The Transylvania Times -

By Kevin Fuller
Staff Writer 

Court Denies Pickelsimer Family Appeal - Brevard NC


A state court has thrown out the appeal from family members of Charles Pickelsimer Jr., possibly ending a more than five-year legal battle between the family and various beneficiaries over the late businessman’s last will and testament.

A three-judge panel with the North Carolina Court of Appeals, based in Raleigh, upheld a Transylvania County court ruling that Pickelsimer, who inherited the Citizens Telephone Company from his father, was not unduly influenced to change his will.

Judge Wanda G. Bryant wrote in the opinion: “Where caveators (Pickelsimer’s family) cannot establish pre...

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