PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the County of Wilkes (hereinafter the “County”) has received an offer for the purchase of certain real property owned by the County as described hereinbelow and proposes to sell the same pursuant to the provisions of G.S. §160A-269. Said property is situated in Traphill Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, and is more particularly described as follows:

BEGINNING on a poplar at a branch running South 85 degrees West 106 feet to a stake, thence South 7 degrees 15 minutes East 100 feet to a stake, thence North 85 degrees East 153 feet to a sourwood on branch, thence North 32 degrees West 113 feet to the beginning, containing .29 acre, more or less.

Subject to all service and utility easements of record, N.C. Highway Commission easements and rights of way of record, and all matters revealed by a current and accurate survey.

BEING the same property as conveyed by John R. Cockerham and wife, Thelma Jean Cockerham to Brenda K. Anderson, by deed dated August 16, 1990, and recorded in Deed Book 682 Page 767, Wilkes County Registry. Brenda K. Anderson died intestate on August 29, 2005, survived by her husband, Ricky Lee Anderson, her son, Ricky Lee Hicks, and her daughter, Denise Hope Anderson. Ricky Lee Anderson died intestate on November 30, 2005, survived by his daughter, Denise Hope Anderson.  

The above described property was acquired by the County of Wilkes under that Commissioner’s Deed dated October 12, 2015, and recorded in Book 1216, Page 056, Wilkes County Registry.  

See also that tax foreclosure action captioned “Wilkes County vs. Denise Hope Anderson Wood, et al.,” File No. 14 CVD 969, Wilkes County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office.

The County has received an offer of FIVE HUNDRED AND 00/100’s DOLLARS ($500.00), plus the cost of publication for this Notice, the cost of preparation of a Deed for the buyer, and the recording costs for said Deed, from Ms. Dale Kennedy, 4473 Byrd Road, Roaring River, N.C. 28669. A deposit of FIVE (5%) PERCENT has been received along with said offer. Within ten (10) days of the date hereunder any person may raise said offer by filing an upset bid in writing, stating the amount of the new offer and the name and address of the offeror. The upset bid shall be in an amount no less than FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY AND 00/100’s DOLLARS ($550.00), plus the cumulative costs of publication for this Notice, the cost of preparation of a Deed for the buyer, and the recording costs for the said Deed. Upset bids shall be SENT BY MAIL ONLY to Anthony R. Triplett, County Attorney, Post Office Box 1388, 922 C Street, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659, and MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAIL no later than 5:00 P.M. on Monday, July 6, 2020, and shall be accompanied by a deposit in the amount of FIVE (5%) PERCENT of the new offer by certified or personal check made payable to “Anthony R. Triplett Trust Account.” In the event more than one upset bid is filed, the first upset bid received shall govern and all subsequent upset bids received shall be returned to their respective bidders. Upon receipt of an upset bid in compliance with the foregoing provisions, the property will be advertised again for additional upset bids, under the same procedure as set forth above, which procedure shall continue until no further upset bid has been received.

Upon the completion of all required upset bid periods the final offer received will be presented to the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners, which may accept the offer or reject the same. In the event the offer is rejected, the County may elect to sell the property again under the above stated procedure or under any other lawful procedure as permitted by Article 12, Chapter 160A, North Carolina General Statutes. In the event the offer is accepted, closing on the same must take place within thirty (30) days of said acceptance.

This the 24th day of June, 2020.



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