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EXECUTOR'S NOTICE

Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of GEORGE N. ALBERTI, 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 20th day of September, 2018, or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement.
This the 15th day of June, 2018.

CATHERINA A. KIENE,Executor
Attorney for the estate:ROBERT F. SILER
COWARD, HICKS & SILER, P.A.
43 West Main Street
Franklin, North Carolina 28734
06/20/2018-07/11/2018 #436526

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EXECUTOR'S NOTICE

Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of VELLAMAE HICKS POTTS, 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 20th day of September, 2018, or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement.
This the 15th day of June, 2018.

WILLIAM TERRY POTTS, Executor
Attorney for the estate:
ORVILLE D. COWARDCOWARD, HICKS & SILER, P.A.
43 West Main Street
Franklin, North Carolina 28734
06/20/2018-07/11/2018 #436528

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PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES NOTICE

Having qualified as Personal Representative of the estate of
Charles R. Sammet, deceased, late of Macon County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said Charles R. Sammet, deceased, to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 3rd day of October, 2018, or this Notice will be pled in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement.
This the 22 day of June, 2018.

Joyce White Sammet
Personal Representative
R. S. Jones, Jr., Attorney
for the Estate
JONES, KEY, MELVIN & PATTON, P.A.
61 East Main
Franklin, North Carolina 28734
(828) 524-4444
06/22/2018-07/13/2018 #437238

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

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE
SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION
FILE NO. 18 CVS 416

COUNTY OF MACON, a North Carolina Body Politic, Plaintiff,
v.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF MARIO RAVERA and wife ELLYN S. RAVERA, and any other UNKNOWN OWNER, by and through their Guardian Ad Litem, STUART SLOAN; Defendants.
TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF MARIO RAVERA and wife ELLYN S. RAVERA, and any other person or entity claiming any interest in the lands hereinafter described.

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 collect taxes due and owing the County of Macon on lands listed for taxation in the name of Mario Ravera and wife Ellyn S. Ravera, by the County of Macon, that certain parcel or tract of land in Millshoal Township, Macon County, being a 0.85 acre tract, more or less, bearing parcel identification number 7517-34-4079 according to the Macon County Mapping Office, and more particularly described as follows:
BEING 149, Section 6, of WATAUGA VISTA, INC., mapped and surveyed, dated June, 1967, by Bob Swan, Registered Land Surveyor, as recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Macon County, NC, in Plat Cabinet 1, Slide 57, Page 10. Reference is hereby made to said plat and record for a more complete and accurate description of said property.
Being and comprehending the same lands described in and conveyed by Warranty Agreement dated September 7, 1990 from Watauga Vista, Inc. to Mario Ravera and wife Ellyn S. Ravera, recorded in Deed Book V-18 at Page 1148, Macon County Public Registry.
Together with and subject to existing road and utility easements and further subject to the Covenants, Restrictions, and Easements governing Watauga Vista, recorded in Book E-7 at page 124, Macon County Public Registry, and Amendments thereto recorded in Book N-18 at Page 550, Macon County Public Registry.
You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than forty (40) days after June 27, 2018 and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the Court for the relief sought.
THIS the 27th day of June, 2018.

Jeffrey Goss
RIDENOUR & GOSS, P.A.
P.O. Box 965
Sylva, NC 28779
(828) 586-3131
06/27/2018-07/11/2018 #437317

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CREDITOR'S NOTICE

Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of Elizabeth Joan Kawales, 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 1st day of October, 2018, or this Notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate will please make immediate settlement.
This the 27th day of June, 2018.

Joan M. Kasper
Personal Representative
c/o Russell R. Bowling
Attorney at Law
77 West Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734
06/27/2018-07/18/2018 #437654

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EXECUTOR'S NOTICE

Having qualified as Executor of the estate of Mary Wilda Varner Bryson, 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 26th day of September, 2018 or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate will please make immediate settlement.
This the 26th day of June, 2018.

James David Bryson (Executor)
278 Laurel Way
Franklin, NC 28734
06/29/2018-07/20/2018 #438547

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EXECUTOR'S NOTICE

Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of JAMES HOKE PARRISH, 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 29th day of September, 2018, or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement.
This the 25th day of June, 2018.

SUSAN S. PARRISH, Executor
Attorney for the estate:ORVILLE D. COWARDCOWARD, HICKS & SILER, P.A
43 West Main Street
Franklin, North Carolina 28734
06/29/2018-07/20/2018 #438530

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CREDITOR'S NOTICE

Having qualified as Personal Representative for the Estate of JEWELL R. ROPER a/k/a Betty Jewel Roper, 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 7th day of October, 2018, or this Notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate will please make immediate settlement.
This the 29th day of June, 2018.
Linda Gail Roper
Personal Representative
c/o Russell R. Bowling
Attorney for the Estate
77 West Main Street Franklin, NC 28734
06/29/2018-07/20/2018 #438663

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EXECUTOR'S NOTICE

Having qualified as Executor of the estate of Bonnie Lee Glass, deceased, late of Seminole County, FL., and owner of property in 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 4th day of October, 2018 or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate will please make immediate settlement.
This the 4th day of July 2018.

Michael E. Glass (Executor)
PO Box 140003
Orlando, FL 32814
07/04/2018-07/25/2018 #438585

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Unincorporated Areas of Macon County, North Carolina, and Case No.17-04-8013P. The Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) solicits technical information or comments on proposed flood hazard determinations for the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report for your community. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. The FIRM and, if applicable, the FIS report have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations. These determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to adopt or show evidence of having in effect to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. For more information on the proposed flood hazard determinations and information on the statutory 90- day period provided for appeals, please visit FEMAs website at www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627).
07/04/2018-07/11/2018 #438760

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NOTICE
The Town of Franklin Non-Profit funding pool applications for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 are available at Town Hall 95 East Main Street or online at www.franklinnc.com. All applications are due by Monday August 20, 2018. Applications must be dropped off at Town Hall no later than 5:00 p.m. Please turn in all applications to Summer Woodard, Town Manager. For questions regarding the Non-Profit funding pool call 828-524-2516 extension 305.
07/06/2018, 07/11/2018, 08/03/2018, 08/15/2018 #439073

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CREDITOR'S NOTICE

Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of Jack W. Jones, deceased, late of Macon County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 6th day of October 2018, or this notice will be pled in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement.
This the 6th day of July 2018.

Marty C. Marshall
Personal Representative
Karen L. Kenney
Attorney for the Estate
673 Siler Rd, Suite 4
Franklin, NC 28734-2370
07/04/2018-07/25/2018 #439685

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NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF "DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY" ON BEHALF OF FLOYD R. RANSOM

Notice is hereby given to BOBBIE SUE RANSOM, RUSSELL W. CHASTAIN, DEREK A. GREGORY, and any and all other interested parties of the revocation of the "Durable Power of Attorney" on behalf of Floyd R. Ransom, filed with the Register of Deeds in Macon County, North Carolina, Book O-29, Pages 51-53. Reference "Revocation of Durable Power of Attorney" on behalf of Floyd R. Ransom, filed with the Register of Deeds, Macon County, North Carolina, Book R-38, Page 712.
07/11/2018-08/01/2018 #441086

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Opportunity to Object to the Southside Project

The Nantahala Ranger District of the Nantahala National Forest has prepared a draft environmental assessment and a draft Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Southside Project. Management activities will be conducted in Compartments 28 41, 49, 75, and 77 on National Forest System lands in the southeastern corner of Macon County and the southernmost portion of Jackson County, North Carolina. Consistent with direction set forth in the Land and Resource Management Plan for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests, the proposed project is designed to improve or maintain wildlife habitat, species diversity, soil and water resources, and forest health through vegetation management and other treatments. The proposed project is subject to the pre-decisional objection process pursuant to 36 CFR 218 Subparts A and B.
The Southside Project Environmental Assessment is available online by following the Land and Resources Management and Projects links at: www.fs.usda.gov/nfsnc. The EA and supporting documentation is also available for review at the Nantahala Ranger District office in Franklin, NC. Additional information regarding this project can be obtained from Steverson Moffat, 123 Woodland Drive, Murphy, NC, 28906, smoffat@fs.fed.us.
How to Object and Timeframe
The opportunity to object ends 45 days following the date of publication of the legal notice in the Franklin Press. The publication date of the legal notice in the newspaper of record is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an objection, and that those wishing to object should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by another other source.
Objections will be accepted only from those who have previously submitted specific written comments regarding the proposed project during scoping or other designated opportunity for public comment. Issues raised in objections must be based on previously submitted timely, specific written comments regarding the proposed project unless based on new information arising after designated comment opportunities 218.8(c).
The objection must contain the minimum content requirements specified in 218.8(d) and incorporation of documents by reference is permitted only as provided in 218.8(b). It is the objectors responsibility to ensure timely filing of a written objection with the reviewing officer. All objections are available for public inspection during and after the objection process.
Written objections, including attachments, must be filed with: Reviewing Officer Allen Nicholas, Forest Supervisor, National Forests in North Carolina, 160 Zillicoa Street, Suite A, Asheville, NC 28801-1082, 828-257-4200 (voice), 828- 259-0523 (fax). The office business hours for those submitting hand-delivered objections are: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Electronic objections must be submitted in a format such as an email message, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), or Word (.doc, .docx) to objections-southern-north-carolina@fs.fed.us. Please state Southside Project in the subject line when providing electronic objections, or on the envelope when replying by mail. For further information on this decision, contact Steverson Moffat, NEPA Team Leader, at 828-837-5152.
07/11/2018 #441278

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17 SP 37
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NORTH CAROLINA,
MACON COUNTY

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Sandra J. Hamilt to Todd M. Cline, Trustee(s), which was dated January 31, 2013 and recorded on February 8, 2013 in Book CRP K-35 at Page 2368 and rerecorded/modified/corrected on March 1, 2018 in Book CRP L-38, Page 981, Macon County Registry, North Carolina.
Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on July 27, 2018 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Macon County, North Carolina, to wit:
THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF MACON, STATE OF North Carolina, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
"PARCEL 3, CONSISTING OF 0.79 ACRES, AS SHOWN ON A PLAT BY L. STEPHEN FOSTER, REGISTERED LAND SURVEYOR, DATED APRIL 17, 1990, DESIGNATED DRAWING NO. F53-22, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR MACON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, ON PLAT CARD 739 (THE "PLAT"), BEING A PORTION OF THE PROPERTY CONVEYED BY ALSINA FORREST TO C. NORNIAN KENT, IH, RONALD N. DAVIS AND HIS WIFE, CAROL WARRANTY DEED DATED SEPTEMBER 29, 1982, AND RECORDED IN THE MACON COUNTY REGISTRY ON SEPTEMBER 30, 1982, IN BOOK S-14, PAGE 131, THE DAVISES' UNDIVIDED ONE- THIRD (1/3) INTEREST IN WHICH WAS CONVEYED SUBSEQUENTLY TO C. NORMAN KENT, III, AND NICHOLAS H. BOROTA AND MS WIFE, GLORIA L. BOROTA, BY WARRANTY DEED DATED JULY 16, 1984, AND RECORDED IN THE MACON COUNTY REGISTRY ON AUGUST 22, 1984, IN BOOK W-15, PAGE 244.
"TOGETHER WITH THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, AND THE RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES AND APPURTENANCES BELONGING THERETO (HEREIN REFERRED TO COLLECTIVELY AS THE PROPERTY".
Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record.
Said property is commonly known as 34 Kent Drive, Highlands, NC 28741.
A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS MUST PAY THE EXCISE TAX AND THE RECORDING COSTS FOR THEIR DEED.
Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are All Lawful Heirs of Sandra J. Hamilt.
An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to 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. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of 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 the notice of sale, provided that the mortgagor has not cured the default at the time the tenant provides the notice of termination [NCGS 45-21.16A(b)(2)]. 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.
If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy.

Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC
Substitute Trustee
Brock & Scott, PLLC
Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC
5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200
Wilmington, NC 28403
PHONE: (910) 392-4988
FAX: (910) 392-8587
File No.: 16-21496-FC01
07/11/2018-07/18/2018 #441270

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL
COURT OF JUSTICE
COUNTY OF MACON SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION
18 E 239

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
AND DEBTORS OF
DENNIS GENE PORTER

All persons, firms and corporations, having claims against DENNIS GENE PORTER, deceased, are notified to exhibit them to CYNTHIA JEAN PORTER, Executrix of the decedent's estate on or before the 15th day of OCTOBER 2018, or be barred from their recovery. Debtors of the decedent are asked to make immediate payment to the above named Executrix.
This the 11th day of July, 2018.

CYNTHIA JEAN PORTER
Executrix
C/O
Elizabeth J. Brigham
BRIGHAM LAW OFFICE, PLLC
P.O. Box 1038
Bryson City, NC 28713
(828) 488-4747
07/11/2018-08/01/2018 #440997

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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Macon County Board of Commissioners adopted the final schedule of values, standards and rules for Macon County's 2019 reappraisal, at its regular meeting on July 10, 2018. The board also adopted the use-value schedule for the 2019 reappraisal at the same meeting.
The schedules, standards and rules to be used in the next scheduled reappraisal of real property in Macon County have been adopted and are open for examination in the office of the Macon County Tax Administrator, and on the county's website www.maconnc.org; and
Any property owner who asserts that the schedules, standards and rules are invalid may except the order and appeal therefore to the:
Property Tax Commission
P.O. Box 871Raleigh, N.C. 27602
Such an appeal must be made within thirty days of the first publication of this notice or before. The last day for an appeal to the Property Tax Commission is August 13, 2018.
07/13/2018, 07/18/2018-08/01/2018 #441751

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Franklin, NC 28744 

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