June 18, 2021

LEGAL NOTICES

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CO-EXECUTORS’ NOTICE

Having qualified as Co-Executors of the estate of Millard McCoy Hodge, deceased, late of Alexander County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 16th day of September, 2021, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. Anyone indebted to same will please make immediate settlement.
This the 10th day of June, 2021.

MARTHA K. ROGERS
163 Ellendale Fire Dept. Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681

BERTIS LEE KELSOE
192 Kelsoe Hollow
Taylorsville, NC 28681
executor
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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
21 SP 4

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Melissa Dawn Wilson (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Melissa Dawn Wilson) to Stewart Title of NC, Trustee(s), dated November 19, 1997, and recorded in Book No. 0386, at Page 1594 in Alexander County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the promissory note secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds Alexander County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse Door in Taylorsville, Alexander County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:30 PM on July 2, 2021, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in Hiddenite in the County of Alexander, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:
TRACT ONE: Being all of that certain 1.01 acre tract as shown on that certain boundary survey for Herman Robert, Jr. and Paula Roberts, Millers Township, Alexander County, North Carolina, by Foresight Surveying, dated October 10, 1997, as recorded in Plat Book 5 at Page 241 in the Alexander County Registry, and being more specifically described as follows:
BEGINNING at an iron pin located on the centerline of SR 1619, also known as Matheson Road, said iron pin being the Northeastern corner of Roten and Peggy Cooper as reflected in Deed Book 385 at Page 871 in the Alexander County Registry, and running from said beginning point with the centerline of SR 1619, North 87 deg. 14’ 43” East 65.24 feet to an iron pin on the centerline of SR 1619; thence continuing with the centerline of SR 1619, South 86 deg. 44’ 34” East 96.46 feet to an iron pin located on the centerline of SR 1619, thence continuing with the centerline of SR 1619, South 83 deg. 29’ 43” East 12.50 feet to an iron pin located on the centerline of SR 1619, said iron pin being the Northwestern corner of that certain .99 acre tract as shown on Plat Book 5 at Page 241, as recorded in the Alexander County Registry; thence with the Western line of said .99 acre tract, South 0 deg. 48’ 50” West 30.00 feet to a 5/8 inch rebar; thence continuing in the same direction with the Western line of that certain .99 acre tract South 0 deg. 48’ 50” West 223.65 feet to a 5/8 inch rebar located on the Northern line of that certain 1.20 acre tract as shown on said plat, said 5/8 inch rebar being the Southwestern corner of that certain .99 acre tract; thence with the Northern line of the 1.20 acre tract as shown on Plat Book 5 at Page 241, in the Alexander County Registry, North 87 deg. 33’ 22” West 174.00 feet to a 5/8 inch rebar located on the Eastern line of Roten and Peggy Cooper as reflected in Deed Book 385 at Page 871 in the Alexander County Registry; thence with the Eastern line of Cooper, North 0 deg. 48’ 50” East 219.64 feet to a 5/8 inch rebar; thence continuing in the same direction namely North 0 deg. 48’ 50” East 30.36 feet to the point of Beginning, and containing 1.01 acres according to a boundary survey for Herman Robert, Jr. and Paula Roberts, Millers Township, Alexander County, North Carolina, by Foresight Surveying, dated October 10, 1997, and bearing reference to Deed Book 384 at Page 1336 and Plat Book 5 at Page 241 as recorded in the Alexander County Registry.
TRACT TWO: Being all of that certain 1.20 acre tract as shown on that certain boundary survey for Herman Robert, Jr. and Paula Roberts, Millers Township, Alexander County, North Carolina, by Foresight Surveying, dated October 10, 1997, as recorded in Plat Book 5 at Page 241 in the Alexander County Registry, and being more specifically described as follows:
BEGINNING at a 5/8 inch rebar located on the Eastern line of Roten and Peggy Cooper as reflected in Deed Book 385 at Page 871 in the Alexander County Registry, said 5/8 inch rebar being the Southwestern corner of that certain 1.01 acre tract as shown on Plat Book 5 at Page 241 of the Alexander County Registry, and running from said beginning point with the Southern line of that certain 1.01 acre tract as shown on said recorded plat South 87 deg. 33’ 22” East 174.00 feet to a 5/8 inch rebar, said rebar being the Southeastern corner of that certain 1.01 acre tract and the Southwestern corner of that certain .99 acre tract as shown on Plat Book 5 at Page 241 in the Alexander County Registry; thence continuing with the Southern line of that certain .99 acre tract as shown on said recorded plat, South 87 deg. 33’ 22” East 63.52 feet to a 5/8 inch rebar, located on the Southern line of that certain .99 acre tract, said rebar being the Northwestern corner of an adjoining 1.2 acre tract as shown on said recorded plat; thence with the common line of the adjoining 1.20 acre tract as shown on Plat Book 5 at Page 241, in the Alexander County Registry, South 0 deg. 48’ 50” West 205 feet to a 5/8 inch rebar located on the Northern right of way margin as shown on said recorded plat; thence continuing in the same direction namely, South 0 deg. 48’ 50” West 15 feet to an iron pin located on the centerline of the thirty foot right of way as shown on said recorded plat said iron pin being located on the Northern line of that 6.49 acre tract as shown on Plat Book 5 at Page 241 in the Alexander County Registry; thence with the Northern line of that certain 6.49 acre tract as shown on said recorded plat North 87 deg. 33’ 22” West 237.52 feet to a 5/8 inch rebar, located on the Eastern line of Roten and Peggy Cooper as shown on Deed Book 385 at Page 871 in the Alexander County Registry, said iron pin being the Northwestern corner of that certain 6.49 acre tract; thence with the Eastern line of Cooper, North 0 deg. 48’ 50” East 220 feet to the point of Beginning and containing 1.20 acre according to a boundary survey for Herman Robert Jr. and Paula Roberts, Millers Township, Alexander County, North Carolina, by Foresight Surveying, dated October 10, 1997, and bearing reference to Deed Book 384 at Page 1336 and Plat Book 5 at Page 241, both in the Alexander County Registry.
Also conveyed herein is the right of ingress, egress and regress over and across that certain 45 foot right of way that runs along the Western line of Ernest Clary as shown on Plat Book 5 at Page 241 in the Alexander County Registry as well as the right of ingress, egress and regress over and across that certain 30 foot right of way leading from the Western line of the above described 45 foot right of way to the above described 1.20 acre tract as shown on Plat Book 5 at Page 241 in the Alexander County Registry.
Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 978 Matheson Road and 66 Matney Lane, Hiddenite, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in N.C.G.S. §45-21.23.
Should the property be purchased by a third party, that party must pay the excise tax, as well as the court costs of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by N.C.G.S. §7A-308(a)(1).
The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or 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, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition are expressly disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or prior encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws.
A deposit of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale.
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 its sole discretion, if it believes 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.
Additional Notice for Residential Property with Less than 15 rental units, including Single-Family Residential Real Property
An order for possession of the property 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.
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 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 not more than 90 days, after the sale date contained in this notice of 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.

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC.
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE
c/o Hutchens Law Firm
P.O. Box 1028
4317 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311
Phone No: (910) 864-3068
https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com
Firm Case No: 1286110 – 9350
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Shirley A. Stevens, late of 298 Poplar Grove Court, Taylorsville, Alexander County, North Carolina 28681, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned at P.O. Box 301, Hickory, North Carolina 28603, on or before the 17th day of September, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned.
This the 2nd day of June, 2021.

Dennis K. Stevens
Executor of the Estate of Shirley A. Stevens
Donald R. Fuller, Jr., PLLC
P.O. Box 301
Hickory, NC 28603
828-578-6400
executor
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON CONDITIONAL USE CASE #21-5
ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC

The public will hereby take notice that on Monday, June 21st, 2021, at 6pm the Alexander County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing for the purpose of considering Conditional Use Permit Application 21-5.
Conditional Use 21-5 is for 2.81 acres owned by Daniel & Beth Serusa, being located at 449 NC HWY 16 N and otherwise known as TaxPIN#3759-19-9727. The applicants wish to establish a seasonal outdoor artist market.
The Alexander County Commissioners may choose to either approve, deny or continue the hearing to gather more evidence if necessary.
A copy of the proposed plan is on file with the Alexander County Planning Department at 151 W. Main Ave. Suite 7, Taylorsville. All interested parties are encouraged to attend and public comments are welcomed.

Seth Harris, Zoning Administrator
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NOTICE OF SERVICE BY PROCESS BY PUBLICATION
IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE
DISTRICT COURT DIVISION
FILE NO. 21 CvD 238
NORTH CAROLINA
ALEXANDER COUNTY

Alexander County, A Body Politic and Corporate vs. Unknown Heirs at Law of Lorene Conner
TO: Unknown Heirs at Law of Lorene Conner
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 as follows:
Foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes owing to Alexander County on your interest in the property described as follows:
BEGINNING on a white oak, Buford Deal and Jennis Mitchell’s corner, and runs South 25° West 209 feet to a spike beside an oak; thence North 53° West 550 feet to the road; thence with the road, North 65° East 209 feet to a spike; thence South 57° East 416 feet to the BEGINNING, containing TWO (2) acres, more or less.
Subject to easements, restrictions and rights of way of record, and matters of survey.
Also being identified as Parcel ID# 0007254, Alexander County Tax Office. Address: 1536 Rocky Face Church Road
Plaintiff seeks to extinguish any and all claims and interests that you may have in the property, to have a commissioner appointed to sell the Property and to deliver to the purchaser a deed to said real estate in fee simple, free and clear of all encumbrances, and that the interests and equities of redemption of the Defendants in the property be forever barred and foreclosed.
You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than July 20, 2021 and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought.
This day of May 25, 2021.

Hunter Frederick
Attorney for Plaintiff
600-A Centrepark Drive
Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 252-8010
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EXECUTOR’S NOTICE

Having qualified as Executor of the estate of Mildred Daniels Echerd, deceased, late of Alexander County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 9th day of September, 2021, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. Anyone indebted to same will please make immediate settlement.
This the 3rd day of June, 2021.

LISA L. ECHERD
1014 NC Hwy. 127
Taylorsville, NC 28681
executor
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EXECUTRIX’S NOTICE

Having qualified as Executrix of the estate of Donald Walter Junker, deceased, late of Alexander County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 9th day of September, 2021, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. Anyone indebted to same will please make immediate settlement.
This the 2nd day of June, 2021.

KELLY JUNKER KUNF
55 BMC Lane
P.O. Box 394
Hiddenite, NC 28636
executrix
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Timmy Roberts, Jr., late of Alexander County, State of North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to present them to the undersigned on or before the 26th day of August, 2021, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

James M. Ellis, Administrator
Stone & Christy, P.A.
110 N. Dougherty Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711
administrator
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EXECUTRIX’S NOTICE

Having qualified as Executrix of the estate of Josephine Kale Deal, AKA: Helen Jo Deal, AKA: Helen Kale Deal, deceased, late of Alexander County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 26th day of August, 2021, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. Anyone indebted to same will please make immediate settlement.
This the 24th day of May, 2021.

RONDA DEAL
1050 Wayside Church Rd.
Taylorsville, NC 28681
executrix
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EXECUTRIX’S NOTICE

Having qualified as Executrix of the estate of Eli Davidson Deal, deceased, late of Alexander County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 26th day of August, 2021, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. Anyone indebted to same will please make immediate settlement.
This the 24th day of May, 2021.

RONDA DEAL
1050 Wayside Church Rd.
Taylorsville, NC 28681
executrix
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