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Third offer received in county’s West Innes bidding process

SALISBURY — Rowan County government on Tuesday received its third offer in an upset bid process for a building and adjacent property at 1236 W. Innes St.

On Tuesday morning, Rowan County received a $35,000 offer for a large parking lot and vacant building that formerly housed Social Services. The offer came from James H. Sauls, who listed an eastern Rowan address on his offer.

Sauls’ offer of $35,000 came with a cash deposit of $1,750.

His offer is $10,000 more than the prior one — from Davie County resident Delmar McDaniel. Business owner and NASCAR driver Mike Wallace was the first to get the most recent auction under way. Wallace offered $20,000.

County Clerk Carolyn Barger on Tuesday said Wallace has now asked for his deposit back after being notified of the newest offer. Barger said Wallace is no longer interested in the upset bid process.

With the latest bid, a new timer starts for the upset bid process. Now, an offer of at least $36,845 must be received by Oct. 10 at 5 p.m.

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