Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
     November 22, 2019 

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

North Carolina  
(State or other jurisdiction  
(IRS Employer
of incorporation)
File Number) 
Identification No.)

P.O. Box 6676, Asheville, NC
(Address of principal executive offices)   
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
 (828) 669-2941 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, $0.05
par value per share
The NASDAQ Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

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Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

On November 22, 2019, the Company closed a $155 million ten-year amortizing real estate loan (the “Loan”) and issued notice to redeem a like principal amount of 5.75% senior notes due in 2023 (the “Notes”).  The Loan will be funded and the Notes will be redeemed thirty days after the redemption notice on December 23, 2019.  The Notes will be redeemed at 101.917% of par value, and the Company will recognize debt extinguishment costs of approximately $3.0 million during the quarter ending December 28, 2019.

The Loan matures January 31, 2030 and has monthly principal payments of $0.65 million plus floating rate interest based on LIBOR.  The Company entered into a notional amount $155 million interest rate swap contract to convert the variable rate on the Loan to a fixed interest rate of 2.92%.  The notional amount of the swap declines each month by $0.65 million consistent with the required principal payments of the loan.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date:  November 22, 2019

/s/ Ronald B. Freeman  
    Ronald B. Freeman  
    Chief Financial Officer