revenue Service and to which the right of redemption applies.
(2) The property is being sold "as is". Neither the beneficiary of the deed of trust, nor the undersigned Substitute Trustee, makes any warranties or representations concerning the property, including but not limited to, the physical or environmental condition of the property. Further, the undersigned Substitute Trustee makes no title warranties with respect to the title to the property.
(3) The highest bidder will be responsible for the payment of revenue stamps payable to the Register of Deeds and any final court and/or auditing fees payable to the Clerk of Superior Court which are assessed on the high bid resulting from this foreclosure sale.
(4) At the time of the sale, the highest bidder will be required to make a cash deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or $750.00, whichever is greater, with the remaining balance of the bid amount to be paid on the day following the expiration of the applicable ten (10) day upset bid period.
(5) Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving this Notice of Foreclosure Sale, terminate the rental agreement by providing written notice of termination to the landlord, to be effective on a date stated in the notice that is at least 10 days, but no more than 90 days, after the sale date contained in this Notice of Foreclosure Sale, provided that the mortgagor has not cured the default at the time the tenant provides the notice of termination. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.
(6) An order for possession of the property being sold may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession, by the Clerk of Superior Court of the county in which the property is sold.
(7) If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, the Mortgagees attorney, or the Substitute Trustee.
This the 17 day of February , 2017.
SMITH DEBNAM NARRON DRAKE SAINTSING & MYERS, L.L.P.
Cara B. Williams, Attorney forJeff D. Rogers, Substitute Trustee
P. O. Box 26268 Raleigh, NC 27611-6268
(919) 250-2000
Fax: (919)250-2211
03/17/2017-03/24/2017 #323015

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NOTICE OF SER BY PUB ...

NORTH CAROLINA
MACON COUNTY
IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION
17-CVD-159
ROBERT EDWARD TUNNELL,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NORTH CAROLINA DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES and JOHN DOE,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SERVICE
OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION

TO:JOHN DOE, Defendant, the unknown person, or legal entity, who has or may have an alleged interest in that certain
1971 Chevrolet Truck
VIN# CE 141S601611:
Take notice that a Complaint has been filed in the above entitled action in Macon County, North Carolina. The nature of the relief being sought is an Order requiring the issuance of a NC Motor Vehicle Title for that certain 1971 Chevrolet Truck VIN# CE141S601611.
You are required to make defense to this pleading not later than the 26th day of April, 2017, said date being 40 days from the first publication of this notice; and upon your failure to do so the parties seeking service against you (i.e., Plaintiff) will apply to the Court for an Order requiring the Defendant to issue a NC Motor Vehicle Title to the Plaintiff as the owner for the 1971 Chevrolet Truck VIN# CE141S601611. For your information, the name, address, and phone number for the Court is as follows:
Macon County Clerk
of Superior Court
5 West Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 349-2037
This the 14th day of March, 2017.

Russell R. Bowling
Attorney for Plaintiff
77 West Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734
(828)524-5070
03/17/2017-03/31/2017 #327141

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EST HELEN D. OWENS ...

CREDITOR'S NOTICE

Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Helen D. Owens, deceased, late of Palm Beach County, Florida, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said Helen D. Owens, deceased, to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 20th day of June, 2017, or this Notice will be pled in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement.
This the 15th day of March, 2017.

Barbara Ann Owens
Personal Representative
John A. VanHook
Resident Process Agent
Sloan & VanHook, PLLC
111 Heritage Hollow Drive
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 276-1177
03/22/2017-04/12/2017 #327326

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EST ROBERT W SCHNEIDER ...

PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES NOTICE

Having qualified as Personal Representative of the estate of Robert W. Schneider, deceased, late of Macon County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said Robert W. Schneider, deceased, to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 30th day of June, 2017 or this Notice will be pled in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement.
This the 22nd day of March, 2017.

Dorothy A. Wagner
Personal Representative

R. S. Jones, Jr.,
Resident Process Agent
JONES, KEY, MELVIN & PATTON, P.A.
61 East Main
Franklin, North Carolina 28734
(828) 524-4444
03/22/2017-04/12/017 #327401

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EST SAMMY EDWIN HENDERSON ...

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE

Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Sammy Edwin Henderson, deceased, late of Macon County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the Estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 20th day of June, 2017, or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate will please make immediate settlement.

Patricia R. Henderson
261 Trimont Trail
Franklin, NC 28734
03/22/2017-04/12/2017 #327384

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EST WILLIAM LAING, JR ...

EXECUTOR'S NOTICE

Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of William Earle Laing, Jr., deceased, late of Macon County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the Estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 22nd day of June, 2017, or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate will please make immediate settlement.

Robert M. Laing
121 Brookdel Drive
Madison, Al. 35758

Mark J. Laing, Process Agent
5481 Camlan Court
Harrisburg, NC 28075
03/24/2017-04/14/2017 #328511

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HEARING-AMEND CHARTER ...

Town of Franklin
Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Franklin, North Carolina at 7:05 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter on Monday, April 3, 2017 in the Town Hall boardroom. The purpose of said hearing shall be to consider amending the Charter of the Town of Franklin to change the style of the municipal corporation from Board of Aldermen to Town Council.
Parties in interest and citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard at said hearing.

Travis Tallent
Town Clerk
Town of Franklin
03/24/2017 #328888

The Franklin Press

Mailing Address:
40 Depot Street
Franklin, NC 28744 

Phone: 828-524 2010
Fax: 828-524-8821