Issuu on Google+

VOLUME 1 ISSUE 53

|

www.NSJONLINE.com |

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017

savor & style Designer Justin LeBlanc returns to N.C.

EAMON QUEENEY | NORTH STATE JOURNAL

the Wednesday

News BRIEFing

Duke Health executive to represent Durham County in state legislature Durham The Durham County Democratic Party has chosen MaryAnn Black to fill the unexpired term for N.C. House District 29. The seat was previously held by Larry D. Hall, who was nominated by Gov. Roy Cooper to head the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Black is a clinical social worker, having received her master’s degree in social work from UNC Chapel Hill. She currently serves as vice president for community affairs at Duke Health.

U.S. suit seeking $100 million from Lance Armstrong heads to trial Washington, D.C. A federal judge on Monday cleared the way for a U.S. government lawsuit seeking nearly $100 million in damages from disgraced former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong to go to trial, according to court papers. The U.S. Justice Department alleges Armstrong defrauded the government by accepting millions of dollars in sponsorship money from the U.S. Postal Service as he led the team to a string of Tour de France victories while doping. Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour titles and banned for life from bicycle racing in 2012 by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after it accused him in a report of engineering one of the most sophisticated doping schemes in sports.

Yale to change name of Calhoun College New Haven, Conn. Yale University will change the name of its Calhoun College after protesters said the Ivy League school should drop the honor it gave to an alumnus who was a prominent advocate of slavery, the university said on Saturday. The college is named for John C. Calhoun, a South Carolina native who served as the country’s vice president under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. He graduated from Yale College in 1804.

NORTH

STATE

JOURNaL ELEVATE THE CONVERSATION

bathroom bill battle

Cooper proposal seeks to eliminate HB 2 before NCAA site decisions The governor surprised lawmakers Tuesday with a “compromise” offer he says would calm business concerns and take H.B. 2 off the books By Donna King North State Journal RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper tweeted details of his proposed H.B. 2 “compromise” bill in rapid succession Tuesday, firing off eight tweets with various comments in less than 10 minutes. The social media blitz follows a press conference, publicized to limited media outlets, during which Cooper said his proposal would be filed Tuesday evening in bills sponsored by House Minority Leader Darren Jackson (D-Wake) and Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue (D-Wake). The bills repeal the controversial H.B. 2 law, but Cooper says they also increase penalties for crimes in public bathrooms facilities and require local governments to provide 30-day public notice before voting on new anti-discrimination policies. The Charlotte ordinance was debated for more than 30 days while state lawmakers and then-Gov. Pat McCrory tried to dissuade them from passing it. See H.B.2, page A8

Court says Cooper cabinet hearings may continue Judges dissolve temporary restraining order citing no irreparable harm to governor By Donna King North State Journal RALEIGH – The three-judge panel that previously ordered a halt to Senate confirmation hearings for Gov. Roy Cooper’s cabinet nominees has reversed course. Superior Court Judge Jesse B. Caldwell III of Gaston County, writing for the panel that includes fellow judges Todd Burke of Forsyth County and Jeff Foster of Beaufort County, found Tuesday that Cooper had not shown that he will be irreparably harmed by the hearings. In reversing its previous decision, the panel clarified that Cooper

“If Gov. Cooper’s proposed bill for repealing HB 2 becomes law it will create a statesanctioned ‘look but don’t touch’ policy in our bathrooms.” — Lt. Gov. Dan Forest

EAMON QUEENEY | NORTH STATE JOURNAL

Senator Wesley Meredith, center, Co-Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce and Insurance, postpones the committee’s confirmation hearing on Larry Hall — Governor Roy Cooper’s pick for secretary of veterans affairs — at the Legislative Building in Raleigh.

Feds arrest illegal immigrants with criminal records in North Carolina By Julia Edwards Ainsley Reuters

See you Saturday! As part of our ongoing growth and desire to increase our same-day delivery areas, the North State Journal will now be published on Saturdays as a Weekend edition. Delivery days will shift from Sunday to Saturday throughout February.

CHARLES REED | reuters

5

20177 52016 $2.00

has until May 15 to submit his nominees. According to a statement issued by Cooper’s office, “the governor plans to wait for the full hearing on the constitutionality of this law to go forward on March 7th before submitting his nominees, which he believes will not be necessary.” In a joint statement, Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and Speaker of the House Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) said “It is incredibly encouraging that this court has shown judicial restraint and rejected Gov. Cooper’s extraordinary request to stop the people’s elected representatives from conducting a fair, open and transparent hearing process to determine whether his proposed cabinet secretaries are qualified, without conflicts of interest, and willing to follow the law.”

8

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a suspect as they conduct a targeted enforcement operation in Los Angeles.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. immigration officers arrested 84 people in N.C. totalling 680 people across the country in recent operations aimed at “immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens” said a release from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Approximately 75 percent of those taken into custody have criminal records, the remaining were fugitives from previous deportation orders, the new homeland security chief said on Monday. In N.C., S.C. and Georgia more than 200 people were arrested in what officials are calling a routine enforcement action. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said the operations were consistent with regular operations carried out by U.S. Immigration and Customs See ARRESTS, page A3


North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A2 WEDNESDAY

02.15.17

McCrory’s environmental head on short list for a top spot at EPA Former NCDEQ chief seen as business-friendly reformer with expert qualifications

“Elevate the conversation” Visit North State Journal online! nsjonline.com jonesandblount.com nsjsports.com carolinabrewreview.com chickenbonealley.com

We stand corrected To report an error or a suspected error, please email: corrections@nsjonline.com with “Correction request” in the subject line.

North State Journal (USPS PP 166) (ISSN 2471-1365) Neal Robbins Publisher Donna King Managing Editor Drew Elliot Opinion Editor Will Brinson Sports Editor Jennifer Wood Features Editor Published each Wednesday and Saturday by North State Media, LLC 819 W. Hargett Street, Raleigh, N.C. 27603 TO SUBSCRIBE: 866-458-7184 or online at nsjonline.com Annual Subscription Price: $100.00 Periodicals Postage Paid at Raleigh, N.C. and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: North State Journal 819 W. Hargett Street Raleigh, N.C. 27603.

By Cory Lavalette North State Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. — Donald R. van der Vaart, former secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is in the final vetting stage for deputy EPA administrator under Trump’s pick for EPA Secretary, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Having servied in the McCrory administration, van der Vaart made headlines when he he arrived for a meeting at Trump Tower just after the election. Van der Vaart has testified before the U.S Congress on several occasions regarding air regulations and is considered an expert in the field. He would serve under Pruitt if he is confirmed by the full Senate. However, Pruitt’s confirmation has been held up much like the other nominees tapped by the new Republican president. Last week the Senate environment committee approved Pruitt despite a boycott of his nomination by the panel’s Democratic members. The full Senate, which is under Republican control, is expected to confirm him but has not set a date for the vote. Trump criticized Democrats effort to slow roll Pruitt’s nomination in comments at the White House on Tuesday. Pruitt and his immediate staff are likely to encounter a tough entrance into the EPA, an agency that received a lot of focus under the Obama administration as the former president worked to make climate change a centerpiece of his tenure. Trump has vowed to cut regulation to revive the oil, gas and coal industries, and has said he can do so without compromising air and water quality. Supporters of van der Vaart for the EPA leadership post say his reformist nature, and frequent criticism of federal environmental policy mandates, may make van der Vaart a good fit for a Trump

Haward called frontrunner as new NSA chief after Flynn resignation By Steve Holland Reuters WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer called on Tuesday for an independent probe of what he called “potential criminal violations” surrounding the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn. This as leaks from the White House reveal Vice Admiral Robert Harward, who was deputy commander of U.S. Central Command under Mattis, will likely replace Flynn. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, resigned late Monday after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. before Trump took office and misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations. Flynn’s resignation came hours after it was reported that the Justice Department warned the White House weeks ago that Flynn could be vulnerable to blackmail for contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak before Trump took power on Jan. 20. “What I am calling for is an independent investigation with executive authority to pursue potential criminal actions,” Schumer said. “There are potential violations of law here by General Flynn and potentially others.” Flynn had promised Pence he had not discussed U.S. sanctions with the Russians, but transcripts of intercepted communications, described by U.S. officials, showed the subject had come up in conversations between him and the Russian ambassador. Such contacts could potentially be in violation of a law banning private citizens from engaging in foreign policy, known as the Logan Act. Pence had defended Flynn in television interviews and was described by administration officials as upset about being misled. “Unfortunately, because of the fast pace of events, I inadvertently briefed the vice president-elect

and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the president and the vice president, and they have accepted my apology,” Flynn said in his resignation letter. Retired Gen. Keith Kellogg, who has been chief of staff of the White House National Security Council, was named the acting national security adviser while Trump determines who should fill the position. A U.S. official confirmed a Washington Post report that Sally Yates, the then-acting U.S. attorney general, told the White House late last month that she believed Flynn had misled them about the nature of his communications with the Russian ambassador. She said Flynn might have put himself in a compromising position, possibly leaving himself vulnerable to blackmail, the official said. Yates was later fired for opposing Trump’s temporary entry ban for people from seven nations identified by the state department as being “countries of concern” in the war on terrorism. A U.S. official, describing the intercepted communications, said Flynn did not make any promises about lifting the sanctions. But he did indicate that sanctions imposed by President Barack Obama on Russia for its Ukraine incursion “would not necessarily carry over to an administration seeking to improve relations between the U.S. and Russia,” the official said. Flynn, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, was an early supporter of Trump and shares his interest in shaking up the establishment in Washington. He frequently raised eyebrows among Washington’s foreign policy establishment for trying to persuade Trump to warm up U.S. relations with Russia. Another official said Flynn’s departure may strengthen the hands of some cabinet secretaries, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Photo credit | North State Journal

North Carolina Secretary of Department of Environmental Quality Donald van der Vaart discusses environmental issues with an Advanced Placement Environmental class at Broughton High School in Raleigh.

Donald R. van der Vaart • B.S. Chemistry, UNC-CH, M.S. Chemical Engineering, NCSU, J.D., NCCU, PhD, Chemical Engineering, Cambridge University • Named Secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality effective Jan. 1, 2015

administration intent on reducing regulatory burdens for citizens and business alike. Van der Vaart was named head of DEQ in Janaury of 2015 and served in that capacity until stepping back into a lower role when Governor Cooper’s administration came in. He led an effort by the McCrory administration to take a more business-friendly approach to protecting environmental interests. Van der Vaart succeeded John Skvarla, who left DEQ to head

up the N.C. Department of Commerce. Van der Vaart worked as an engineer supervisor and then program manager for the N.C. Division of Air Quality before being named DEQ deputy secretary and the department’s energy policy adviser. Van der Vaart has his bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill, his master’s degree in chemical engineering from NC State, and a doctorate in the same field from Cambridge. He also holds a law degree from N.C. Central.

Report: Schools should be offered local control over academic calendar By Donna King North State Journal RALEIGH — According to a report released Monday by the state legislature’s Program Evaluation Division, flexibility in academic calendars is especially important in struggling schools. “Allowing school calendar flexibility as a mechanism for low-performing schools to address summer learning loss provides an opportunity to increase student performance,” the evaluators told in the report. The study and report was directed at the end of the last legislative session and indicates a growing movement among lawmakers to send control over more schools back to the local level. The report found that N.C. was one of 14 states that dictate the school calendar at the state level. Until 2004, the local school boards across the state could decide when to begin and end the school year. The result has been a multi-layered system of traditional, year-round and modified calendars that are the same from Murphy to Manteo. Parents, teachers, summer camp organizations, the Parent Teacher Association, the Association of Realtors and travel industry groups were all consulted as stakeholders in the project. Travel and tourism has always kept a close eye on school calendar legislation, saying that a shorter summer jeopardizes the high-season revenue of N.C.’s vacation spots. “We agree that student performance should be a concern for everyone, which is why we’ve supported year-round schools, as current state law allows,” said Rolf Blizzard, Chairman of the nonprofit N.C. Travel and Tourism Coalition. “The school calendar law already is a compromise among local school systems, our statewide tourism industry, seasonal employers, and countless families across North Carolina who enjoy traditional summers. Any proposal to alter that thoughtful balance should be considered with the utmost care and caution.” The nine-month school year is required by the state constitution

CHRISTINE T. NGUYEN | NORTH STATE JOURNAL

Current state law requires the following guidelines for a school year: • a total of 215 days falling within a fiscal year • a minimum of 185 days or 1,025 hours of instruction covering at least nine calendar months • a minimum of 10 annual vacation days • a minimum of 9 teacher workdays • the equivalent number of legal holidays occurring within the school calendar as those designated for state employees • 42 consecutive days when teacher attendance is not required • Veterans Day as a holiday for teachers and students • a plan for makeup days when school is cancelled for weather

and dates back to 1800s. It requires at least 180 days based on 20 school days per month. Right now, the state law says traditional calendar schools start class the Monday closest to Aug. 26 and end the Friday closest to June 11. “Peer-reviewed literature demonstrates that low-income students disproportionately suffer from summer learning loss in comparison to their middle and higher income peers. The literature shows low-income students could benefit from a modified school calendar with shorter breaks throughout the school year and targeted intervention during the breaks,” the report read. However the report did not make specific recommendations to alter the school calendar indicating that the issue is too controversial. “The disagreement among stakeholders regarding when North Carolina should start and end the school year cannot be reconciled,” the report stated. “Any decision will be perceived as favoring the interests of some stakeholders over others. As a result, this report makes no recommendation for changing the school calendar law.” Instead the report recommends lawmakers offer low-performing schools the option of a flexible calendar to better meet the needs of their students, and direct the state Department of Public Instruction to study the results on student performance.


North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A3

BUSINESS DOW JONES

92.25

S&P 500

9.33

the BRIEF WASHINGTON

NASDAQ

18.62

Labor nominee Puzder faces uncertainty as confirmation hearing looms Four U.S. Republican senators have not yet said whether they will support labor secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, raising suspense about whether he will survive an initial confirmation hearing this week. The four senators - Susan Collins (R-Maine) Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) and Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) all sit on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, which will on Thursday hold the first confirmation hearing for Puzder. Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which franchises restaurants, including Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, has faced staunch opposition from Democrats and protests from union-backed groups about policies at CKE’s food chains.

Retail CEOs head to Washington to try to kill U.S. border tax -sources PHOTOS BY RANDALL HILL | REUTERS

Leonard Smalls of The International Longshoremen’s Association, shows his support during a rally held by The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers for Boeing South Carolina workers.

Boeing, machinists face off over unionization at South Carolina plant Boeing spent $1.7 billion building the S.C. plant after a machinist strike in 2008 shut down production in Washington state. Now they face a union vote Wednesday night in Charleston. By Donna King North State Journal CHARLESTON, S.C. — Boeing faces its first union vote on Wednesday at its aircraft factory in South Carolina, a high-profile test for organized labor in one of the nation’s most strongly Right to Work states. South Carolina is one of 28 states that does not require workers to join a union and has the lowest proportion of union workers, at 1.6 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. New York is the highest with 23.6 percent. Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, is pushing back against the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), which is campaigning to organize about 3,000 workers at one of two plants where Boeing makes 787 Dreamliners. The other, in Washington state, was unionized by the IAM a decade ago. In 2008 a machinist strike shut production there down, prompting Boeing to invest $1.7 billion in the S.C. facility. Posts from current and former IAM members on Boeing’s website and Facebook page portray the IAM as a “divisive” force that fights with management, makes promises it cannot keep and leads workers into strikes. Other posters are encouraging the S.C. workers to join. In one video on Boeing’s site, a production manager at Boeing South Carolina describes the ten-

ARRESTS from page A1 Enforcement, or ICE. Immigration rights advocates say agents are deporting migrants indiscriminately and that the operations, which they claim are “raids,” do not take into account an immigrant’s threat level or family ties to the United States. Kelly said in a statement that crimes committed by the illegal immigrants ranged from homicide to driving under the influence of alcohol. Others had convictions including violent charges like child sex crimes, weapons or assault charges. Former Democratic President Barack Obama was criticized for being the “deporter in chief” after he deported over 400,000 people in 2012, more than any president in a single year.

sion and lost income from striking twice while he worked as a union machinist in Renton, Wash. “There was times where I wondered where I was going to be able to feed my kid,” said the manager, Daniel Mihalic, over ominous music. “Please vote ‘no’ on Feb. 15.” In another video, Louis Oden described the immediate change in the work environment when the IAM took over the Washington plant, where she previously worked. She said employees could no longer attend to family emergencies or doctors appointments for partial days, saying they were required to take full days off. She also said that “stewards” had to make appointments for employees to speak with management and be present at all interactions between union members and employees.” “I remember the first day IAM took over. It was like a graveyard, a different company.” she said. “IAM is not here for us, they are here for themselves. All they are looking at is how many employees we have and how much money they can make,” she added. According to numbers from U.S. Department of Labor, IAM has struggled to maintain membership in recent years, losing more than 100,000 members since 2002. Dues are $816 per year per member, so the decline has had a significant financial impact on the organization. Since 2015 the union has called 10 strikes at different facilities. The IAM canceled a voted at the Boeing plant in April 2015 after it claimed there was “political interference” from state officials and “misinformation” spread among workers. Former S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, who is now U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was among those who voiced strong opposition

In 2014, Obama’s homeland security chief, Jeh Johnson, issued a memo directing agents to focus on deporting a narrow slice of immigrants, namely those who had recently entered the country or committed serious felonies. Immigrants who were arrested for lesser crimes, such as driving under the influence of alcohol, were treated as lower priorities for deportation. President Donald Trump promised to deport 2 million to 3 million migrants with criminal records on taking office. At a news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, Trump said his administration had “really done a great job” in its recent arrests of immigrants. “We’re actually taking people that are criminals, very, very,

A supporter holds stickers at a rally.

Boeing celebrated 100 years in business in 2016, starting with canvasand-wood airplanes and now is the world’s largest aerospace and defense company valued at $85 billion and employing 161,400 people worldwide. to the union in 2015. “It would be a major, major win for the machinists if they got this,” said Arthur Schwartz, an independent consultant who worked in labor relations at General Motors for two decades and does not represent either side. Boeing invested $750 million to build the South Carolina factory after a costly machinists strike in 2008 that shut down production in Washington. It spent $1 billion more to expand aircraft engine casing and interiors production. Its employment in the state peaked at 8,400 in 2014 and has since fallen by 10 percent. When the IAM filed for a vote with the National Labor Relations Board last month Boeing started showing the videos on local TV sta-

“These are existing, established fugitive operations teams. ICE does not conduct sweeps or raids that target aliens indiscriminately.” — Gillian Christiansen, ICE Press Secretary

tions — including during the Super Bowl — and also in break rooms at the plant. Mechanic Elliott Slater, 57, who supports the union, said a display of diapers and clothing also appeared in a break room. “The goods on display would cost your family $800. You have better things to do with your money than pay union dues,” a sign said. “Personally, I hate seeing this in any anti-union campaign,” said Jon Holden, president of IAM District 751, which represents more than 35,000 union workers at Boeing in Washington state. “I like people having a free choice on what they want to do, being able to ask questions and not seeing intimidation.” Boeing is pulling out the stops hoping high voter turnout will mean a rejection of the union. They released voting guides and videos with multiple locations and times to vote, emphasizing that if the majority of those who vote select to unionize, all 3,000 would then be represented by the union. The votes will be by secret ballot and run by the National Labor Relations Board. No managers will be allowed in the voting locations, but two representatives, one chosen by Boeing and one by the IAM, will be at each location overseeing the process. Reuters New Service contributed to this report.

hardened criminals in some cases with a tremendous track record of abuse and problems,” Trump said. ICE said in a statement on Monday that the operations targeted immigrants in the Midwest, Los Angeles, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and San Antonio. With 4.3 percent of its population believed to be illegal immigrant, N.C. has higher than the national average of 3.9 percent. N.C.‘s Rep. Harry Warren (R-Rowan) introduced a bill this week in the state legislature that would stiffen the penalties for those who make and sell fake identification cards. It also makes it tougher to post bond for illegal immigrants arrested for violent, gang or drug crimes. The bill is aimed at cracking down on certain illegal immigrants.

Chief executives of some of America’s largest retailers, including Target Corp and Best Buy Co Inc, are headed to Washington this week to make their case that a controversial tax on imports would raise consumer prices and hurt their businesses, according to people familiar with the plan. The group of eight retail bosses, that also includes chief executives of Gap Inc and Autozone Inc, will meet on Wednesday with Kevin Brady, chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, and with members of the Senate, sources have said in recent days. The retailers oppose the border adjustment tax, a Republican proposal that would cut corporate income tax to 20 percent from 35 percent, exclude export revenue from taxable income and impose a 20 percent tax on imports.

Wall St. hits high with bank gains after Yellen testimony Wall Street reversed course to eke out small gains on Tuesday, led by bank stocks after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said it would be unwise to wait too long to raise interest rates. Yellen said delaying rate hikes could force the central bank to raise rates quicker down the line, which could risk a recession. She also expressed uncertainty over economic policy under the Trump administration. President Donald Trump’s pro-business stance sparked a record-setting rally in stocks. However, he has given scant detail on his policies, giving the Fed limited visibility on the direction of the economy. “It is too early to know what policy changes will be put in place or how their economic effects will unfold,” Yellen said. Yellen did not say if the Fed still planned to raise rates thrice this year, nor did she give indications whether a hike might come in March or in June, as most analysts expect.

coming saturday Profile of the N.C. family behind “Pine Glo” cleaning products, and their debut on the major retail stage Our featured N.C. industry, the biotech sector, offers a glimpse into genetically engineered truffles In business


North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

MURPHY To MANTEO

Jones & Blount

A4

Burke

Guilford

Lawmakers start process to form two-year budget

Durham

Watauga

Polk Pitt Mecklenberg Jones New Hanover

TINT OF CORN: COUNTY NAMES: C:west 0 Benton Sans Bold, M: 12 12pt. Y: 59.4 Man dies at Big Bradley Falls K: 6

Polk County Big Bradley Falls in Saluda is known for its breathtaking waterfalls, hiking trails and also dangerous terrain. Lance Konstants Healy, 47, of Charlotte, fell 100-feet to his death Sunday after losing his footing while stepping down to Lookout Point. Hikers in the area tried to provide medical assistance to Healy, who was with his two daughters, until emergency personnel could reach him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Since 2000, eight people have fallen from the high cliffs at Big Bradley with only one surviving. ABC13 WLOS

Man pleads guilty to multiple bomb threats Burke County Monday morning in Morganton, Cody Matthew Startt, 27, pleaded guilty to making around 250 bomb threats across Burke County from May 21 to July 6. Startt also admitted to using methamphetamine during the calls. Judge W. Todd Pomeroy sentenced Startt to 121229 months in prison with 36 months of supervised probation after. Startt also faces charges for 100 bomb threats in Catawba County and 60 in Caldwell County.

BLACK RULE: Solid black, .5 pt weight PIEDMONT

Western region: Piedmont Green Piedmont region: NState Red EAST Eastern region: NState Navy

CMS seeks sanctuary amidst ICE raids Mecklenburg County

Following a string of reports U.S. Immigrations and Custom Enforcement Officers were conducting raids for undocumented citizens, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools superintendent Ann Clark is now seeking a meeting with law enforcement. The main concern is to keep raids away from schools and bus stops — 41,000 of CMS’ 147,000 students come from homes where English is the second language. Reports of immigration arrests near Berryhill School drew concerned citizens to Tuesday’s school board meeting. Charlotte Observer

Hickory Daily Record

Beech Mountain to host chairlift speed dating Watauga County Two days after Valentine’s Day, Beech Mountain will host their inaugural Chairlift Speed Dating Event. Located on the Quad Chairlift, the event is designed to breakup the monotony of finding “the one” for outdoor enthusiasts. Each chair comes with a conversation card to alleviate awkward moments and participants can choose to take their new match to the 5,506-foot bar at the top of Beech. The event starts at 5 p.m. on Feb. 16. High Country Press

** All counties have a 1.5 pt. white stroke

Greenville 2nd graders head to L.A. for Ellen DeGeneres Show Pitt County After South Greenville Elementary received a $25,000 donation from Ellen DeGeneres and Wal-Mart in January, Second grade teacher Michael Bonner, his class and Principal Lakeesha Lynch headed to Los Angeles on Monday for an all-expenses-paid trip that will last a week. Bonner was featured on the show for a music video he created to help his students excel at their studies. The entire class will be featured on the show this Friday, Feb. 19. WITN

State trooper involved in fatal shooting Durham County An attempted traffic stop in Durham County early Sunday resulted in a pursuit and shooting death of a 31-year-old man. Trooper Jerimy Mathis attempted to pull over a man erratically driving on US-501. Willard Eugene Scott Jr. refused to pull over and after a short pursuit, fled on foot. Mathis shot and killed Scott, who died at Duke Regional Hospital. Mathis is a 20-year member of the State Highway Patrol and in 2013 was presented the Hometown Hero Award. In 2008, Scott was named in an officer-involved shooting and arrested Dec 13, 2016, for assault on a government employee. Mathis is currently on paid administrative leave.

Night to Shine Prom hosted in Wilmington New Hanover County Global River Church hosted A Night to Shine Prom on Feb. 10. The annual event, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, consisted of 375 churches spread through 50 states and 11 countries. In Wilmington, 150 registered special needs guests and their caregivers, along with 250 volunteers from the church and local community, joined in for the celebration. Wilmington StarNews

WRAL

Election officials sued by national civil rights organization

Community mourns slain High Point business owner Guilford County Jack Little, who owned military surplus store Whetstone Army Navy, was found shot and killed Saturday in his business. Police confirmed Sunday guns had also been stolen. Little was considered a staple of the High Point Community. On Sunday, Pastor Orrick Quick of God Seekers Church blasted his sermon down south Main Street condemning the recent violence. The shooting is currently under investigation, and the outside of Little’s store is covered with flowers and notes for his family.

A5

Jones County Attorneys from Washington-based Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and two private law firms filed suit Monday to offer black residents of rural areas a better chance of being elected to public office. Out of the 10,000 residents in Jones County, a third are African-American, but a black candidate hasn’t been elected since 1994. Attorneys are saying the at-large system, rather than election by district, prevents rural African-Americans from fielding candidates and dilutes the process. It has been regarded as the first major voting rights lawsuit of the year.

EAMON QUEENEY | North State Journal

Representative John Szoka, center, speaks to other members of the North Carolina House of Representatives in the House chambers at the Legislative Building in Raleigh.

BRIGHT Futures Act seeks to expand last-mile internet services The bill clarifies existing rules on municipalities and counties entering public/ private partnerships, using existing infrastructure to attract private service providers By Jeff Moore North State Journal RALEIGH — Last week Republican representatives and senators of the N.C. General Assembly were joined by Lt. Gov. Dan Forest to introduce House Bill 68, also known as the BRIGHT Futures Act. The act aims to clarify rules governing the ability of municipalities and counties to enter into public/private partnerships for communications services such as broadband internet and wireless internet. The acronym, BRIGHT, represents the fast growing markets lawmakers say the act will stimulate especially in rural areas. BRIGHT stands for: Broadband enabled services; Retail online services; Internet of things; GridPower; Health care, and; Training and education. “We keep talking about, in this building and across the state, about the urban/rural divide, and we continue to try to come up with programs to make rural counties whole and to help spur development in rural counties,” said Rep. John

Szoka (R-Fayetteville), a primary sponsor of the bill. “The piece that’s missing that’s the link to the rest of the world is the internet. Just like roads, a farmer can’t get his products to a market without a road, which is why the government went on big road building sprees back in the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s.” In further explicating the rules on which kind of relationships municipalities can form with private entities, the bill sponsors hope that rural communities can leverage existing assets to expand internet connectivity and spur economic development and jobs. Critics have cautioned the state against using taxpayer money to fund “last mile” internet infrastructure programs, but Szoka was adamant the BRIGHT Futures Act is consistent with free market principles and not a government takeover. “Models we’ve had in the past like the Wilson Model, where it was the government providing the service ... you’ve got government in direct competition with private enterprise, and I’m not for that,” said Szoka. “The bill is permissive in nature. It further clarifies in our current statutes that broadband services is something that municipal or county government can enter in to a public/private relationship with a private firm.” While the bill does direct the N.C. Department of Commerce to explore relevant grant programs that could aid municipalities in

establishing such partnerships, there is no appropriation of funds attached to the legislation. “The role of government in this, in a public/private partnership, is to provide access to grants and sometimes infrastructure that government or quasi-government already owns,” explained Szoka. “As it currently stands, it’s very unclear that they could do that.” As an example, Szoka described an electric co-op that already has the necessary infrastructure in place, but only uses a fraction of its capacity. The unused capacity is referred to as “dark fiber,” and under H.B. 68 the co-op could enter a contract with a private company that has a profit incentive to utilize the extra bandwidth and provide last mile internet services to customer bases that otherwise lack the scale worth investment. “The primary funding mechanism is the profit motive of private companies wanting to provide a service to people in rural area,” said Szoka. “The solution is going to be different in every municipality and every county.” The act is not a one-size-fitsall, Szoka said, but allows for free market dynamics to best suit each individual locale. “This isn’t an incumbent bill, this is a pro-free market bill. Let the free market work,” said Szoka. “It’s not anti-business; it’s probusiness. It’s what government does best: allow free enterprise to operate as it is with out government inference.”

RALEIGH — The North Carolina General Assembly has its first joint appropriations meeting on Tuesday to review the base budget, revenue projections and begin laying the foundation for forming a new two-year budget in the coming months. Taxation expert from the nonpartisan Fiscal Research Division of the legislature Barry Boardman updated the joint committee on collection trends and what they say about the current economic condition. According to Boardman’s report, revenues from personal income taxes, sales taxes and corporate taxes are currently all ahead of initial projections. Additionally, lawmakers heard encouraging wage growth projections, with wages expected to increase 5.2 percent over the 2017-2018 fiscal year, and 5.7 percent over the 2018-2019 fiscal year. “Our economy is in a stronger position than it has been in quite sometime,” said Boardman. Last week, state economists announced they expect a total revenue surplus of more than half a billion dollars above original estimates. Sen. Harry Brown (R-Jacksonville), co-chair of the Senate Appropriations/Base Budget Committee, informed the committee that while some 30 states are facing budget shortfalls North Carolina is one of only four states to have a revenue surplus. The committee also reviewed key portions of Gov. Roy Cooper’s

base budget proposal. The biennial budget provided by the governor serves as a starting point for budget negotiations. For fiscal year 2017-2018, the Cooper budget spends just above $22 billion, increasing to $22.2 billion in 2018-2019. It increases both teacher and state employees pay. However, much of the budget considerations to come will deal with allocating funds necessary to satisfy previous spending commitments, or other recurring funding requirements. For instance, the last two years of the legislature’s three-year plan to increase teacher pay passed during the 2016 session spills into 2017 budgeting process. Also, debt servicing of the $2 billion Connect NC Bond passed last year will cost taxpayers $24 million and $67 million over the next two fiscal years, respectively. Further plans for salary increases for state employees or cost of living adjustments for retirees that may emerge during the budget negotiations have predictable price tags. For every 1 percent increase to teacher pay, the legislature must allocate an additional $43 million annually. It will cost taxpayers an additional $85.5 million a year for every 1 percent increase in cost of living adjustments for state pensioners. A multitude of appropriations committees and sub-committees will convene in the coming weeks as the legislature crafts its own two-year budget proposal.

Lawmakers file bill to pay themselves more RALEIGH — A bipartisan bill could drastically increase the reimbursement rates for legislative travel and subsistence for the North Carolina General Assembly. The new rates in House Bill 71 would match those received by full-time federal employees, nearly doubling the per diem rate legislators can claim from $26 to $51. What’s more is that under current rules, the legislature does not have to be in session for lawmakers to collect per diem payments. When not in session, a lawmaker must be approved by the Speaker of the House or Senate President pro tem for reimbursement. In order to satisfy requirements for approval, the lawmaker must be traveling as a representative of the General Assembly, its committees or commissions, or must simply be, “Otherwise in the service of the

state.” Officially a part-time legislature, the N.C. General Assembly is sometimes in session for the majority of the calendar year with legislators traveling from all corners of the state to convene in Raleigh to handle the state’s business. The reimbursement hikes are aimed at reducing the burden on those lawmakers traveling from distant districts. However, the increases designed to mirror full-time federal employee rates while also allowing for out-of-session reimbursements under the vague pretense of being “in service of the state” opens the door to possible abuses of taxpayer funds. The bill, filed last week, passed its first reading on the House floor and was subsequently referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.

USA Today

FOX8 WGHP

TOP 50 MASTER P L A N N E D

COMMUNIT Y

TOP 2 EASTERN NC GOLF COURSES 888.285.4171 www.RiverLanding.com

Award-winning amenities that can be enjoyed today.


North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A6

north STATEment Neal Robbins, publisher | Drew Elliot, opinion editor | Ray Nothstine, deputy opinion editor

Visual Voices

EDITORIAL | Ray Nothstine

NC Democrats should lead to expand party For Democrats, former Gov. Pat McCrory’s new role as a commentator Sunday was a visible reminder of one of the few bright spots in the last election cycle. He appeared as a panelist on the most recent Meet the Press episode. But the toppling of McCrory, even in victory, is a reminder too of some of their constraints, now weighed down by destructive identity politics. Perhaps the most prescient Meet the Press guest Sunday for Democrats though was not McCrory, but former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb. Pushed aside by his own party, Webb is trying to get Democrats to recall some of their history that helped them champion the common man. “[T]he Democratic Party over the past five or six years has moved very far to the left,” Webb lamented Sunday. “When you can’t have a Jefferson/ Jackson dinner which was the primary celebratory event of the Democratic Party for years because Jefferson and Jackson It should bother were slaveholders, they were Democrats that also great Americans in their many Americans view day, something just different Donald Trump as a has happened to the Democratic Party.” Last month Democrats voice and vessel for the showcased the real depth of forgotten man. some of their absurdity when one of their candidates for party chairman declared her job is to “shut other white people down.” Webb went on to point out that the Democratic Party has lost its base, largely because of ideological rigidity and identity politics. It should bother Democrats that many Americans view Donald Trump as a voice and vessel for the forgotten man. After all, Trump was a powerful tabloid symbol of opulence and excess through the 1980s and beyond. If losing the working class to Donald Trump is not a devastating irony for Democrats, then probably no wakeup call is looming on the political horizon. Largely now a coastal and urban party, North Carolina’s geographic diversity and electoral importance can serve as a national model to broaden Democrats’ appeal to voters. However, this will require Gov. Roy Cooper to govern more as a centrist in the mold of Jim Hunt and the new Democrats of the 1990s, who rode the success of former Arkansas governor and eventual president Bill Clinton to victory. That means reaching beyond the constituency that is motivated by more government dependency and the politics of outrage that is already showing signs of collapsing under its own weight. While tempting, it may not be enough for North Carolina and national Democrats to simply wait out key demographic shifts. Trump’s campaign hijacked the sophisticated turnout models by speaking to the real needs and concerns of voters, even making inroads with some minority groups, surpassing Mitt Romney’s more outreach-oriented but lackluster presidential campaign. Former Georgia governor and Sen. Zell Miller, a Democrat, published a book in 2003 titled “A National Party No More.” It was widely panned by Democrats and critics in the media. Yet, Miller’s warnings to a party he has belonged to all his life turned out to be prophetic. Democrats are experiencing terrible growing pains in a country that seems to want to move back to the political center after eight years of leftward leadership under President Barack Obama. It makes sense that Southern Democrats, traditionally more moderate, lead the effort to retool and rebuild their party toward national relevance again. Democrats in North Carolina would be wise to lead the charge instead of following a loud but less appealing ideology.

EDITORIAL | Drew Elliot

Half a billion to the good North Carolina’s projected budget surplus is one of only four in the nation.

“Many cities and many states still are in a fragile position,” Terry McAuliffe said recently about states’ balance sheets. The governor of Virginia, a Democrat, certainly was not talking about North Carolina. Here, revenues are coming in so hot they need a drag chute before they land in the treasury. But McAuliffe is right about Virginia. The Old Dominion was one of 25 states that dealt with budget deficits in fiscal year 2016. And Virginia, along with 23 other states, is dealing with projected budget deficits for this year too, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers. Apparently, most of the states believed the spin that the nation’s economy was on solid footing and poised for a breakout. (Also, Brexit is certain to be voted down, and Hillary Clinton will easily win the presidential election.) Consider the situation regionally. Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina all had surpluses in 2016. And all are meeting revenue targets for 2017 except North Carolina, whose cup overfloweth. What else do those states have in common? They all had conservatives in charge of budgeting. The Carolinas and Tennessee all

had a “Republican trifecta” in charge — House, Senate, and governor —when these budgets were passed. (Georgia was unable to report revenue projections to NASBO.) So how good is North Carolina’s projected surplus, one of only four in the nation? The consensus report of the legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal research staff and the governor’s Office of State Budget and Management summarized that revenue should “be above the budgeted amount by $552.5 million (up 2.5 percent) and that stable, modest growth will occur during the next biennium. “The anticipated revenue surplus,” the report continued, “is predominately the result of stronger-than-expected wage growth increasing both personal income tax and sales tax collections.” Assuming the surplus continues until June 30 — and at half a billion, it would take something catastrophic for it to disappear entirely — conservatives in full control in Raleigh will have delivered budget surpluses for three straight fiscal years. And lest anyone think that surpluses are a result of “slashing” budgets or “gutting” government services — some favorite scare

words the news media uses — note that the overall budget has grown every year, from $21.2 billion in 2015, to $21.7 billion in 2016, to $22.3 billion this fiscal year. When the GOP gained control of the General Assembly, liberals cried foul when legislators held to what the tax-and-spenders considered recession-era “austerity” budget levels. Predictably, they called for more and more spending. Some even specifically mentioned that plenty of Republican-controlled states were loosening up their belts. And while there were moves in Raleigh to spend away the gates, thankfully leadership held firm. The Tarheel State now enjoys a combination of steady economic growth, real personal income growth that is outpacing the nation, and tax rates that are competitive with our neighbors. Thanks to state leadership standing tall in Raleigh, the state is now standing tall among the union.


North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A7

column | Cal Thomas

wAlter Williams

Blacks should stop being pawns of liberals O

rdinary black people cannot afford to go along with the liberal agenda that calls for undermining police authority. That agenda makes for more black crime victims. Let’s look at what works and what doesn’t work. In 1990, New York City adopted the practice in which its police officers might stop and question a pedestrian. If there was suspicion, they would frisk the person for weapons and other contraband. This practice, well within the law, is known as a Terry stop. After two decades of this proactive police program, New York City’s homicides fell from over 2,200 per year to about 300. Blacks were the major beneficiaries of proactive policing. According to Manhattan Institute scholar Heather Mac Donald — author of “The War on Cops” — seeing as black males are the majority of New York City’s homicide victims, more than 10,000 blacks are alive today who would not be had it not been for proactive policing. The American Civil Liberties Union and other leftist groups brought suit against proactive policing. A U.S. District Court judge ruled that New York City’s “stop and frisk” policy violated the 14th Amendment’s promise of equal protection because black and Hispanic people were subject to stops and searches at a higher rate than whites. But the higher rate was justified. Mac Donald points out that while blacks are 23 percent of New York City’s population, they are responsible for 75 percent of shootings and 70 percent of robberies. Whites are 34 percent of the population of New York City. They are responsible for less than 2 percent of shootings and 4 percent of robberies. If you’re trying to prevent shootings and

Philippe Wojazer | Reuters

Visitors leaves the Eiffel tower through gates surrounded by fences in Paris, France, February 10, 2017. The Eiffel Tower, one of the world’s most famous landmarks, will get a glass wall built round its base under a plan to provide extra protection against attacks, a source in the Paris mayor’s office said.

From Paris to Israel, some walls work After building a barrier, Israel has seen the number of terrorist attacks drop by 90 percent.

The most tragic aspect of black crime is that the primary victims are law-abiding black people who must conduct their lives in fear.

robberies, whom are you going to focus most attention on, blacks or whites? In 2015, 986 people were shot and killed by police. Of that number, 495 were white (50 percent), and 258 were black (26 percent). Liberals portray shootings by police as racist attacks on blacks. To solve this problem, they want police departments to hire more black police officers. It turns out that the U.S. Justice Department has found that black police officers in San Francisco and Philadelphia are likelier than whites to shoot and use force against black suspects. That finding is consistent with a study of 2,699 fatal police killings between 2013 and 2015, conducted by John R. Lott Jr. and Carlisle E. Moody of the Crime Prevention Research Center, showing that the odds of a black suspect’s being killed by a black police officer were consistently greater than the odds of a black suspect’s being killed by a white officer. And little is said about cops killed. Mac Donald reports that in 2013, 42 percent of cop killers were black. Academic liberals and civil rights spokespeople make the claim that the disproportionate number of blacks in prison is a result of racism. They ignore the fact that black criminal activity is many multiples of that of other racial groups. They argue that differential imprisonment of blacks is a result of the racist war on drugs. Mac Donald says that state prisons contain 88 percent of the nation’s prison population. Just 4 percent of state prisoners are incarcerated for drug possession. She argues that if drug offenders were removed from the nation’s prisons, the black incarceration rate would go down from about 37.6 percent to 37.4 percent. The vast majority of blacks in prison are there because of violent crime — and mostly against black people. That brings us to the most tragic aspect of black crime. The primary victims are law-abiding black people who must conduct their lives in fear. Some parents serve their children meals on the floor and sometimes put them to sleep in bathtubs so as to avoid stray bullets. The average American does not live this way and would not tolerate it. And that includes the white liberals who support and make excuses for criminals. Plain decency mandates that we come to the aid of millions of law-abiding people under siege. For their part, black people should stop being pawns for white liberals and support the police who are trying to protect them. Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University.

YOU must always leave the wall” – “The Fantasticks.” While the debate continues about when, how quickly and who will pay for a “wall” across America’s Southern border, at least one country known for its liberal politics is offering a lesson. The “City of Light,” Paris, France, has decided to spend 20 million euros ($22 million USD) to build a wall around the Eiffel Tower. Why? To limit the risk of terrorism. Bloomberg.com reports that a city official, Jean-Francois Martins, said the idea is to have a “permanent and aesthetic barrier” around the city’s most famous landmark. “Sadly,” he said, “the risk of terrorism hasn’t gone away.” When President Trump offers a similar rationale for building a wall between the United States and Mexico he is denounced by the left as a racist. Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute, a public policy think tank, has made a useful contribution to the debate about walls. In an essay available on AEI.org, Rubin notes that unlike the Berlin Wall and other barriers to freedom that have been erected by totalitarian states, most

walls and other deterrents, such as fences and mine fields have been installed to keep enemies and other undesirables out and contribute to national security. Israel’s “wall,” along the West Bank, which is more a security fence, was built in the aftermath of a terror campaign against the Jewish state. Since then the number of terrorist attacks have dropped by 90 percent. About the barrier between Algeria and Morocco, Rubin writes: “Morocco fought a bloody insurgency and terrorist campaign sponsored by Algeria’s and Cuba’s Cold War proxy, the Polisario Front. The Polisario became ineffective, however, after Morocco built its famous fences, mine fields and ditches.” The United Nations, of all entities, built a wall dividing Cyprus between its “northern Turkish portion and the remaining Greek section after Turkey invaded and occupied parts of the island nation in 1974.” Rubin adds that to “cite international law as opposed to walls is, therefore, nonsense since the United Nations created the precedent.” India and Pakistan have been hostile neighbors for decades, fighting wars in 1947, 1965, 1971 and 1999. About this, Rubin

writes: “Because Pakistani terror groups regularly try to infiltrate and wreak havoc in India, India constructed a border fence and wall system to keep Pakistanis out.” Following skirmishes throughout the 1990s between Turkey and Syria, the Turkish government reinforced the border with “fences, mine fields, and no man’s land, and it worked,” writes Rubin. “The next 15 years was largely quiet. It was only when Turkey’s leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan removed many of the defenses and turned a blind eye to border security that the terrorism problem in Syria — and its subsequent blowback inside Turkey itself — grew so great.” Rubin writes of other walls, including one between Saudi Arabia and Yemen and those built by Greece, Hungary and Spain. True, some walls throughout history have been less effective, but these latest ones are working. They are modern examples employing modern technology and better models than ancient ones from which we can learn and emulate. Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist.

Guest Opinion | Jon Hardister

North Carolina, stronger and more prosperous

Responsible investments in health care, transportation, and public safety have been beneficial to our citizens.

After posting a $552 million budget surplus for this fiscal year, North Carolina’s economy is outperforming the national average in job creation, labor-market gains, and economic activity. We have the 23rd largest economy in the world and our gross domestic product is one of the fastest-growing in the country. North Carolina’s recovery from the Great Recession was produced by reforming the tax code, reducing regulations on the private sector and balancing the budget responsibly. Enacting these reforms has drastically improved our state’s economy. Our unemployment rate is half of what it was in 2011, and the private sector has created over 500,000 jobs since our recovery began. By reforming the tax code and reducing tax rates, we have allowed hard-working people to keep more of the money they earn. Reducing taxes on individuals and businesses has resulted in more economic activity and job creation. In fact, the nonpartisan Tax Foundation has improved our national ranking from near the worst (44th) for taxes to the 11th best. The General Assembly has collectively eliminated hundreds of regulations that were hurting the private sector. We have also required all state regulations to be periodically reviewed and justified by the Rules Review Commission. These efforts have made it easier for businesses to grow and create jobs. Sound fiscal policies have also been a benefit to North Carolina’s economic stability. We have repaid over $2.5 billion in debt to the federal government; increased our Rainy Day Fund to $1.5 billion; and balanced our operating budget while investing in

the core services of government (public education, public safety, transportation, etc.). We are one of only a few states that has a AAA credit rating from all three agencies, and our debt is among the lowest of all the 50 states. Not only is North Carolina’s economy doing well, our public education system is offering school choice to students in the form of charter school access, scholarships for low-income students, and options for children who have a learning disability. Funding for public education has increased by nearly $2 billion since 2011, and average teacher pay has increased by approximately 13 percent. We are also taking steps to promote job-specific training in high schools, universities and community colleges. Responsible investments in health care, transportation, and public safety have also been beneficial to our citizens. Our Medicaid system is operating more efficiently; transportation funds are being used solely for transportation projects (as they should be); and we have worked to enhance justice and public safety services. All politics aside, it is safe to say that North Carolina is a stronger, more prosperous state than it was a few short years ago. We are quickly becoming one of the best states to live, work and raise a family. As legislators return to Raleigh for the 2017 legislative session, we remain committed to enacting reforms that will strengthen our economy, create jobs and enhance the core services of government. Jon Hardister, a Republican from Greensboro, is majority whip for the North Carolina House of Representatives.

BE IN TOUCH Letters addressed to the editor may be sent to letters@nsjonline.com or 819 W. Hargett St. Raleigh, N.C. 27603. Letters must be signed; include the writer’s phone number, city and state; and be no longer than 300 words. Letters may be edited for style, length or clarity when necessary. Ideas for op-eds should be sent to opinion@nsjonline.com.


North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A8

Nation & WORLD

NEWS IN IMAGES

Photo COURTESY OF CHINA STRINGER NETWORK

People watch a fire dragon made of lanterns, firecrackers and fireworks as people perform a dragon dance to celebrate Lantern Festival in Fengshun county in China.

JORGE SILVA | REUTERS

A woman prays while touching the fingers of a Buddha statue during the annual Makha Bucha Day, which celebrates Buddha’s teachings, in Ang Thong, Thailand.

Venezuelan vice president’s associate denies U.S. drugs accusation

Forbidden love: Valentine’s Day ban for some in Muslimmajority Indonesia

An associate of Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami has denied drug trafficking after the United States blacklisted both men in the Trump administration’s first move against the socialist government. The U.S. Department of Treasury on Monday sanctioned El Aissami and an associate, Samark Lopez, on accusations of masterminding an international network shipping drugs to Mexico and the United States.

Indonesian authorities in parts of the Muslim-majority nation have banned students from celebrating Valentine’s Day, saying the romantic tradition encourages casual sex and runs counter to cultural norms. In the city of Makassar on Sulawesi island, police raided minimarts and seized condoms that were readily available in most parts of Indonesia, a secular country whose state ideology enshrines religious diversity.

Head of U.N. nuclear watchdog says Iran continuing commitment to deal Iran is implementing the deal on its nuclear program agreed with world powers, the head of the U.N. atomic energy watchdog said on Tuesday, amid concerns the United States will try to alter the terms. The United States has taken a tougher stance on Iran since President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20, including saying it had put the Islamic republic “on notice” last month over carrying out a ballistic missile test.

ILYA NAYMUSHIN | REUTERS

Zoo keeper Yelena Shabanova treats a couple of young alpacas, male Romeo and female Juliette, to a pie formed as a heart as employees congratulate coupled animals on Valentine’s Day at the Roev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Syria’s al-Bab largely under control of Turkey-backed rebels, Turkish PM says

U.N., Trump denounce North Korea, but no sign of any action

Turkey-backed rebels have largely taken control of Syria’s al-Bab from Islamic State militants, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday, but a war monitoring group said the jihadists still controlled most of the town. Syrian rebels, backed by Turkish special forces, tanks and warplanes, swept into northern Syria in August in an operation, dubbed “Euphrates Shield” by Ankara, to push Islamic State from Turkey’s border and stop the advance of Kurdish fighters.

The U.N. Security Council denounced North Korea’s weekend missile launch, urging members to “redouble efforts” to enforce sanctions against the reclusive state, but gave no indications of any action it might take. Pyongyang’s test of the intermediate-range ballistic missile on Sunday was its first direct challenge to the international community since President Donald Trump took office.

Israeli PM seeks ‘no gaps’ with Trump ahead of talks Netanyahu takes cautious line on Palestinian state ahead of White House meeting

But in the three-and-a-half weeks since taking office, positions have shifted. The embassy transfer has been put on hold as the fallout from such a move, not least the potential for unrest across the Middle East, has been explained, including by Jordan’s King Abdullah during an impromptu visit. When it comes to settlements, Trump has laid out a more nuanced position, saying that while he does not see them as an obstacle to peace, building new ones or expanding existing ones beyond their current boundaries is “not good.”

And rather than no pressure for peace talks, Trump has said he wants to have a go at the “ultimate deal.” In an interview with newspaper Israel Hayom last week, he urged Israel to act “reasonably” in the Middle East peace process. For Netanyahu, ensuring he and Trump are in lockstep is critical to putting the friction of the Obama administration behind him and laying the ground for a more fruitful relationship with the United States. At a time when the Middle East is in turmoil and Palestinian politics

is fractured by long-standing divisions between the Western-backed Fatah party and the Islamist group Hamas, Israeli officials argue that the time is not ripe for peace. But while Netanyahu has announced plans for 6,000 more settlement homes, he is also uneasy about pressure from the far-right in his coalition for more dramatic steps, such as the annexation of parts of the West Bank, which the Palestinians want for their own state together with Gaza and East Jerusalem, or the rejection of a Palestinian state altogether.

Netanyahu’s task during the scheduled two-hour meeting with Trump will be to find common ground on both the settlements issue and the prospects for a twostate solution to the conflict: Israel and a Palestine side by side and at peace. The prime minister committed to the two-state goal in 2009 and has reiterated the position since. But on Monday, a senior minister in his cabinet said no ministers, foremost Netanyahu, truly believed in the emergence of a Palestinian state. Officials with Netanyahu declined to comment on the remark. But Netanyahu has spoken of a “state minus,” something short of full sovereignty for the Palestinians. It was unclear if the contours of that idea would be discussed with Trump. As well as Palestinian issues, the two leaders will discuss regional stability and the threat from Iran, with both intent on re-examining and strengthening the nuclear deal with Tehran. “The alliance between Israel and America has always been extremely strong and it’s about to get even stronger,” Netanyahu said as he prepared to leave Israel on Monday. “Donald Trump and I see eye-toeye on the dangers emanating from the region but also on the opportunities. We’ll talk about both as well as upgrading the relations between Israel and the United States in many, many fields.” Aside from Trump and Tillerson, Netanyahu will meet Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Vice President Mike Pence during the Feb. 13-16 visit.

his proposal, he should make it public now,” said Senate Leader Phil Berger in a statement Tuesday. “Given that Gov. Cooper’s refusal to enforce existing criminal trespass laws as attorney general was a major reason legislators were forced to pass H.B. 2 in the first place, it is difficult to take seriously his pledge on ‘strengthening penalties.’ This proposal does nothing to address the basic privacy concerns of women and young girls who do not feel comfortable using the bathroom, undressing and showering in the presence of men, and as we saw in Charlotte last year.” Republican legislative leaders have said throughout the H.B. 2 controversy that language in the original Charlotte ordinance left gaping holes for potential predators to use it to gain lawful access to public facilities where privacy should be expected. It also contained fines

and possible jail terms for private business owners who did not open their bathrooms to both biological sexes. Both of these are among the reasons lawmakers passed the controversial law in March 2016. Two compromise deals were already thwarted by Cooper over the past six months, one in May and one in December, so Republicans have said it is his turn to come up with a workable deal that can win GOP support. Cooper’s proposal comes as he faces growing pressure to get H.B.2 off the books after he unseated incumbent governor Pat McCrory, running largely on that issue. Cooper has also spent the early weeks of his time as governor delivering pleas to business leaders across the state, asking them to pressure legislators to repeal the law. Pressure has also come from the advocacy group Human Rights Campaign who do-

nated more than $600,000 to help defeat Pat McCrory. In a joint press release with Equality NC, HRC condemned the development, calling this a “political football.” “Today’s proposal was unnecessary,” said Rep. Chris Sgro (D-Guilford), a N.C. legislator and executive director of Equality NC. “We all know that transgender people do not pose a public safety risk and should be protected from discrimination, not made the targets of it as H.B. 2 does.” Cooper now says the state is down to the wire as NCAA committees meet to review bid for championships through 2024. N.C. has 133 separate bids for those events, so Cooper says H.B. 2 must be repealed soon. The organization was among those that elected last year to move 2017 events out of the state in protest of the law. “I believe that the NCAA, the

ACC the rest of the jobs would come back if we pass this common sense compromise proposal. We haven’t given this specifically to them yet, and they have been hesitant to try to get involved in the process but I feel confident that this would work,” said Cooper. “It would be good to have statewide anti-discrimination ordinances at some point but I don’t think this legislature is ready to go there,” Cooper added after questions about the need for uniform rules from city to city. However, H.B. 2 already contains statewide anti-discrimination language and Sen. Dan Blue’s office confirmed that this proposal does not. In repealing H.B.2, lawmakers would be voting to roll back the state’s statewide anti-discrimination law. How that point would be resolved in a deal has not been addressed.

By Luke Baker Reuters WASHINGTON, D.C.– Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, preparing for his first meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, will work with advisers on Tuesday to align Israeli and U.S. thinking on the Middle East and ensure “no gaps” remain. Staff have cleared most of Tuesday for discussions with Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, and other senior advisers ahead of Wednesday’s Oval Office meeting. The only event of the day is an evening meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. “There isn’t going to be any daylight, no gaps,” one adviser said as the prime minister left for Washington, the first time Netanyahu, the head of a right-wing coalition, has overlapped with a Republican in the White House in four terms in office. Those reassurances came as Netanyahu took a cautious line on whether he would support a twostate solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the bedrock of U.S. diplomacy for two decades, when he sits down with Trump. During the presidential campaign, Trump was often unabashedly pro-Israel, promising to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, backing David Friedman, a supporter of settlements, as his envoy to Israel, and saying that he wouldn’t apply pressure for talks with the Palestinians.

H.B.2 from page A1 “Mayors that I’ve talked to across the state have said they will be more careful and deliberate with anti-discrimination ordinances in the future after this H.B. 2 fiasco,” Cooper said in the press conference. Still, being a “Dillon Rule” state means that local governments cannot pass ordinances that conflict with state law, one of the problems that triggered H.B. 2 in the first place. While Cooper said the proposal was “transmitted to Republican leadership” and he didn’t want to “negotiate through the media,” Republicans say they had not received any information about the proposal or its supporters before it was made public. “Gov. Cooper’s press conference is the first we’ve heard of his socalled compromise, so if he has a list of members willing to support

KOBI GIDEON | REUTERS

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump during their meeting in New York.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017

SPORTS

College baseball season begins soon, come back Saturday for a preview of all eight NC teams

“Mark Gottfried remains our head coach and we are all focused on our next opponent.” NC Athletic Department responding to a media report on Gottfried’s future Wolfpack head coach Mark Gottfried reacts after technical fouls in the first half of the college basketball game at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, Saturday, December 10, 2016.

EAMON QUEENEY | NORTH STATE JOURNAL

Wolfpack in total tailspin ahead of UNC home game Wolfpack hoping to snap one of the worst stretches in Mark Gottfried era in rematch against Tar Heels By R. Cory Smith North State Journal aleigh — In the five weeks since NC State was blasted out R of Kenan in a 51-point drubbing at the hands of North Carolina, the Wolfpack managed to do the rarest of things, beating Duke inside Cameron Indoor. Unfortunately, it was the lone bright spot for Mark Gottfried’s team in that span. NC State went 2-8, losing games to Boston College, Georgia Tech

and twice to Wake Forest. Tack on a report from Mark Armstrong of ABC 11 in Raleigh that Gottfried would be fired at the end of the season and the Wolfpack was in the middle of a full-blown meltdown. The report also claimed NC State put out “feelers” for Dayton coach/alum Archie Miller; NC State denied both claims. “Mark Gottfried remains our head coach and we are all focused on our next opponent,” the school said in a statement. “To suggest we have reached out to any other coach is incorrect and blatantly irresponsible.” The negative energy could all culminate Wednesday when NC State hosts a well-rested and riled-up North Carolina Tar Heels team coming off a road loss to

Keeping it 100

Duke last Thursday. The Tar Heels are a terrifying matchup for the Wolfpack, scoring the most points of any ACC team per game in conference play; NC State allows the most. The Tar Heels are the top-rebounding team in the country; NC State allows the 13th most rebounds in the conference. Gottfried refused to discuss his job status during a Tuesday media availability, nor would he comment on claims by Wake and Carolina players about the Wolfpack rolling over once they got down in games. “We knew if we got up early on them, they was going to quit,” Wake guard Keyshawn Woods said. “If we kept the pressure on them, it wasn’t going to be the

36.9

Rebounds allowed per game in ACC play by NCSU (13th)

86.7

Points allowed per game in ACC play by NCSU (15th)

106.8

NCSU defensive Ken Pom rating, 216th in NCAA

same.” Public comments from multiple Pack players reflect the concern. “I mean, it’s effort,” freshman point guard Dennis Smith said. “We’ve got to have some heart. That’s the main thing.” “Who are we?” senior guard Terry Henderson asked after the home loss to Miami. “It’s either now or never. If you ask me, I’m tired of losing. Nobody on our team wants to lose. You just have to take it in account that you have to come back even stronger and ready to play even more. It’s not going to get easier.” NC State hasn’t answered the call. The most recent loss, a 30-point blowout at the hands of to Wake in Winston Salem, was the most embarrassing. It was the first time since the 1993-94 season that NC State lost three consecutive ACC road games by 25 points or more. A winless February looms, with just four games on the docket. The first chance to win will be the most difficult. Roy Williams’ See NC State, page B4

NC’s Brunson believes he was ‘robbed’ in close UFC loss to Silva Wilmington fighter had advantage in punch stats but judges gave MMA legend the fight By Shawn Krest North State Journal t the end of his threeround fight with future UFC A Hall of Famer Anderson Silva,

David Butler II | Usa today sports images

The UConn women’s team has achieved some wild stuff under coach Geno Auriemma, but a 65-55 win over No. 6 South Carolina, the program’s 100th consecutive win, might be the most impressive. UConn is chasing a fifth straight NCAA championship and just won its 16th game in a row against a top-10 opponent and its 61st straight game at home. “This is not normal,” Auriemma said.

Wilmington’s Derek Brunson approached his legendary opponent, sitting on the mat in his corner. Silva motioned for Brunson to sit with him. Brunson did, facing the 41-year-old former champion, and, with the Brooklyn Barclay’s Center PA music pumping over the loudspeakers and the crowd screaming, the two fighters had a short conversation. Both fighters then stood. Silva reached over, took Brunson’s right hand and raised it. The greatest Middleweight in UFC history, and perhaps the greatest poundfor-pound MMA fighter ever, appeared to be passing the torch. Brunson, who had a five-fight winning streak, four in a row by knockout, snapped in his last outing, seemed to have passed a major test by out-battling Silva in the See Brunson, page B4

Ed Mulholland | Usa today sports images

Anderson Silva (red gloves) celebrates after his victory against Derek Brunson (blue gloves) during UFC 208 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Feb. 11, 2017.


North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

B2 WEDNESDAY

02.15.17

Trending

Bill Snyder: Kansas State football coach was diagnosed with throat cancer according to the school, but still plans to be on the Wildcats sideline for spring practice within the next month. Derek Jeter: Former Yankees legend and noted dater of women throughout his time with New York is set to be a father, as Jeter and wife Hannah (formerly Davis) are expecting a baby girl in the future. Mike Illitch: Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers owner died at the age of 87. Illitch, who also founded the pizza chain Little Caesars, was a beloved member of the Detroit sports community who brought multiple titles back to the Motor City.

beyond the box score POTENT QUOTABLES

nba

For the first time since signing with the Golden State Warriors as a free agent this offseason, Kevin Durant returned to Oklahoma City to play his old team. The reception from Thunder fans was not pleasant. Durant and his old teammates nearly got into multiple altercations and fans were dressed up as cupcakes to mock him. The Warriors rolled though.

Greg M. Cooper | USA TODAY SPORTS Images

“I don’t really consider playing a good quarterand-a-half plus overtime as one of the ‘best games ever.’” Patriots QB Tom Brady to Peter King of The MMQB on his Super Bowl performance

Mark D. Smith | Usa Today Sports images

ufc

cbb

Steve Mitchell | USA TODAY SPORTS IMAGES

Jack Del Rio: Oakland Raiders coach received a four-year extension from the team over the weekend just a few weeks removed from winning 12 games and nearly capturing the AFC West title in just his second year with the team. The Raiders tore up his old contract and handed him a new deal. Victor Cruz: Longtime Giants wide receiver was released by the team ahead of NFL free agency. Cruz, who went undrafted out of UMass but blossomed into a star, broke his leg in 2015 and never returned to form. New York also released running back Rashad Jennings. Jeff Sandusky: The 41-year-old adopted son of former Penn State football coach and convincted child molester Jerry Sandusky was arrested Monday and charged with sexually assaulting a child of the woman he was dating.

“He was disrespectful the entire night. This ain’t the ancient times. Slave days are over.” Warriors forward Draymond Green on why he angrily engaged a Thunder fan

cbb

1,008,120 Number of followers for the @DukeMBB Twitter account, the first college basketball team/account to cross the million follower plateau. Indiana is the next closest at 716,952 followers, with UNC checking in at third with 543,902. Assistant coach Jon Scheyer praised the “unique combination of player interaction and creativity from our social media team.”

Via Twitter |@allelbows

Love was in the air before UFC 208 (check B1 for details on North Carolina native Derek Brunson’s loss) as Phillipe Nover and Rick Glenn exchanged Valentine’s gifts at the weight in before handing the balloons and candy to the Octagon Girls.

NBA

Kim Klement | USA TODAY SPORTS IMAGES

Florida basketball player Canyon Barry set a school record for most free throws made, hitting 39 in a row from the charity stripe. But here’s the kicker: Barry, like his dad and Hall of Famer Rick Barry, is firing away at the basket underhanded. What a sight to see.

Knicks owner James Dolan continued to draw criticism from an angry fanbase after his decision to boot Charles Oakley from Madison Square Garden and hand the onetime Knicks legend a ban (but not a lifetime one, yet). Dolan was spotted sitting courtside for a game against the San Antonio Spurs , having clearly invited Knicks legends Larry Johnson, Latrell Sprewell and Bernard King as a show of good faith. Everyone looked very excited. Adam Hunger | USA TODAY SPORTS IMAGEs


North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

B3

Mid Week Moment

Mark D. Smith | usa today sports images

Creative Oklahoma City Thunder fans hold up signs depicting Warriors forward (and former Thunder star) Kevin Durant (left) and current OKC guard Russell Westbrook (right). There is a little animosity between the two basketball players.

NC Power rankings

Mark Dolejs | Usa Today Sports Images

Duke guard Luke Kennard (5) slaps the floor as he gets the crowd into the game in the second half against the Clemson Tigers at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham on Feb. 11, 2017.

Mark Dolejs | Usa Today Sports Images

North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams reacts on the sidelines in the first half of their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Feb. 9, 2017.

1. duke

2. UNC-CH

3. UNCW

4. Queens

5. NC Central

Points: 30 Last Week: 2

Points: 27 Last Week: 1

Points: 24 Last Week: 3

Points: 21 Last Week: 4

Points: 16 Last Week: 5

Duke is the unanimous choice for the No. 1 team in the state, for the first time in more than a month, after another two wins in ACC play. The Blue Devils pair of wins were big too, as they knocked off the the Tar Heels in Cameron and then handled Clemson at home. Duke is rolling lately thanks to fantastic play from Grayson Allen and Luke Kennard. While the star-studded recruiting class has taken a little longer to develop, they are starting to come on late. Jayson Tatum made his presence felt in a big way with a monstrous dunk against UNC.

The Tar Heels only had one opportunity to prove themselves last week and fell well short of taking down the rival Blue Devils. Despite a backand-forth contest, Duke pulled away late to cruise to an 86-78 win in the first matchup in the Battle of the Blues. At 9-3 in the ACC, Carolina still stands alone at the top of the ACC despite the Duke loss. The Heels have a game against lowly NC State on Wednesday, but the remainder of the February schedule features four top 15 teams in the final five matchups.

Just when it appeared UNCW was an unstoppable force in the CAA, the Seahawks dropped another conference game against Elon. Strong showings against Delaware and James Madison helped keep UNCW at No. 3. With a full repertoire of offensive weapons in Denzel Ingram, Chris Flemmings, C.J. Bryce and Devontae Cacok, Kevin Keatts still has the best team in the CAA. But if the recent trend continues, making it back to the dance is no longer a lock.

The No. 6 team at the Division II level is fourth in this spot yet again. Queens got some redemption last week with an 86-79 victory over Wingate, the only team to beat the Royals this season. That wasn’t enough of a statement, though, as Queens then promptly curb stomped Mars Hill by a final of 119-78 over the weekend. With just four games from now until the SAC Tournament, the Royals still have just one loss and a shot at the regular season title.

A nine-game winning streak keeps NCCU in the top five for another week after two more MEAC blowouts. The Eagles survived a three-game with convincing victories prior to downing South Carolina State by 23 points. Patrick Cole is putting together a ridiculous senior campaign with 20.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game. Equipped with two great guards in Cole and Dajuan Graf, the Eagles should blaze their way through the rest of the schedule with no teams above the .500 mark.

6. Pfeiffer

7. Wake Forest

8. UNC Asheville

9. UNCG

10. guilford

Points: 13 Last Week: 6

Points: 12 Last Week: 8

Points: 10 Last Week: 9

Points: 4 Last Week: NR

Points: 3 Last Week: 7

The Falcons keep soaring through the Conference Carolinas with 10 straight wins, with their last loss coming more than one month ago. Pfeiffer faces off with Limestone on Saturday, the lone team to beat it in the last 13 games, with the conference title potentially on the line.

Wake Forest moves up one spot this week after going 1-1 against Notre Dame and NC State. The Deacs swept the season series with the Wolfpack and now has a great shot of finishing at or above .500 in the ACC for the first time since in the 2009-10 season.

The Demon Deacons bounced back last week in the ACC with wins at Boston College and against Georgia Tech. John Collins (17.6 ppg, 9.3 rpg) is a one-man wrecking crew, giving Wake Forest a glimmer of hope for a strong finish in the toughest conference in the country.

The end of January through the beginning of February brought a tough stretch for the Spartans, who lost three games in a row. But after two straight wins on the road, UNCG finds itself back in the rankings with a huge matchup against Furman looming on Saturday.

Guilford drops three spots this week due to a 26-point loss at Roanoke before blowing out Randolph-Macon on Saturday. Though the Quakers dropped a second conference game, they are still 19-4 with two games left to cross the 20-win threshold for the first time since the 2009-10 season.


North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

B4

Aho putting together one of best rookie seasons in Canes history 19-year-old’s freshman campaign rivaled by few past Hurricanes By Cory Lavalette North State Journal ALEIGH — If there’s one thing the Carolina Hurricanes R have learned from this season, it’s that they have an emerging star in rookie forward Sebastian Aho. Aho got his 17th goal of the season Saturday afternoon in Dallas, one shy of Jeff Skinner for the team lead as the Carolina entered their league-mandated five-day “bye week.” Despite his success, Aho has still been in the background when the league’s top rookies are mentioned. The Toronto trio of Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander, Winnipeg’s Patrik Laine, Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk and Columbus defensemen Zach Werenski have all been frequently mentioned — and justifiably so — as the top of the 2016-17 freshman class. But Aho deserves a place at the table even if he doesn’t have the recognition given to the rookies that are competing in the bright spotlight of Canadian markets, have an NHL pedigree (like Tkachuk) or are part of the league’s surprise team in the Blue Jackets. Aho also didn’t have the same hot starts as Matthews and Laine — the top two picks in last summer’s draft — and he went without a goal in his first 13 games before breaking through with a two-goal, one-assist night on Nov. 12. Since then, only Matthews has scored more goals than the 19-year-old Aho. But he is currently on pace for 26 goals and 23 assists, and given his uptick in play following his season-opening 13-game goalless streak, it’s possible for him to crack 50 points or even reach 30 goals. Since getting his first goal in Game 14, Aho has averaged 0.42 goals per game. If he maintains that pace in the season’s final 29

James Guillory | Usa today sports images

Carolina Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho (20) celebrates his hat trick goal during the second period against the Philadelphia Flyers at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Jan. 31, 2017.

games, he would score 12.18 goals — rounded it down to an even dozen and that’s 29 on the year. That likely won’t be enough to get him true consideration for the Calder Trophy, but he’s already established himself as one of the best Hurricanes rookies ever. Jeff Skinner’s 2010-11 season (31 goals, 32 assists), a year that earned him top rookie honors, stands as the benchmark, but Aho is on the cusp of being the runner up. The Finn’s rookie campaign has already surpassed Victor Rask (11 goals, 33 points in 2014-15) and should move past Erik Cole (16 goals, 40 points in 2001-02) with ease. After that is Shane Willis, the lone Carolina rookie to notch 20 goals before Skinner did it, with 44 points. Barring slump or injury, Aho has both marks within reach. Also worth noting is Willis started his breakout rookie campaign in 2000-01 at age 23 with 163 games of IHL, AHL and NHL experience already under his belt. On top of Aho’s production, age and inexperience in North America, he has also been a trusted defensive player — and not just recently. Following the 3-2 win over the Rangers in Carolina’s home open-

er on Oct. 28 — Aho’s seventh NHL game — coach Bill Peters was quick to answer why Aho was on the ice at the end of the game with New York pressing for the tying goal and their goaltender pulled. “It says I trust him, that’s what it says,” Peters said. “That’s a 19-year-old kid who’s got an unbelievably bright future and a bright hockey mind, and we’re going to continue to make sure he understands what we need and want from him in all those situations.” Peters hasn’t wavered in using Aho in key situations, and the winger has often played — including most recently opposite Elias Lindholm — on Jordan Staal’s wing. That means lining up against the other team’s best forwards each night, especially at home. It’s not coincidence the times Aho and Staal have teamed up resulted in some of the best stretches by any line the team has put together this season. If Carolina is going to make a push for the postseason, they’ll need both — especially their prized rookie — leading the way starting at home Friday against Colorado.

Mayweather says potential fight with McGregor ‘very, very close’

Troy Taormina | Usa Today Sports images

Former boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. laughs during a game between the Houston Rockets and the Chicago Bulls at Toyota Center in Houston on Feb. 3, 2017.

The boxer says he will go toe-to-toe with the MMA fighter at some point By NSJ Staff Floyd Mayweather Jr. believes a superfight between him and MMA star Conor McGregor will happen sooner rather than later. Mayweather told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith at Saturday’s NBA game between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder that the two fighters are on the verge of an agreement. “We’re getting very, very close,” the 39-year-old Mayweather told Smith. While Mayweather is optimistic, he said that nothing is guaranteed until contracts are signed. No timetable was given for the prospective boxing match.

“Real people are having real discussions,” Nevada State Athletic Commission chairman Anthony Marnell told ESPN on Tuesday, “I’m also telling you my opinion as the NSAC chairman that a lot of things need to get done in order to see something like this come together because there are so many parties that want to get their hands on the pot. “Maybe it will get figured out, but it’s going to be hard when everyone is declaring they want $100 million.” Mayweather, a former five-division boxing champion who retired undefeated at 49-0 in 2015, said in January that he believed the fight could happen after McGregor said he was determined to fight him. The 28-year-old McGregor, the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion, obtained his Califor-

nia boxing license in December. UFC president Dana White offered McGregor and Mayweather a sum of $25 million each in January for a fight. Mayweather scoffed at the offer, saying White was “an (expletive) comedian.” McGregor last competed at UFC 205 last November when he beat Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title to become the first two-division champion in UFC history. He also held the featherweight title after knocking out Jose Aldo at UFC 200 last July. McGregor was stripped of the featherweight belt in November to focus on the lightweight division. McGregor, 21-3 in MMA competition, is not scheduled to compete in a UFC event until May to avoid putting unnecessary stress on partner Dee Devlin, who is pregnant with the couple’s first child.

Nc State from page B1 squad is sixth in points per game (87.4), third in assists per game (18.3) and first in rebounds (44.2) coming into Wednesday night. Those strengths play almost directly into NC State’s weaknesses and it showed the last time the two teams met. “Obviously, the game we played in Chapel Hill we were a disaster,” Gottfried said. “We know it and we’ve got to turn that around. We’ve got to play a lot better and execute our offense. We turned the ball over, I mean, it was just a myriad of things that we obviously did wrong.” There only sliver of hope is betting on the improbable, and it requires a flashback to the Wolfpack’s last win. State wasn’t supposed to have a chance in Cameron, coming in having lost three of four on the year and having not won at Cameron since 1995. Smith took over that game late, scoring 32 points with six assists, four rebounds and two steals in

the stunning late comeback. The Wolfpack also needed a Ted Kapita double-double, a huge effort from Abdul-Malik Abu’s (19 points, nine rebounds) and clutch three-point shooting from Maverick Rowan during a second half 20-5 run to storm from behind. It’s hard to imagine Gottfried’s back being pressed any further against the wall at this point. But he is still quick to point out how his team played when people least expected it. “There’s a lot of basketball left. Regardless of what everybody might think,” Gottfried said on Tuesday. “You guys can look right back at that banner right there in 1983, that team wasn’t going anywhere. I remember UConn having to win five games in the Big East Tournament, just to go to the Tournament. They weren’t going anywhere. “So anything’s possible.” The optimism is admirable, but a win Wednesday would be a massive upset, and might barely beat back the tide of negativity.

Eamon Queeney | North State Journal

NC State Wolfpack forward Abdul-Malik Abu (0) reacts as we walks off the court after the college basketball game against Wake Forest at PNC Arena in Raleigh, Jan. 21, 2017.

Brunson from page B1 co-main event of UFC 208. That meant another step on the road to a title shot against champion Michael Bisping. Then ring announcer Bruce Buffer read the scorecards, building suspense by not announcing the winner until the very end. All three judges agreed on the winner. The first had it scored 29-28, meaning a two-rounds to one advantage for the winner. The second judge had it 30-27, giving all three rounds to the same man. That was a bit of a surprise. The fight was a close one, but it was hard to make a case that Brunson swept all three rounds. The third judge agreed with the first, turning in a 29-28 score. “For your winner,” Buffer announced, “Anderson Silva!” The New York crowd, appreciating the chance to see the fighter UFC president Dana White had called his sport’s Tom Brady earlier in the week, cheered in approval. Brunson stormed out of the cage immediately and headed back to the locker room. “Everyone is telling me that I won. I feel terrible,” Brunson said afterward. “It’s not Anderson’s fault or the UFC’s fault. I took this fight on short notice and, to have this happen, is just crazy to me. I take this seriously. This is my job. I put everything into this and I got robbed. It sucks.” Brunson also vented on social media, posting, “Wow unreal I put my heart & soul out there on 3 weeks notice only to get it taken from me. I just outclassed the greatest of all time,” and “I helped save the card and did all I could on 3 weeks notice. I easily won that fight. I respect Anderson Silva but the judges got it wrong. I put my all into my career for my family this sucks! Thanks all for watching.” It’s easy to see why Brunson was frustrated. The numbers strongly indicate that he won the fight. The North Carolinian had a 127-57 advantage in punches and kicks landed. He was also more accurate, landing 69 percent of his strikes, to Silva’s 61. Brunson also hit harder, landing 73 significant strikes (i.e. hard punches or kicks) to Silva’s 47. Striking is only part of the picture, but Brunson seemed to defeat the black belt in grappling as well. He took Silva down twice and was never taken down. He was “in control” (meaning pressing Silva against the cage or on top of him on the mat) for three minutes, 52 seconds. Silva was in control for just 11 seconds in the 15 minute fight. Yet, somehow, the judges gave

the fight to Silva. Brunson had knocked out three straight opponents in the first round, and he was overly aggressive in his last fight looking to add a fourth. Charging in wildly, he ran into a punch and was knocked out. Against Silva, he was much more in control and cautious, a wise strategy but one that probably hurt him on the scorecards. Neither fighter attempted a punch for the first minute of the fight. Then Brunson unveiled his strategy for the fight. Despite being widely considered the better puncher heading into the fight, he would try to out-grapple the former champ. Brunson had close to a dozen takedown attempts in the fight, shooting in at Silva’s legs. Only two were successful, but the move helped him close the distance on Silva. That helped Brunson twofold. Fighting in close quarters, he was able to avoid Silva’s flashy spinning punches and kicks from all angles, which thrilled the crowd and impressed the judges. It also allowed him to punch from close range, where Brunson found Silva surprising vulnerable to the uppercut, which he used to snap Silva’s head back time and again throughout the fight. Silva was able to counter-punch Brunson successfully whenever the younger opponent got a little too aggressive, and he was very effective catching Brunson with short knees. Silva’s counter moves gave him the first round on North State Journal’s unofficial scorecard. Two of the three judges agreed, as did UFC president Dana White, who discussed his scorecard on the post-fight show. Brunson controlled most of the second round, taking Silva down and landing several solid combinations, while the former champion was able to muster very little offense. White and NSJ’s unofficial cards gave Brunson the edge, but only one of the three judges agreed. With the fight on the line in the third round, Brunson was at his most aggressive. He landed a second takedown and also had Silva against the cage. A big knee connected with Silva’s head, and Brunson threw long combinations. NSJ gave Brunson the third and the fight by a 29-28 score. White agreed. “I had Brunson winning,” he said on FS1’s postfight. “I actually had the fight one (round) to one going into the third round, and I gave the third round to Brunson.” Unfortunately for Brunson, the three scorecards that mattered most all gave Silva the final round.


North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

B5

TAKE NOTICE Alamance AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 15 SP 317 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Sherman Fuller and Nancy Marie Fuller to Investors Title Insurance Company, Trustee(s), dated the 27th day of June, 2002, and recorded in Book 1688, Page 568, and Modification in Book 3220, Page 888, 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 February 23, 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: Being all of Lot Number Three (3), Final Plat, Phase One, Apple Ridge Subdivision, plat of which is recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Alamance County, NC in plat book 60 at page 183, reference to which plat Is hereby made for a more complete description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1128 Apple Street, Burlington, 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: 1154178 (FC.FAY)

Brunswick NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 14 SP 328 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by William David Beck and Norma Grissett Beck, husband and wife, tenants in entirety to Edmund A. Liles, Attorney at Law, Trustee(s), dated the 14th day of June, 2001, and recorded in Book 1474, Page 361, in Brunswick 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 Brunswick 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 Bolivia, Brunswick County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:00 PM on February 22, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Brunswick, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of lot number two (2) all according to a survey by Bobby M. Long, RLS., entitled "Survey for Donald I. Carson," dated April 17, 1997 and duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds in Map Cabinet 18 at Page 449 on June 16, 1997 of Brunswick County to which reference is made for greater certainty description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 80 Benton Road Southeast, Bolivia, 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: 1189864 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 561

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 577

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Dwayne A. Boyce, Harold E. Starrett and Naida Georgia Powell, (Harold E. Starrett, deceased) (Heirs of Harold E. Starrett: Raymond Gregory Starrett, Naida Georgia Powell and Unknown Heirs of Harold E. Starrett) to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), dated the 16th day of March, 2010, and recorded in Book 3029, Page 0465, in Brunswick 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 Brunswick 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 Bolivia, Brunswick County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:00 PM on March 1, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Brunswick, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 19, Merrywoods Subdivision, Section Two, as more particularly described in a Survey Plat dated August 30, 1995, prepared by Greg A. Wayne, RLS, the plat of which is duly recorded in Map Cabinet 17, Page 40, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Brunswick County, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 9366 Buckwood Court Northeast, Leland, 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 David A. Joseph and Lynn Magnuson Joseph to John C. Warren, Trustee(s), dated the 27th day of September, 2005, and recorded in Book 2249, Page 585, in Brunswick 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 Brunswick 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 Bolivia, Brunswick County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:00 PM on March 1, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Lockwood Folly, in the County of Brunswick, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: First Tract Being all of Lot 27, Pointe West Development, Holden Beach, Lockwood Folly Township, as more particularly described in a survey plat dated 3 May 1999 by Thomas W Morgan, RLS, recorded in Map Cabinet 21, Pages 221-222, Brunswick County Registry. Second Tract All right, title and interest of Grantor in and to those certain offside drain field and connecting line easements contained and described in Exhibit A to that deed from Point West, LLC, to Grantor dated 29 July 2002 and recorded in deed Book 1615 at Page 925, Brunswick County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1032 Tide Ridge Drive, Holden Beach, 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: 1197455 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 560 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Joseph Franklin, (Joseph Franklin, deceased) (Heirs of Joseph Franklin: Gerard Franklin) to Pamela S. Cox, Trustee(s), dated the 17th day of December, 2004, and recorded in Book 2062, Page 23, in Brunswick 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 Brunswick 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 Bolivia, Brunswick County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:00 PM on February 22, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Brunswick, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 30, Block C, Acreage Estates Revised, Carolina Shores Development, as shown on a plat thereof recorded in Map Cabinet 15, at Page 45 in the Office of the Brunswick County, North Carolina Registry; provided this conveyance is made SUBJECT to those certain reservations and restrictive covenants set forth in Deed Book 290, at Page 606 in the Office of the Brunswick County, North Carolina Registry, and as amended in Book 414, Page 788 and Book 1400, Page 1118 of aforesaid Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 26 Myrtlewood Drive, Carolina Shores, 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: 1198561 (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: 1185084 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 565 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Brian K. Keesee spouse, and Kimberly M. Keesee (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Kimberly N. Mitchel fka Kimberly M. Keesee) to Jackie Miller, Trustee(s), dated the 14th day of December, 2006, and recorded in Book 2523, Page 0935, in Brunswick 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 Brunswick 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 Bolivia, Brunswick County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:00 PM on March 1, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Brunswick, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Unit 1103, Phase I, of Ocean Walk Condominium together with the allocated interest in the common elements appurtenant thereto as shown on "EXHIBIT C" to the DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM OF OCEAN WALK CONDOMINIUMS which appears in Book 2314 at Page 691 et seq., of the Brunswick County Registry. Including the Unit located thereon; said Unit being located at 105 Southeast 58th Street Unit 1103, Oak Island, North Carolina. The Declaration of Condominium may be amended from time to time to incorporate additional phases into the Condominium, upon which event the allocated interest in the common elements to this unit will be adjusted accordingly. The plans as required by law for this phase of the Condominium duly appears in Condominium Plan Book 10, Pages 368 through 381, of the Brunswick County Registry. This Conveyance is made SUBJECT TO and bound by the Restrictive Covenants contained in the DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM OF OCEAN WALK CONDOMINIUM as recorded in Book 2314, Page 691 et seq.; and all amendments recorded or to be added from time to time. 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: 1185986 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 566 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Michael Alfred Newberry and Wanda M. Newberry (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Wanda Newberry) to William R. Echols, Trustee(s), dated the 15th day of May, 2003, and recorded in Book 1751, Page 1270, in Brunswick 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 Brunswick 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 Bolivia, Brunswick County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:00 PM on March 1, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Brunswick, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING ALL of that .90 acre parcel as described in a survey for "Craig Brown and Darrell Brown", dated November 18, 2002, recorded in Map Cabinet 27 at Page 354 of the Brunswick County Registry. Said survey is hereto and incorporated herein by reference for greater certainty of description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1280 Southwest Stanley Road, Supply, North Carolina. This is a portion of the land described in Deed Book 1442 at Page 87 and on a survey in Map Cabinet M at Page 122 of the Brunswick 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: 1199893 (FC.FAY)

Cabarrus NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 101 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Arthur Dickey and Sharon Dickey to Neal G. Helms, Trustee(s), dated the 20th day of May, 2002, and recorded in Book 3826, Page 268, and Modification in Book 6054, Page 147, and Modification in Book 6688, Page 190, and Modification in Book 10999, Page 320, 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 February 27, 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: BEING all of Lot 323 of SOUTHERN CHASE, PHASE V, as same is shown on plat recorded among the Land Records of Cabarrus County, North Carolina Public Registry in Map Book 38 at Page 36. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 2816 Trestle Court Southwest, Concord, 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: 1175441 (FC.FAY)


North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

B6 Davidson NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 13 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by John Joseph Fishel and Martha Ann Fishel, (John Joseph Fishel, deceased) to Michael Lyon, Trustee(s), dated the 16th day of April, 2012, and recorded in Book 2054, Page 1585, in Davidson 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 Davidson 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 Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 11:30 AM on March 1, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Midway, in the County of Davidson, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Tax ID Number(s): 13021C0000037 Land Situated in the Township of Midway in the County of Davidson in the State of NC Being Lot No. 37 of Mid-Brook Run as shown on map recorded in Plat Book 16, Page 235, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Davidson County, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 166 Meadow Trail, Lexington, 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: 1201074 (FC.FAY)

Durham NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 1128 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Clement Peace and Veronica Peace to Moore & Alphin, PLLC, Trustee(s), dated the 30th day of May, 2008, and recorded in Book 5974, Page 768, in Durham 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 Durham 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 Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:30 AM on March 1, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Durham, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in the City of Durham, Oak Grove Township, Durham County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 13, Ellerbee Creek Preserve Subdivision, Phase I, as shown on map recorded in Plat Book 170, Page(s) 278-292 (Lot being specifically shown on Page 281), Durham County Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1007 Golden Crest Drive, Durham, North Carolina. Parcel 204920 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: 1194846 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 1080 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by John Tarae Rogers and Sherry Rogers to William R. Echols, Trustee(s), dated the 23rd day of August, 2005, and recorded in Book 4933, Page 807, in Durham 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 Durham 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 Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:30 AM on February 22, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Durham, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: TRACT ONE: BEGINNING at a stake on the west side of a cul-de-sac at the west end of Oneluska Drive at the northeast corner of Lot 5, Block C, on the plat hereinafter referred to, and running thence along and with the northern line of Lot 5, Block C, North 84 degrees 43 minutes West 320 feet, more or less, to a stake in the north right of way of the North Carolina State Highway; thence along and with the north right of way of said highway in a northwesterly direction 170 feet, more or less, to a stake; thence North 46 degrees 00 minutes East 31 feet to twin poplars in the south line of a proposed lake bed; thence in a northwesterly direction along the south line of said proposed lake bed 365 feet, more of less, to a stake; thence South 31 degrees 55 minutes East 195 feet, more or less, to a stake on the west side of a cul-de-sac located at the west end of Oneluska Drive; thence along and with the west side of said cul-de-sac in a southerly direction along a curve having a radius of 50 feet, a distance of 51.54 feet to a stake, the point of BEGINNING and being Lot 4, in Block C, of AKENATZY SETTLEMENT as shown in Plat Book 31, page 1, Durham County Registry, to which reference is hereby made for a more particular description. TRACT TWO: BEGINNING at a stake located North 31 degrees 53 minutes West 195 feet from the northern side of the Circle on Oneluska Drive, the northeast corner of Lot 4, Block C, on the plat hereinafter referred to, and running thence along and with the northern side of said Lot 4, Block C, in a western direction 365 feet to twin poplars; thence North 46 degrees 00 minutes East 40 feet, more or less, to the low water mark of a lake; thence along and with the low water mark of said lake in an eastern direction 300 feet, more or less, to the east side of Lot No. 1, Block C, as extended; thence South 31 degrees 55 minutes East 50 feet, more or less, to the point of BEGINNING and being all of that property lying between the northern side of Lot No. 4, Block C, and the low water mark on the southern side of a lake. Reference is hereby made to Plat Book 31, page1. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 14 Oneluska Drive, Durham, North Carolina. This property is conveyed subject to those Restrictive Covenants set forth in Deed Book 229, page 321; and subject to the easement to Duke Power Company set forth in Deed Book 228, page 673; and subject to the Right of way Agreement to the State Highway Commission set forth in Deed Book 253, page 596. There is also hereby conveyed the perpetual right and privileges of the owners of Lot No. 4 c and their quest to the enjoyment and use of said lake for recreational purposes. 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: 1197323 (FC.FAY)

Forsyth NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 1577 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Saralyn Alston to David Brunk, Trustee(s), dated the 7th day of February, 2007, and recorded in Book RE 2729, Page 642, 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 1, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Forsyth, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: All that certain property situated in the township of Winston in the County of Forsyth and State of North Carolina being more fully described in a Deed dated 11/12/1998 and recorded 11/17/1998, among the land records of the County and State set forth above. In Deed Volume 2035 and Page 3206. Tax Map or Parcel ID No.: 116317. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 2414 Glenn Avenue, 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. 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: 1191500 (FC.FAY)

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 12 SP 1808 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Johnny Robert Jones, Jr. and Linda Kay Jones to John C. Warren, Trustee(s), dated the 30th day of July, 2004, and recorded in Book 2492, Page 2629, 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 1, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Forsyth, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being known and designated as Unit D, Building 903, "Park Place, Phase One", as shown on a map and plat of same which is recorded in Plat Book 31 at Page 180, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Forsyth County, North Carolina, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. Including the Unit located thereon; said Unit being located at 903-D Park Place Drive, Kernersville, 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: 1092348 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 1576 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Andria A. Karl to Frances Jones, Trustee(s), dated the 23rd day of July, 2010, and recorded in Book RE 2955, Page 4358, 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 1, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Forsyth, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED as Lot Number 32 as shown on the map of THE CHASE AT KINGSTREE, PHASE II, SECTION 1, as recorded in Plat Book 47, Page 173 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Forsyth County, North Carolina, reference to which is hereby made for a particular description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 813 Trillium Lane, 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. 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: 1175461 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 1546 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by William L. Livengood to BB&T Collateral Service Corporation, Trustee(s), dated the 8th day of February, 2010, and recorded in Book RE 2934, Page 2252, in Forsyth County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment ozf 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 February 22, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Forsyth, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Situated in the Township of Abbots Creek, County of Forsyth and State of North Carolina: Being known and designated as Lot Number 13 as shown on the map of Sedge Garden Development, as recorded in Plat Book 18, Page 102, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Forsyth County North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 4218 Orvil Lane, Winston Salem, North Carolina. Together with easement and right of way to obtain water for use on Lot Number 13 from well located on Lot Number 12 with right to enter on Lot Number 12 for purpose of maintaining and keeping up water line now supplying water to Lot Number 13. 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: 1199012 (FC.FAY)


North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Forsyth NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 1450 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Steven J. Madern and Michelle L. Madern (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): S. Madern Trust #3310, Creative Real Estate Solutions LLC, as Trustee) to Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, Trustee(s), dated the 16th day of November, 2004, and recorded in Book RE 2522, Page 1787, 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 February 22, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Forsyth, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 48 of BEESON FARMS, Section 1, as shown on map thereof recorded in Plat Book 39 at Page 65 in the Forsyth County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 3310 Beeson Acres Road, 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. 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: 1194284 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 1578 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Andres S. Martinez Jr. and Kary P. Matinez (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Andres Martinez, Jr.) to Jerone C. Herring, Trustee(s), dated the 20th day of August, 2003, and recorded in Book 2391, Page 3291, 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 1, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Forsyth, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED as Lot No. 10 in OAK PARK, SECTION NO. 2, a plat of which is recorded in Plat Book 16, Page 159 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Forsyth County, North Carolina, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 113 Crescent Road, Winston Salem, North Carolina. Parcel ID Number: 6838300855 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: 1199015 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 1541 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Joseph S. Steed and Cindy C. Steed (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Joseph Scott Steed and Cindy Chouree Steed) to Joan H. Anderson, Trustee(s), dated the 4th day of November, 2005, and recorded in Book RE 2616, Page 896, 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 February 22, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Forsyth, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED as Lot No. 2 as shown on the plat entitled "ASHMONT FOREST", said plat being recorded in Plat Book 35, Page 48, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Forsyth County, North Carolina, to which reference is hereby made for a more particular description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 709 Eden Rock Road, Lewisville, 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: 1187541 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 1543 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Gabriel N. Walatee and Precious Wehgar to Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, L.L., Trustee(s), dated the 27th day of April, 2004, and recorded in Book RE 2465, Page 794, 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 February 22, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Forsyth, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED as Lot 16 of Oak Hill Dev., as shown on a map and plat of same which is recorded in Plat Book 18, Page 106, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Forsyth County, North Carolina, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1719 Hattie Avenue, Winston Salem North Carolina. The above-described property is the same as that described in Deed Book 761, Page 386, Forsyth County Registry and is further known and designated as Tax Lot 16 in Block 2562 on the Forsyth County Tax Maps. 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: 1199670 (FC.FAY)

Guilford AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 986 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Eric Banks aka Eric W. Banks and Janet Banks (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Eric Banks and Janet Banks) to David L. Brunk, Trustee(s), dated the 1st day of February, 2005, and recorded in Book 6250, Page 2287, in Guilford 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 Guilford 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, West Door U-G Level in the City of Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:45 AM on March 1, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Guilford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: All that certain property situated in the County of Guilford and State of North Carolina, being more fully described in a deed dated 08/30/1999 and recorded 08/31/1999, among the land records of the county and state set forth above, in Deed Volume 4909 and Page 974. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 105 Wolf Den Court, Climax, 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: 1177561 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 2468 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Robert Alan Beacom, Jr. and Jennifer Morton Beacom (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Jennifer M. Beacom and Robert Alan Beacom, Jr.) to John C. Warren, Trustee(s), dated the 28th day of June, 2005, and recorded in Book 6421, Page 0259, in Guilford 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 Guilford 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, West Door U-G Level in the City of Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:45 AM on March 1, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Guilford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING ALL OF LOT No 118, of Riverside Park Development of the Atlantic Insurance & Realty Company, a plat of which is recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 320, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Guilford County, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 220 Willowood Drive, High Point, 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: 1201243 (FC.FAY)

B7 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 2469 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Spencer Samuel Dean to Laurel A. Meyer, Trustee(s), dated the 16th day of September, 2013, and recorded in Book R 7532, Page 101, in Guilford 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 Guilford 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, West Door U-G Level in the City of Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:45 AM on March 1, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Guilford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot(s) 6, Quaker Acres Subdivision, Section 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 21, Page 44, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Guilford County, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 811 King George Drive, Greensboro, North Carolina. Parcel ID Number: 0076049 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: 1200105 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 2290 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Azucena Diaz to Ruth W. Garner, Trustee(s), dated the 5th day of August, 2014, and recorded in Book R 7621, Page 2551, in Guilford 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 Guilford 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, West Door U-G Level in the City of Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:45 AM on February 22, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Guilford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of lots 32, 33, 34 and 35, Block A, O.S. Harris Subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, page 217, in the office of the register of Deeds of Guilford County, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 208 Charles Street, Greensboro, 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: 1193474 (FC.FAY)


North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

B8 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 318 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Devin Felton and Tamu Felton to Wyatt Early Harris Wheeler, Trustee(s), dated the 14th day of September, 2007, and recorded in Book R 6788, Page 473, and Re-recorded in Book R 6857, Page 682, and Modification in Book 7787, Page 1316, in Guilford 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 Guilford 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, West Door U-G Level in the City of Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:45 AM on March 1, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Guilford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 4, Section 1, of Guilmont Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 67 Page 53 in the office of the Register of Deeds of Guilford County, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 2402 Guyer Street, High Point, 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: 1198247 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 2339 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by William P. Motley, Jr. and Lorine Motley, (William P. Motley, Jr., deceased) to TIM, Inc., Trustee(s), dated the 15th day of April, 1999, and recorded in Book 4844, Page 1632, and Modification in Book R 7756, Page 1261, in Guilford 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 Guilford 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, West Door U-G Level in the City of Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:45 AM on March 1, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Guilford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: All of Lots 292 and 293 of Avalon Heights Subdivision No. 1, as shown on a plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 16, Page 81 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Guilford County, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1114 Avalon Road, Greensboro, 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: 1186195 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 15 SP 2665

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 15 SP 2762

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Warren Wayne Mitchell, Jr. (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Bramblegate Association, Inc.) to Susan L. Hunt, Trustee(s), dated the 28th day of February, 2006, and recorded in Book 6490, Page 0585, in Guilford 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 Guilford 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, West Door U-G Level in the City of Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:45 AM on March 1, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Guilford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: THOSE certain premises comprising a portion of Bramblegate Condominium, said Condominium having been established under Chapter 47A of the North Carolina General Statues (Unit Ownership Act) and the Declaration of Condominium dated August 21, 1974, and recorded September 4, 1974, in Book 2743, Page 867 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Guilford County, North Carolina (the "Declaration"), the premises hereby conveyed being more particularly described as follows: 1. Unit No 64 of Bramblegate Condominium (the "Unit"), as described in the Declaration and as shown on the Plan of Condominium which is recorded in Condominium Plat Book 1, Pages 43-50 of the Guilford County Registry; and 2. A percentage undivided interest appurtenant to the Unit in all Commons Areas and Facilities of the Condominium, including the buildings and the improvements on the land described in the Declaration and as shown on the Plan. During the various stages of completion of the Condominium, the percentage undivided interest appurtenant to the Unit will be set forth in Exhibit C-1 of the Declaration. Upon the insurance of Certificates of Occupancy for all Units in the Condominiums, or on March 1, 1976, whichever occurs first, the percentage undivided interest appurtenant to the Unit shall be .54432. In the event an additional forty (40) units are added to the Condominium pursuant to the terms of the Declaration, the percentage undivided interest appurtenant to the Unit shall be as shown on Exhibit G to the Declaration. Including the Unit located thereon; said Unit being located at 5713 Unit H, Bramblegate Road, Greensboro, North Carolina. Together with the right of ingress to and egress from said property and the right to use, for all purposes, in common with Brogan Corporation, its successors and assigns, and all other occupants from time to time, any and all portions of Bramblegate Condominium designated by the Declaration as "Common Areas and Facilities." 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 Regunia Shaw (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Regunia M. Shaw) to W. Hayes Foster, Trustee(s), dated the 14th day of March, 2006, and recorded in Book 6497, Page 1438, and Order in Book 7884, Page 1724, in Guilford 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 Guilford 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, West Door U-G Level in the City of Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:45 AM on March 1, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Guilford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Located in Guilford County, North Carolina and being all of Unit 2B, Building 6 (Tract 6), Chandler Place Condominiums, as shown on Plat recorded in Condominium Plat Book 7, Pages 135-136, aforesaid County Registry. Including the Unit located thereon; said Unit being located at 135 James Road Unit 2-B, High Point, North Carolina. Said Unit's Allocated Interest in all Common Elements of the Condominium, including the buildings and the improvements on the land described in the Declaration and as shown on the Plan of Condominium for Building #5 recorded in Condominium Plat Book 6, Pages 138-140; as shown on the Plan of Condominium Building #4 recorded in Condominium Plat Book 7, Pages 19-20; as shown on the Plan of Condominium for Building #3 recorded in Condominium Plat Book 7, Pages 43-44; as shown on the Plan of Condominium for Building #2 recorded in Condominium Plat Book 7, Pages 58-59; as shown on the Plan of Condominium for Building #1 recorded in Condominium Plat Book 7, Pages 102-103; and as shown on the Plan of Condominium for Building #6 recorded in Condominium Plat Book 7, Pages 135-136; all in the Guildford County Registry; together with the right of ingress to and egress from said property and the right to use, for all purposes, in common with the Grantor, its successors and assigns, and all other occupants from time to time, any and all portions of Chandler Place Condominiums designated by the Declaration as "Common Elements". 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: 1163910 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 17 SP 308 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Jennifer K. Simms to Self-Help Services Corporation, Trustee(s), dated the 1st day of July, 1999, and recorded in Book 4886, Page 390, and Modification in Book 6371, Page 3023, in Guilford 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 Guilford 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, West Door U-G Level in the City of Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 10:45 AM on March 1, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Guilford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: All of Lot 85, Section C, Woodlea Lake Townhouses, as per plat thereof recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Guilford County, North Carolina, in Plat Book 49, Page 6. Including the Unit located thereon; said Unit being located at 325-E East Montcastle Drive, Greensboro, North Carolina. Being the same property described in Deed dated December 12, 1985, recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds, Guilford County, North Carolina, Book 3478, Page 307. 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: 1201150 (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: 1169135 (FC.FAY)

Harnett NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 511 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Terrance T. Miller and Nicole E. Miller to Vantage Point Title Inc, Trustee(s), dated the 20th day of February, 2014, and recorded in Book 3194, Page 495, 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 February 23, 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 169 in a subdivision known as Richmond Park, Section 3 at Northridge plantation Phase 3, according to a plat of the same duly recorded in Plat 2006-976, Harnett County Registry, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 118 Lattimore Road, Cameron, 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: 1196940 (FC.FAY)

iredell NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 643 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Patrick I. Clyburn, Sr. to A. Grant Whitney, Trustee(s), dated the 24th day of April, 2015, and recorded in Book 2352, Page 1924, 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 February 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 73 of Martha's Ridge, Phase 1, Map 2, as shown on a map thereof recorded in Map Book 52 at Page 38, Iredell County Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular metes and bounds description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 2649 Andes Drive, Statesville, North Carolina. Being the same property conveyed to the Borrower(s) herein by Deed recorded 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: 1194872 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 666 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by David D. McCrone & Sandra S. McCrone fka Sandra Slobojan, (Sandra S. McCrone fka Sandra Slobojan, Deceased) (Heirs of Sandra S. McCrone fka Sandra Slobojan: Katrina L. Slobojan, Marina I. Slobojan, David D. McCrone, Ian Vincent McCrone and Unknown Heirs of Sandra S. McCrone fka Sandra Slobojan) (David D. McCrone, Deceased) (Heir of David D. McCrone: Ian Vincent McCrone) (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): David D. McCrone and Sandra Slobojan) to F. Spencer Cosby, Jr., Trustee(s), dated the 29th day of November, 2004, and recorded in Book 1605, Page 2259, 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 February 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, Block "F", Sheet 1, MOORESVILLE MILL VILLAGE PROPERTY, as shown on plat therof on file in Plat Book 4, Page 29, Iredell County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 322 Parker Avenue, 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: 1196927 (FC.FAY)


The brave face of cancer on the catwalk, Page 6

WEDNESDAY

02.12.17

NORTH

STATE

JOURNaL

taste Charlotte

savor& style IN A NORTH STATE OF MIND

the designer | raleigh

The Food Network was in Charlotte again. Guy Fieri’s show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” headed to the Queen City for an episode titled, “Beef, Lamb, and Pig.” The show visited two restaurants while in the area, The Improper Pig and Bang Bang Burgers. The episode will air on February 17 at 9:00 p.m. foodnetwork.com/shows/ diners-drive-ins-and-dives

Raleigh

The dates for the downtown food truck rodeos have been announced, and there are only three this year: Sunday, May 7, Sunday, August 6, and Sunday, October 8. downtownraleigh foodtruckrodeo.com

Durham

TASTE is billed as the largest culinary event in the Triangle, and tickets are on sale now. Venues around Durham will host the many gastronomic delights in store for attendees. The event is April 20-23 and is a celebration of the region’s food and drink with several packages to choose from, but patrons are warned not to wait to grab their tickets. tastetheevent.com

Teaching and textiles welcome Justin LeBlanc back home

Greensboro

Bandito Burrito is now also Bandito Bodega as owner Nick Benschoff added a brick and mortar to his thriving food truck business. The restaurant merges Mexican and Asian flavors in their burritos, tacos, quesadillas, bowls, and sides. They can permanently be found at 1609 Friendly Ave. and then watch their social media for food truck locations. banditobodega.com

Wilmington

PinPoint Restaurant is throwing it way back at The Bellamy Mansion as they use historic recipes to host an Antiquity Dinner. On February 23 chefs, Dean Neff and Lydia Clopton from PinPoint will use recipes from the museum’s archives to create the meal. Tickets for the meal are $150. bellamymansion.org Photo credit | North State Journal

Top: A look at a paper mock up of a student’s sandal in Justin LeBlanc’s shoemaking class during Justin LeBlanc’s shoemaking class in the Fiber Lab at North Carolina State University. Bottom: LeBlanc, assistant professor of art and design, looks over the design of Chris Williams, an Industrial Design senior.

By Liz Moomey North State Journal Carolina is home for Justin LeBlanc. NItorth is where he attended NC State. It

is where he started his career in fashion by participating in Art2Wear. It is where he teaches as an assistant professor of art + design. And it is where he has found inspiration for his collections. LeBlanc graduated from NC State with a bachelors in architecture and from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a masters. He has interned at Alexander McQueen’s fashion studio in London and was a contestant on Project Runway. LeBlanc is now back in his home-

town of Raleigh teaching, designing and planning his wedding. “North Carolina is a great place to be, especially for fashion, because there’s a lot of textile mills and a sense of reimmersion of textile,” LeBlanc said. “I’m definitely trying to play a part in it to increase awareness of what we have here and using the past TV exposure to bring to North Carolina and NC State. It’s a great community.” He feels like it is his time to pay it forward and show why the state is an important aspect of the fashion industry. “I feel like I really need to showcase the textile in North Carolina, and when people see it, touch it and wear it, they will realize the quality of the material that we are creating in North

Carolina,” LeBlanc said. “People will start investing in quality pieces.” He is often inspired by the textures and visual aspects. LeBlanc was born deaf and currently relies on a cochlear implant, which has allowed him to rely more on sight and touch. “I’m always looking for interesting texture and textile things that I can expand into something else,” he said. “I like to do things with my hands more than anything else. Anything I can create from there and expand it into a garment — it’s become my inspiration.” Leaving the big cities, like New York or Los Angeles, has allowed him to carry on this approach to fashion. “Being in North Carolina, it allows

coming saturday

See leblanc, page C6

the good life

We break bread with the Gliarmis family, proprietors of Dick’s Hot Dog Stand. A classic North Carolina old haunt, this Wilson landmark has been drawing locals for close to a century.


North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

C2 just a pinch

Out, out darned spot. Sometimes just getting out the door is the most difficult part of the day, and a last minute stain is the last thing you need. Here are three simple spot removal tricks using household items you likely have on hand.

Deodorant on the hem of your blouse? Try rubbing a pair of old pantyhose on the mark in little circles.

Ink stain on your pants from a last minute signature? Hairpray should take the stain right out.

Splatter a little grease while cooking bacon? Not to worry, blot it up with artificial sweetener.

to market, to market

the trend vs. the staple

What’s in season at the farmers market

trending | fringe

staple | antiques

There’s just something about the seventies. We’ve been rocking fringe on our pumps, boots, and clutches for the past few seasons, so it was only a matter of time before it showed up on our furniture and lighting. Home decor inspired by the runway is nothing new, in fact the two work in tandem quite frequently. Textiles lend themselves to fringe, Laura Kirar for Arteriors is showing a tassel lamp inspired by the trend, and Tracy Kendall has a raised wallpaper that puts the grass cloth of the past to shame.

The art of collecting never goes out of style. Multiple articles have circulated lately addressing the fact that certain generations do not appreciate antiques, suggesting that the generation preceding them should just pack up all their stuff and sell it off. That is not necessarily the case. Eventually every generation finds a sentimentality in the timelessness of items that have true meaning if someone takes the time to explain it to them. Home decor takes on the personality of the person that resides within when antiques are mixed in with new.

For fresh food and smiling faces it is hard to beat the sights, smells, and sounds of your local farmers market. Across North Carolina there are markets operating in big cities and small towns, and ncfarmfresh.com is a great way to find locations, operating hours, and product specialties. Here’s what is in season for mid-February and a few to look forward to as we get ready for March. February apples collards herbs peanuts spinach sweet potatoes

March asparagus greens mushrooms

outfitted ’n’ equipped

Style on wheels By Jennifer Wood North State Journal At the end of Jared Childs’ college career, he observed two things — the rise in men’s clothing sales and a lack of places to shop in the downtown area of his hometown of Raleigh. Childs also knew he did not like to frequent the mall, but like most men still liked to try on the clothes he was buying. Need met opportunity, and Pitch & Primer was born. “Men’s fashion had been exploding,” said Childs. “With the Airstream we wanted it to feel more like home — the opposite of a store.” Childs figured like himself most guys didn’t like to shop so he decided to tap into the $60 billion men’s clothing market and model his storefront business after a comfortable living room with a 1970 Airstream Ambassador he calls the “Pitch & Primer wingman.” You can shop online for items from beard oil to outerwear, or you can follow them on social media to see where they’re set up for the week and grab a local beer and shop out of the Airstream. The name is a nod to North Carolina as well as an explanation of the business model. “Pitch is the last layer of paint that goes on a boat, and primer is the first layer of paint,” said Childs. “We can dress you from the first layer to the last.”

photos courtesy of pitch & primer

Want to learn more about North Carolina Agriculture?

The First Furrow www.FirstFurrow.com


North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

C3

essentials The classic cardigan is now a go-to accessory. Wear it on your arms, but then tie it around your neck or around your waist as it gets warmer. Fashion designers such as Thakoon brought this look to New York Fashion Week, which keeps the color and variety in your look even when you’re ready to take that sweater off come spring and summer.

the shopkeepers

Salvage Sisters, Burlington

Photos courtesy of Salvage sisters

By Emory Rakestraw | For the North State Journal

Sisters Hannah and Heather have been repurposing old furniture pieces since birth. Salvage Sisters is open to the public three Saturdays a month, featuring some of the best vintage and vintage-inspired furniture in North Carolina. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and one man’s junk is another woman’s antique project. This came true for sisters Hannah and Heather who have turned their love for salvaging furniture into a Burlington business operating three Saturdays a month. Both have dabbled in the craft since birth, and formerly owned Nest, an antique store in Mebane. The art of salvaging has been featured on TV Shows like HGTV’s Flea Market Flip but finds roots in repurposing former pieces for new use. While antiquing involves taking something old and making it shiny and new, salvaging can involve turning a former dresser into a headboard, or pulling certain pieces of wood from an object for accent points on a separate piece. Both sisters are no strangers to the art. Growing up in the Midwest, they’d collect whatever they could find, recreating an old item for new use. Seeing the shining light under a somewhat decayed piece of furniture is a true talent, and one that attracted loyal customers and faraway shoppers to their store,

Nest. Salvage Sisters is a more grown-up version of Nest. The breaks between openings provide more time for the sisters to spend finding antiques. From vintage garden tools, farmhouse chic with cowboy boots decorating the wall, and even one-of-a-kind clothing items, you can also have the Salvage Sisters spruce up a piece that catches your eye. For many, antiquing or visiting antique shops excites the senses through the labyrinth of displays that sometimes maze every which way. It allows the shopper to envision themes of certain rooms, or see reflected styles of certain collections. Salvage Sisters doesn’t dull on the wow-factor. Walls, nooks, and crannies are packed to the brim with salvaged items and vintage-inspired pieces. Old doors draped in unique fabrics lend an eclectic vibe while woods and metals create a rustic aesthetic. It’s not just the items for sale, but the sisters’ knack at setting up their displays that intrigues shoppers and creates more than just an in-and-out experience. The next open date will be Feb. 25.

A look inside the Salvage Sister’s Burlington store.


C4

North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

C5

face value “Retinols increase cellular turnover which assists in keeping skin firm and tight,” said Anna Churchill, Synergy Spa and Aesthetics founder and aesthetician. In essence, retinoic acid is unclogging pores, boosting collagen to reduce fine lines and speeding cell turnover to even out discoloration and smooth the skin.

the frame

Doncaster, Rutherfordton

the maker

By Laura Ashley Lamm | North State Journal

By Emory Rakestraw | For the North State Journal

North Carolina has a longstanding love affair with furniture. The industry draws people from around the world. When the Hickory Furniture Mart showroom opens their doors to the public on select dates during the year, you can expect crowds to descend in order to take advantage of the deals within.

“By The River Falling” by Sam Lock

Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery reopens Anne Neilson Fine Art is celebrating its grand reopening in SouthPark at the Shops of Morrison. The gallery represents more than 40 national and international artists and remains true to its original social mission of supporting local, national and international organizations by donating a portion of art sales. The gallery will celebrate its two-year anniversary in May.

“Path to Gay Head” by Dan Graziano

photos courtesy of Hickory furniture mart

Above: Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams furniture

or 50 years, shoppers from across the world have traveled to Hickory FurF niture Mart for the wide, diverse array of

pieces, many of which are made by artisans who call the Catawba Valley home. While the large store might at first seem daunting, it is laid out in four separate levels and sections to simplify your shopping. The mart is stocked to the nines with furniture items almost mirroring the different landscape and architect styles found throughout the Tar Heel state. If you’re looking for cool, coastal blues and nautical inspiration for an Outer Banks beach house, you can find it here. On the other end of the spectrum, deep oaks and cozy, leather-backed pieces are perfect to fill a mountain home. There’s also classic representation of Southern style decor. Tracey Trimble, executive vice president and general manager said the North Carolina made focus is a main draw for shoppers. “One of the biggest things for out of state, international, and local customers is that we have so many manufacturers in our region,” said Trimble. “It’s always nice when you can provide that and people have the choice to see products right from the area.” This weekend, Trimble predicts anywhere from 5,000-7,000 shoppers attending the 33rd Anniversary Clearance Sale. In order for retailers to make room for upcoming High Point Furniture Market buys, items will be marked at clearance price. The sale features a little bit of everything; furnishings for an entire home,

the look

Providing individualized customer attention while creating fashion that transitions through time has been the essence behind the family-owned business of Doncaster Clothing. “Doncaster clothing is timeless, elegant, high-quality fashion,” said Elizabeth Hogan, stylist and district sales manager of Eastern N.C. Doncaster Clothing began in 1931 by S.B. and Millie Tanner in Rutherfordton. The pair had gone on a honeymoon trip to Doncaster, England and fell in love with the town. The company began selling shirts for men and shirtwaist dresses for women. Sales were in home consultations by appointment. The Junior League of Charlotte caught wind of the shirt dress fashion trend and asked to sell the dresses as a fundraiser for their charities. From there, the company took off. “The business spread by word of mouth and became the first direct sales women’s clothing company,” said Hogan. In business for 85 years, Doncaster is the oldest direct sales women’s clothing business and is still a family business run by the Tanner Family. Though Doncaster has expanded nationwide and offers customers the option of ordering through their website, clothes are still sold in home trunk shows by appointment. A stylist personally meets with each customer to help select the fashion pieces. “What I love about this type of shopping is the individual personal attention given to customers. We can create a capsule of cloth-

ing starting with the basics and building a wardrobe from that. We offer everything from casual to cocktail,” said Hogan. Clothing is offered in sizes 0 – 24 with petites as well and ranges in price from $125-$895. Hogan’s mother, Coleman Dance of Kinston, sold the clothes for 30 years. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Hogan began working as a wardrobe consultant ten years ago. “This is a relationship business. You trust who is going to work with you on your wardrobe and that they know your taste. We work with our clients from start to finish as their own wardrobe consultant,” said Hogan. This fashion season, Doncaster is ready with clothing that represents the trends. Hogan noted this year’s trends include oversize prints and jackets, chevron knits, lace, peasant blouses, maxi dresses, and the cold shoulder tops to name a few. “I love the colors of the clothing this season — lollipop, teal, khaki, eucalyptus. The color palate of the season mirrors the color palate used by the fashion industry, which has become the color of the season for interior designers and painters,” said Hogan. Doncaster offers customers clothing pieces fit for any occasion without the hassle of hunting through clothing racks alone wondering what pieces of clothing match.

photos by christine T. Nguyen | North State Journal

Doncaster clothing features details, such as leather lacing on a sugar coral-colored, python-printed Italian leather jacket and Kitt stripe on a denim multi-colored, cold shoulder sweater.

Left: Drexel Heritage furniture

outdoor furniture before spring, and even a simple item like a rug or sofa. Trimble notes, “It’s an incredible time for people to get deals because [retailers] are clearancing everything. There’s a really good inventory selection and really good price points and for this particular sale, that’s the most important factor.” Over 1,000 manufacturers, from wellknown to big outlets, are featured. If you’re a novice to interior decorating or not sure where to begin, Hickory Furniture Mart offers shoppers the opportunity to sign up with a designer. Aside from impressive showrooms, there are also more specific areas like a fabric workroom, rug gallery, and lighting gallery. Trimble stressed that for potential shoppers, “No

matter what your budget is, we can meet that.” She even said some people arrive with a U-Haul, prepared for a day of one and done shopping. “If you’re looking for anything in home furnishings or design we’re somewhere you should come check out this weekend. There’s so many people in this industry that have been born and raised in furniture, and our industry professionals are super knowledgeable,” said Trimble The anniversary sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The sale also extends through Presidents Day to give shoppers with the day off more time for bargain finds.

100 YEARS OF MAKING MEMORIES.

TIMELESS WONDER

For more information visit ncparks.gov or call 919-707-9300.


North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

C6

While other designers demur, Herrera offers to dress first lady Reuters Fashion designer Carolina Herrera, who has dressed five first ladies and made first daughter Ivanka Trump’s inaugural ball gown, on Monday said she would happily dress the U.S. first lady. “I don’t have a problem dressing the first lady of this country, whoever it is,” Herrera told Reuters without mentioning Melania Trump by name, when asked at the debut of her fall 2017 collection if she would design for her. “I think it’s out of respect for the United States,” said the Venezuelan-born designer. The fashion world has been divided on the issue after some couturiers including Tom Ford and Sophie Theallet said they would not work with Trump. Herrera created clothes for former first ladies Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Michelle Obama among others. Trump’s inaugural ball gown was designed by former Herrera creative director Herve Pierre. Herrera, whose designs are popular with Manhattan socialites, filed a December lawsuit against the Oscar de la Renta fashion house in a dispute over the departure of another creative talent. But not a hair was out of place at the showing of her new fall 2017 collection attended by actresses Emmy Rossum and Christina Ricci and socialite Nicky Hilton Rothschild. Models including Bella Hadid strutted the runway with their hair pulled back sleekly. Outfits mixing white cotton shirts with black leather kicked off the show. Hadid wore a multicolored sequin tea-length gown true to the lineage of the line, which is known for wedding gowns and chic outfits for ladies who lunch. Jewel-toned gowns were paired with sheer black tights while other looks included trousers and pleated skirts. Evening and day looks were created in burgundy and pale pink, all constructed with ease in mind, according to Herrera. Velvet and flirty bows were used as accents. “It’s a collection with very simple silhouettes without any effort, very feminine,” Herrera said. New York Fashion Week ends Thursday.

lucas jackson | reuters

Designer Carolina Herrera acknowledges the crowd after presenting her Fall/Winter 2017 collection during New York Fashion Week.

Andrew Kelly | REUTERS

Tiffany Schwantes, one of a group of advanced-stage cancer patients to model as part of the SMGlobal Catwalk presentation for Say Yes to HOPE, is prepared backstage before modeling during New York Fashion Week in Manhattan.

From chemotherapy to the catwalk, cancer center stage at New York Fashion Week Reuters ess than a week ago, Tiffany Schwantes, 34, was hooked up to an L intravenous chemotherapy drip at her

local cancer center in Huntsville, Alabama, receiving treatment for cancer that has metastasized to her lungs. On Saturday night, she strutted a catwalk draped in a pale pink strapless Dalia MacPhee ball gown for New York Fashion Week, one of 11 people with advanced-stage cancer transformed into models for one glamorous night in Midtown Manhattan. Adjusting her chestnut-colored wig in front of the mirror in her hotel room before the show, Schwantes said, “I feel good. I feel pretty.” The stay-at-home mom was diagnosed with stage-four cancer of the bile ducts and liver in 2012 when she was 29. “I had just had my baby girl two years

before, so I thought I was healthy,” said Schwantes, whose son, Carter, is now 11 and daughter, Madison, is 7. “Going from a young wife and mother to a full-time cancer patient was hard. I wasn’t used to going to the doctor two to three times a week. I wasn’t used to feeling so bad that I couldn’t take care of my children.” For just a few hours on Saturday night, all that was almost forgotten. The models, some of whom have had chemotherapy, surgery or radiation, danced their way down the catwalk to Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor,” sporting floor-length gowns, diamond earrings, and topping off their looks with long lashes and striking makeup. The “Surviving in Fashion” event was put on by YES!, a non-profit organization that provides support to anyone affected by advanced cancer, and SMGlobal Catwalk.

Bill Ramey, 60, of Greenwood, Indiana, was in New York for the first time to brave being the only man on the runway. He wore blue jeans and a black sweatshirt that read: “LIVE LIFE, LOVE LIFE.” “My goal is to make it down and back on stage and remain upright,” said Ramey, who was diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer on Valentine’s Day in 2013. “My first thought was that I wouldn’t be able to see my daughter graduate college or get married. Meeting my grandkids never even crossed my mind,” Ramey said. He then smiled. “I got to do all three this summer.” After taking a deep breath, Ramey said, “I’ve accepted the fact that I’ll probably die from cancer. But God has given me some extra time, and this is my way of paying it forward.” Schwantes, whose husband of 13 years was there to support her, said she hoped the show would inspire others to feel as good as she did for the night. “We get one night to dress in beautiful gowns and amazing jewelry and just have fun. It gives us a night to feel like we are more than just a cancer patient,” Schwantes said. “I hope they can see me, still going strong after five years, and it gives them a little hope.”

“[Art2Wear is] where I got my start. I was in architecture, and I decided to do the fashion show. You can see where it took me now.” Justin LeBlanc, assistant professor of art and design at NC State

photos by Christine T. Nguyen | North State Journal

Justin LeBlanc, assistant professor of art and design, works on the sole of sandal as he shows his shoemaking class what to do.

LeBlanc teaches during his shoemaking class in the Fiber Lab at North Carolina State University’s Leazar Hall in Raleigh.

leblanc from page C1

into metal to latex — all this different material,” LeBlanc said. “I find that to be quite fascinating, because just the other day a student was talking about 3-D printing using mushrooms as a material to print, because it created a leather feel.” He said he sees fast fashion phasing out and he is excited about this change. “H&M and Forever 21, they get a new collection every two weeks,” he said. “People will start to recognize the impact it’s making and start to appreciate slower fashion, which focuses on quality makers.” Although LeBlanc says he is taking some time off to concentrate on his wedding, he plans to use the inspiration for his next project — to build upon his own personal brand. “I know who I am and I know what I like to wear.”

me to have a unique point of view here,” LeBlanc said. “When I living and competing with thousands of fashion designers in one city, sometimes with that competition it gets polarizing, so we don’t have a vision anymore. I think being here allows me to have that focus.” LeBlanc encourages his students to concrete on understanding their vision and build and promote themselves on it. “It’s all about branding and being able to identify yourself as a designer,” he said. “It’s also a launching point. It’s a little portal for the outsider to see what the designer is doing, so it’s a little way to express what kind of work they are doing and what kind of client they are looking for.” Quality, the balance between ready-to-wear and one-of-a-kind

Art2Wear Where: Talley Student Union at NC State Tickets on Sale: March 14, 2017 Runway show: April 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. VIP Admission: $60 General Admission: $30 For more information, visit design.ncsu.edu/art2wear

pieces and 3-D printing are what LeBlanc plans on continuing his own brand on. Some of his students are starting to experiment into 3-D printing. “When 3-D printing first started out it was typically plaster but right now it’s starting to evolve

Spools of thread sit in the Fiber Lab of North Carolina State University’s Leazar Hall.


North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

C7

TAKE NOTICE ONSLOW NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 1301 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Jose A. Bautista-Rojas to Mary A. McDuffie and Joan C. Cox, Trustee(s), dated the 18th day of April, 2008, and recorded in Book 3051, Page 299, 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 February 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 28, Block A, as shown on that certain map entitled "Section Ii, Parkwood Estates" which map was prepared by James E. Stewart and Associates, Inc., is dated March, 1983, and is recorded in Map Book 22, Page 43, Slide B-311, Onslow County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 2491 Northwoods Drive, 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: 1198529 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 1297 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Gregg C. Bellucci and Corie L. Bellucci to "Onslow" Trustee Services of Carolina LLC, James P. Bonner, Trustee(s), dated the 3rd day of May, 2006, and recorded in Book 2649, Page 860, 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 February 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 No. 12, Block 11, according to plat entitled, Subdivision Map No. 8 of Northwoods Park, Property of North Hills, Inc., Jacksonville Township, Onslow County, NC", prepared by Herndon Edgerton, Registered Engineer, and recorded in Map Book 8, Page 73, Onslow County Registry, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 802 Smallwood Drive, Jacksonville, North Carolina. Subject to restrictive convenants recorded in Book 332, Page 666, 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: 1196278 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 1298

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 842

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 1300

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Morgan J. Brinsley and Jaquelyn N. Bubenchik (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Morgan Brinsley and Jaquelyn N. Brinsley) to Kathryn Richards and Jerry B. Flowers, III, Trustee(s), dated the 22nd day of December, 2011, and recorded in Book 3699, Page 567, 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 February 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 21, Block D, as shown on plat entitled "Section II, Foxcroft of Hunters Creek Subdivision" as recorded in a Map Book 22, Page 178, Onslow County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 2040 Hunters Ridge Drive, 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.

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Jeffrey B. Cook and Rebecca Juaneice Cook (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Jeffrey Brian Cook and Rebecca Juaneice Cook) to CB Services Corporation, Trustee(s), dated the 20th day of November, 2006, and recorded in Book 2774, 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 February 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 21 as shown on a plat entitled "Plat of Duffy Field Place, Section II, Richlands Township, Onslow County, NC" prepared by Parker & Associates, Inc. and recorded in Map Book 41, Page 72, Slide K-1019, Onslow County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 114 Indian Cave Drive, Richlands, North Carolina. Subject to restrictive and protective covenants as recorded in Book 1910, Page 232, 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.

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Adan Herrera and Blanca I. Herrera to Christopher Mewborn, Atty., Trustee(s), dated the 3rd day of August, 2012, and recorded in Book 3828, Page 469, 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 February 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 23C as shown on that final plat entitled "The Burroughs Section I-A at Carolina Plantations a planned residential development" Jacksonville TWP., Onslow County NC and recorded in Book 60, Page 200, Onslow County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 517 Cider Hill Road, 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: 1199279 (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: 1187540 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 740 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by William J. Cavanaugh, III to Pamela S. Cox, Trustee(s), dated the 7th day of October, 2013, and recorded in Book 4069, Page 34, 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 February 23, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Stump Sound, in the County of Onslow, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Situated in Stump Sound Township, Onslow County, North Carolina and being more particuarly described as follows: Being all of Lot 26 as shown on plat entitled, "Final Plat Revised & Parking Space Assignment Plat Showing OYSTER LANDING TOWNHOMES, SECTION I (REVISED), prepared for Beaver Creek Investors, Inc., Stump Sound Township, Onslow County, NC" prepared by John L. Pierce & Associates, P.A., dated January 31, 2013 and recorded in Map Book 65, Page 228-228A, Cabinet N, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Onslow County, North Carolina. Including the Unit located thereon; said Unit being located at 514 Oyster Rock Lane, Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. Subject to Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Oyster Landing Townhomes and Oyster Landing Townhomes, Section I, recorded in Book 3822, Page 457 and as amended in Book 3932, Page 225, 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: 1183070 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 920 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Logan A. Curb and Lauren Curb (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Logan A. Curb) to Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, Trustee(s), dated the 28th day of August, 2009, and recorded in Book 3288, Page 209, 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 February 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 20, a portion of J.W. Collins Estate, as shown on map recorded in map book 8, page 76, Onslow County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 16 Jasper Road, Midway Park, North Carolina. Subject to any and all restrictions and easements of record. 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 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: 1187904 (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: 1199756 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 1299 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Joshua M. Minnichbach and Amber D. Minnichbach to National Title Network, Trustee(s), dated the 25th day of March, 2010, and recorded in Book 3382, Page 782, 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 February 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: The land referred to herein below is situated in the County of Onslow, State of NC, and is described as follows: All that certain lot or parcel of land situated in the Jacksonville Township, Onslow County, North Carolina and more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 111, as shown on a map entitled, "Lauradale, Section IV, Jacksonville Township, Onslow County, North Carolina," prepared by Tidewater Associates, Inc., recorded in Map Book 13, Page 46, Onslow County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 410 Myna Drive, 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: 1196250 (FC.FAY)


North State Journal for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

C8 Pitt

robeson

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 434

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 15 SP 372

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Luther P. Stocks and Alice Edward Stocks to CTC Foreclosure Services Corporation, Trustee(s), dated the 5th day of October, 1998, and recorded in Book 864, Page 174, in Pitt 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 Pitt 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 Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on February 28, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Pitt, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 12 in Block "A" as shown on map of Village Grove Subdivision recorded in Map Book 4, Page 150 in the Office of the Pitt County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 404 Arbor Street, Greenville, 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 Carlon Whittington and Recella Whittington, (Carlon Whittington, deceased) (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Recella Whittington) to Single Source Real Estate Serv, Trustee(s), dated the 28th day of December, 2004, and recorded in Book 1435, Page 0205, in Robeson 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 Robeson 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 Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:30 PM on March 2, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Robeson, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in the City of Lumberton Robeson County, North Carolina, on the North side of Fifteenth Street. Bounded on the North by Fifteenth Street, on the East by lands now or formerly owned by Paul Cranfield, on the south by lands now or formerly owned by Raymond Spivey, on the West by lands now or formerly owned by G.D. Smith, and more particularly described as follows:, to-wit: BEGINNING at an iron stake located in the southern right of way line of Fifteenth Street, said point of beginning being South 85 degrees 45 minutes East 356.55 feet from an iron stake in the eastern right of way of Carthage Road, said point of beginning also being the northwest corner of the land conveyed to John V. Williamson by G.D. Smith, March 11, 1961, in Deed Book 13-P at Page 188, and running thence as the northern line of West Fifteenth Street South 85 degrees 45 minutes East 82.15 feet to an iron stake, Paul Cranfield's corner; thence as Paul Cranfield's line South 4 degrees 15 minutes West 174.8 feet to an iron stake; thence as the line of Raymond Spivey lot North 58 degrees 06 minutes West 73.0 feet; thence North 59 degrees 08 minutes West 11.2 feet to an iron stake; thence North 58 degrees 06 minutes West 7.67 feet to an iron, G.D. Smith's corner, thence as his line North 4 degrees 15 minutes East 133.5 feet to the BEGINNING. And being those same lands conveyed to John V. Williamson, Jr., in the following deeds: Deed Book 13-P, Page 188; Deed Book 11-N, Page 43; Deed Book 11-Q, Page 113, also see Map Book 13, Page 105 Robeson County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 319 West 15th Street, Lumberton, 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: 1188180 (FC.FAY)

union AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 13 SP 444 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Michael X. Wilson and Amanda M. Wilson to Philip R. Mahoney, Trustee(s), dated the 19th day of March, 2010, and recorded in Book 05301, Page 0034, in Union 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 Union 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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:00 PM on March 2, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 376 of St. John's Forest Subdivision, Phase 1, Map 3, as same is shown on map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet H at File 615 in the Union County Public Registry. Together with improvements thereon, said property located at 4619 Maho Lane, Monroe, NC 28110. Parcel ID: 09402376 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: 1108639 (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: 1169525 (FC.FAY)

Wake NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 14 SP 3269 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Kimberly I. Richardson, unmarried to TRSTE, Inc., Trustee(s), dated the 24th day of January, 2007, and recorded in Book 12369, Page 1279, in Wake 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 Wake 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 Salisbury Street entrance in the City of Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:30 PM on February 27, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Wake, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 233, Maybrook Forest, Phase 1, as shown on map of same duly recorded in Book of Maps 2006, Pages 927-930, Wake County Registry. Together with improvements thereon, said property located at 1630 Brownairs Lane, Raleigh, NC 27610.Parcel ID 0346369. 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: 1146075 (FC.FAY)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 2340

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 2547

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Stuart Allison, Jr., (Stuart Allison, Jr., deceased)(Heirs of Stuart Allison, Jr.: Shadquille Holt, Shaeqowan Holt, Madisen Cowling and Unknown Heirs of Stuart Allison, Jr.) to John W. Gaffney and Joan C. Cox, Trustee(s), dated the 6th day of February, 2014, and recorded in Book 015575, Page 01973, in Wake 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 Wake 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 Salisbury Street entrance in the City of Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:30 PM on February 27, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Wake, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 10 of Jubilee Village Subdivision, as shown on the plat recorded in Book of Maps 1988, Page 1607, of the Wake County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 612 Jubilee Court, Wake Forest, 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 Robert Miller AKA Robert C. Miller and Natalia Miller (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Alexander Cowham and Amanda Williams) to Joan H. Anderson, Trustee(s), dated the 29th day of April, 2008, and recorded in Book 013082, Page 00753, and Modification in Book 16179, Page 1285, in Wake 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 Wake 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 Salisbury Street entrance in the City of Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:30 PM on February 27, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Wake, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 6, Block D of Fairview Acres as shown on map thereof recorded in Book of Maps 1953, at Page 16 of the Wake County Public Registry, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 215 Wilmot Drive, Raleigh, 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

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: 1190712 (FC.FAY)

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.

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 2726

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 16 SP 2546

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Danielle A. Bryant and Eric J. Bryant to Bagwell, Holt, Smith, Jones & Crowson PA, Trustee(s), dated the 14th day of April, 2011, and recorded in Book 14327, Page 513, in Wake 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 Wake 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 Salisbury Street entrance in the City of Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:30 PM on February 27, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Wake, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 94, Brookfield Station Subdivision, per plat and survey thereof recorded in Book of Maps 2007, Pages 2248-2250, inclusive, Wake County Registry, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of same. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 113 Cinder Street, Knightdale, North Carolina. Less and Excepting from this conveyance any and all subsurface resources as defined and described in that Mineral Deed from D.R. Horton, Inc., to DRH Energy, Inc., recorded in Book 13997, Page 2389, Wake 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.

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Aaron S. Rogers to Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, Trustee(s), dated the 28th day of February, 2008, and recorded in Book 12977, Page 1538, and Modification in Book 16261, Page 553, in Wake 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 Wake 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 Salisbury Street entrance in the City of Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:30 PM on February 27, 2017 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Wake, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 27, Block A of Meredith Woods Subdivision, Section One, according to a map recorded in Book of Maps 1964, Page 70, Wake County Registry. For further reference (metes and bounds description) see Deed Book 3359 at Page 376 of aforesaid county registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 3200 Caldwell Drive, Raleigh, 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: 1192930 (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: 1192620 (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: 1188404 (FC.FAY)


North State Journal — Vol. 1., Issue 53