PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the County of Wilkes (hereinafter the “County”), through action of its Board of Commissioners and upon the recommendation of the Wilkes County Airport Board, pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes 153A-176, 160A-272, and 63-53(3), proposes to enter into a Lease Agreement with William H. McElwee, III, and Karen I. McElwee, jointly and severally (hereinafter collectively “McElwee”) for the lease of certain real property at the Wilkes County Airport.  Said Lease Agreement (hereinafter “Agreement”) contains, but is not limited to, the following terms:

1. DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY TO BE LEASED: The Agreement is for the lease of approximately 21,450 square feet of ground space, together with a hangar situated thereon which is owned by the County and which is approximately 5,250 square feet in size, said hangar having been purchased by the County from Dr. John L. Bond/Suncrest Associates, LLC, in February 2008.  The County has secured a survey of said property in order to more fully and accurately describe the same, and the description from this survey will be attached as an exhibit to the Agreement.  

2. AMOUNT AND TERMS OF OFFER: McElwee proposes to lease the above described property from the County, and the County proposes to lease the same to McElwee, for an initial term of two (2) years, with a maximum of four (4) automatic renewal terms of two (2) years each unless either party provides notice to the other at least thirty (30) days prior to the end of the term that the Agreement will not be renewed.  Rental to be paid by McElwee to the County would be the sum of $1,000.00 per month.  McElwee would be responsible for payment of all utilities, contents insurance, and liability insurance.  The County would be responsible for insurance on the hangar.  McElwee would be responsible for all repairs and maintenance, except that the County would agree to perform an annual inspection on the overhead doors and to perform any maintenance thereon necessitated by the results of said inspection.  The Agreement authorizes McElwee to engage in the storage of aircraft, together with aircraft parts and accessories, and to utilize the leased premises for other purposes consistent with aeronautical use as set forth in the Agreement.  Said lease shall in all respects be subject to the Rules and Regulations for the Wilkes County Airport.

FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners intends to authorize and approve the above described Lease Agreement at its next regular meeting occurring thirty (30) or more days after the date of this Notice in the Commissioners’ Room at the Wilkes County Office Building in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

This the 24th day of May, 2019.




North Carolina, Wilkes County, In The General Court of Justice, District Court Division, 19 CVD 584, Gwendolyn Owens, Plaintiff, v. James Hubert Owens Jr., Defendant

TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action, wherein the plaintiff is seeking an absentee divorce.

You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than 40 days following May 24, 2019 and upon your failure to do so, the plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief sought.


Andrew T. Warren

Attorney for Plaintiff

817 C Street - P.O. Box 1717

North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659

(336) 990-0529

FAX (336) 990-0530

N.C. Bar No. 47188


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