State of North Carolina
County of Swain
In The General Court of Justice
Superior Court Division
File No. 2018 E 000127

Notice to Creditors and Debtors of Kenneth Wike

All person, firms, and corporations, having claims against Kenneth Wike deceased, are notified to exhibit them to Kelly Woodard Sawyer, Administrator CTA of the decedents estate on or before the 20th day of May 2019, or be barred from their recovery. Debtors of the decedent are asked to make immediate payment to the above named Adminstrator CTA. This the 20th day of February 2019.

Kelly Woodard Sawyer
PO Box 588
Whittier, NC 28789
02/28/19-03/21/19 490522


In the District Court for Swain County, North Carolina
File 18-CVD-317

Plaintiff: SWAIN COUNTY, A North Carolina body politic
Defendant: Bernard M. Jans and Lori Anne Jans, et. al.

Under and by virtue of an order of the District Court of Swain County, North Carolina, made and entered in the action entitled Swain County, a North Carolina Body Politic vs. Bernand M. Jans and Lori Anne Jans, et. al., the undersigned commissioner will on the 22nd day of March, 2019, offer for sale and sell for cash, to the last and highest bidder at public auction, at the courthouse door in Swain County, North Carolina, at 10:00 A.M. the following described real property:

Being Lot #62 of the Glory Mountain Subdivision, and being all of the property described in the deed from Glory Mountains, Inc. to Bernard M. Jans and wife Lori Anne Jans, recorded February 25, 1999 in Book 222, page 457, Swain County Registry, containing 0.311 acres more or less. The metes and bounds description from the referenced deed is incorporated into this description by express reference.

SUBJECT TO the restrictive covenants for Glory Mountain Subdivision recorded in Book 187, page 519, Swain County Registry, and any amendments thereto.

TOGETHER WITH the easement for the subdivision access roads leading from Wiggins Creek to and along the western boundaries of the lands described herein.

SUBJECT TO the reservation of an easement for a driveway leading from the main access road to and along the southwestern boundary of the lands herein conveyed to be used for ingress and egress to Lot #63.

The real property at issue shall be sold for the satisfaction of taxes, interests, costs and fees incurred by the Plaintiff, together with and subject to easements of record, but free and clear of all interests, rights, claims and liens whatever, except to any taxing units not party to this action in accordance with section 105-374(k) of the North Carolina General Statutes.

No warranties, express or implied, shall be made as to the acreage contained in the above described tract of land. In addition, no warranties of title will be made and any interested purchaser desiring to ascertain marketability of title should perform or cause to be performed an independent title examination.

The sale will be made subject to confirmation of the Court and will further be subject to the filing of upset bids as by law provided. A deposit in the greater amount of 5 percent of the successful bid or $500.00 will be required.

This the 28th day of February, 2019

Jonathan Mattox, Commissioner
Brigham Law Office, PLLC
300 Everett Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
03/14/19-03/21/19 492279


18 E 129


All persons, firms and corporations, having claims against DEBORAH C. BURTON, deceased, are notified to exhibit them to Jeremiah D. Johnson, Executor of the decedent's estate on or before the 17th day of June 2019, or be barred from their recovery. Debtors of the decedent are asked to make immediate payment to the above named Executor.

This the 8th day of March, 2019.

Jeremiah D. Johnson
50 Scenic Drive
Bryson City, NC 28713
(828) 736-4381

Brigham Law Firm
PO Box 1038
Bryson City, NC 28713
03/14/19-04/04/19 494353


Advertisement for Bids

Sealed bids are invited on the Additions to Swain Co High School for Swain County, North Carolina.

The construction shall include but not necessarily be limited to: Architectural, Civil, Food Services, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical work shown and noted on the Bid Documents.

Bids will be received at the Swain County offices, 50 Main Street, Bryson City, NC, on or before 11:00am, Local Time Tuesday April 16, 2019, at which time said bids will be publicly opened and read aloud and the Contract awarded as soon thereafter as practicable.

Qualified Bidders (General Contractors) shall obtain (available March 29, 2019) Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents at the office of Cope Associates, Inc., 2607 Kingston Pike, Suite 5, Knoxville, TN 37919, upon deposit of a check for $500.00 made payable to Cope Associates, Inc. for one (1) set of documents. Documents may be shipped, provided Bidders deposit check, and account number for desired shipper, has been received in the Office of Cope Associates, Inc. The full amount of the deposit will be refunded to Unsuccessful Bidders who submit a bona fide bid, provided that the Drawings and Project Manual are returned to the office of the Architect in good condition within 14 calendar days after opening of bids.

Bid documents may be examined at Builders Exchange of Tennessee, Reed Construction Data Norcross GA, or Associated General Contractors Carolinas Branch.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the Project Site 10:00 am, Local Time. Bidders must be present at the mandatory pre-bid meeting for their bid to be considered.

Questions regarding this Invitation are to be directed to or

Qualified bidders are notified that Chapter 87, Article 1, General Statutes of North Carolina, will be observed in receiving and awarding general contracts. General Contractors submitting bids on this project must have licensed classification for Building Contractor (set forth the license classification required under G.S. 87-1). Under G.S. 87-1, a contractor that superintends or manages construction of any building, highway, public utility, grading, structure or improvement shall be deemed a general contractor and shall be so licensed. Therefore, a single prime project that involves other trades will require the single prime contractor to hold a proper General Contractors License. Therefore, the Bidders name, license number, expiration date, and the part of the classification which applies to the Bidder must be placed on the sealed envelope containing the executed Proposal Form, otherwise, the Bid will not be considered. The envelope cover shall be plainly marked Sealed Bid for Additions to Swain County High School.

Each Bid must be accompanied by a certified check or by a Bidders Bond executed by the Bidder and a surety company licensed to do business in Tennessee, in the sum of five percent (5%) of the amount of the Bid.

Swain County Schools
PO Box 2340
Bryson City, NC 28713
03/21/19-03/28/19 494922


AT&T Mobility, LLC is proposing to construct a new telecommunications tower facility located at 511 Joe Branch Road, Whittier, Jackson County, NC 28789 (approximately 1,700 feet southwest from the intersection of Whistler Point & State Rd 1396). The new facility will consist of a 185-foot monopole telecommunications tower. Any interested party wishing to submit comments regarding the potential effects the proposed facility may have on any historic property may do so by sending comments to: Project 6119000660- TC EBI Consulting, 6876 Susquehanna Trail South, York, PA 17403, or via telephone at (339) 234-2597.

EBI Consulting
6876 Susquehanna Trail South
York, PA 17403
03/21/19 495804



The Swain County Board of Commissioners hereby notifies the public of the following public hearing pursuant to NCGS 153A-52 to be held Thursday, April 11, 2019 beginning at 6:00 pm at the Swain County Administration Building 50 Main Street, Bryson City, N.C.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this public hearing is to receive comments and consider approval of a resolution regarding financing of the Swain County High School expansion project along with filing an application with the Local Government Commission for financing under NCGS 160A-20.

Posted this the 8th day of March , 2019.

Cindi C. Woodard,
Clerk to the Board

Swain County Commissioners
PO Box 2321
Bryson City, NC 28713
03/21/19 494277

Smoky Mountain Times

Mailing Address:
PO Box 730
1 River Street
Bryson City, NC 28713 
Phone: 828-488-2189
Fax: 828-488-0315