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Fire crews work to extinguish a massive fire in an under-construction apartment building at Harrington and Jones in downtown Raleigh on March 16. Still under investigation, the five-alarm fire consumed the building and firefighters were working hard to keep the flames from spreading to adjacent buildings downtown. Power was out to nearby apartment complexes, stop lights were out all around the Legislative Building, and police had many streets in the area shutdown.

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News BRIEFing Cause of massive Raleigh fire unknown Raleigh A five-alarm fire — the most severe in nearly 100 years — lit up downtown Raleigh Thursday night. The cause is still being investigated but fire officials said an apartment building that was under construction at 314 West Jones St. caught fire around 10 p.m. Thursday night just a couple of blocks from the N.C. General Assembly. Firefighters extinguished the flames by 1:10 a.m. Friday. The fire damaged nearby buildings due to radiant heat, and five people were treated for smoke inhalation and released, along with one treated for a minor injury. “I feel fortunate that we didn’t have the wind we had a couple days ago,” Raleigh Fire Chief John McGrath said at a Friday morning press conference. The Red Cross is in the process of setting of shelter for those impacted by the fire and can be called at 919-231-1602. Anyone with questions regarding the fire can call 919-996-2999. For more updates on the downtown Raleigh fire, visit nsjonline.com.

Goldsboro Air Force officer killed in training accident Clovis, Texas Cpt. Kenneth Dalga, 29, of Goldsboro, was one of three U.S. Air Force service members killed when their plane crashed near the Clovis airport during a training exercise on Tuesday, the Air Force said in a statement. All three men who died were assigned to the 318th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base near Clovis, about 200 miles east of Albuquerque, N.M. Dalga was a combat systems operator and is survived by his wife, son and mother.

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Winter’s Last Gasp

Farmers take stock of cold weather damage Freezing temperatures this week may make early local strawberries a little harder to find By Donna King North State Journal KNIGHTDALE — Strawberry farmers are gauging the damage of this week’s unseasonable freeze on their crops. During the low temperatures and 15- to 20-mph winds early in the week farmers drenched their spring buds with extra sprinklers in an effort to protect them with a layer of ice. Some were able to weather the cold, but many say they have likely lost their early spring crop of berries, but the plants bloom through the summer, if good weather prevails.

Donald Trump has pledged to appeal against a federal judge’s order placing an immediate halt on his revised travel ban.

HONOLULU/NEW YORK — In granting the temporary restraining order in response to a lawsuit by the state of Hawaii, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson found on Wednesday that “a reasonable, objective observer ... would conclude that the executive order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion.” Early on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang issued a nationwide preliminary injunction in a similar case in Maryland brought by refugee resettlement agencies represented by the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Immigration Law Center. Chuang ruled that the agencies were likely to succeed in proving that the travel ban portion of the executive order was intended to be a ban on Muslims and, as a result, violates the U.S. Constitution’s religious freedom protection. See Trump, page A3

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David Pope checks on his strawberry crop at his farm in Knightdale on March 17. Pope used sprinklers to create a layer of ice over the strawberries to help protect them from below-freezing temperatures.

NC Senate GOP proposes $1B in tax cuts, say 99 percent of taxpayers will pay lower or no taxes

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David Pope, owner of Pope Strawberry Farm in Knightdale, hopes he was one of the lucky ones. He estimated he was able to save 80 percent of his plants, but it wasn’t easy. “You get ice on them and ice forms as a blanket,” said Pope, who spent all night Tuesday outside keeping his sprinklers from freezing over so he could save his plants. “That plant is actually producing a little bit of heat and it’ll hold them at 32 degrees. I have been growing strawberries for 35 years and never had that problem. ... You can deal with the cold, but when you’ve got cold and wind it’s tough.” The loss was worse for some farmers who may not have been able to keep the sprinklers going all night to form that critical one

Senate leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) speaks during a press conference about a new tax plan with Sens. Tommy Tucker and Andrew Brock at the General Assembly on March 16.

RALEIGH — Chairmen of the N.C. Senate Finance Committee unveiled their newest tax plan Thursday, continuing and expanding upon tax reforms enacted by Republican lawmakers since 2013. As part of the budgeting process, the senate majority is proposing to reduce personal and corporate income taxes, further raise standard deductions, and transform child tax credits into progressive child tax deductions, among other changes.

“Republican-led tax reforms have helped boost our economy from the bottom of national rankings to one that is outperforming the nation — and this bill continues the policies that have yielded consecutive budget surpluses and $1 billion in projected revenue growth over the next two years,” said Republican Sens. Jerry Tillman, Tommy Tucker and Andrew Brock. If the plan were to be enacted as is, the total tax reductions since Republicans took over the General Assembly in 2011 would amount to approximately $4 billion. Under the proposal, personal income tax rates will drop from 5.499 percent to 5.35 percent. “From our models, these rate reductions See Tax plan, page A2


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Five steps to age-proof your retirement health care costs

Get up and move Aim for 10,000 steps a day. Get your heart rate up with cardio at least three times a week, for at least 20 minutes each time. Boost bone strength and density by jumping 20 times on hard surfaces, in both mornings and evenings. Work on grip strength, which is a surprisingly accurate indicator of overall health prospects. Begin a regimen of push-ups and curl-ups, which will boost core strength and muscular endurance, and give you baseline stats that can be improved over time.

More than ever, our current health is linked to our future wealth as preventative care now can ensure lower health care costs in retirement By Chris Taylor Reuters NEW YORK — You might not think that flossing has much to do with your 401(k), but stay with that thought for a minute. Your everyday behaviors — from flossing to doing pushups to taking supplements — have a very big effect on whether Future You will be healthy and vibrant, or sickly and bedridden. That, in turn, will impact whether you will be obligated to spend the bulk of your retirement savings on surgeries, co-pays and prescriptions. In other words, health and wealth are inextricably linked, according to Jean Chatzky, financial expert for NBC’s Today show, who has just released the book “AgeProof,” co-written with Cleveland Clinic’s chief wellness officer, Dr. Michael Roizen. “If your health isn’t working for you, you are not going to be financially sound,” Chatzky says. “And if you are not financially secure, your health is going to suffer.“ Consider this number: $260,000. That is the estimated amount a 65-year-old couple retiring in 2016 will pay in out-ofpocket health care costs over the course of their retirement, according to money managers Fidelity Investments. Most Americans have little idea that massive expenses like this are headed their way. In Fidelity’s recent “Retirement IQ” survey,

rettes a day, for instance, the average 55-year-old is actually around 13 years “older” than his chronological age, Roizen says.

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Dr. Amy Walsh, left, congratulates Wes Sullivan on lowering his blood pressure during his check-up on Feb. 26. Walsh said that the direct primary care model allows her to spend more time with her patients and provide better care.

people were asked to guess about those retirement health care costs — and almost a quarter of respondents were off by an astonishing $200,000 or more. “The sad part of all this is that medical bills are the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S.,” said Roizen. “The good news is that if you can stay healthy, you can avoid a lot of those expenses — and put that money in retirement plans instead. “One example is flossing: Poor periodontal care is one of the body’s major sources of inflammation,” he added. “Inflammation is one of the major factors leading to heart disease. Stave off heart disease, and just think of how that will improve not only your quality of life, but your wallet as well.” Of course, the sheer amount of health information can seem overwhelming — and often contradic-

tory. “AgeProof” attempts to boil down everything we know about health and wealth into a series of actionable tips. A sampler:

als. The proportion of total taxes paid by those earning more than $200,000 will move from 37.5 percent to 38.3 percent under the plan. Deductions are also reformed, for example allowing for unlimited charitable and medical cost tax deductions. Caps on itemized deductions are also reformed to get rid of an unintended marriage penalty for those couples filing jointly versus those filing individually, resulting in a $22,000 cap for married couples filing jointly and $11,000 for individual filings. On the corporate side of things, the franchise tax is reformed to a flat tax $200 tax on the first $1 million of a business’ worth. Plan writers say this represents a $1,300 tax cut for small businesses and brings the treatment of S-corps more in line with Limited Liability Companies. Moreover, many small-business owners who file personal income taxes on their earnings will pay the lowered rate of 5.35 percent under this plan. For corporate income tax, the plan reduces rates from 3 percent in 2017 to 2.75 percent in 2018 and 2.5 percent in 2019. Corporate tax collections are a dwindling source of revenue for the state, and Republican lawmakers have indicat-

“Instead of spending our taxpayers’ hard-earned money, this proposal puts money back into the pockets of the hard-working families and small-business owners who earned it.”

Know your stats You cannot gauge where you are, or where you are headed, without knowing your numbers. In blood tests you are aiming for LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides of less than 100, and fasting glucose of less than 107. Blood pressure should be lower than 120/80, and ideally 115/75. Keep your waist less than half your height. Estimate your body’s “Real Age” You can crunch this number by analyzing 157 different lifestyle factors, a discovery that might shock you into action (RealAge. com). If you smoke a pack of ciga-

It is no secret that most American diets are a total disaster. So work toward a Mediterranean-style diet rich on veggies, whole grains and olive oil. Cut back on red meat, egg yolks and anything processed. Avoid simple sugars, syrups, stripped carbs and saturated fats. Have a glass of wine if you want, but stop there. For a sweet treat, try dark chocolate. Have emergency snacks at the ready — like nuts, olives, carrots and apples — instead of processed junk. Take needed supplements like magnesium, folate, B6 and B12. Chill out There is zero doubt that stress ages you, and quickly. So face and deal with whatever is stressing you out, instead of coping by overeating and overdrinking. Meditation and deep breathing will calm you down and help with mental clarity. Try to sleep for eight solid hours: Achieve that by setting room temperature at 67 degrees, dimming the lights, not eating or drinking before bedtime and banishing all devices and screens from the bedroom. Power naps of 30 minutes or less are OK during the day.

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TAX PLAN from page A1 will represent tax cuts or no taxes at all for 99 percent of tax payers,” said Brock (R-Rowan). “It basically helps everyone.” The plan also raises the standard deduction from $17,500 for married couples filing joint returns in 2017, to $20,000 in 2018. The zero bracket for Head of Household filings will increase from $14,000 to $15,000 and single filings from $8,750 to $10,000. A family with two children that earns the median income of $46,868 has a current tax liability is $1,541, but that decreases under the Senate’s new plan to $1,416 for 2017 and $1,223 in 2018. Over the two-year horizon the $318 in tax reduction for the average median income family represents a more than 20 percent decrease. The increase in the standard deduction is estimated to remove around 94,000 people off the tax rolls entirely. Overall, the personal tax burden under the plan will shift more toward higher earners due to raising the zero bracket. Under current law, those earning less than $50,000 carry 11.2 percent of the tax liability, dropping to 10.4 percent under the new propos-

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ed they may eventually phase it out entirely. The proposal also adopts the N.C. Department of Revenue’s market-based sourcing rules which end tax penalties on service-based businesses for hiring workers and making infrastructure investments in North Carolina. This change affords service-based businesses the same treatment manufacturing businesses received last year through the adoption of single sales factor apportionment. “It’s a more fair representation of taxing and tax policy,” said Brock.

“The 1 percent that will pay more in taxes are single people that make over $100,000, and their increase will be merely an average of between $30 and $50 dollars more in taxes a year.” Expanding the scope of sales taxes, included in past plans, is not included in this proposal, but Republican senators expect to continue to shift the tax burden toward point-of-sale structures and away from income taxes. Previous sales tax expansions created some confusion between the N.C. Department of Revenue and business owners as to exactly what is and is not taxable under the new regimes. As related to spending on items such as increased teacher pay and further disaster relief, the co-chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee said they do not expect the tax cuts to hinder funding those, and other, priorities. They pledged to continue finding ways to return money to taxpayers. In addition to the tax plan, the Senate also passed legislation this week that would offer voters a referendum on amending the state constitution to cap personal income tax at 5.5 percent. “We’ll never stop and smell the roses,” said Brock.


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Oldies but goodies are still making beautiful music together The Presbyterian Home Band performs through their golden years By Donna King North State Journal ALEIGH — Strumming washtubs and shaking maracas R made out of commode floaters, a

group of N.C. senior citizens are making beautiful music together. The Presbyterian Home Band is a group of musicians, mostly in their 80s, who travel the state performing concerts with entirely homemade instruments, save a piano. But it’s not just whistling Dixie — this band has been doing its thing for more than 50 years and are booked for concerts years in advance. “We share the joy of taking handmade things and make a joyful noise with them,” said Rachel Dunn, the band’s director. Hailing from Colifax, N.C., near High Point, the band has been performing since 1962, rotating participants as needed. In fact, there is a waiting list to join the group and take up a vacuum cleaner hose “french horn” or a set of sink stopper “bells.” The more than two dozen musicians do an average of around four or five concerts a month across the state, except their busy time at Christmas when they are likely to perform six times. While the average age in the band is 82, the oldest musician is 96 and the youngest is 68. “We try not to go further than two hours away. You know we are all old,” said Dunn. “We meet once a week for one hour and they get three months off in the summer. That gives me a chance to plan more music and get it all organized. They always say, ‘Can’t we go ahead and get started?’ and I always say no, not until the middle of August.” All of the musicians live together at River Landing at Sandy Ridge Retirement Community, but this crew is hardly living laidback golden years. From August through May they tour on a bus together for their gigs. They visit school groups, other retirement homes and churches. This week they entertained a crowd at Millbrook United Methodist Church, only putting down their washtubs, cheese box and glass bottles to sit down and break bread with the audience in a covered dish lunch. “They are just so happy, they love being in the band.” said Dunn. “Statistics have proven that if you are active you live longer and you are happier.” Some of their most popular tunes are Three Dog Night’s “Joy To The World (Jeremiah Was A Bull Frog)”, “Singin’ in the Rain,”

“The Old North State” was written in 1850 by William Gaston and was official made the state song by the N.C. General Assembly in 1926.

“Grandfather’s Clock” and of course, North Carolina’s state song, “The Old North State,” along with some other Carolina favorites. “We said we have to do something to celebrate N.C.,” said Dunn. “We have such a beautiful state. We have the mountains and the Piedmont and the coast. What could be better than ‘Carolina in the Morning’ and ‘Carolina Moon’?” The band wrapped up their concert with a patriotic collection of “God Bless America” and the song of each branch of the U.S. military. The community performance warmed the chilly weekday afternoon, bringing the audience to their feet and a few tears to their eyes. The band has been featured on UNC-TV and has several YouTube videos out there if you want to tune into their brand of makeshift music.

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Top, Chuck Murphy, 87, plays a french horn made of vacuum cleaner parts as he plays military branch theme songs during a performance of the Presbyterian Home Band at Millbrook United Methodist Church in Raleigh on March 16. Created more than 50 years ago, the Presbyterian Home Band uses homemade instruments — some as old as the band itself — to play music around the state of North Carolina. With an average age of 83 years old, the residents of River Landing at Sandy Ridge practice for an hour a week and have a waiting list for new members to join. Bottom, Members play their pieced-together instruments.

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A strawberry bloom at Pope’s Strawberry Farm in Knightdale is covered in a thin layer of ice to help protect it from below-freezing temperatures on March 17. Strawberry farmers are worried that the recent cold snap have damaged their crops.

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Cold from page A1 inch of ice over the plants. Pope thinks the impact to consumers looking for early local berries will be minimal. “The [price] might go up some, but there is such a thing as pricing yourself out of business,” he said. “People can say I can do without.” The cold temperatures also damaged the famed cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., one of the U.S. capital’s major tourist attractions, the National Park Service said on Wednesday. Damaged blooms could cut into the tens of thousands of tourists who flock to enjoy the pink-and-white trees that make Washington’s Cherry Blossom Festival one of the biggest U.S. springtime parties. “The number of cherry trees that reach the blossom stage may be reduced as a result of the recent cold temperatures,” the National Park Service said in a statement. Horticulturists found widespread

Pick your own strawberries Pope’s Strawberry Farms 1305 Fayetteville St. Knightdale, N.C. fields open around April 20 Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

damage in blossoms that had reached the fifth of six stages in the bloom cycle, so flowers at earlier stages of bloom will be forced open over the next day or two to determine if they have been harmed. The cherry trees were a gift from Japan to Washington in 1912 to honor the friendship between the two countries. The chilly temperatures through N.C. were the southern edge of a rare mid-March “nor’easter” that swept the north-

ern part of the country this week. Millions of people on the East Coast faced temperatures 10 to 25 degrees below average, with wind gusts of 30 mph. Thousands of flights were canceled across the region and there were six storm-related casualties in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Wisconsin. In Knightdale, Pope had a sunny outlook as he surveyed his icy strawberry fields on Friday morning, knowing that early next week temperatures are supposed to drop again. “We should be OK providing we get normal weather, as soon as we start having our March weather in February, but now we are having our February weather in March,” said Pope. “What would really be devastating is if about the time we open it starts raining. Because strawberries and water do not mix. It keeps your customers away and they get too ripe and they start rotting, but I think it’ll be all right.”

“To avoid sowing seeds of division in our nation, upholding this fundamental constitutional principle at the core of our nation’s identity plainly serves a significant public interest,” Chuang wrote in his ruling. The actions were the latest legal blow to the administration’s efforts to temporarily ban refugees as well as travelers from six countries that the U.S. State Department has deemed “countries of concern” in the war on terrorism. The president has said the ban is needed for national security. However, the orders, while a victory for the plaintiffs, are only a first step and the government could ultimately win its underlying case. Watson and Chuang were appointed to the bench by former Democratic President Barack Obama. Trump, speaking after the Hawaii ruling at a rally in Nashville, Tenn., called his revised executive order a “watered-down version” of his first. The president said he would take the case “as far as it needs to go,” including to the Supreme Court, in order to get a ruling that the ban is legal. The likely next stop if the administration decides to contest the Hawaii judge’s ruling would be the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Three judges on the 9th Circuit upheld a restraining order on the first travel ban issued by a Washington state judge. At that point, the government’s legal options were to ask for a hearing by a larger panel of judges or petition the Supreme Court to hear the case. Instead, the administration withdrew the ban, promising to retool it in ways that would address the legal issues. If the 9th Circuit were to uphold the Hawaii court’s ruling, an appeal to the Supreme Court would be complicated by its current

makeup of four conservative and four liberal judges, with no ninth justice since the death of Antonin Scalia more than a year ago. The travel ban has deeply divided the country on liberal and conservative lines, and it is unlikely that a ninth Supreme Court justice would be seated in time to hear an appeal in this case. Trump signed the new ban on March 6 in a bid to overcome legal problems with his January executive order, which caused chaos at airports and sparked mass protests before a Washington judge stopped its enforcement in February. Watson’s order is only temporary until the broader arguments in the case can be heard. He set an expedited hearing schedule to determine if his ruling should be extended. Trump’s first travel order was more sweeping than the second revised order. Like the current one, it barred citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days, but it also included Iraq, which was subsequently taken off the list. The revised ban also excluded legal permanent residents and existing visa holders and provided waivers for various categories of immigrants with ties to the United States. Hawaii and other opponents of the ban claimed that the motivation behind it was Trump’s campaign promise of “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” In Washington state, a group of plaintiffs applying for immigrant visas asked U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle — who suspended the first ban — to stop the new order. Robart was appointed to the bench by Republican former President George W. Bush. Robart said he would issue a written ruling, but did not specify a time line.


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Bennett College is a small women's college located in Greensboro. In 2010, there were fewer than 800 students enrolled. Bennett is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It offers both BA and BS degrees in a wide variety of majors, including English, biology and computer science. The current site of Bennett College was established by a group of former slaves in the late 1800s and became an all-women’s college in 1926.

St. Mary’s School Celebrating 175 years of academic excellence and achievements, Saint Mary’s School is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory, boarding and day school for girls grade 9-12. Founded in 1842 by the Rev. Aldert Smedes, Saint Mary’s remains committed to its founder's belief “an educated woman makes a difference.” The school offers honors and AP courses along with three languages, 11 sports, a renowned arts program, travel opportunities and more. The school’s campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the North Carolina Civil War Trails.

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west Popular restaurant, building sold to investors Watauga County After owning Murphy’s Restaurant & Pub for three decades, founders Erik and Steve Larsen and Tom Philipp have sold the restaurant to a group of private investors. The historic building was sold to Wine To Water, which previously leased the building’s upper floor. Established in 1986, Murphy’s will continue to operate as a popular spot for food and late-night music in downtown Boone. The new ownership could potentially make changes, hinting at a collaboration between the restaurant and Wine To Water.

Winston-Salem, making it the oldest female establishment in the country that is still a women’s college. From 1772 to now, 28 women’s schools have been established in North Carolina with many later becoming co-educational. North Carolina is also home to six private all-girl’s prep schools educating fifth- through 12th-graders. More than 480 young women in North Carolina attend all-girls high schools while elementary and middle grades cater to 96 students. One particular school, Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, is the oldest continually operating school in Raleigh.

Burke Co. toddler found dead on front porch Burke County Authorities found a 3-year-old dead on a front porch in Burke County on Wednesday morning. Autopsy reports reveal the boy suffered no signs of trauma. Toxicology and other tests will not be available for another two weeks. Investigators believe the boy, who turned 3 the day before, wandered out sometime in the night and died from exposure to the cold. Overnight wind chills reached below zero. The name of the child has not been released as the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division continues the investigation.

PIEDMONT Woman killed after truck collides with LYNX light rail train Mecklenburg County Ashley Yvonne Riveron, 26, was killed in south Charlotte on Thursday morning after the pickup truck she was driving collided with a LYNX light rail train at the Hebron Street and South Boulevard intersection. Officials said Riveron failed to stop for the crossing arms signal. The windshield of the train was shattered and the pickup truck split in two and dragged for about 25 feet. The 38 passengers on the train were not injured. WSOC9

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Peace College Peace College is an all-women’s college founded in 1857. It is currently independent, but was formerly affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Peace offers 16 majors for its bachelor’s degree programs to it approximately 700 students. Peace is a member of the USA South Athletic Conference and participates in six sports.

Suspects in cemetery vase thefts arrested Forsyth County Adam Dale Binkley, 42, and Austin Scott Binkley, 24, both of Clemmons, were arrested and charged with felony larceny in relation to vase thefts from local cemeteries. Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons reported 64 bronze vases stolen from grave plots. Shortly after, the Winston-Salem Police Department also received reports from other cemeteries regarding the theft of bronze vases. Both are being held on secured bonds at Forsyth County Detention Center with a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 30.

Rutherford County Richard Glen Brandle fled on foot Thursday from authorities trying to serve an arrest warrant. Brandle is being sought on multiple charges including larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering, six counts of felony possession of stolen goods, drug possession, and resisting a public officer. Brandle ran into a heavily wooded area and detectives lost sight of him. An issued search warrant on the property uncovered $25,000 worth of stolen goods from Rutherford, Polk and Spartanburg counties.

Haywood County In the past two weeks, a busy construction area on U.S 74 has been the sight of more than 10 wrecks. Accidents included a five-car pileup March 1, a fiery four-car pileup March 3, another accident leading to a five-car pileup, and seven additional twovehicle accidents. Another four-car pileup Thursday has resulted in the N.C. Department of Transportation reviewing the situation and instituting new safety measures. N.C Highway Patrol concluded almost all wrecks have occurred in or around the exact same spot. Troopers have dropped the speed of the area to 50 mph.

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Audit report reveals former nonprofit director spent $67,000 Carteret County State Auditor Beth Wood released an investigative report Thursday in regards to excess spending from the former director of the Carteret County Humane Society and Animal Shelter. The woman, who has not been named, used more than $67,000 of appropriated funds for personal spending spanning over a twoand-a-half-year period. The audit cited 2,243 questionable expenses with $15,617 spent at convenience stores, $8,496 at Walmart, $950 in entertainment, $3,200 in daycare costs, and $558 for four deposits to inmate prison accounts. Charlotte Observer

Bridge destroys SUV on trailer Guilford County A Nissan SUV atop a car hauler rig was destroyed Thursday after it collided with the railroad bridge between South Main Street and Surrett Drive in High Point. Located on Business 85, the bridge has a clearance of 13-feet8-inches. The SUV was one of four Nissans on the top of the hauler. No other vehicle damage or injuries were reported.

Judge rules dam to be breached Moore County A Moore County Judge on Wednesday ordered the owners of Woodlake Dam breach it. The order was signed by Superior Court Judge James Webb and threatens a strict deadline and potential jail time if the owners, Woodlake CC Corporation, do not comply. The owners will need to rebuild the dam and allow the lake at Woodlake to refill. The order was designed to protect downstream residents in case of a major breach if the lake was full. WRAL

is a critical piece of information voters need to make informed decisions in the voting booth when they do not know the detailed record of each judicial candidate. Supporters also say it increases the number of people who actually vote in judicial elections, rather than leaving the space blank if they aren’t familiar with the candidates. “In the 2016 election, almost 800,000 fewer North Carolinians voted in the Supreme Court race than in the presidential race because they did not have enough information about the judicial candidates,” said Berger. “Surely, Gov. Cooper does not wish to suppress voter turnout in our judicial races.” Thursday’s decision by the governor is the first veto of his tenure. It takes a three-fifth vote in both chambers of the legislature to override it. In the House, Republicans have a 75 to 45 majority and in the Senate it’s 35 to 15, so the Republicanled General Assembly does have a vetoproof majority in the legislature. “I look forward to providing the Governor with his first veto override in the near future,” said Rep. Justin Burr (R-Stanly).

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The month of March celebrates women’s history throughout the United States. The first International Women’s Day found its beginnings in 1911. In 1987, Congress dedicated the entire month to celebrating women and their contributions to events in history and society. One way we can celebrate as a state is to look back on the all-girls colleges and prep schools that established young learners who have gone on to change the world. In total, North Carolina has four active all-girls colleges, but their history is much greater. Four years before the Declaration of Independence was signed, Salem College was founded in

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill Thursday that would restore indicators of party affiliation next to judicial candidates back on the N.C. ballots. House Bill 100, “An Act to Restore Partisan Judicial Elections for North Carolina Superior and District Courts and to Change the Time for Submission of Petitions for Unaffiliated Candidates” was ratified by the legislature last week. “North Carolina wants its judges to be fair and impartial, and partisan politics has no place on the judges’ bench,” Cooper said in a letter. “We need less politics in the courtroom, not more” Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) immediately responded in a statement: “If the governor believes ‘partisan politics has no place on the judges’ bench,’ he should stop suing the legislature when he loses political battles.” When Democrats were the majority party in the legislature, they passed laws removing party affiliation information from ballots incrementally beginning in 1996, calling it a move to make them “nonpartisan.” Supporters of the new bill, which would have put “R” or “D” next to judge candidates’ names on the ballot, say it

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New waterpark could be largest in nation Currituck County As construction continues on H20BX WaterPark in Powells Point, it’s shaping up to be the largest of its kind in the country. The $46 million dollar project includes a 30-acre first phase featuring 20 slides, an adventure river, four activity pools and a 450,000-gallon wave pool. Located on a 95-acre property in Currituck County, the park is expected to open Memorial Day weekend with future development bringing hotels, restaurants and other tourism-related business. The Virginian Pilot

Body of missing swimmer found on beach New Hanover County A body that washed ashore Kure Beach on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Maynor Francisco Cruz Bardalez, 25, of Wilmington. Last week, Bardalez was reported missing after jumping from the Kure Beach Pier, and a friend who jumped in to rescue him had to be rescued at the time of the incident. Bardalez’s body has been taken to the medical examiner’s office.

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg stops by Fort Bragg Cumberland County As part of his “Year of Travel,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg he made a stop by Fort Bragg on Tuesday to visit with soldiers and leaders with U.S. Army Special Operations Command. The visit was not publicized but word spread quickly after a video was posted on social media of Zuckerberg dining at an on-post restaurant. During his “Year of Travel,” Zuckerberg has attended a rodeo in Texas, a Civil War battlefield in Mississippi, and stood atop an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Fayetteville Observer

RALEIGH — A bipartisan group of state lawmakers discussed House Bill 88 in committee this week, which seeks to update laws regarding the practices of nurses in the state, especially when it comes to administering anesthesia. The Modernize Nursing Practice Act came before the House Health Committee for discussion Wednesday, giving committee members an opportunity to review the bill’s details and listen to public comment both for and against the measure. “I want to stress: We are not asking for an expansion of the scope of practice for nurse anesthetists in any of this legislation,” said Dobson. “We are not asking for them to be able to do anything that they are not currently authorized to do in North Carolina.” The section of most public interest would codify in statute the relationship required between nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists. Currently, the law does not directly address that relationship and courts have deemed its clarification a legislative responsibility. As it stands now, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) must sign a supervision agreement with a physician to practice in the state, but the supervision often only means meeting as little as twice a year. By codifying language that allows CRNA’s to select, order and administer anesthesia drugs, H.B. 88 has drawn the ire of anesthesiologists who feel the act would unwisely loosen supervision to the point of endangering patient safety.

“It eliminates longstanding North Carolina law that protects patients and the public by insuring that a physician supervises a nurse anesthetist when providing anesthesia care to patients,” said Dr. Robert Paul Reiker, a Raleigh anesthesiologist, during the public comment period. “The fundamental education and training of physicians and nurses are different.” According to Dobson, hospitals in his district and many around the state operate with no anesthesiologist even on staff, and those roles are performed safely and effectively by CRNA’s already without negative effects to patient safety. Julie George, director of the N.C. Board of Nursing, agrees with the efforts to modernize the nursing act and feels the collaborative supervision agreements is an unnecessary barrier to CRNA practice. “In order for North Carolina, I believe, to fully reap the benefits of our nursing workforce, updating our regulations is essential,” said George, adding that of all the studies that have examined the issue of nurses administering anesthesia, not one has found a reduction in patient outcomes. Other proponents of the bill argued Wednesday that anesthesiologists’ opposition to H.B. 88 amounts to mere protectionism, adding that some physicians earn up to $60,000 a year in passive income for sponsoring collaborative agreements with CRNA’s. The bill is scheduled for committee votes this week.


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Only the big survive It’s good to be the big dog. But it’s especially good to be the only dog.

I don’t think they mean to do it. But they don’t do anything about it, either. The left, whose adherents love to talk about “fairness” and “speaking truth to power,” continually pursue excessive regulations that act as barriers to anything that challenges the power of both governmental and private-sector institutions. Consumers, along with small and medium-sized businesses, are the most hurt. Take finance — in particular the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, sweeping regulations passed after the financial crisis. Opinions on whether Dodd-Frank hurt community banks range from “definitely” to “almost certainly.” The data is staggering. From the enactment of Dodd-Frank until the autumn of 2016, more than 1,700 American banks disappeared. Almost no new banks have been formed. Some people, including former Rep. Barney Frank himself, have insisted that other regulations have more to do with the crippling of community banks than did Dodd-Frank. In other words, We didn’t knock them down. We just administered the coup de grâce. Well, that’s a relief. How about health care? It’s no secret that Obamacare has run most insurers out of most markets. In the individual market, almost all of the Old North State is covered by only one insurer, the giant Blue Cross and Blue Shield of N.C. And how is BCBSNC doing? It survived Obamacare when the others didn’t. Many North Carolinians probably assume that BCBSNC had a terrible year last year, when a butcher’s bill of

problems culminated in a record $3.6 million fine from the N.C. Department of Insurance. But it survived. After a loss of $50 million in 2014 and basically a break-even year in 2015, for 2016 the nonprofit posted a profit — oops, net income — of $185 million. It’s good to be the big dog. But it’s especially good to be the only dog. Even just the threat of future regulation can accelerate the drive to immensity. The consolidation of big businesses into giant businesses usually happens for one of two reasons. The first is a shrinking market that upsets longstanding business models. Current examples include the consolidations in the cable TV industry and in the macro-brewing industry. The second reason is uncertainty about the future of a business model, which includes the threat of an increased regulatory burden. Electric generation and delivery is an example. For most of the history of the electric power industry, the monopolistic, highly capitalintensive utilities would place very expensive assets into service and recoup their investment, along with a steady profit, over 40, 60, or even 80 years. But as states began to dilute the “least-cost” model of generation by requiring more expensive generation sources with shorter (or unknown) longevity, utility consolidation increased. And when the threat of regulations on carbon dioxide became very real, the consolidation of the industry increased further. Big fish merge into giant whales, all the better to withstand the regulatory harpoons when the

boats are circling above. Even industries run exclusively by the left have had to admit the burdens of government regulation. Whatever their position on abortion, conservatives and libertarians rightly reveled in the concession that abortion providers and their allies made when states including North Carolina and Texas ramped up regulations on the clinics. It will cripple us — and you know it, the clinics lamented. But even if they will admit that the burden is real, modern progressives (and some conservatives) are far too enamored of control to fix the problem. Every attempt to loosen the red tape is met with hysteria and a portrayal that it was that exact regulation that was keeping everything from unravelling. And of course, it doesn’t matter at all to progressives what the effects of a policy are, only the intentions. Who can pinpoint, after all, what the exact causes of the death were for those community banks, regional utilities, or health insurers? So consumers lose, and the big guys win. Again, and again.

EDITORIAL | Ray Nothstine

Automation and the Washington disconnect The belief that markets can rescue large swaths of the working and middle class might be at an alltime low, at least since the Great Depression.

Whatever happened to all the predictions about flying automobiles? It was just assumed in “Back to the Future, Part II” that the technology would be the norm by 2015. However, the less thrilling consolation prize of driverless vehicle technology is emerging rapidly. Reduced labor may prove one way to dramatically cut shipping costs, while providing more convenience for commuters and travelers. Not everybody is excited though, as Fox News host Tucker Carlson pointed out as an invited speaker last week for the International Association of Fire Fighters, a more than 300,000-member union affiliated with the AFL-CIO. Carlson noted that automation means a massive amount of American job loss, particularly for men. “Truck driving is the single most common job for high school educated men in America,” Carlson declared. There are approximately 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the U.S. and over 8 million directly employed by the industry. The average trucking salary is a little over $50,000, but a driver in a private fleet like Walmart has a median compensation of $73,000, with even more bonus opportunities. Some companies offer decent benefit packages too, making it an ideal profession for many who support a family. If a driver owns his own truck, the average earnings are closer to $100,000. Carlson pointed out that those in the construction industry should be “really worried”

too. He highlighted a recent video of a 3D printed house built in 24 hours. But Carlson made much larger points in his remarks. While the vast majority of people in D.C. are excited about the prospect of self-driving vehicles, nobody in the beltway is having conversations about the potential loss of jobs. On top of that, per Carlson, the Obama administration spent almost half a billion dollars funding self-driving vehicle research, and taxpayer expenditures for the effort are ongoing. “What are those people going to do next, write software?” Carlson rhetorically asked. He called the looming job loss to automation “a social disaster waiting to happen.” Carlson said President Trump should ban self-automated trucks. It’s hard to imagine the free-market devotee morphing more into a populist regulator. After all, Carlson first emerged on the scene as the foppish elitist looking conservative on CNN’s now-retired Crossfire show. After spending a year and a half listening to Trump and talking to Americans across the country, Carlson says it has reinforced how disconnected D.C. has become and it even changed his politics. The disconnect is emphasized by the fact that Trump surged on the issues of limiting immigration and international trade, two policies not even on the D.C. radar. In his remarks, Carlson noted that Republicans in D.C. hate Trump. Virtually

the entire federal bureaucracy loathes him. But Trump became a vessel for a shrinking and increasingly scoffed-at middle class. Most people who pay attention to politics know that the cracks in conservatism have split wide open. The fusionism of hawks, conservatives, and economic libertarians that brought Ronald Reagan to power is a shell of itself. The belief that markets can rescue large swaths of the working and middle class might be at an all-time low, at least since the Great Depression. Where Trump and the GOP should agree, mainly substantial cuts to government, many in the GOP this week are guarding the bureaucracy, or the “swamp,” in their comments. The main point of Carlson’s address was that D.C. doesn’t listen and still hasn’t learned anything from Trump’s rise. Whether it’s loss of jobs from trade or automation, even where there are policy disagreements, listening and transparency is fundamental to good government. Otherwise, our current broken federal government will continue to serve itself.


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Guest Opinion | GALE ADCOCK

Unnecessary regulations prove costly for NC patients Even the Institute of Medicine recommends that every state in the country scrap such antiquated regulations.

Healthcare is expensive, it is polarizing, and it is one of the most regulated industries in the world. As one of the biggest issues being tackled at every level of government, it behooves us to look closely at this complex system to identify outdated policies that overcomplicate healthcare and increase costs. Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) are some of the low-hanging fruit of healthcare overregulation, but since they are not well understood by the public, the opportunities they provide have gone largely unnoticed. I should know. As a nurse practitioner, I am one of the four types of nurses that make up APRNs (along with clinical nurse midwives, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and clinical nurse specialists). That is why I, along with a bipartisan group of 43 legislators in North Carolina’s House and Senate, have sponsored House Bill 88, the Modernize Nursing Practice Act (its Senate companion is Senate Bill 73). This bill gives North Carolina a chance to address its glaring access-tocare problem while maintaining a high level of safety and reducing costs. The main goal of this legislation is to remove superfluous regulations that force APRNs to be “supervised” by a physician. This requirement can cost thousands of dollars, cost that is passed along to patients without providing any tangible benefit to the patient. Supporters of the status quo would have you believe that physician supervision is a crucial safeguard for patients. To be blunt, it is not at all. Supervising physicians do not have to actually see patients of APRNs or review their treatment plans. In fact, APRNs and “supervising” physicians are not required to be in the same physical location or even talk to each other for months at a time. I personally know an APRN practicing in rural southeastern North Carolina who is “supervised” by a physician in Lake Norman, more than 200

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miles away. Using patient safety to cloud the issue masks the reality that APRNs already provide safe and effective care that they are specifically educated and highly qualified to do on their own. Dozens of peer-reviewed studies have shown that when granted Full Practice Authority (regulatory jargon for working without supervision) APRNs provide care that is at least as safe as that of physicians. Even the Institute of Medicine recommends that every state in the country scrap such antiquated regulations. H.B. 88 does not expand the scope of care that APRNs can provide. It does not attempt to turn APRNs into physicians. It simply allows APRNs the authority to do the professional work they already do without unnecessary red tape. When caring for a patient whose health issues go beyond an APRN’s knowledge and skills, the APRN would still refer the patient to the appropriate specialist, just like you would expect any physician to do and just as APRNs already do today. Dr. Chris Conover, a health economist with the Duke Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, has studied this issue closely. In 2015, he determined

that easing burdensome regulations on APRNs would save North Carolina at least $433 million (and potentially up to $4 billion) per year. Those are staggering numbers that should demand attention on their own, even before you consider the added benefits of increased access while sustaining safety and quality. “North Carolina residents consequently would enjoy better access to care of equivalent or better quality even as the health system sheds some avoidable costs (e.g., hospitalizations) in the process,” said Dr. Conover. “It is rare that any policy change offers gains across all three major dimensions of the North Carolina health system’s performance.” It has been nearly 40 years since legislators updated the Nursing Practice Act in any meaningful way, yet the health care landscape has changed drastically. Current “supervision” regulations are costly, they are unnecessary, and they do not reflect the way we should provide health care in 2017. It is time for North Carolina to pass the Modernize Nursing Practice Act.

Perceptions are that Trump’s policies are working Perceptions matter. People make decisions, even life-altering decisions, based on what they perceive as likely to happen. To the extent that public policy affects such decisions, the perception of likely policy change can affect behavior even before the change happens — even if it ends up never happening. Something like that seems to be happening in America — and around the world. In the two months since Donald Trump was inaugurated, people have been making decisions based on perceptions of how he may change the country’s direction. Take the economy. The numbers in the jobs report for February, showing an increase of 235,000 jobs, are not wildly out of line with some monthly reports in recent years. In contrast with the years of the Obama stimulus program, when the bulk of new jobs came in the public sector, it appears that the increase here is in the private sector. Moody’s Analytics says there were 298,000 new private-sector jobs in February, far more than the 189,000 it expected. Construction jobs were up 58,000. Private educational services jobs were up 29,000. And manufacturing jobs were up 28,000. This suggests that lots of employers, small as well as large, are taking the plunge and creating new jobs. Can I prove that they’re doing so because of perceptions that regulations and taxes will be decreased by the Trump administration? No, and I’m not sure any economist’s statistical model could, either. But it sure looks as if that’s what’s happening. Big players in the financial markets seem to think so. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen suggested the Fed will raise interest rates twice more this year after doing so twice in the past three months. That’s a significant shift from her long-standing reluctance to increase rates at all for fear of dampening the economy. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said March 10 that Trump’s agenda of cutting corporate taxes, building infrastructure and rolling back regulations has unleashed the “animal spirits” — economist John Maynard Keynes’ phrase — of businesspeople. “Even if he gets (just) part of it done,” Dimon, a Democrat and Hillary Clinton contributor, told Bloomberg, “it’ll be good for growth.” Does the unusual speed with which Paul Ryan is leading the House to vote on the first of three promised initiatives to repeal and replace

first impeached president in Korean history. Citizens took to the streets of Seoul. Few mourned the fall or saw the process as a witch hunt that jeopardizes national security. Most danced, believing it was the maturation of Korean democracy, which has seen its share of coups and totalitarian oppression of protests. The president was ousted without bloodshed and by the rule of law. Democracy was affirmed. Some in America caught this fever and eyed President Trump as an “autocrat” and sent out tweets like: “Your move, America” and “Next to go is Trump.” Trump’s impeachment for them would not only be democracy saved, but the ultimate comeuppance, to say back to the television star who made famous the income and life deflating words, “You’re fired.” However, such flippant and frequent threat of impeachment bleeds it of its potency. One shouldn’t raise it until one is ready to use it. When I threaten to ground my son and I can’t enforce it, he catches on quickly and says yes to my order then behaves the opposite. Impeachment is important enough to be used sparingly. The U.S. Constitution modeled the impeachment process after the British system which removed immunity for crime from political positions, bolstering the rule of law. There was one vital difference: The British exempted the monarch. When the delegates to the Philadelphia Convention finalized the impeachment procedures in Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution, they inserted the president, so there would be no ambiguity. The rule of law is valid only if no one is exempt.

Trump as a threat is not enough for impeachment. One cannot be impeached for what has not been committed.

State Rep. Gale Adcock is a Democrat who represents western Wake County.

column | MICHAEL BARONE

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Obamacare suggest that he and Trump are trying to strengthen the perception that the privatesector economy will boom? Given the significant risk of political damage and policy bollix, it certainly looks as if the answer is yes. People at the high end of the income spectrum — a category that obviously includes the bulk of job creators — are not the only ones making decisions in response to perceptions. So, it appears, are undocumented immigrants and people deciding whether to cross the border illegally. U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that apprehensions of people who crossed the southern border illegally in February were down 39 percent from January and down 36 percent from February 2016. They were also lower than the border crossings in December — traditionally by far the lowest month — in the years 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012. That’s a starling drop. And it’s one that seems likely to reverberate far beyond Mexico, seeing as most people who have crossed the border illegally since the Great Recession have come from Central America. Under Obama administration policy, Central American children (or adults claiming to be younger than 18) seeking asylum were mostly allowed to remain in the United States, effectively free of border enforcement. Trump’s executive orders on immigration law enforcement have created the perception, probably accurately, that that policy has changed. That message has apparently been delivered to people hundreds or even thousands of miles south of the Rio Grande. Of course, perceptions can change. As a president’s term goes on, perceptions of a president’s policies are replaced by the realities of actual policies, and perceptions of likely effects are modified by conditions on the ground. The wisdom of crowds is not always spot on. But it’s sometimes superior to the wisdom of experts. Most experts predicted that Britain’s vote for Brexit and America’s for Trump would crater those countries’ respective economies. That hasn’t happened yet — and most people seem to perceive it won’t. Michael Barone is a senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and longtime coauthor of The Almanac of American Politics.

American government is not a true democracy. Not every citizen can legislate. Athenians could do it because it was a citystate. Few citizens and a small bureaucracy meant all citizens could argue and make decisions over an afternoon meeting and return home for dinner. America is too complex. We leave it to the representatives. Every citizen in America cannot legislate but citizens can vote. What keeps this representative government democratic — “government of the people, by the people, for the people”— is that a person voted in can not only be voted out but ousted. It keeps every position, including the most powerful one, accountable to the people. So what are the grounds for impeachment? Trump as a threat is not enough for impeachment. One cannot be impeached for what has not been committed. This is a human right coded as the right of every American citizen, “innocent until proven guilty.” For many, Trump has all the trappings of another Hitler. His rhetoric and his disdain for books — Hitler had a library of 6,000 books which he didn’t read much since he’d already made up his mind — tempts you to such comparison. A quick comparison only proves Godwin’s Law, that as a conversation grows longer, someone will compare someone or something to Hitler. It is stated as a “law” but of course it is not a mathematical study but an observation of rhetoric, that using Hitler is the easiest way to make a higher-ground moral statement without substance. As the author of the law, Mike Godwin explains, “I wanted folks who glibly compared someone else to Hitler to think a bit harder about the Holocaust.” Trumps’ inanity is also not grounds for impeachment. This one was addressed directly by the framers. George Mason wanted to ink in “maladministration,” but James Madison argued that that a “maladministration standard” would make the president a lackey of the Senate. Trump raised this issue himself when he tweeted in 2014, “Are you allowed to impeach a president for gross incompetence?” Fortunately for him, the answer to his incompetence question is “no.” The Constitution is clear on the grounds of impeachment: “treason, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors.” A president who abuses his power, breaks the rule, or threatens the Constitution will face the full force of the law. We must not be vindictive. At the same time, we should be vigilant. We should let Trump get situated. One should fight strategically against policies one disagrees with. But we cannot cry “impeach” for policies you think unjust or stupidly crafted. Self-control and reason is how we practice democracy. And should Trump or any other president, think about playing loose with the law, the people will be there with the power of impeachment to protect democracy. Samuel Son is a teaching pastor in Raleigh.


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Man left undetonated explosive at NYC bus terminal, police say New York Police arrested a man after he left a crude explosive device in a briefcase during rush hour at a busy New York City

Trial concluding for pharmacist charged in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak Boston Closing arguments are complete in the trial of the co-founder of a now-defunct Massachusetts pharmacy charged with murder and racketeering for his role in a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the United States. Barry Cadden, 50, pled not guilty to 96 criminal counts and is the one of two former

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Al-Qaida operative guilty in deaths of U.S. servicemen, bomb plot Brooklyn, N.Y. A Saudi Arabian-born man was convicted on Thursday of participating in a 2003 attack

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Nation & WORLD bus terminal, according to a criminal complaint filed on Thursday. The device did not detonate. Arsenio Mason, 39, is accused of leaving the briefcase on a chair inside a deli at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey bus terminal on Wednesday evening.

pharmacists at the New England Compounding Center accused of second-degree murder in an outbreak that sickened 751 people in 20 states. Prosecutors called the outbreak the largest U.S. public health crisis involving a pharmaceutical drug, accusing Cadden of directing the shipment of steroids often prescribed for back pain that were tainted with fungal meningitis, even though he knew they were made in unsanitary conditions at NECC’s Framingham, Mass., facility. He could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted.

too. The mostly uninhabited, unincorporated town about 225 miles south of Portland originally went up for sale in 2015, but that did not include the building that used to house the school, said Garrett Zoller, the owner of Land and Wildlife, the real estate firm selling the 250-acre town.

in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. servicemen and plotting to bomb a U.S. embassy in West Africa, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn said. A jury found Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun, known by the nom de guerre Spin Ghul, guilty of all counts after only two hours of deliberations. He faces life in prison at his sentencing.

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An undated NASA illustration shows Arctic sea ice at a record low wintertime maximum extent for the second straight year, according to scientists at the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and NASA.

Arctic ice loss driven by natural swings, not just mankind Nature Climate Change journal study starts to separate man-made from natural causes By Alister Doyle Reuters OSLO, Norway — Natural swings in the Arctic climate have caused up to half the precipitous losses of sea ice around the North Pole in recent decades, with the rest driven by man-made global warming, scientists said on Monday. The study indicates that an icefree Arctic Ocean, often feared to be just years away, in one of the starkest signs of man-made global warming, could be delayed if nature swings back to a cooler mode. Natural variations in the Arctic climate “may be responsible for about 30–50 percent of the overall decline in September sea ice since 1979,” the U.S.-based team of scientists wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change. Sea ice has shrunk steadily and hit a record low in September 2012

“Nobody’s done this attribution before.” — Professor Andrew Shepherd of Leeds University

— late summer in the Arctic — in satellite records dating back to 1979. The ice is now around the smallest for mid-March, rivaling winter lows set in 2016 and 2015. The study, separating manmade from natural influences in the Arctic atmospheric circulation, said that a decades-long natural warming of the Arctic climate might be tied to shifts as far away as the tropical Pacific Ocean. “If this natural mode would stop or reverse in the near future, we would see a slow-down of the recent fast melting trend, or even a recovery of sea ice,” said lead author Qinghua Ding, of the University of California, Santa Barbara. But in the long term the buildup of man-made greenhouse gases

would become an ever more overwhelming factor, he wrote in an e-mail. “Looking ahead, it is still a matter of when, rather than if, the Arctic will become ice-free in summer,” said Ed Hawkins, of the University of Reading, who was not involved in the study. The melt of the Arctic is disrupting the livelihoods of indigenous peoples and damaging wildlife such as polar bears and seals while opening the region to more oil and gas and shipping. Professor Andrew Shepherd of Leeds University, who did not participate in the study, welcomed it as pinning down the relative shares of natural and man-made influences. “Nobody’s done this attribution before,” he said. The findings could help narrow down huge uncertainties about when the ice will vanish. In 2013, a U.N. panel of climate scientists merely said human influences had “very likely contributed” to the loss of Arctic ice, without estimating how much. It said that the ice could disappear by mid-century if emissions keep rising.

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), left, speaks with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, at his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 7.

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Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson uses his phone to take a picture of elephants at the Lewa wildlife conservancy sprawling over the Laikipia plains in northern Kenya on March 17.

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House Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Ranking Member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) speak with the media about the ongoing Russia investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 15.

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By Lawrence Hurley Reuters WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate confirmation hearings get underway for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch next week. The seat Gorsuch was nominated to fill was a prominent issue in the 2016 presidential race as voters considered who should pick a justice to fill the ninth seat on an ideologically split bench. Senate Democrats this week revealed their strategy for questioning the reportedly even keel judge with a reputation for scholarly conservatism. Rep. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters that at his confirmation hearing next week they will argue that Gorsuch is a conservative activist with a pro-corporate bias in his rulings as an appeals court judge. “Judge Gorsuch may act like a neutral, calm judge, but his record and his career clearly show he harbors a right-wing, pro-corporate, special-interest legal agenda,” Schumer said. Schumer appeared on Capitol Hill with several individual plaintiffs that Gorsuch ruled against in his position as a judge on the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court

“The qualifications of Judge Gorsuch are beyond dispute. I only hope Democrats and Republicans can come together for once, for the good of the country.” — President Donald Trump

of Appeals. “He expresses a lot of empathy and sympathy for the less powerful,” Schumer said, “but when it comes to time to rule, when the chips are down, far too often he sides with the powerful few over everyday Americans just trying to get a fair shake.” Conservative legal activists who support the nomination say that Democrats are cherry-picking a small number of rulings that distort Gorsuch’s 11-year record as a judge. The Republican-controlled Senate has to approve the appointment for it to take effect. Last year they refused to consider former president Barack Obama’s nominee to fill the vacancy caused by the February 2016 death of conservative justice Antonin Scalia, arguing at the time that with less than a year before the nation chooses a new president, the 45th one should make that call. Trump’s fellow Republicans control the Senate 52-48, but Schumer repeated his view that Gorsuch would need to win 60 votes, rather than a simple majority, to move toward confirmation. Democrats can seek to use a procedural maneuver to block a confirmation vote if Gorsuch’s supporters cannot muster 60 votes, although Republicans could change the Senate rules.


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Hawks fall just short in first round North CarolinaWilmington Seahawks center Chuck Ogbodo (13) walks off the court after losing to the Virginia Cavaliers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Amway Center in Orlando on March 16.

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Nats Scherzer could miss opener with finger injury Reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer likely will miss the Washington Nationals’ season opener because of a stress fracture in his right ring finger, manager Dusty Baker said on Thursday. “At this point, probably no,” Baker said of Scherzer’s availability to pitch against the NL East rival Miami Marlins on April 3. “Opening day, I’m sure, is important to him but not as important as the rest of the season.”

Chris Flemmings comes on late, but Seahawks still fall short in NCAA Tournament for second straight year By R. Cory Smith North State Journal he Seahawks jumped out to an early lead on an ACC team in the NCAA Tournament only to T see it evaporate in the second half — again.

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Butler topples Winthrop behind Woodson’s big day Avery Woodson knocked down six 3-pointers and finished with 18 points to lead No. 4 seed Butler to a 76-64 victory over No. 13 Winthrop in an NCAA Tournament South Regional first-round contest at the Bradley Center. Avery Woodson’s shooting touch helped Butler make eight on the day. The Bulldogs shot 49.0 percent overall while going 20for-30 from the free throw line, while Winthrop made just five free throws on 10 attempts. CBB

Asheville’s season ends in CIT loss to UT Martin UNC Asheville dug itself an early hole from which it was never able to completely recover in suffering an 8975 setback at TennesseeMartin in the opening round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament on Thursday. With the loss, the Bulldogs finish their season at 23-10. Coach Nick McDevitt’s team fell behind 9-2 after the first five minutes and while it quickly rallied to close the gap to 14-12, the deficit grew to as many as 21 late in the opening half as UT Martin made nine 3-pointers and shot a blistering 66.7 percent from the floor.

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Williams, Krzyzewski lament lack of N.C. tournament games By Brett Friedlander North State Journal GREENVILLE, S.C. — The rivalry between the two Carolinas has been going strong since the colonies were split into North and South back in 1712. So Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski didn’t feel the need to fan the flames any higher Thursday when asked to comment on the currently touchy subject of geography. “I don’t want to take away from the great people of South Carolina and the people of Greenville,” he said on the eve of his team’s NCAA tournament opener against Troy at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. “They deserve to host a tournament whether our state is smart enough or stupid enough not to have it. It shouldn’t be a contest of one of the other.” That’s a nice thought and a diplomatic answer, but there’s no getting around the reality that circumstances have pitted North and South Carolina against each other when it comes to hosting NCAA championships — as well as other sports and entertain-

ment events. It’s a direct result of the controversial HB2, North Carolina’s so-called “bathroom law,” that has prompted numerous sports organizations, businesses and performers to boycott the state. This weekend’s first and second round tournament games were originally scheduled to be played at Greensboro Coliseum. But that changed last summer when the NCAA decided to take a stand on the hot button issue. The fact that the games were moved to South Carolina only added to the intrigue of the situation, since that state only recently had its own ban lifted. The NCAA pulled its events out of South Carolina in 2009 because of a controversy surrounding the flying of the Confederate flag on its state house grounds. Because future NCAA tournaments are currently up for bid, there’s a chance North Carolina could go just as long, if not longer before hosting championship events again. See NCAA, page B6

It’s an all-too-familiar story for No. 12 UNCW, and one it will have to relive again after a 76-71 loss to No. 5 Virginia in the opening round in Orlando. The loss comes nearly one year to the date of UNCW’s 93-85 loss to Duke on March 17 in the NCAA Tournament. After a 16-2 UNCW run to take a 26-11 lead with 7:25 remaining in the first half, Virginia charged back to take a 30-29 lead heading into the half. The Cavaliers never looked back, holding the edge for the final 15 minutes of the game behind London Perrantes’ game-high 24 points. Despite the loss, UNCW head coach Kevin Keatts refused to look at it as anything other than a positive to be on the March Madness stage. “I’m so proud of these guys,” Keatts said. “When you think about what we’ve accomplished this year, winning 29 games, winning the regular season, winning our tournament championship, and certainly playing well enough to win the game. “Though we’re disappointed, when we walk out of here, we’re going to walk out of here with our heads high because the effort these guys have given me all year has been unbelievable.” UNCW’s strategy in the first half was brilliant. The Seahawks pushed the pace and spread the floor offensively, highlighted by Ambrose Mosley and Denzel Ingram going 6-for-6 from behind the arc. Virginia was forced to fight back on the offensive end, something the Hoos haven’t been comfortable with all season. While they weren’t especially flashy on offense to close out the first half, the Cavs adjusted. During the first 12 minutes, the Hawks scored 12 points off turnovers. During the final 28 minutes, the Hoos allowed just two points off turnovers. It was a simple fix, but something Keatts said he expected from

“I’m so proud of these guys. Though we’re disapointed, when we walk out of here, we’re going to walk out of here with our heads high.” Wilmington coach Kevin Keatts

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The Carolina Hurricanes are Raleigh’s hockey team but there’s another group of Canes burning up the ice in town lately. The Carolina Sled Hockey team, a group of disabled hockey players, prevailed 8-0 in its first game of the 2017 Carolina Sled Classic, held at the PNC Arena. The concept is cool, but the camaraderie is priceless, and the North State Journal was on hand to witness the March 10 victory. Cory Lavalette and Christine T. Nguyen tell the story. B4-B5


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The magical run for the UNCW came to a quick closewith a loss to Virginia (full story on B1). Now the real waiting begins, as Seahawks fans have to wait and hope coach Kevin Keatts doesn’t jump for greener pastures. “Heartbroken, thats how I felt after the game,” sophomore Cody Critcher told the NSJ. “This was the best season in UNCW history and to come up 5 points short is miserable.” The posters to the left are plastering campus in hopes of keeping Keatts. NORTH STATE JOURNAL

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Wojciechowski prepares for NCAA coaching debut, potential matchup with Duke Former Blue Devil player and assistant could meet Coach K in round two By Shawn Krest North State Journal REENVILLE, S.C. — On Friday, no one will be rooting G harder for Marquette’s Steve Wo-

jciechowski to win his first NCAA Tournament game than Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski. And no one will be rooting harder for Coach K to win his NCAA record 91st tournament game than Wojo. After that, both men will worry about what comes next. Duke and Marquette were placed in the same region, in one of those quirky twists that the NCAA Selection Committee swears are random. They’re on a collision course to meet on Sunday in the Round of 32. That put Krzyzewski in the unenviable position of having to coach against his former point guard and 14year assistant. Obviously, neither coach wanted to discuss the possibility on Thursday. In addition to the emotional turmoil the game will stir up, to discuss the possibility would violate tournament etiquette. Both coaches swore they were focused on their opening round opponents, Troy and South Carolina, respectively. “We’re all focused on South

Carolina,” said Marquette freshman Markus Howard. “That’s our first and foremost, number-one concern. We’re just going to take it one game at a time and just focus on that at the moment right now.” Wojchiechowski was lured out of the self-imposed silence when a reporter referred to Krzyzewski as “Mike.” “I assume by Mike, you meant Coach,” Wojciechowski said. “I’m not used to referring to him like that.” Confident that his mentor would be referred to respectfully, Wojciechowski discussed his relationship with Krzyzewski. “He’s one of the people I’m closest to in my life,” he said. “So that’s the type of relationship we have. I appreciate everything that he’s done for me as a player, as an assistant coach, and now being somebody I can lean on as a head coach.” “We have a family,” Krzyzewski said of Wojo. “Steve and I are family. We spent — heck, it’s probably 19, 20 years. Are you kidding me?” Coach K spoke like a proud father about Wojciechowski’s success at Marquette. Since taking over for Buzz Williams three years ago, Wojo has produced a 20-win season (with a second just one win away), and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. “They share the ball so well,” Krzyzewski said of the Golden Eagles. “And I think what Steve has

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Marquette Golden Eagles head coach Steve Wojciechowski during second half of Big East Conference Tournament Quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden on March 9. Seton Hall Pirates defeated Marquette Golden Eagles 82-76.

done is he’s taken the talent that he has and meshed it into a style that can beat you, instead of trying to fit guys into another style that wouldn’t be as successful.” There’s no question where Wojciechowski learned that method of building a team. “I think one of the things Coach has always talked about to all of his — the guys who have worked for him, is figuring out how to put your team in the best position to win. And with the way we’ve played this year, I think it gives our team the best opportunity to win. I think, obviously, I learned a lot from Coach in my time at Duke, but I think everybody’s got

to be their own person and make their own decision. So hopefully decisions that my staff and I have made for this team have been good ones.” Wojciechowski isn’t the only Duke alum who faces a potential showdown with their former coach. Chris Carrawell, who won ACC Player of the Year for Krzyzewski in 2000, is one of the assistants on Wojo’s staff, and former Duke point guard Tyler Thornton is a graduate manager. Despite the connections to a potential opponent, there’s no question about Wojo’s dedication to the Golden Eagles. When asked about all the NCAA Tournaments

he’s been in as a player, assistant and now head coach, he responded, “Well, they’re all special, but I don’t think any of them are more special than this. The thing I’m most excited about is that our players get to experience this. We have a number of guys on our roster, all but one, who have never been part of the NCAA Tournament. And I think the NCAA Tournament’s the greatest sporting event there is. And so for our guys to experience this and for me to get to go along on that ride with them, it’s something that I’ll always cherish.” Just don’t call his former coach, “Mike.”

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North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawks guard Chris Flemmings (1) collides with the table as he goes after a loose ball out of bounds against the Virginia Cavaliers during the second half in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Amway Center in Orlando on Thursday.

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Duke Blue Devils players hold the championship trophy after defeating against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the ACC Conference Tournament Final at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on March 11.

Tale of tape for ACC tourney, and regular season victories By Shawn Krest North State Journal After much speculation and debate, North Carolina received a one seed in the NCAA Tournament, while Duke ended up getting a two seed. The NCAA Selection Committee appeared to value the ACC regular-season title, which North Carolina won by a two-game margin, over Duke’s ACC Tournament title. But should it have? In general, which is the better measure of a team’s quality entering the NCAAs—the regular season or the conference tournament? Which is a better indicator of tournament success? It should come as no surprise that, by far, the teams that do best in the NCAA Tournament are the ones that win both the ACC regular season and ACC Tournament

titles. North Carolina swept both last year, and the Tar Heels went on to advance to the NCAA Championship Game. Of the 13 NCAA titles won by teams in the ACC, six of them went to teams that swept the regular season and ACC Tournament. Dual champions are also responsible for 19 of the ACC’s 44 Final Four appearances. Those numbers are even more impressive, considering that only 30 ACC teams have won both league titles — and 19 went on to the Final Four. In other words, a team that wins both has a 63 percent chance of making the Final Four and a 20 percent chance of winning the National Championship. On the flip side are teams that won neither league crown. There have been 119 at-large teams from the ACC — including Wake Forest this year, who is already eliminat-

ed. Those teams have combined for just eight Final Four berths (a 6.7 percent success rate) and one title (0.8%). That leaves the ACC teams that took one of the two league crowns — either the regular season or the tournament. If a team can only have one, which is the better option? It turns out that the regular season is the better measure of a team’s tournament success. Teams that lost the regular season but won the ACC Tournament only won one national title, while regular season champions that lost in the ACC Tournament have cut down the nets five times. Regular season champions also have advantages — though slimmer than in the NCAA title count — in Final Fours and tournament won-loss percentage. So, North Carolina fans can rest assured that this year’s team has better odds of NCAA success than Duke. On the other hand, since they only took one of the two league titles, their odds are significantly lower than last year.

a Tony Bennett-coached team. “I watched every single ACC game. Only 20 teams were able to score — most teams scored under 60 points,” Keatts said. “They held 20 teams to 60 and under. I thought we did a great job. I thought we made those guys adjust to us. Obviously, they had to go small. But you don’t shoot 41 percent against a Virginia defense.” Despite trailing by 10 points with 7:58 remaining — the largest lead in the game for UVA — the Seahawks answered with a 7-0 run to close the gap. After going scoreless in the first half on five shots, Chris Flemmings registered 18 in the second half to lead the Hawks in scoring. But for every run and every huge shot by Flemmings, Virginia had an answer. Bennett went to five guards late in the first half and rolled with the lineup multiple times in the second — which worked well against a team whose leading center is Devontae Cacok at 6-foot-7. That allowed for a career-high afternoon from Mamadi Diakite with 23 points — surpassing his last nine games combined.

While the loss was reminiscent of the heartbreak from the Duke defeat one year ago, Keatts made sure to clarify this was a completely different situation. “I don’t think either game has to do with one another,” Keatts said. “Obviously, basketball is game of runs, and I thought we made a great run early in the first half, and I thought they did a great job answering the game. Our guys expected to win the game.” Unfortunately, Wilmington’s difficult offseason starts a little sooner than it hoped. The losses of Flemmings, Ingram, Mosley and Chuck Ogbodo will leave three of the Seahawks’ top five scoring threats off the roster next season. Then there’s the questions surrounding Keatts’ job status. One of the hottest commodities at the mid-major level, there are several schools looking for new head coaches — including Indiana, NC State, LSU and Illinois — that could scoop him up. But for now, the historic season in Wilmington comes to close with another NCAA Tournament loss. Still, the Seahawks exit Orlando with their heads held high and a school-record 29 wins on their resumes.

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Competition, camaraderie make sled hockey ideal for disabled athletes Stories by Cory Lavalette with photos by Christine T. Nguyen | North State Journal

Whether combat-wounded, cancer-stricken, injured in an accident or born with mobility problems, Carolina Sled Hockey Team players bring intensity to the ice

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ALEIGH — Flip to page 130 when they’re on their sled and they of Sports Illustrated’s Sept. first get on the ice, the joy — it’s al17, 1990, issue and you’ll find most like you can see through their Brant Ireland of University helmet just a smile. That’s amazing Heights, Ohio. Highlighted in the to see.” Ireland moved from Ohio to Minmagazine’s weekly “Faces In The Crowd” feature, the smiling 11-year- nesota during his freshman year of old is lauded for his standout per- high school and enjoyed watching formance as a Little Leaguer, bat- hockey, but all the other kids had ting .698 and owning a 3-0 record a head start on him — “They had with a 0.00 ERA pitching for his been skating since they were 2 years old” — so he played basketball. 16-0 team. From early baseball accolades to More than 26 years later, Ireland is fresh off the ice following the Car- teenage basketball to now, Ireland olina Sled Hockey Team’s 8-0 win has found happiness in competitive the March 10 opening game of the sports. “I grew up an athlete,” he said. 2017 Carolina Sled Classic. His hair is perhaps grayer than the average “Everything I thought about [after 37-year-old, but his sculpted frame the amputation] — I can’t do that is one you’d expect from a lifelong anymore. I can’t do this anymore. So I was pretty down.” athlete half his age. Tim Nelson and his It’s easy to get drawn team, the Atlanta Sparks, in to his wide smile — drove six hours for the the same one from the tournament. Nelson was SI photo — and then his “I didn’t exposed to the sport after broad chest and flexed meeting the sled team’s biceps. His prosthetic left really find founder at a minor league leg, about a year old, is fastened to his thigh just sled hockey. game. “He invited me to come above where his knee used I kind of feel out and play hockey,” Nelto be. like it was son said. “I said, ‘What are “The minute I got in my path you talking about? I grew the sled it was like I’m in and sled up in Georgia. That’s not love,” Ireland said. “Just a new passion. And it came hockey kind what we do down here. There’s not much ice.’” along at a very importof found Once he started playant time for me because me. It was ing, he realized the games it was about two months after my amputation and one of those have an NHL-like intensity with checking (the only I was in a pretty low, dark things. I rule to hitting is not to hit place.” couldn’t with the front of the sled) Ireland, a sergeant first and speeds — both the class in the Army who lost be more sled and the shot pucks — his leg in Afghanistan, has passionate that rival a normal hockey been playing sled hockey about it, game. for nearly a year, part of “That’s probably the the Carolina Sled Hockand it’s just best part of it,” said Neley Team — aptly named crazy to be son, who suffered a spinal the Hurricanes — that is able to get cord injury in an accident made up of more than a dozen players who found out here and and is paralyzed from the waist down. “It’s a physitheir way to the sport due thank these cal, competitive game and to their disabilities. Joe Ribar, the team’s guys for the you get to get in some exvolunteer coach, said his opportunity ercise.” The chance to compete players became disabled to play with that might not otherwise in varying ways. them. ” be unavailable to them is Several, like Ireland, motivating for all the playwere combat-wounders. ed during military serBrant Ireland “Especially for the milvice. “Wolf” Hulsander, a itary guys,” Ribar said. wheelchair-bound man from Greenville with a Santa-esque “They get to go out and basically be beard and hair, lost both his legs in part of a team again and hit things. an industrial accident. Tyler Jacoby, So that’s a selling point for them.” Carolina Hurricanes public ada month shy of 14 and not yet a fulltime member of the adult team, was dress announcer Wade Minter was born with spina bifida and has nev- on the mic for tournament weeker had use of his legs. Other players end, announcing starting lineups suffered spinal cord injuries. Goalie and goals with the same flourish he Steve Fortin, who earned the shut- does at PNC Arena. After starting out in the tournament’s first game, off announcing one game at last season’s tournament, Minter was lost a leg to cancer. “The level of their injuries are hooked. “I came in, did one, and was so all different,” said Ribar, who is able-bodied and plays in a men’s ice impressed with the sport and the hockey league when he’s not coach- teams that I immediately dropped ing sled hockey. “I’ve got one guy most of my plans for the weekend who, it’s only his ankle that’s pret- and announced nearly the whole ty messed up. So everything else is thing,” said Minter, who again normal, but because he’s disabled pulled a full weekend as the voice of the tournament. “I heard from the from his ankle he’s able to play.” When the players strap into their tournament that many players consleds — which feature two blades sidered having the PA and music that can be closer or farther apart one of the highlights of the weekend depending on the player’s skill lev- for them — one player even cried a el — they transform into elite ath- little when they heard their name letes, propelling themselves around announced after scoring a goal.” A weekend of games that started the ice with a one-third-sized stick in each hand with a pick on the butt with a ceremonial puck drop by former Carolina Hurricanes forward end to dig in and push off the ice. “As the levels progress, the differ- and member of the 2006 Stanley ences between sled hockey and real Cup team Erik Cole ended when the hockey basically goes away,” Ribar host Hurricanes fell short with a 1-0 loss in the final to a team from the said. And for Ireland, so do the inse- Space Coast region of Florida. Irecurities of learning to live with one land said there final “felt like a 10-0 loss. They dominated the game.” leg. It just serves as more motivation, “It’s really not only fun but motivational,” said Ireland, who was a competitive passion Ireland and introduced to sled hockey during his teammates probably thought his rehabilitation in San Antonio. wasn’t available to them. “I’m not going to say sled hockey “Every guy in here you look at and see the effort they put in just to get saved my life,” Ireland said. “But it on the ice and get on their sled. And sure brought a lot of me back.”

Tyler Jacoby, 13, propels himself forward using hockey sticks with picks on one side to push off the ice. Tyler was born with spina bifida.

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Carolina Sled Hockey’s Brant Ireland (27) looks to pass during a game against the Tampa Bay Sled Hockey Team at the Raleigh IcePlex on Saturday, March 11. Ireland, a sergeant first class in the Army, lost his leg in Afghanistan and has been playing sled hockey for nearly a year.

Top left: Carolina Sled Hockey’s Brant Ireland (27) practices passing before a Carolina Sled Classic game against the Nashville Sled Preds. Above: Carolina Sled Hockey’s Robert Kramer (77) and Rob Palumbo (33) joke as they get ready before their game against the Tampa Bay Sled Hockey Team on March 11. Top right: Steve Fortin of Wake Forest kisses his nine-year-old daughter, Emma, following a sled hockey game on March 11 at the Raleigh IcePlex. Fortin, a goalie with the Carolina Sled Hockey team, lost a leg to cancer. Bottom right: Carolina Sled Hockey’s “Wolf” Hunslander puts on pads as he gets ready for the Carolina Sled Classic, a two-day sled hockey tournament at the Raleigh IcePlex. Hulslander lost both of his legs in an industrial accident in 1999.

RALEIGH — The way Tyler Jacoby zips around in his wheelchair, it’s no surprise he’s an athlete at heart. “He was born with spina bifida,” his mother, Kelly Jacoby, said, “but we made a conscious effort to say, ‘You can do whatever you want to do.’ … The sky’s the limit.” Tyler, 13, has been playing sled hockey for “six or seven years” after originally hitting the ice with the Triangle Special Hockey Association, a nearly 10-year-old organization that introduces and teaches hockey to developmentally and physically disabled children. When Tyler first played with Triangle Special Hockey, he was pushed around the ice on a medal folding chair, armed with a stick so he could participate in his favorite sport. “And he had a big grin on his face — he was happy doing that,” Kelly said. “I thought, ‘This is cool, but we can do better.’” Enter sled hockey. “At first I didn’t know that this was a thing,” Tyler said. “So I wanted to play hockey. I was like, ‘I want to do this.’ And then my coach heard on the news about [sled hockey] and that’s how I found out about it.” The Jacobys ordered a sled from Mobility Sports in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Tyler, then a first-grader, was on his way. Before long, the Carolina Sled Hockey Team spun out of Triangle Special Hockey and added several newcomers — though mostly adults. “We started marketing it a little bit and we got a bunch of adults that played wheelchair basketball,” Kelly said. “So they have the strength. It’s a fine line — you need to have a disability, but you need to be strong enough to do it. It’s a very small pool for us to draw from. So we got a bunch of adults, and there’s a couple kids now he plays with, but it’s not enough to have a team.” When the group practices, they split the ice with advanced and beginner player on either side. Tyler practices with the adults, but he plays in youth tournaments with a traveling team out of Nashville, Tenn. “So our biggest problem right now is we don’t have a lot of youth,” Carolina Sled Hockey coach Joe Ribar said. “We’ve got like six kids, and of those six kids three might be competitive.” While the hope is to recruit enough players to make a youth team in North Carolina, Tyler did get to play in one game with the adults during the Carolina Sled Classic when the team from Tampa., Fla., iced a player his age. “We’re trying to grow the youth team,” Kelly said. “We’d love to have some more people around here that he could practice with regularly.”

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“I’m afraid of what’s going to happen in the next few years,” said North Carolina coach Roy Williams, whose Tar Heels will also begin their postseason run in Greenville on Friday with a game against Texas Southern. “I hope this is not my last hoorah kind of thing. I’m very sad, very disappointed about the whole thing, what apparently is something that really, really hard to change.” A vote to repeal HB2 in the NC General Assembly on Tuesday was defeated, with the vote split down party lines. When asked about the situation, Krzyzewski first declined comment, saying that he didn’t “want to get political right now.” But the Hall of Fame coach simply couldn’t help himself. Before the next question could be asked, he chimed in with a political statement that left no doubt as to where he stands on the issue. “Look, it’s a stupid thing,” Krzyzewski said. “If I was President or Governor, I’d get rid of (HB2). And I’d back up my promises, as unusual as that might be. … “It would be nice if our state got smart and would also host not just basketball tournaments, but concerts and other NCAA events. Maybe we’ll get there in the next century. I don’t know. We’ll see.” As much as Krzyzewski and Williams would prefer to be playing their NCAA openers closer to home, both agreed that the change in venue would have little effect on their teams’ play. And even with home state favorite South Carolina in the same arena, they should still have plenty of support among the sellout crowd. “I feel like our fans travel very well,” UNC senior Nate Britt said. “Even in Maui we had great fan support. It felt like a home game. I hope it’s not a bad expectation, but I expect to see a lot of baby blue when we hit the court.”

Staal’s return shows impact his absence has on Canes Carolina tops former captain in his second time back at PNC Arena By Cory Lavalette North State Journal ALEIGH — Eric Staal may be long gone, but he still casts a R shadow on the Carolina Hurri-

canes franchise. Just over a year after he was traded to the New York Rangers at the 2016 NHL trade deadline, Staal essentially still hasn’t been replaced. Carolina’s captaincy? There hasn’t been one since Staal left, with Hurricanes coach Bill Peters opting instead for four alternates and bristling at mention of not having once since No. 12 departed. Staal’s production in the lineup — or at least his production from half a decade ago — also hasn’t been replicated, and the 32-yearold center has relocated his game with 53 points in his first 69 games with the Wild, who he signed with this offseason. That’s a 63-point pace that would be his best since he had 70 points in 2011-12. He is also on track for 27 goals, which would be the most since he scored 33 in 2010-11. And while it hasn’t impacted his personal performance on the ice, brother Jordan Staal clearly misses having his oldest brother around. “It’s still unfortunate the way it ended up,” Jordan said prior to the game. “But obviously I’d still like to be playing with him if we had some better seasons and what not. It’s part of it.” So when the elder Staal returned to Raleigh Thursday night for the first time with Minnesota, there was still the cloud of his 13 years with the Hurricanes hovering over the game. What emerged from that cloud was a 3-1 Carolina win, the Hurricanes’ fifth-straight game with a point (3-0-2) as they attempt

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Carolina Hurricanes goalie Eddie Lack (31) and defensemen Brett Pesce (22) wait for the shot against Minnesota Wild forward Eric Staal (12) during the first period at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Thursday.

to keep their razor-thin playoff hopes afloat. Furthermore, the three players that scored for the Hurricanes all have varying ties to Staal’s departure. Derek Ryan, who opened the scoring with a power play goal, received his first NHL recall on Feb. 29, 2016 — a day after Staal was traded to the Rangers, thus opening up a roster spot. Victor Rask got the game-winning goal with 3:24 left, his 16th goal of the year, and has slid into the No. 1 scoring center role vacated by Staal. Part of the money that came off the books when Staal’s contract — which averaged $8.25 million from 2009 until last season — expired went to Rask when he received a four-year, $16 million contract last summer.

Teuvo Teravainen sealed the game with an empty-net goal, and he too is with the Hurricanes in part due to Staal. The 22-year-old forward was traded from Chicago, along with Bryan Bickell, to Carolina in exchange for a 2016 second-round pick and 2017 third-round pick. The 2016 pick was one of two draft picks — along with prospect Aleksi Saarela — the Hurricanes received from the Rangers in exchange for Staal. The roots from the Eric Staal era — Jordan’s decision to force a trade to Carolina; Cam Ward being the one player who won a Stanley Cup with him in 2006; several players winding up with the Hurricanes after his departure — run deep, though the franchise is looking to move past it

and return the playoffs in the near future. Despite the positives from Thursday night for the Hurricanes, the reality is the Wild are headed to the postseason and, barring a miracle run in the season’s final 14 games, Carolina is not. “We haven’t talked about that too much. I don’t think — that’s a not a very fun conversation to have with 15 games left for where they’re at and where we’re at,” Eric said when asked if he and Jordan had talked about the team’s two different situations. “But he knows, he’s just competing day by day as hard as he can ’cause that’s all you can do. And that’s what I tried to do when I was here as well. It’s just a different dynamic and situation.”

TAKE NOTICE ONSLOW AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 108 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Louis M. Davis to Kathryn Richards and Jerry B. Flowers, III, Trustee(s), dated the 15th day of February, 2011, and recorded in Book 3553, Page 940, in Onslow County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Onslow 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 the City of Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:00 AM on March 23, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Jacksonville, in the County of Onslow, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 71 as shown on that Final Plat entitled, “Crown Park Section II at Carolina Plantations A Planned Residential Development” Jacksonville Twp., Onslow Co., NC and recorded in Map Book 60, Page 127, Onslow County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 500 Durban Lane, Jacksonville, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1138719 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 1189

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 558

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 55

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Daniel Campos and Emily Campos (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Daniel Campos) to Grady I. Ingle and Elizabeth B. Ells, Trustee(s), dated the 1st day of May, 2013, and recorded in Book 3988, Page 523, in Onslow County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Onslow 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 the City of Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:00 AM on March 23, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Onslow, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Real property in the City of Jacksonville, County of Onslow, State of North Carolina, described as follows:BEING all of Lot 23C as shown on that plat entitled “Final Plat The Village At Carolina Forest Phase III” as recorded in Map Book 51, Page 126, Onslow County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 206 Bridgewood Drive, Jacksonville, North Carolina.Being all of that certain property conveyed to DANIEL CAMPOS, SINGLE from CAROLINA FOREST DEVELOPERS, LLC, by deed dated December 19, 2007 and recorded December 20, 2007 as Book 2994, Page 465 of official records.APN#: 069858 Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Christopher Allen Bledsoe and Winona Lani Bledsoe to H. Terry Hutchens, Esquire, Trustee(s), dated the 24th day of December, 2013, and recorded in Book 4099, Page 631, in Onslow County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Onslow 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 the City of Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:00 AM on March 23, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Richlands, in the County of Onslow, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: The following described property:All that certain lot or parcel of land situated in the, Richlands Township, Onslow County, North Carolina and more particularly described as follows:Being all of Lot 43 as depicted on a Map entitled “Final Plat showing Eagle Chase Richlands Township, Onslow County, North Carolina” prepared by John L. Pierce and Associates, P.A., and recorded in Map Book 59, Page 133 Onslow County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 208 Wingspread Lane, Beulaville, North Carolina.Subject to restrictive covenants recorded in Book 3363, Page 238 in the Onslow County Registry. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

Additional Notice for Residential Property with Less than 15 rental units, including Single-Family Residential Real Property

Additional Notice for Residential Property with Less than 15 rental units, including Single-Family Residential Real Property

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Travis T. Johnson and Stormi J. Johnson (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Stormi J. Johnson and Travis J. Johnson) to Pamela S. Cox, Trustee(s), dated the 2nd day of June, 2014, and recorded in Book 4158, Page 200, in Onslow County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Onslow 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 the City of Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:00 AM on March 30, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Swansboro, in the County of Onslow, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Situated in Swansboro Township, Onslow County, North Carolina and being more particularly described as follows:BEING all Lot 3 as shown on that certain map entitled, “Final Plat Showing Planned Residential Development, SAGEWOOD, SECTION III (REVISED), Prepared for BEAVER CREEK INVESTORS INC., SWANSBORO Township, Onslow County, NC”, dated January 16, 2013, prepared by John L. Pierce & Associates, P.A. and recorded in Map Book 66, Page 41-41A, Cabinet N in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Onslow County, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 168 Rosemary Avenue, Hubert, North Carolina.SUBJECT to Restrictive and Protective Covenants recorded in Book 3804, Page 11 and as amended in Book 3922, Page 523, Onslow County Registry. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

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.

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1192980 (FC.FAY)

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE c/o Hutchens Law Firm P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1182433 (FC.FAY)

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1202008 (FC.FAY)


North State Journal for Saturday, March 18, 2017 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 30

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 51

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 15 SP 988

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Michael A. Lane aka Michael Lane to MeyMax Title Agency - NC, Trustee(s), dated the 17th day of July, 2012, and recorded in Book 3816, Page 377, in Onslow County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Onslow 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 the City of Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:00 AM on March 23, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Onslow, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, with the improvements thereon and appurtenances thereunto belonging, situate, lying and being in the City of Jacksonville County of Onslow, State of North Carolina, designated and describedBeing all of Lot 30 as shown on that certain map entitled “Greenerest” which map was prepared by Herndon Edgerton, Registered Engineer and recorded in Map Book 8, Page 39, Onslow County Registry, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 138 Greencrest Circle, Jacksonville, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by George H. Rowland, III and Kristen C. Rowland to Diedre Rhodes and Donna Bradford, Trustee(s), dated the 12th day of January, 2015, and recorded in Book 4248, Page 706, in Onslow County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Onslow 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 the City of Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:00 AM on March 23, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Richlands, in the County of Onslow, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 31 as shown on that final plat entitled, “Planned Residential Development for Cypress Manor at River Bluff-Phase I” Richlands Township, Onslow County, NC and recorded in Map Book 62, Page 228, Onslow County Registry Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 106 Cypress Manor Court, Jacksonville, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Fredricko Suzumu and wife, Melissa R. Suzumu to National Title Network, Trustee(s), dated the 23rd day of August, 2012, and recorded in Book 3841, Page 77, in Onslow County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Onslow 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 the City of Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:00 AM on March 30, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Onslow, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: The land referred to herein below is situated in the County of Onslow, State of North Carolina and is described as follows:Being all of Lot 11 as shown on that plat entitled “Core Estates, Section 2” dated 11/03/03 by Gairy Canady, PLS and recorded in Map Book 45, Page 231, Onslow County Registry, reference to which plat is hereby made for a more complete and accurate description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 105 Daleview Court, Richlands, North Carolina.Parcel ID: 064151 Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1198812 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 27 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Samuel Scott Mullins and Jennifer Lynn Mullins to Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Trustee(s), dated the 24th day of October, 2013, and recorded in Book 4091, Page 615, in Onslow County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Onslow 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 the City of Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:00 AM on March 23, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Richlands, in the County of Onslow, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: All that certain lot or parcel of land situated in the Township of Richlands, Onslow County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows:Being all of Lot 14, as shown on that plat entitled “Beechtree Hills, Section II,” prepared by John L. Pierce Surveying, which plat is recorded in Map Book 35, Page 77, Slide J-584, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Onslow County, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 567 Briarneck Road, Jacksonville, North Carolina.Being the same premises that was conveyed unto Samuel Scott Mullins and wife, Jennifer Lynn Mullins by that deed from Parker-Byrd Houses, LLC and dated December 18, 2007 and recorded December 18, 2007 at Book 2992 Page 887 in the records of Onslow County Record’s Office in the State of North Carolina.Parcel ID(s): 056836 Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1198607 (FC.FAY)

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1201365 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION FILE NO. 17 CVS 495 SELENE FINANCE, LP. Plaintiff, vs. TAMARA TODD; JANICE D. JEDREY, JOYCE D. SMITH and husband, TED D. SMITH, DITECH FINANCIAL LLC, f/k/a GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, f/k/a CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP., f/k/a GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING CORP, Lien Holder, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., Substitute Trustee, and the NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES, Defendants. TO:Janice D. Jedrey 1796 Gum Branch Road Jacksonville, NC 28540 Janice D. Jedrey 401 S. Onslow Street Apt. 1C Richlands, NC28574 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: The Plaintiff in the above entitled action has filed with the Clerk of Superior Court’s office of Onslow County, North Carolina, a civil action concerning real property located at 561 Briarneck Road, Jacksonville, North Carolina 28540. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than April 27, 2017 (40 days from date of first publication) and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought. This the 10th day of March, 2017. HUTCHENS LAW FIRM By: _________________________________ J. Scott Flowers State Bar Number: 31525 Natasha M. Barone State Bar Number: 41873 Post Office Box 2505 Fayetteville, NC 28302 Telephone: (910) 864-6888 Facsimile: (910) 867-8732 Attorney for Plaintiff

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 779

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Diego R. Zuluaga and Yanin Zuluaga (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Diego Rafael Zuluaga and Yanin Zuluaga) to William R. Echols, Trustee(s), dated the 4th day of August, 2005, and recorded in Book 2498, Page 43, in Onslow County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Onslow 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 the City of Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:00 AM on March 23, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Onslow, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 43, Block B, as shown on that plat entitled, “Section IV, Autumn Chase of Hunter’s Creek”, and recorded in Map Book 25, Page 121, Onslow County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 2643 Idlebrook Circle, Midway Park, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1187411 (FC.FAY)

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1197621 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 50 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Maria Sarmiento and Oscar Granados (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Maria Sarmiento) to William R. Echols, Trustee(s), dated the 2nd day of November, 2010, and recorded in Book 3502, Page 230, in Onslow County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Onslow 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 the City of Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:00 AM on March 23, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Onslow, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot Number Thirty-three (33) in Block “B”, as will appear on a Map of Foxtrace Subdivision, Section I, duly recorded in Book of Maps 25, at Page 42 and 42-A, in Onslow County Register of Deeds. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 301 Foxtrace Lane, Hubert, North Carolina.Subject to Restrictive Covenants recorded in Book 858, Page 254, Onslow County Registry. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1191746 (FC.FAY)

B7 PENDER NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 105 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Willie Springer and Gloria Springer, (Willie S. Springer aka Willie Springer, deceased) (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Willie S. Springer and Gloria B. Springer) to Eugene Davis, Trustee(s), dated the 31st day of May, 2001, and recorded in Book 1718, Page 61, in Pender County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Pender 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 the City of Burgaw, Pender County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Pender, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: First Tract:Being all of Lot 56 of Sycamore Farms, Phase II, as shown on a map recorded in Map Book 25 at Page 111 of the Pender County Registry, reference to which map is hereby made for a more complete and accurate description.Second Tract:Being all of Lot 56A of Sycamore Farms, Phase II, revision plat, as shown on a map recorded in Map Book 29 at Page 64 of the Pender County Registry, reference to which map is hereby made for a more complete and accurate description.Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 187 Buckeye Lane, Burgaw, North Carolina.This conveyance is made expressly subject to those restrictions recorded in Book 734, Page 273 and in Book 757, Page 041 of the Pender County Registry.Being subject to any and all valid and enforceable restrictions, covenants and easements of record. Also being subject to any easements and right-of-ways for any road, subdivision, streets, sidewalks and utilities that may border or cross the premises; and, subject to any riparian rights (if any) in the flow of the waters of any stream or creek that may border or cross the premises, accruing to others. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1181800 (FC.FAY)

RANDOLPH NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 349

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Dakenya Lashay Anderson to Laurel A. Meyer, Trustee(s), dated the 6th day of July, 2012, and recorded in Book RE 2293, Page 23, in Randolph County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Randolph 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 the City of Asheboro, Randolph County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:30 PM on March 21, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Randolph, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 39, Final Plat of Colonial Village, Phase 7, as per Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 124, Page 74 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Randolph County, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 109 Florida Drive, Thomasville, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1191224 (FC.FAY)


North State Journal for Saturday, March 18, 2017

B8 RANDOLPH NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 52 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Jason D. McNeill and Dana B. McNeill (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Jason Douglas McNeill and Dana Brown McNeill) to Goshen, Inc., Trustee(s), dated the 21st day of July, 2006, and recorded in Book RE 1982, Page 2209, in Randolph County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Randolph 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 the City of Asheboro, Randolph County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:30 PM on March 21, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Randolph, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot No. 33 of River Run Subdivision, Section 2, as shown by plat recorded in Plat Book 20, Page 20, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Randolph County, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1156 East River Run, Asheboro, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1202184 (FC.FAY)

WAYNE NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 275 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Toressa Davis (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Toressa A. Davis) to Jerone C. Herring, Trustee(s), dated the 1st day of September, 2000, and recorded in Book 1796, Page 080, in Wayne County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Wayne 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 the City of Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:00 AM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Wayne, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron stake, which stake is located at the northwestern intersectional corner of Dogwood Street and North Drive and runs thence N. 73-15 W. 100 feet to a concrete monument located in the most eastward line of the Rose-Lewis Subdivision; runs thence N. 18-41 E. 120 feet to an iron stake; thence S. 73-15 E. 100 feet to an iron stake in the western edge of North Drive; runs thence S. 18-41 W. and along the western edge of North Drive 120 feet to the point of Beginning. And being the identical property conveyed in Book 892 at Page 40 of the Wayne County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1809 Dogwood Street, Goldsboro, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1189314 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 37 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Danny O. Bulla, (Danny O. Bulla, deceased) (Heirs of Danny O. Bulla: Greg Bulla and Unknown Heirs of Danny O. Bulla) to Frances Jones, Trustee(s), dated the 6th day of January, 2011, and recorded in Book RE 2215, Page 1040, in Randolph County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Randolph 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 the City of Asheboro, Randolph County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:30 PM on March 21, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Randolph, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Unit 10, Maplewood Townhomes, Phase 3, as per plat thereof duly recorded in Plat Book 80 at Page 78, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Randolph County, North Carolina. Including the Unit located thereon; said Unit being located at 304 Maple Grove Court, Unit 10, Archdale, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1202150 (FC.FAY)

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 124 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Tony C. Murphy and Sarah A. Murphy to Jean P. Hollowell, Trustee(s), dated the 2nd day of April, 2008, and recorded in Book 2612, Page 742, in Wayne County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Wayne 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 the City of Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:00 AM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Wayne, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: FIRST LOT Beginning at a nail in the center of N C S R No 1534, which point is N 78-30 E 642 7 feet from the center-line intersection of N C S R No 1534 and 1543, and runs thence with the road N 81 E 130 feet to a point in the center of the road, thence, S 13-35 E 12 22 feet to an iron stake buried in the shoulder of the road, thence, continued S 13-35 E 17 78 feet to an iron stake in the right-of-way of the road, thence, continued S 13-35 E 144 9 feet to an iron stake, thence, S 81 W 130 feet to an iron stake, thence, N 13-35 W 144 9 feet to an iron stake, thence, N 13-35 W 30 feet to the beginning, containing one half acre more or lessThis being the same property conveyed to Wilford Chester Hare and wife, Margaret M Hare by deed dated February 10, 1964 and recorded in Book 611 at page 153 of the Wayne County Register of DeedsSECOND LOT Beginning at a nail in the center of NCSR No 1534, the northeast corner of the lot of land conveyed to Wilford Chester Hare and wife, Margaret M Hare, by deed of Wilbur A Pike and wife, Bertie H Pike, dated February 10, 1964, and recorded in Book 611, Page 153, Wayne County Registry, and runs thence with the centerline of said road N 81 E 18 feet to a point, thence S 13-35 E 174 9 feet to a point, thence S 81 W 18 feet to an iron stake at the southeast corner of the Hare lot, thence N 13-35 W with the line of the Hare lot 174 9 feet to the point of beginningThese lots being the same lots in which a life estate for Zelda Ray Hare was devised by Will as shown in Estate File No 03 E 709, Wayne County Clerk of CourtTogether with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 544 Big Daddys Road, Pikeville, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1169988 (FC.FAY)

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 110

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 15 SP 35

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Charles Eugene Swinson and Annette Bell Swinson to C D Lieske, Trustee(s), dated the 29th day of July, 1996, and recorded in Book 1544, Page 119, in Wayne County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Wayne 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 the City of Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:00 AM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Wayne, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at an iron stake on the western right of way of Johnson Street, said iron stake being located N. 6 deg. 15’ 30” E. 100 feet from an iron stake at the most northwestern intersectional corner of Johnson Street and Nelson Street, and said beginning iron stake being Johnnie A. Robinson’s most northeastern property corner; thence from the beginning leaving the western right of way of Johnson Street N. 84 deg. 41’ W. 146.61 feet to an iron stake in the center of a ditch; thence with said ditch center N. 6 deg. 15’ 30” E. 131.78 feet to an iron stake at the intersection of said ditch and another ditch; thence with said other ditch S. 88 deg. 23’ 40” E. 147.08 feet to a stake in said ditch center; thence leaving said ditch center and to and with the western right of way of Johnson Street S. 6 deg. 15’ 30” W. 141.30 feet to an iron stake on the western right of way of Johnson Street, the point of beginning, containing 20,016.21 square feet, Being a part of Lot No. 50 as shown on a map of “Hillsboro”, which plat is recorded in Plat Book 4 at Page 71 of the Wayne County Public Registry. And being the identical property conveyed to Homecraft Builders and Developers, Inc. by Geraldine Elnora Saunders by deed dated May 2, 1983, and recorded in Book 1051, Page 125 of the Wayne County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 906 South Johnson Street, Mount Olive, North Carolina.Being that parcel of land conveyed to Charles Eugene Swinson and wife, Annette Bell Swinson conveyed from Homecraft Builders and Developers, Inc., by that deed dated 09/09/83 and recorded 09/15/83 in Deed Book 1057 at Page 895 of the Wayne County, North Carolina Public Registry. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Jason L. Cockrell and wife, Macon Cockrell (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Jason L. Cockrell and Macon M. Cockrell) to Harold T. Keen, Trustee(s), dated the 1st day of September, 2006, and recorded in Book 2198, Page 802, in Wilson County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Wilson 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 the City of Wilson, Wilson County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:00 PM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Wilson, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 53 as shown on that map entitled “Westwood Village, Section I” of record in Plat Book 23, Page 238, Wilson County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 2200 Village Drive, Wilson, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1166050 (FC.FAY)

WILSON AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 94 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Derek L. Beamon and Shemicka T. Beamon aka Shemicka Beamon (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Derek Beamon and Shemicka Beamon) to Frances Jones, Trustee(s), dated the 27th day of May, 2011, and recorded in Book 2448, Page 3, in Wilson County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Wilson 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 the City of Wilson, Wilson County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:00 PM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Wilson, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 65, as shown on that Final Plat entitled “Bucklin, Section One - Property of Stafford Land Company, Inc” recorded in the Office of Register of Deeds of Wilson County, North Carolina in Plat Book 36, Pages 137-138 Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 3807 Bucklin Drive, Elm City, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1161948 (FC.FAY)

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1189885 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 38 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Guan Yu Lin and Bi Jiao Cheng to T. Douglas Jones, III, P.A., Trustee(s), dated the 14th day of June, 2005, and recorded in Book 2111, Page 109, in Wilson County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Wilson 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 the City of Wilson, Wilson County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:00 PM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Wilson, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of that parcel of land described as Lot 14 as shown on that certain Map entitled “Section One, Brookhaven” of record in Plat Book 15, Page 235, Wilson County Registry. For reference see Deed recorded in Plat Book 1861, Page 803, Wilson County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1200 Brookhaven Drive, Wilson, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1186974 (FC.FAY)


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March 23-26 OBX Taste of The Beach Kill Devil Hills

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This fun food festival features wine tastings, cooking classes, special multi-course menu presentations, brewery tours, tapas crawls, cookoffs, showdowns, and even progressive dinners. This is a fantastic way to sample the fare of many fine restaurants on the Outer Banks in one funfilled, food-centric weekend. There really is something for everyone! obxtasteofthebeach.com

March 23-28 Dance 2017 Greenville

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“When you see the photographs, you’ll be drawn inside the print to dream of the world being captured on film ... We are using art to bring an entire community together.” De Perlinghi, artistic director

A dance concert that’s as diverse as it is entertaining. Featuring choreography from renowned guest artists and original works by creative faculty, talented dance students always provide a show that’s second to none. The diverse range from classical ballet to bold contemporary to hot jazz and explosive tap provide a production that is wide ranging and engaging. Ecu.arts

March 25 Pecan Day Charlotte

Charlotte Regional Farmer Market will be celebrating Pecan Day. Pecans are one of America’s oldest native crops and can be used in many dessert dishes or meals. Vendors will be passing out free Pecan recipes, so stop by the market and share your favorite way to enjoy pecans. charlottefarmersmarket.com Touch a Truck Durham

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Eyes on Main Street in Wilson on Thursday, April 7, 2016.

Main streets around the world brought to life in Wilson By Laura Ashley Lamm North State Journal

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ILSON — From a Syrian refugee waiting patiently in Lebanon to couples dancing on a boardwalk to travelers boarding a bus in the 1940s, main streets all over the world tell their own story in variety of ways serving as a cultural junction for the crossing of conversation and history. “There is an element of a main street in every city around the world whether it’s Michigan Avenue in Chicago or a dirt road in Africa. Main Streets are a crossroads of culture. They provide social orientation of the human spirit,” said Jerome De Perlinghi. De Perlinghi is the artistic director behind “Eyes on Main Street,” an outdoor photography festival in historic downtown Wilson that aims to transform the storefronts in a display of the visual arts through photographs depictSee WILSON, page C6

Touch a Truck is an educational community event that will provide children with a handson opportunity to see and touch heavy machinery and meet the people who build, protect, and serve Durham and Orange Counties. Children with sensory issues are welcome to come before the event starts, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for a quieter experience. Children and their families will even have the opportunity to participate in the Ident-A-kid program which includes fingerprinting and taking a photo of the child for the parent or guardian’s records. Additionally, Touch a Truck will have plenty of activities for children of all ages including dance performances, games, inflatable bounce houses, and appearances by local team mascots. jldoc.org

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NeCessities history marked March 18, 1942

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Actor Alec Baldwin speaks at a protest against President Donald Trump outside the Trump International Hotel in New York City.

‘Saturday Night Live’ to air live across the country By Debra Birnbaum Reuters LOS ANGELES — “Saturday Night Live” will finally be, well, live in all time zones. Starting on April 15, the show will air live simultaneously across the country for the first time in its history, coinciding with the East Coast airing, Variety has learned. This schedule change impacts the final four episodes of the current season. The episodes will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon on April 15, followed by Chris Pine on May 6, Melissa McCarthy on May 13, and Dwayne Johnson for the season-ender on May 20. McCarthy’s portrayal of White House press secretary Sean Spicer has been one of the highlights of the season, driving the show to ratings heights. "‘SNL’ — enjoying its most popular season in two decades — is part of the national conversation, and we thought it would be a great idea to broadcast to the west and mountain time zones live at the same time it’s being seen in the east and central time zones,” said NBC entertainment chair Bob Greenblatt. “That way, everyone is in on the joke at the same time.” Each episode will air live at 11:30 p.m. ET, 10:30 p.m. Central; 9:30 p.m. Mountain; and 8:30 p.m. PT. (“SNL” will be repeated at 11:30pm in the Mountain and Pacific time zones.) The show has been on a ratings roll since President Donald Trump’s upset victory in the Nov. 8 presidential election, fueled by Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of the commander-in-chief. Overall, “SNL” viewership for the season to date is up 19 percent in adults 18-49 (3.5 vs. 2.9 rating) and up 22 percent in total viewers (10.6 million vs. 8.7 million) over the comparable period in the 2015-16 season. NBC also recently announced plans to extend the run of the show into the summer. “Weekend Update” hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che will also get a limited run in primetime in August when NBC airs four half-hour broadcasts of the faux-news showcase.

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Contributors to this section this week include: Samantha Gratton Laura Ashley Lamm Emory Rakestraw

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Know a North Carolina story that needs telling? Drop us a line at features@nsjonline.com.

Flight operations began at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Craven County with the landing of a Grumman J2F “Duck” amphibian. The base was established just a few years earlier, after the Marine Corps conducted a search up and down the U.S. East Coast for a suitable site for an air station. After Congressman Graham Barden helped secure $40 million for construction in 1941, the base grew quickly, becoming a selfcontained city of 20,000 within a few months.

March 21, 1840 Work was completed on the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad. A week later, the Raleigh depot received the line’s first commercial shipment on record. In June 1840, a “Grand Celebration” was held in Raleigh to commemorate two milestones, the new railroad and the new State Capitol. Throughout North Carolina in the 1840’s, the sound of the locomotive horn was heard, signifying a new era of unprecedented prosperity. In 1900, the railroad was incorporated into the larger Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. The Seaboard building stands today on Salisbury Street as a reminder of the beginnings of rail transportation in the state. Information courtesy of N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

announcements North State Journal is thrilled to celebrate your engagements and wedded bliss! We will now be publishing engagement and wedding announcements in the features section for couples with ties to the state. Whether your proposal was public or private, your wedding big or small — this is the perfect way to share the news and create a keepsake of the beginning of your next chapter in life together. Submit your story (in 200-250 words) and your photo to weddings@nsjonline.com to include in an upcoming issue. When writing it up, here are some details you might want to include: • Date of engagement and details about how it happened

• Families and/or parents

• Date of wedding and where it will be or was held

• Where you attend or attended school

• How you met

• Occupations

• Shared interests

• Where you reside

• Future plans

• Special elements of your story • For announcements including a photo the image must be at least 2 megapixels

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Conductor Jack Everly leads a rehearsal of the North Carolina Symphony for a special science fiction Star Trek inspired concert at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh.

North Carolina Symphony selected for prestigious SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras By Emory Rakestraw For the North State Journal he North Carolina Symphony was selected as one of the four orchestras T to perform at the inaugural SHIFT: A Festi-

val of American Orchestras. The Symphony will perform a North Carolina-inspired multimedia work by Sarah Kirkland Snider at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, March 29. Along with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic, and the Brooklyn-based ensemble The Knights, the North Carolina Symphony was selected to perform at the prestigious event for their creative programming, artistic excellence, and dedication to serving and building community relationships across North Carolina. Established in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony has 175 annual concerts and performed for people from 91 different counties throughout North Carolina. The symphony has 66 full-time professional musicians that perform under the leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn. While their headquarters are based at Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, the Symphony performs across the state including a series in

Established in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony has 175 annual concerts and performed for people from 91 different counties throughout North Carolina.

Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines, and Wilmington. At the forefront of the Symphony’s mission is music education. Running one of the most extensive programs of any symphony orchestra, it travels statewide, reaching out to over 50,000 students a year. While traveling to D.C, the North Carolina Symphony remains deeply committed in their efforts to feature composers and works with a North Carolina connection. One featured composer, Greenville-born Caroline Shaw, says some of her earliest memories come from hearing the Symphony perform at her elementary school. “I’ll never forget being one of hundreds of third graders in the gym, learning about the instruments of the orchestra and wondering what it must be like to play such thrilling mu-

sic,” said Shaw. In 2013, at the age of 30, Shaw became the youngest-ever Pulitzer Prize winner for music for her composition of Partita for 8 Voices. Works by Shaw, Snider, and Gabriel Kahane will also be performed in a free residency concert at the Kogod Courtyard in D.C. Snider’s piece to be performed at the Kennedy Center originally premiered to an audience in Raleigh in 2016. Titled “Hiraeth” a Welsh word that loosely translates into “homesickness,” the piece was inspired by Snider’s visits to her grandparents’ home in Salisbury. During the time she was composing the piece, Snider lost her father, which also radiates through the co-commissioned work. While being performed, the music is accompanied by an original film by Mark DeChiazza that features footage from the Piedmont region. The North Carolina Symphony will also open and close their Kennedy Center performance with works by the late composer Robert Ward. Ward was a Pulitzer-prize winner as well as a music professor at Duke University who spent the last 35 years of his life in the Triangle. His “Jubilation Overture” was composed during the World War II era while Ward was leading a band in the Seventh Infantry Division. The closing piece, “City of Oaks,” was inspired by Ward’s time in Raleigh. Each orchestra selected for SHIFT will perform both a MainStage concert at Kennedy Center along with residency programs throughout the D.C. area. Before their departure, the Symphony will give preview performances at Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall and The Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh on March 24 and 25.


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community Irregardless Cafe | Raleigh

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Irregardless Cafe is a farm-to-table restaurant that offers live music and catering. See menus and scheduled performances at www.irregardless.com

ver forty years ago, Arthur Gordon and his friends O asked, “Hey, why don’t we start a

vegetarian restaurant?” He was just going to do it for a year or two, but now Irregardless Cafe continues on as a strongly established restaurant in Raleigh. Over the course of several decades, he and his wife, Anya, have continued to ask questions about how they can be sustainable and advocate for a healthier lifestyle. “The essence of the restaurant is that it’s a path that has to have a heart,” said Arthur. “The heart is that when we had a fire in ’94 we paid all of our employees while we were closed. We were the first restaurant in North Carolina in 1982 to go to nonsmoking. And then it just follows into making donations to charitable causes as part of that path.” Among those causes, Irregardless Cafe donated to Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), a global, nonprofit food relief agency. Rise Against Hunger packages meals that are sustainable and distributes them around the world. Meal packages cost 29 cents and feed six children. The latest question for the Gordons led to buying an acre and a half of land. Anya laughed saying, “Five years ago in February, we said, ‘you know, wouldn’t it be fun to have a

“The essence of the restaurant is that it’s a path that has to have a heart.” — Arthur Gordon

garden?’” So, they bought some land with an abandoned home on the property right before it was foreclosed on and said they jumped in feet first. Four other families joined together to create an LLC, with the Gordons as majority owners. Both the house and the land had a fair amount of development to be done to get it up and running. But as they worked to clear things away, they found and created a beautiful place for a garden. They even found a well right on the property, which gave it the name Well Fed Community Garden. All the cuttings in the kitchen

are recycled and brought to the garden to become compost, which reduces waste at the restaurant and builds the garden. There is a garden manager who lives on the property, as well as two apprentices, and volunteers can come and work in the garden to see how food grows. Of the food produced, 80 percent goes toward the restaurant and other commercial vendors, while 20 percent goes back to the volunteers, neighbors, and nonprofit organizations. Among the fruit trees, chickens, and vegetables are also monthly workshops, meals, and garden tours that are open to the community.

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The Annual Reptile and Amphibian Day was hosted by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Saturday, March 11. Neaerly 10,000 visitors accepted the invitation to explore and enjoyed a day of learning and fun. The museum holds year-round programming highlighting their vast exhibit collection and is a great place to discover the wonder of North Carolina’s natural world. Coming up at the museum this month: March 20 Guided Tactile Tour 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. March 22 Whiteville: Wednesday Storytime 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. March 23 Nature Stories 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. March 23 Adult Nights: Throwback Thursday featuring the ‘90s 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. March 23 Science Cafe: The Bionic Human: Making Fantasy A Reality 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. March 25 Citizen Science Saturdays 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. March 25 Special Guest: Physicist Lawrence M. Krauss 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. March 25 Documenting Nature With Naturalist 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. March 25 Prairie Ridge Nature Adventure 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. March 28 Walk Through The Seasons 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. March 30 Nature Stories 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. March 30 Smart Growth: Making Our Cities Sustainable 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. For more information check the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences website at naturalsciences.org

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Clockwise from top left: Sissy, a captive bred green tree python, curls around a bar in her enclosure while on display at the Southern Chondros booth during Reptile Day. Hormones produced during Sissy’s breeding cycle caused her to turn blue and after she laid eggs in 2006 she did not return to her normal green color. Michelle Tilley, director of The Traveling Tortoise, holds Elvis a smooth-sided toad during Reptile Day. Elvis, who is native to South America, was given his name because of the crooning sound he makes. Kimberly Burge, owner of Southern Chondros, delicately supports a captive bred green tree python at her booth during Reptile Day. Caitlin Flynn, 2, of Raleigh, watches a blue-tongued skink during Reptile Day. Cover: Michelle Tilley, Director of The Traveling Tortoise, feeds Tank, a sulcata tortoise, an apple during Reptile Day.


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The city has hosted a photo exhibition in downtown Wilson for the past two years to encourage revitalization of the area.

WILSON from page C1 ing main streets from around the globe. “The goal of the festival is to bring people inside the city center of Wilson from other parts of the state and country,” said De Perlinghi. “In the 1940s, people were walking down the street elbow to elbow,” he added. “It’s not the same now. The foot traffic has slowed, and we need to bring life back to our city.” Opening April 8 and running through July 16, the streets in Historic Downtown Wilson will feature 100 photographs by 100 photographers from 31 countries. Notable artists include documentary and award-winning photographers Olivia Arthur of Great Britain, Linda Bournane-Engelberth of Norway, John Feely of Australia, and Eugene Richards of the United States. The first “Eyes on Main Street” festival was held in 2015 in a unique attempt to revive the downtown area of the city and to provide a new array of expressing and experiencing art. The attraction of residents and tourists and positive response has brought the festival back again. De Perlinghi, artistic director of “Eyes on Main Street” and a world photographer himself, oversees the fundraising, cultivation, and exhibition of the project. From Brussels, Belgium, he

moved to the United States in 2000, spending 11 years working in Chicago before finding his was to Eastern North Carolina. De Perlinghi began his photography career in the late 1980s working for “Liberation", a daily newspaper in Paris, France. As a freelance photographer, he traveled the world capturing the candid details of natives in their home

countries. “This festival has become a really sought after event in the photography world,” said De Perlinghi. “We even pay of our photographers $200 for their participation, and I’m really proud of that.” De Perlinghi said the festival itself is an $80,000 project with funding provided by the Wilson Visitor’s Center as well as compa-

ny and private donors and includes the donated printing costs. “The exhibit of photographs is a nice addition to storefront windows in downtown Wilson, and the event is scheduled during a beautiful time of the year,” said Sandra Homes, executive director of the Wilson Visitors Center. “We encourage visitors to partake in the Historic Downtown

Walking Tour, leaving from the Wilson Visitors Center and including the exhibit,” she added. “Wilson needs more people on Nash Street (the main street of downtown). The more people we bring, the more we can grow,” said De Perlinghi. “Through an exhibit in downtown, we are creating an interest in the buildings in hopes of inspiring future business owners to start a coffee shop or boutique.” De Perlinghi uses the photography festival not only as a means of encouraging growth in downtown, but also as a way of educating attendees on the craft and invoking a response to the 6-by-6 feet images that cover the storefront windows. “When you see the photographs, you’ll be drawn inside the print to dream of the world being captured on film,” said De Perlinghi. To add to the education and experience, QR codes are attached to each print. One can use their iPhone to scan and learn more about the artist behind the print and to see more photographs relating to the subject matter presented. “We are using art to bring an entire community together,” added De Perlinghi. “Eyes on Main Street” is free and open to the public with numerous community events and lecture. throughout the run of the exhibit. More information can be found at eyesonmainstreetwilson. com.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ to waltz to more than $200 million globally By Brent Lang Reuters LOS ANGELES — “Beauty and the Beast” will waltz its way into audiences’ hearts this weekend. It’s a tale as old as time, set to the music of clinging and clanging cash registers. A combination of nostalgia for the original Disney animated classic and the recent popularity of live-action fairy tales is translating into massive ticket sales. Nearly every person of speaking age on the planet is aware of the story of “Beauty and the Beast,” both from the French fairy tale and the 1991 animated smash. The new, Bill Condon-directed version has been praised by critics for honoring the sense of romance and magic that made the cartoon so beloved, while updating it for a new generation of moviegoers. “It’s going to pull from a lot of different audience segments over the weekend,” said Eric Handler, an analyst with MKM Partners. “Disney has sold millions of copies of the first film on home entertainment. Millions of people saw it in theaters. There have been Broadway shows and tours and consumer product lines.” That universal recognition will translate into big business. “Beauty and the Beast” is expected to open to more than $120 million domes-

tically, with some rival studios and tracking services projecting a debut in the $140 million range. Fandango is reporting robust pre-ticket sales -- the film is the top-selling family title in the company’s history and is outpacing blockbusters such as “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Captain America: Civil War” at the same point in their sales cycle. Overseas, the story of the bookish French girl who melts a monster’s hardened heart will open in nearly 70% of the global market, including such major territories as China, Russia (where it’s received a 16+ rating for its inclusion of a gay character), Brazil, Spain, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Disney spent $160 million making the movie. The cast includes Emma Watson, who turned down the lead in “La La Land” to bring Belle to life, and “Downton Abbey’s” Dan Stevens as her horned love interest. The supporting players include Luke Evans as the villainous Gaston, Josh Gad as his sidekick LeFou, and the likes of Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, and Ewan McGregor representing a wide array of talking household items. The soundtrack revives the animated film’s classic score, reprising such favorites as “Be Our Guest” and “Belle.” “Beauty and the Beast” is expected to dominate the multi-

Cast member Emma Watson poses at the premiere of “Beauty and the Beast” in Los Angeles.

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plexes, but there is one other new release hoping to appeal to older crowds, “The Belko Experiment.” The horror film presents a new twist on corporate Darwinism. It follows 80 Americans, locked in a high-rise office in Bogota, Colombia, who are ordered by a voice on the intercom to kill one another in a lethal demonstration of survival of the fittest. The low-budget release will open in between 1,250 and 1,300 locations, roughly a third of the theater count for a major studio release. The theaters are chosen because they are more popular with horror fans. Orion, an MGM label, backed the film and is distributing it with BH Tilt, which is an experiment by “The Purge”

producer Blumhouse to find more cost-efficient ways to bring smaller films to the masses. The partners are looking for a $4 million opening. It may not be the preferred choice for horror movie lovers, but surveys suggest that “Beauty and the Beast” has wide appeal across various age groups. Fandango polled ticket buyers and found that 44% plan to see the movie with their families, while 43% will see the film with a date, significant other, or friend. To help whet appetites, Disney is doing a series of special fan screenings on Thursday that will include behind-the-scenes footage and a 3D version of Ariana Grande and John Legend’s music

video tied to the film’s theme song. RealD handled the conversion for the promotion. “Beauty and the Beast” is the latest animated film to receive a live-action sprucing up. The studio previously scored with the likes of “Cinderella” ($543.5 million worldwide), “Maleficent” ($758.5 million worldwide), and “The Jungle Book” ($966.6 million worldwide). Remakes of “Dumbo” and “Mulan” are already in the works, with Disney basically eyeing every animated property save for “The Rescuers Down Under” as a potential new live-action hit. “This won’t be the last time Disney does this with one of these animated properties,” said Handler.


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French biotech firm closes in on cancer that killed Steve Jobs A French biotech firm is hoping to gain approval within months for a nuclear medicine targeting the type of cancer that killed Steve Jobs. The drug could transform Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA), which was spun off from Europe’s physics research center CERN 15 years ago and is listed on Nasdaq. “We are nearly there,” Chief Executive Stefano Buono said of the “multi-hundred million” dollar opportunity. Lutathera, a radiopharmaceutical, works by hitting cancer cells with high energy electrons, just like radiotherapy, but the injection targets gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) that over-express a certain protein. Eamon Queeney | north state journal

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U.S. judge rejects Google email scanning settlement Internet case offers little guidance on boundaries of search engine data collection By Jonathan Stempel Reuters A federal judge rejected Google’s proposed class-action settlement with nonGmail users who said it illegally scanned their emails to Gmail users to create targeted advertising on March 16. In a decision on Wednesday night, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, said it was unclear that the accord, which provided no money for plaintiffs but up to $2.2 million in fees and expenses for their lawyers, would ensure Google’s compliance with federal and state privacy laws. Koh called the proposed disclosure notice inadequate. She said this was because it did not clearly reveal any technical changes that Google would make, or that Google scans non-Gmail users’ emails to create ads for Gmail users. The judge also said the notice did not make clear that Google could still extract data for the “dual purpose” of creating targeted ads and detecting spam and malware, and then use that data once emails went into storage after being transmitted. “In sum, based on the parties’ current filings, the court cannot conclude that the settlement is fundamentally fair, adequate,

and reasonable,” Koh wrote. Google, a unit of Mountain View, California-based Alphabet Inc, declined to comment. Koh distinguished the settlement from a similar accord with Yahoo Inc that she said required more disclosures. Michael Sobol, a partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein representing the plaintiffs, in an interview said, “we will press on with the litigation, while exploring opportunities for a resolution consistent with the court’s decision.” He said this could include an end to the challenged scanning. The named plaintiffs, Daniel Matera of New York and Susan Rashkis of San Francisco, had accused Google of violating the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act and California Invasion of Privacy Act through its scanning practices. Koh ruled six days after Google won preliminary approval from a different judge in her court of a separate $22.5 million settlement with businesses over internet ad placements. In that case, known as Google AdWords Litigation, businesses accused Google of placing their ads in obscure places such as error pages and undeveloped websites known as parked domains, causing them to overpay for the placements. The case is Matera v Google Inc, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, No. 15-04062.

CHICAGO — President Donald Trump has proposed halting funding for rural clean water initiatives and reducing county-level staff, for a 21 percent drop in discretionary spending at the Department of Agriculture (USDA), according to a White House budget document. The $4.7 billion in cuts would leave USDA with a budget of $17.9 billion after cutting some statistical and rural business services and encouraging private sector conservation planning. Farm groups warned that farmers and rural communities could suffer. The budget proposal would save $498 million by eliminating a rural water and wastewater loan and grant program that helps fund clean water and sewer systems in communities with fewer than 10,000 people. Other areas targeted for cuts include staffing at county-level USDA service centers. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), the country’s largest organization representing farmers, said cuts to statistical services could hurt members. “That’s a big concern because a lot of farmers and growers rely on USDA’s statistical capabilities to make a lot of marketing and risk management decisions and planting decisions,” said John Newton, AFBF director of market intelligence. The budget proposal did not give details of which services could be cut. Greg Fogel, policy director at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, said cuts to rural development work could harm businesses in rural areas as these programs had created jobs and helped businesses survive. The White House also said it would eliminate the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education program, which donates U.S. agricultural commodities to food-deficit countries. The program, which had $182 million earmarked in the fiscal-year 2017 USDA budget, “lacks evidence that it is being effectively implemented to reduce food insecurity,” the document said. The plans for USDA spending were part of Trump’s budget blueprint, a broad outline of spending proposals for the fiscal year ahead. The blueprint does not cover “mandatory” spending established by law, like farm subsidies, only “discretionary” programs where lawmakers can adjust spending. The Trump White House has said it plans to release a traditional full budget in mid-May. The budget plan calls for $6.2 billion for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, about $150 million less than budgeted in fiscal 2016. Under former President Barack Obama, the program was reduced by $273 million between fiscal 2015 and 2016. The USDA oversees agriculture, rural communities and nutritional programs, including funding for school lunches. The agency also publishes closely watched global farming production statistics.

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Amazon wind farm developer, Avangrid, wins bid to further expand Spanish energy developer Avangrid Renewables won an auction for the development rights for an offshore wind farm near Kitty Hawk. Avangrid already operates 60 onshore wind developments in the United States, including the Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East in Pasquotank and Perquimans counties. The site lies 27.6 miles from the shore, and extends 25 miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Avangrid’s next steps will be to measure wind speeds and assess the site. Katharine Kollins, president of the Southeastern Wind Coalition, said the $9 million bid was surprisingly high. RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C.

Research Triangle Foundation hires search consultant to find next CEO The board of directors of the Research Triangle Foundation has officially launched its search for a new CEO, six months after former executive Bob Geolas resigned to take a consulting position.The foundation is responsible for operation of RTP, which is home to some 200 companies that employ 50,000 people. CHICAGO

Illinois watchdog first U.S. regulator to join blockchain consortium R3 The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has joined the blockchain consortium led by startup R3, as financial watchdogs around the world seek to better understand the opportunities and risks of the emerging technology. The Illinois regulator will collaborate with approximately 80 financial institutions that are members of R3 who are working to develop blockchain-based applications that are secure and scalable enough to run financial industry processes, the regulator and R3 said on Thursday. While R3’s member base includes the Bank of Canada and the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong, this is the first time a U.S. regulator has joined its fold. Illinois, with its large Chicago-based exchanges and trading firms, is one of the leading global hubs for derivatives trading.


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Tennessee finds bird flu at 2nd farm that supplies Tyson Foods Major chicken productions in the South on alert as outbreak findings expand By Tom Polansek Reuters CHICAGO — A form of bird flu that is highly lethal for poultry has infected a second commercial chicken flock in Tennessee that supplies Tyson Foods Inc , the company and the state’s agriculture department said on Thursday. The finding expands an outbreak near major chicken-produc-

ing states in the southern United States such as Alabama and Georgia. The flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee, was infected with H7N9 highly pathogenic flu, the same strain that was reported in another chicken flock less than 2 miles (3.2 km) away on March 5, according to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. The initial case was the nation’s first infection of highly pathogenic bird flu at a commercial poultry operation in more than a year. Highly pathogenic bird flu led to the deaths of about 50 million

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Topsail Beach auction offers tiny plots for big dreamers Bidders jockey for ‘a little piece of the beach’ with small price tags and even smaller acreage. By Brandon Staton For the North State Journal North Topsail Beach, N.C. — The town of North Topsail Beach, in conjunction with Johnson Properties Realtors & Auctioneers, Inc., successfully auctioned off 53 of 55 surplus properties on March 3 during a unique property auction that drew interest near and far. For many, the event represented an opportunity that is not at all uncommon at a land auction: purchasing properties that have been acquired through various means, whether deeded to the town, taken through foreclosure or some other process. For others, though, it was a rare chance to own their very own piece of oceanfront property for a price they could afford. “You know, every town has needs — to make their budget work and to get things done,” said Christina Asbury, past president of the Topsail Island Association of Realtors. “[The town] has had the sandbag expense and other expenses associated with beach nourishment. It made sense, I’m sure, for the town to sell off some of these proprieties, and it was a great opportunity for anybody to own a little piece of the beach.” The terms of sale required buyers to present at the auction and place a bid deposit of five percent of the amount of the bid, either in cash or with a certified check, according to a public notice posted electronically by the Town in January. In total, the town expects to receive more than $620,000, and will use the money to help fund its shoreline protection program. Some properties along New River Inlet Road had an assessed value of as little as $100.00 and an acreage so small (around three-one-hundredths of an acre) that the tax parcel report on the property did not even register the parcel’s adjusted or legal acreage. While the price tag certainly seems more affordable than your typical plot of sand, the question remained: Just what could someone do with such a tiny sliver of land? They can be used for private parking, always an issue in small coastal towns, private beach access or, with the proper permitting a great spot for a gazebo. Of course, there were more practical purposes as well, especially for current area property owners. “The reason a person might want to purchase those is if you live in a house across the street, or on the sound side that is not oceanfront, it’s always nice to have ocean access,” said Asbury. “And if you own that portion of the dune, now you have deeded beach access that will go along with your property, which increases the value of your home. “Then you can mark it as privately owned and put your own little beach access and walkover there.”

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U.S. housing, factory data underscore economy’s resilience Fed raises key interest rate based on indicators of robust market sectors Reuters WASHINGTON — U.S. homebuilding jumped in February as unseasonably warm weather boosted the construction of single-family houses to near a 9-1/2year high, suggesting the economy remained on solid ground despite an apparent slowdown in the first quarter. The economy’s fundamentals were further strengthened by other data on Thursday showing a drop in the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week amid a tightening labor market. Though factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region cooled this month, manufacturers reported growth in new orders and difficulties finding qualified workers. The data came a day after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the third time since the 2008 financial crisis. Fed Chair Janet Yellen told reporters that the U.S. central bank was sending a message that “we have confidence in the robustness of the economy and its resilience to shocks.” “The reports painted a mostly upbeat picture of the economy,” said Daniel Silver, an economist at JPMorgan in New York. Housing starts increased 3.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1.29 million units last month, the Commerce Department said. Homebuilding was up 6.2 percent compared to February 2016, suggesting housing would contribute to growth this year. Single-family homebuilding, which accounts for the largest share of the residential housing market, surged 6.5 percent to a 872,000-unit pace, the highest level since October 2007. Single-family starts in the Midwest soared 20 percent to their highest level since October 2007. Groundbreaking activity jumped more than 16 percent in the West and Northeast, but fell 2.6 percent in the South. “Single-family homebuilding usually goes dormant throughout much of these regions during the winter months, but has held up better this year due to, up until recently, much milder winter weather,” said Mark Vitner, a senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities in Charlotte, North Carolina. Starts for the volatile multi-family housing segment fell 3.7 percent to a

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Construction workers build a single-family home in San Diego on Feb. 15.

416,000-unit pace. A robust labor market is supporting the housing market, helping it to buck weakness in other parts of the economy. Further gains in single-family construction are likely as building permits increased 3.1 percent last month. A survey on Wednesday showed homebuilders’ confidence jumped in March to its highest level since June 2005. The surge in confidence is, however, unlikely to translate into a homebuilding boom as builders continued to complain about rising material prices, higher mortgage rates, and shortages of lots and labor. U.S. financial markets were little moved by the data as investors digested the Fed’s decision on Wednesday to raise its overnight benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to a range of 0.75 percent to 1.00 percent. The U.S. central bank also forecast two more rate hikes this year. The dollar dropped to a one-month low against a basket of currencies. Prices for U.S. Treasuries fell as did stocks on Wall Street. In a separate report on Thursday, the Labor Department said initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 241,000 for the week ended March 11. It was the 106th straight week that claims remained below 300,000, a threshold associated with a healthy labor market. That is the longest stretch since

1970, when the labor market was much smaller. The labor market is near full employment, with job growth averaging 209,000 per month over the past three months, and the unemployment rate is at 4.7 percent, close to the nine-year low of 4.6 percent hit last November. A third report from the Philadelphia Fed showed its manufacturing activity index fell to a reading of 32.8 this month from 43.3 in February. However, the survey’s new orders gauge hit its highest level since December 1987. A measure of prices paid by factories for inputs raced to its highest level since May 2011. Factories also reported increasing prices for their goods, supporting the view that inflation pressures were building. More than 60 percent of the firms in the mid-Atlantic said they were experiencing labor shortages and 68 percent reported skills mismatch between job openings and available labor. These percentages were higher compared to the last time companies were asked the same questions in May 2014. Labor market strength and improvement in manufacturing are in stark contrast with a recent softening in consumer, construction and business spending. The Atlanta Fed is forecasting gross domestic product increasing at a 0.9 percent rate in the first quarter. The economy grew at a 1.9 percent rate in the fourth quarter.

White House seeks to cut EPA budget 31% as Trump targets regulation Proposed EPA budget cuts: • 3,200 (19 percent) of federal EPA workforce jobs • Climate change research • International climate change programs • $427 million to regional pollution cleanup programs • Energy Star appliance efficiency program

Plan ‘reorients’ environmental efforts to pivot to states, eliminating $100 million in federal spending Reuters WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration is proposing a 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget, eliminating its climate change programs and trimming back core initiatives aimed at protecting air and water quality, according to budget documents released on Thursday. The White House’s proposed 2018 budget for the agency comes as Trump seeks to clear away reg-

ulations he claims are hobbling U.S. businesses — like oil drillers and coal miners. The proposed cuts are a starting point in negotiations with Congress, and could be tempered. The proposal would eliminate 3,200 EPA employees, or 19 percent of the current workforce, and effectively erase former President Barack Obama’s initiatives to combat climate change by cutting funding for the agency’s signature Clean Power Plan aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions. It would also eliminate climate change research and international climate change programs. Together, the cuts to climate change initiatives at the agency would eliminate some $100 million in spending. “Consistent with the Presi-

dent’s America First Energy Plan, the budget reorients the EPA’s air program to protect the air we breathe without unduly burdening the American economy,” a summary of the agency’s proposed budget said. Trump has expressed doubts about the science of climate change and has said the United States can reduce green regulation drastically without compromising air and water quality. But the proposed EPA budget cuts would extend well beyond climate change. It would cut some $427 million to regional pollution cleanup programs, including in the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay. Funding for the Superfund program to clean up the nation’s most contaminated sites would drop by $330 million to $762 mil-

lion. The budget summary said the rationale for the changes is to give local and state governments — often facing severe budget constraints themselves — responsibility for such clean-up efforts. Trump’s proposal would also cut the budget for the EPA’s enforcement division, which fines companies for pollution, by 31 percent. It would axe dozens of other programs including the popular Energy Star appliance efficiency program aimed at reducing U.S. energy consumption. One area that would see a small boost is for State Revolving Funds, low-interest loans for investments in water and sanitation infrastructure. The budget would add $4 million to the funds, bringing its budget up to $100 million.

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Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Vander Earl Nixon, (Vander Earl Nixon, deceased)(Heirs of Vander Earl Nixon: Dwight D. Nixon, Vangeline O’Neal aka Vangeline McCoy and Deaidria Sang Parks) to James C. McGill, Trustee(s), dated the 23rd day of April, 2004, and recorded in Book 2071, Page 608, in Alamance County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Alamance 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 #1 Courthouse Square in the City of Graham, Alamance County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:30 AM on March 30, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Graham, in the County of Alamance, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: A certain tract or parcel of land in Graham Township, Alamance County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:BEING ALL OF LOT NUMBER THIRTEEN (13), T.B. PYRTLE SUBDIVISION, plat of which is recorded in Plat Book 11, Page 66 of the Alamance County Registry, to which reference is hereby made for more complete description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1248 Pyrtle Drive, Graham, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Linda Merlene Baker, (Linda Merlene Baker, Deceased) (Heirs of Linda Merlene Baker: James Baker, Timothy Baker and Unknown Heirs of Linda Merlene Baker) to Howard S. Irvin, Trustee(s), dated the 24th day of November, 2009, and recorded in Book 8978, Page 302, in Cabarrus County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Cabarrus 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 the City of Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:30 PM on March 20, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Cabarrus, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in the City of Concord, Number Two (2) Township of Cabarrus County, North Carolina on the East side of Peigler Avenue, adjoining the property of Margie Shoemaker (Deed Book 284, Page 235), Billy L. Vanhoy (Deed Book 313, Page 195) and Lewis M. Jones (Deed Book 222, Page 149) and being more fully described as follows:OLD DESCRIPTION: BEGINNING at an old iron stake on the East side of Peigler Avenue, corner of Margie Shoemaker, and runs thence with said Road two (2) lines as follows: First, North 06-39-42 West 99.25 feet to an old iron stake, thence Second, North 05-11-00 West 199.53 feet to an old iron stake in the Southwestern corner of Lewis M. Jones ; thence with the line of Jones North 84-46-00 East 284.58 feet to a new iron; thence a new line South 05-25-42 East 299.37 feet to a new iron stake in the line of Billy Vanhoy; thence with the line of Vanhoy and Margie Shoemaker South 84-53-34 West 283.30 feet to the point of BEGINNING, containing 1.955 acres, more or less, as surveyed and platted by J. Lawrence Blackley, R.L.S., June 27, 1994. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 601 Peigler Street, Northwest, Concord, North Carolina.Peigler Avenue is now known as Peigler Street, NW.For back reference, see Book 1269, Page 227, Cabarrus Registry. For further information, see Book 3886, Page 346, and Book 3855, Page 244.

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1198599 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 528 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Justin Eric Ross and Kristen Leigh Ross to Steven Kent Taylor, Trustee(s), dated the 2nd day of June, 2011, and recorded in Book 3015, Page 951, in Alamance County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Alamance 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 #1 Courthouse Square in the City of Graham, Alamance County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:30 AM on March 30, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Alamance, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being situate in ALAMANCE County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:Being all of Lot 12 OF THE RE-SURVEY OF LOTS 3-9 & 12-15, THE MAP OF GILES MEBANE LAND, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 8/66, Page 42/467, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of ALAMANCE County, North Carolina, Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 518 North Second Street, Mebane, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1197413 (FC.FAY)

Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1198037 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 582 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Willie Greene, III and Tamkikia S. Greene to Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, Trustee(s), dated the 16th day of December, 2009, and recorded in Book 9005, Page 21, in Cabarrus County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Cabarrus 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 the City of Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:30 PM on March 20, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Cabarrus, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: In Cabarrus County, North Carolina, which Lot is legally described as follows:Being all of Lot 736 of Dominion Hills at Highland Creek, Phase 3, Map 1, as shown on a Plat thereof recorded in Book 41, at Page 13, in the Cabarrus County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 10321 Elven Lane, Charlotte, North Carolina.Being the same parcel conveyed to Willie Greene, III and Tamikia S. Greene from NVR, Inc., by virtue of a Deed dated 8/31/2004, recorded 9/8/2004, in Deed Book 5540, Page 336, County of Cabarrus, State of North Carolina. Assessor’s Parcel No: 46708480770000Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1196435 (FC.FAY)

CATAWBA

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 621 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Pauline B. Cook to William E. Butner, Trustee(s), dated the 10th day of August, 2000, and recorded in Book 2219, Page 1573, in Catawba County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Catawba 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 the City of Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:00 PM on March 21, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Catawba, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Lot No. 14 of the Vernon C. Cline property as shown on plat recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 48, Catawba County Registry.BEGINNING at a stake corner of Lots Nos. 15 and 16, runs with the line of Lot No. 16 S. 34 deg. 15’ W. 220.7 feet to at stake corner of Lot No. 13, in the line of Lot No. 16; thence with the line Lot No. 13 S. 66 deg. 05’ E. 409.5 feet to a stake at the edge of the old Shelby Road; common corner of Lots 9, 10 and 13; thence along the edge of said road N. 17 deg. 55 E. 280 feet to a stake at the edge of said road, common corner of Lots Nos. 8, 9 and 15; thence leaving the road and running along the line of Lot No. 15 N. 74 deg. 15’ E. 344 feet to the point of beginning, containing 2.2 acres more or less and being Tract No. 14 of the Vernon Cline, Jr., property as surveyed and platted by G. Sam Rowe, CE in February 1947. See Plat recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 48, Catawba County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 2661 Old Shelby Road, Hickory, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1198887 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 390 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Marie W. Setzer and Larry G. Setzer, (Marie W. Setzer and Larry G. Setzer, both deceased)(Heirs of Marie W. Setzer: Larry Gene Setzer, Jr., Paul David Setzer, Susie Marie Setzer and Unknown Heirs of Marie W. Setzer)(Susie Marie Setzer, deceased) (Heirs of Susie Marie Setzer: Unknown Heirs of Susie Marie Setzer) (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Marie W. Setzer) to TRSTE, Inc., Trustee(s), dated the 25th day of April, 1996, and recorded in Book 1977, Page 466, in Catawba County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Catawba 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 the City of Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:00 PM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Catawba, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a concrete monument found in the northern margin of the intersection of NC Highway 127 and 3rd Avenue, S.E., the same being the southwestern corner of the property conveyed to the NC State Highway Commission by deed recorded in Book 796, Page 639, Catawba County Registry; and running thence from said BEGINNING point with the northern margin of 3rd Avenue, S.E., North 88 deg. 16’25” West 37.53 feet to a concrete monument; thence South 1 deg. 43’56’ West 9.70 feet to a concrete monument; thence continuing with the margin of 3rd Avenue, S.E., North 87 deg. 33’59” West 102.39 feet to an iron pipe; said pipe being located North 51 deg. 51’37” East 30.24 feet from a PK nail found in the intersection of 3rd Avenue, S.E., and 2nd Street, S.E.; thence with the eastern margin of 2nd Street, S.E., North 3 deg. 00’00” East 69.94 feet to an iron pipe in the southwestern corner of Crowson P. Kerley; thence with Kerley’s southern line, South 86 deg. 32’37” East 139.70 feet to a rod in the northwestern corner of the State Highway Commission property; thence with the western line of the State Highway Commission, South 3 deg. 00’00” West 57.28 feet to the place and point of BEGINNING; containing 9,224 square feet, this description being taken from a survey by Vaughn & Bradshaw Surveying Company dated April 22, 1996, and entitled “Marie W. Setzer.” Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 251 Southeast Second Street, Hickory, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1188843 (FC.FAY)

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 15 SP 572 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Eric M. Trivett and wife, Amanda Allen Trivett (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Eric M Trivett) to National Title Network, Trustee(s), dated the 29th day of December, 2012, and recorded in Book 3165, Page 768, in Catawba County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Catawba 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 the City of Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:00 PM on March 21, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Catawba, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: The land referred to herein below is situated in the County of Catawba, State of North Carolina, and is described as follows: Being all of Lot No. 58 of Jamestowne Subdivision, according to a plat of the same recorded in Plat Book 15, at Page 95, Catawba County Registry, to which reference is hereby made for a greater certainty of description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 4652 Queens Road, Hickory, North Carolina.This conveyance is specifically made subject to those certain restrictions recorded in Book 1043. At Page 594, Catawba County Registry. Parcel ID: 0058997 Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1197599 (FC.FAY)

DAVIE NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 21 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Roy James Bolin and Lilly Mae Bolin, (Lily Mae Bolin and Roy James Bolin, Both Deceased) (Heirs of Roy James Bolin: Barbara Bolin, Christopher Bolin, David Bolin, Natalie Cook and Unknown Heirs of Roy James Bolin) to Donald Steven Bunce, Trustee(s), dated the 3rd day of April, 2004, and recorded in Book 545, Page 781, in Davie County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Davie 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 the City of Mocksville, Davie County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:15 AM on March 27, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Davie, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: All that certain parcel of land situate in the Township of Farmington, County of Davie, State of North Carolina, being known and designated as follows:Beginning at a point in the center of Essick Road (S.R. #1423), said point being the Northwest corner of Loretta B. Sheets (See Deed Book 159, Page 142); thence from said Point of Beginning and with the center line of S.R. #1423, North 11 deg. 24’ 40” East 199.0 feet to a point, said point being the Southwest corner of Bob L. Smith; thence with Smith’s line South 81 deg. 23’ 35” East 30.59 feet to an existing iron stake; thence continuing South 81 deg. 23’ 35” East 903.68 feet to a new iron stake, the Northwest corner of James C. Sloan; thence with Sloan’s Western line South 21 deg. 42’ 30” West 160.63 feet to an existing iron stake, Eva Jane Young’s Northeast corner; thence with Young’s Northern line North 88 deg. 53’ 35” West 282.23 feet to an existing iron stake, the common corner of Loretta B. Sheets and Eva Jane Young; thence with Sheets’ Northern line North 81 deg. 53’ 35” West 597.21 feet to a new iron stake; thence continuing North 81 deg. 53’ 35” West 30.60 feet to a point in the center of Essick Road, the Point and Place of Beginning, containing 3.99 acres, more or less, including that portion of the land laying within the right of way of Essick Road (S.R. #1423), said description is in accordance with a survey made by Richard P. Bennett, RLS, dated April 6, 1993, bearing Job No. 5983. For further reference see Deed Book 113, Page 158, of the Davie County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 178 Essic Road, Mocksville, North Carolina.Tax ID: B400000006 Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1201431 (FC.FAY)


North State Journal for Saturday, March 18, 2017

FORSYTH

IREDELL

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 24

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 45

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Bobbie Jean Bannister aka Bobbie Jean Bannister Scales and Orlando Scales, (Bobbie Jean Bannister aka Bobbie Jean Bannister Scales and Orlando Scales, both deceased) (Heirs of Bobbie Jean Bannister aka Bobbie Jean Banister Scales): Kelli B. Simons, Dykar Scales, Keith Bannister, Daryle Bannister aka Daryl Bannister and Unknown Heirs of Bobbie Jean Bannister aka Bobbie Jean Bannister Scales) (Keith Bannister, deceased) (Heirs of Keith Bannister: Kelli B. Simons, Dykar Scales, Daryle Bannister aka Daryl Bannister and Unknown Heirs of Keith Bannister) to Tim Colt, Trustee(s), dated the 10th day of June, 2003, and recorded in Book 2362, Page 2485, in Forsyth County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Forsyth 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 the City of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:15 PM on March 22, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Winston, in the County of Forsyth, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: All that certain parcel of land in Winston Township, Forsyth County, State of North Carolina, as more fully described in Deed Book 1000, Page 446, ID # 1555-095, being known and designated as Lot 95, Masten Park, filed in Plat Book 2, Page 19 (3). By fee simple deed from Winston-Salem Housing Foundation, Inc., a Corporation of Winston-Salem as set forth in Book 1000, Page 446 dated 04/01/1970 and recorded 04/07/1970, Forsyth County Records, State of North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 2817 Rowell Street, Winston Salem, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Ericka Edwards and William Edwards (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Ericka Edwards) to Ben S. Thomas, Trustee(s), dated the 8th day of August, 2011, and recorded in Book 2131, Page 369, in Iredell County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Iredell 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 the City of Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 23, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Iredell, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 8 of Our towns of North Mecklenburg-south Iredell Habitat for Humanity, Inc. on Sharpe Street subdivision as shown on map, thereof recorded in Plat Book 54 at Page 120 Iredell County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 387 Sharpe Street, Mooresville, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1167884 (FC.FAY)

HARNETT AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 14 SP 476 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Roland L. Marks, Jr. to William R. Echols, Trustee(s), dated the 10th day of March, 2011, and recorded in Book 2847, Page 560, in Harnett County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Harnett 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 the City of Lillington, Harnett County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:00 PM on March 30, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Harnett, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot Number 26 in a subdivision known as BYRD POND ESTATES, PHASE TWO and the same being duly recorded in Book of Plats 2004, at Page 191, Harnett County Registry, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 15 Michael Court, Erwin, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1146152 (FC.FAY)

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1194543 (FC.FAY)

D5

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 347

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 46

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by William L. Hudspeth, Jr., (William L. Hudspeth, Jr., deceased)(Heir of William L. Hudspeth, Jr.: Lorrie Joines Hudspeth) to BB&T Collateral Service Corporation, Trustee(s), dated the 22nd day of April, 2011, and recorded in Book 2117, Page 2439, in Iredell County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Iredell 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 the City of Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 23, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Iredell, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: A certain lot or parcel of land lying and being in Coddle Creek Township, Iredell County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows:Being all of Lot No. Forty (40) of the Edgemoor Subdivision in the Town of Mooresville, NC, as the same is platted, planned and recorded in Plat Book 5 at Page 59, of the Iredell County Registry of Deeds Office. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 414 Fieldstone Road, Mooresville, North Carolina.This being the same property conveyed to William Lloyd Hudspeth, Jr, dated 07/25/2008 and recorded in Book 1957, Page 1774, in the Iredell County Recorders Office. Parcel Number 4666 47 8462.000Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Pamela Orbich to Old Republic Title Company, Trustee(s), dated the 20th day of October, 2011, and recorded in Book 2141, Page 1994, in Iredell County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Iredell 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 the City of Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 23, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Fallstown, in the County of Iredell, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying in Fallstown Township, Iredell County, NC:BEING all of Lot 5 of TWIN CREEK ESTATES, Phase 1, as same is shown on a map thereof recorded in Plat Book 47 at Page 150 in the Iredell County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 129 Rushing Water Lane, Troutman, North Carolina.This conveyance is made subject to all restrictions, easements and rights of way of record, including those for utilities and public roadways. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1199173 (FC.FAY)

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1200560 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 30 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 25 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by John R. Forgrave and Kristina H. Forgrave to Chicago Title Insurance, Trustee(s), dated the 4th day of May, 2007, and recorded in Book 1848, Page 1336, in Iredell County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Iredell 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 the City of Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 30, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Iredell, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING Lot 359 of THE FARMS Subdivision as shown on the map thereof recorded in Map Book 45 at page 115 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Iredell County, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 385 Bayberry Creek Circle, Mooresville, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1200465 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 524 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Patricia P. Mayhorn to Ben S. Thomas, Trustee(s), dated the 15th day of December, 2005, and recorded in Book 1708, Page 411, in Iredell County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Iredell 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 the City of Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 30, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Iredell, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 3 of Eddy Place as the same is platted, planned and recorded thereof in Plat Book 43, Page 35 and Plat Book 43 at Page 50 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Iredell County. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 123 Leonard Street, Mooresville, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1191312 (FC.FAY)

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Janice Elaine Propst to William R. Echols, Trustee(s), dated the 27th day of April, 2011, and recorded in Book 2118, Page 2155, in Iredell County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Iredell 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 the City of Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 23, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Davidson, in the County of Iredell, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: The following described property:All that certain lot or parcel of land situated in the Davidson Township Iredell County, North Carolina and more particularly described as follows:Being all of Lot No. 1 as shown on plat of J.C. Wilson Estates recorded in Plat Book 20, Page 82, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Iredell County, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 129 Hidden Harbor Road, Mooresville, North Carolina. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 4637-16-5986.000 Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1203332 (FC.FAY)


North State Journal for Saturday, March 18, 2017

D6 IREDELL NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 56 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Barbara Ann Tate to Henry V. Cunningham, Jr., Trustee(s), dated the 24th day of March, 2008, and recorded in Book 1928, Page 1329, in Iredell County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Iredell 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 the City of Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 30, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Iredell, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING ALL of Lot 9 of SUNFLOWER ESTATES, SECTION TWO, as shown on plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 27 at Pages 153154, Iredell County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 111 Allis Drive, Statesville, North Carolina.SUBJECT TO those Restrictive Covenants recorded in Deed Book 1007, Page 1383, Iredell County Registry.Parcel ID: 4798 04 9139 Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1201469 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 692

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 433

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 2495

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Juanita A. Starling, (Juanita A. Starling, deceased)(Heirs of Juanita A. Starling: Theresa Castro, Donita Harwood, Helen Pearl Horne, Donald Morrison, Jr. and Unknown Heirs of Juanita A. Starling)(Donald Morrison, Jr., deceased)(Heirs of Donald Morrison, Jr.: Unknown Heirs of Donald Morrison, Jr.) to David Brunk, Trustee(s), dated the 26th day of January, 2007, and recorded in Book 3278, Page 873, in Johnston County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Johnston 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 the City of Smithfield, Johnston County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 11:00 AM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Smithfield, in the County of Johnston, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: All that certain property situated in the township of Smithfield in the county of Johnston and state of North Carolina, being more fully described in a deed dated 12/16/1983 and recorded 12/21/1983. Among the land records of the county and state set forth above, in Deed Volume 946 and Page 576. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 214 East Holt Street, Smithfield, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Bonnie S. Ward to J. Lee Hatch, Trustee(s), dated the 2nd day of April, 2007, and recorded in Book 3319, Page 684, in Johnston County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Johnston 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 the City of Smithfield, Johnston County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 11:00 AM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Johnston, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 13, Strickland Plantation Subdivision, as shown on a plat recorded in Plat Book 58, Pages 420 and 421, Johnston County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 221 JC Drive, Selma, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Derwin Brown and Tasha Ballard to David Brown, Trustee(s), dated the 16th day of November, 2007, and recorded in Book 23083, Page 64, and Modification in Book 28208, Page 571, in Mecklenburg County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Mecklenburg 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 the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 215 Tract 40 of CAROLINA CROSSING SUBDIVISION, PHASE 1, MAP 4, as same is shown on map thereof recorded in Map Book 47 Page 151 a revision of Map Book 40 at Page 917 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Public Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 12115 Stratfield Place Circle, Pineville, North CarolinaDeed Reference: Book 17358 Page 105. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1196473 (FC.FAY)

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JOHNSTON NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 26 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Robert Mutone, Jr. and Jill K. Mutone to John L. Matthews or Timothy M. Bartosh, Trustee(s), dated the 14th day of May, 2004, and recorded in Book 2693, Page 333, in Johnston County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Johnston 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 the City of Smithfield, Johnston County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 11:00 AM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Clayton, in the County of Johnston, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in the City of Clayton, Clayton Township, JOHNSTON County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:ALL of Lot 172 of WYNSTON Subdivision, Phase Seven, as shown on a map thereof recorded in Plat Book 59, Page 158, Johnston County Registry, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1005 Breeze Lane, Clayton, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1202949 (FC.FAY)

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Edward D. Suttles and Stephanie Ann Suttles (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Edward Dewayne Suttles) to Thomas Berkau, Trustee(s), dated the 5th day of August, 2004, and recorded in Book 02744, Page 0430, in Johnston County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Johnston 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 the City of Smithfield, Johnston County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 11:00 AM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Johnston, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of a 1.039 acre tract, more or less, and a 4.001 acre tract, more or less, as shown on a survey and plat entitled “Recombination survey for Edward Dewayne Suttles,” prepared by Jimmy C. Barbour, Professional Land Surveyor, dated 06-06-2002 and recorded in Plat Book 60, page 414, Johnston County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1425 Beulahtown Road, Kenly, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1187817 (FC.FAY)

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1194833 (FC.FAY)

MECKLENBURG NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 3222 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Rushworth Leroy Armstrong and Linda C. Armstrong (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Rushworth L. Armstrong and Linda C. Armstrong) to Tim, Inc., Trustee(s), dated the 16th day of February, 1994, and recorded in Book 7672, Page 102, in Mecklenburg County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Mecklenburg 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 the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 156 of Autumnwood, as shown on map thereof recorded in Map Book 20 at page 467 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Mecklenburg County. North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 544 Blue Rock Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1189255 (FC.FAY)

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1176393 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 4849 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by LaSonya Brown and Eric Brown to McMillan & Terry, P.A., Trustee(s), dated the 12th day of March, 2008, and recorded in Book 23497, Page 340, and Modification in Book 29066, Page 121, in Mecklenburg County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Mecklenburg 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 the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 21, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 78 of Coventry 3, Phase I, Map 4, as shown on a map thereof recorded in Map Book 43 at Page 367 in the Mecklenburg County Public Registry; reference to which map is hereby made for a more particular description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 4511 Dalbeth Street, Charlotte, North Carolina.BEING in all respects the same property conveyed to Borrowers herein by deed recorded contemporaneously herewith in the aforesaid County Registry.Parcel: 051-142-04 Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1200940 (FC.FAY)


North State Journal for Saturday, March 18, 2017

MECKLENBURG AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 3248 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Jason S. Bryant and Tasha K. Bryant to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), dated the 15th day of December, 2006, and recorded in Book 21537, Page 343, and Modification in Book 29107, Page 835, in Mecklenburg County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Mecklenburg 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 the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 122 of The Settlements At Withrow Downs 2, Phase 2, Map 1, as same is shown on a map thereof recorded in Map Book 40, Page 745, in the Mecklenburg County Public Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 15102 Oldcorn Lane, Charlotte, North Carolina Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1187975 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 149 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Marquise Days to Chris Cope, Trustee(s), dated the 28th day of January, 2009, and recorded in Book 24404, Page 619, in Mecklenburg County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Mecklenburg 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 the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 133 of Wilson Glenn, Map 3, as shown on map thereof recorded in Map Book 32 at Page 487, Mecklenburg County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 3335 Buckvalley Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1201312 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 3840

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 1522

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Hanna Kalinowska and Antoni Kalinowski, as joint tenants (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Hanna Kalinowski and Antoni Kalinowski) to Michael L. Riddle, Trustee(s), dated the 25th day of September, 2006, and recorded in Book 21203, Page 200, and Modification in Book 27604, Page 283, in Mecklenburg County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Mecklenburg 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 the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 21, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in the State of North Carolina, County of Mecklenburg and being more particularly described as follows:Being known and designated as a portion of Lot 31, Block A, of the Rockridge Shore Subdivision as recorded in Map Book 18 at Page 153 of the Mecklenburg County Public Registry.The portion of Lot 31, Block A, referred to hereinabove is further described as follows:Beginning at a point on the edge of Sandy Cove Road at the common boundary line between Lot 30 and Lot 31 of Block A as shown in Map Book 18 at Page 153 of the Mecklenburg County Registry and running thence with the common boundary between Lot 30 and Lot 31, N. 43-41-25 E. 480.39 feet to a set #4 rebar; thence S. 07-02-27 W. 124.91 feet to a set #4 rebar; thence S. 45-33-19 W. 376.00 feet to a set #4 rebar along the edge of Sandy Cove Road; thence with the arc of a circular curve to the left having a radius of 173.90 feet, a distance of 17.58 feet (North 48-14-37 West, having a chord length of 17.57 feet) to a point along the edge of Sandy Cove Road; thence N. 51-08-23 W. 44.92 feet to the point and place of Beginning, all shown on that survey dated January 13, 2004, by William M. Allen, and the same property as shown on that survey dated December 20, 1983, by Charles E. Moon, and as recorded in Deed Book 4880 at Page 455 of the Mecklenburg County Public Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 21506 Sandy Cove Road, Cornelius, North Carolina.Source of Title: Book 17082, Page 461, (Recorded 04/23/2004)Lying and being in Lemley Township, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and being more particularly described as follows:Beginning at a #4 rebar located in the northeasterly margin of Sandy Cove Road (60’ public right of way) and the southwesterly line of Lot 31, Block A, as shown on the map recorded in Map Book 18 at Page 153 (The “Map”), said rebar being also located the following two courses and distances from a 1/2” pipe located in the southerly corner of Lot 30, Block A, as shown on the map: (1) S 53-46-00 E 44.92 feet to a point and (2) along the arc of a circular curve to the right having a radius of 173.90 and arc length of 16.98 feet (chord bearing and distance: S 50-3333 E 16.97 feet); thence from said beginning point, N 45-39-46 E 375.74 feet to a #5 rebar located in the easterly line of Lot 31 and the westerly line of the Town of Cornelius property, now or formerly (see Deed Book 8948 at Page 506); thence, along the westerly line of said Town of Cornelius property, S 04-30-22 W 13.68 feet to an iron pin set; thence S 45-39-46 W 365.13 feet to an iron pin set in the northeasterly margin of Sandy Cove Road and the southwesterly line of Lot 31; thence, along the northeasterly margin of Sandy Cove Road, along the arc of a circular curve to the left having a radius of 173.90 feet and an arc length of 9.01 feet (chord bearing and distance N 46-16-44 W. 9.01 feet) to the point and place of beginning; all as shown as “Area to be purchased from Steven M. Grief” on that certain physical survey of 21506 Sandy Cove Road, a portion of Lot 31, Rockridge Shores PH. 1 Block A, dated January 16, 2006 by Don Allen & Associates, William M. Allen (PLS L-3499). Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Catherine Macias-Cordero and Alejandro J. Cordero (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Catherine Macias-Cordero) to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), dated the 20th day of June, 2006, and recorded in Book 20637, Page 206, in Mecklenburg County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Mecklenburg 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 the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 21, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 68, Map 2, GLENFINNAN SUBDIVISION as same is shown on map thereof recorded in Map Book 31 at Page 163, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Public Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 14902 Hawick Manor Lane, Pineville, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1192781 (FC.FAY)

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1176282 (FC.FAY)

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 15 SP 4012

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 15 SP 1614

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Anthony Grier to Thomas C. Hankins, Trustee(s), dated the 1st day of November, 1991, and recorded in Book 6677, Page 278, in Mecklenburg County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Mecklenburg 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 the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 21, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a point marked by an iron pin in the easterly margin of the right of way of Dolphin Lane, said point also being the common front corners of Lots 3 and 4 in Block 16 Shannon Park #2 subdivision (Map Book 9 Page 255 Mecklenburg County Public Registry); thence from said point of beginning with the easterly margin of the right of way of Dolphin Lane N 37-1-35 E 70.00 feet to an iron pin; thence S 51-30-50 E 59.02 feet to an iron pin; thence S 53-45-0 E 111.01 feet to an iron pin, said pin also being the common rear corners of Lots 2 and 3 Block 16 Shannon Park #2 subdivision as aforesaid; thence S 39-58-10 W 70.09 feet to an iron pin, said pin also being the common rear corners of the aforesaid Lots 3 and 4 Block 16 Shannon Park #2 subdivision; thence with the dividing line between the aforesaid Lots 3 and 4 N 52-58-25 W 166.40 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING, and being part of Lot 3 Block 16 Shannon Park #3 subdivision (Map Book 9 Page 255 Mecklenburg County Public Registry) according to survey by R.B. Pharr, NCRLS, dated October 30, 1991. Together with improvements thereon, said property located at 5426 Dolphin Lane, Charlotte, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Eric Johnson and Dawn Johnson to Gurley & Cookson, PLLC, Trustee(s), dated the 31st day of August, 2007, and recorded in Book 22763, Page 659, and Modification in Book 29539, Page 951, in Mecklenburg County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Mecklenburg 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 the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 156 of Prosperity Ridge, Phase 2, Map 2, as same is shown on map thereof recorded in Map Book 46 Page 605 in the Mecklenburg County Public Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 6308 Prosperity Commons Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

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 201 S. McPherson Church Rd. Suite 232 Fayetteville, NC 28303

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 2277 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Allen O. McLaughlin and Peach B. McLaughlin to Forquer & Green, Trustee(s), dated the 24th day of September, 1998, and recorded in Book 9946, Page 100, in Mecklenburg County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Mecklenburg 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 the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being situated in Mecklenburg County North Carolina and more particularly described as follows:Being Lot 9, Block 5 of York Road Park as shown on map thereof recorded in Map Book 5 at Page 201 in the Mecklenburg County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 331 Peterson Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1183733 (FC.FAY)

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1156800 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 147 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Kimberly M. McRae to Jerone C. Herring, Trustee(s), dated the 29th day of August, 2003, and recorded in Book 16036, Page 557, in Mecklenburg County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Mecklenburg 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 the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 65 of Meadowhill subdivision, Phase 1, Map 2, as same is shown on a revised map thereof recorded in Map Book 39, Page 591 in the office of the Register of Deeds for Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 2822 Meadow Knoll Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1198818 (FC.FAY)


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D8 MECKLENBURG AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 15 SP 4796 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Nakita T. Pinckney and Bryan A. Love to Philip R. Mahoney, Trustee(s), dated the 30th day of September, 2009, and recorded in Book 25123, Page 103, in Mecklenburg County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Mecklenburg 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 the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 21, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 131 of CEDAR MILL, Phase I, Map 3, as shown on a map thereof recorded in Map Book 47 at Page 699 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, to which map reference is hereby made. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 904 Old Forester Lane, Charlotte, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1162199 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 4820 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by J. Alan Ray and Tina Y. Ray to Craig and Brisson, Trustee(s), dated the 28th day of September, 1995, and recorded in Book 08308, Page 0044, and Re-recorded in Book 08373, Page 0869, in Mecklenburg County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Mecklenburg 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 the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 21, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 36 in Block 3 Section 4 of the WALDEN ON CARMEL subdivision as shown on a map thereof recorded in Map Book 20 Page 3 Mecklenburg County Public Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 8530 Glenway Court, Charlotte, North Carolina. This deed of trust is being re-recorded to complete the Borrower’s name “Tina Y. Ray”, which was inadvertently omitted from the original recording. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1197016 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 3107

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 3223

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Joseph A. Rollins to Kenneth R. Benton, Trustee(s), dated the 19th day of June, 2007, and recorded in Book 22399, Page 42, and Modification in Book 27667, Page 304, and Modification in Book 28351, Page 779, in Mecklenburg County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Mecklenburg 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 the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING ALL of Lot 16, Block 9 of Wexford, Section 5, Map 1, as same is shown on a map thereof recorded in Map Book 21, Page 410 of the Meckelnburg County Public Registry, reference to said map being hereby made for a more complete description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 11316 Leadenhall Lane, Charlotte, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by William O. Spears and Bobbie J. Spears (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): William O. Spears and Bobbie Spears) to A. Grant Whitney, Trustee(s), dated the 31st day of March, 2015, and recorded in Book 29862, Page 440, in Mecklenburg County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Mecklenburg 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 the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 155, Block 1, of that certain subdivision known as Eastfield Ridge, Phase 1, as same is shown on a map thereof recorded in Map Book 28, Page 34, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Public Registry, reference to said map is hereby made for a more particular description of said property. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 6735 Sweetfield Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina.BEING the same property conveyed to the grantor herein by deed from Michael S. Mech and spouse, Jennifer L. Mech filed contemporaneously herewith. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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.

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1190236 (FC.FAY)

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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1190621 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 2478 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Michelle D. Shaw and Bennie L. Shaw to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), dated the 19th day of July, 2007, and recorded in Book 22555, Page 178, and Modification in Book 25218, Page 410, and Modification in Book 30231, Page 792, in Mecklenburg County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Mecklenburg 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 the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 21, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 73 of Grass Meadows at Oakdale, Phase 1, Map 2, as shown on Plat recorded in Map Book 36, Page 403, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 5219 Grass Ridge Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1178728 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 4818 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Gregory P. Williams to Neal G. Helms, Trustee(s), dated the 26th day of October, 2001, and recorded in Book 12812, Page 67, in Mecklenburg County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of Mecklenburg 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 the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:30 PM on March 21, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 9 of Oakdale Grove, Phase 1, Map 3, as same is shown on a map thereof recorded in Map Book 34, at Page 751, in the Mecklenburg County Public Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 5915 Patricia Ryan Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1200761 (FC.FAY)

NEW HANOVER NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 52 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by James Buscemi and Cherie L. Dubois, (Cherie L. Dubois, deceased) to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), dated the 16th day of September, 2009, and recorded in Book 5438, Page 393, in New Hanover County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of New Hanover 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 the City of Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:00 PM on March 21, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of New Hanover, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 1041, Section 3, Chattooga Place, Beau Rivage Plantation as the same is shown on a map thereof recorded in Map book 34 at Page 176 of the New Hanover County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 516 Chattooga Place, Wilmington, North Carolina.Subject to those Restrictions recorded in Book 1838 at Page 452 of the New Hanover County Registry. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1201562 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 47 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Pauline E. Jones to Amy Mandart, Trustee(s), dated the 23rd day of July, 2002, and recorded in Book 3376, Page 3, in New Hanover County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby 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 of New Hanover 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 the City of Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:00 PM on March 21, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of New Hanover, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the western line of Seventh Street 86 feet South from the intersection of said Western line of Seventh Street with the intersection of the Southern line of Meares Street; running thence Southwardly along said line of Seventh Street, 37 1/2 feet; thence Westwardly, parallel with Meares Street 100 feet; thence Northwardly, parallel with Seventh Street, 37 1/2 feet; thence Eastwardly, parallel with Meares Street 100 feet to the point of BEGINNING, the same being part of Lots 2 and 3 in Block 8, according to Wilmington Official Plan and the same property conveyed to Willie Jones et ux, Pauline E. Jones, by deed recorded in Book 1237 at Page 1429 of the New Hanover County, North Carolina Register of Deeds Office. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1104 South Seventh Street, Wilmington, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §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 NCGS §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 expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or 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 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. 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, North Carolina 28311 Phone No: (910) 864-3068 https://sales.hutchenslawfirm.com Case No: 1188630 (FC.FAY)

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