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    NOTICE OF AN OFFER TO PURCHASE PROPERTY OWNED
    BY THE CITY OF NEW BERN AND CRAVEN COUNTY BEING ADVERTISED
    PURSUANT TO §§160A-269 AND 153A-176 OF THE N.C. GENERAL STATUTES 
     

                TAKE NOTICE that the City of New Bern and Craven County have received an offer to purchase the parcel of property hereinbelow described, which is located at 708 West A Street in the City of New Bern, for the sum of Six Thousand Nine Hundred Seventy Two and 50/100 Dollars  ($6,972.50).  Any person, firm, or corporation interested in purchasing the property may raise the bid by submitting a sealed offer to the office of the City Clerk before 5:00 p.m. on March 9, 2017.  The above bid must be raised by not less than ten percent (10%) of the first $1,000.00 and five percent (5%) of the remainder.  When a bid is raised, the bidder shall deposit with the City Clerk five percent (5%) of the increased bid.  At the end of the 10-day period, the City Clerk shall open the bids, if any, and the highest such bid will become the new offer.  If there is more than one bid in the highest amount, the first such bid received will become the new offer, and the City Clerk shall readvertise the offer at the increased bid, and shall continue to do so until a 10-day period has passed without any qualifying upset bid having been received, at which time the City of New Bern Board of Aldermen and the Craven County Board of Commissioners may accept the offer and sell the property to the highest bidder.  The parties may, at any time, reject any and all offers.  The Subject Property is described as follows: 

    That certain parcel identified as Craven County tax parcel number 8-006-104, and being the property described in Deed Book 3437 at Page 917 of the Craven County Registry, subject to any and all liens and encumbrances of record.

    This the 27th day of February, 2017.

    Brenda Blanco, City Clerk

    Gwendolyn M. Bryan, County Clerk