NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION

NORTH CAROLINA     IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE WILKES COUNTY DISTRICT COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 18 JT 000072 IN RE:  F.H.L.H., MINOR JUVENILE,

TO:    JOHN DOE, ALLEGED FATHER OF A FEMALE CHILD BORN ON FEBRUARY 19, 2018 IN FORSYTH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, RESPONDENT

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Petition seeking to terminate your parental rights with regard to a female child born to Lea Nicole Gray on February 19, 2018 in Forsyth County, North Carolina has been filed in the above matter. You are to answer this Petition no later than October 28, 2019. Upon your failure to answer the Petition by the date specified, an Order may be entered terminating your parental rights with regard to the above-named juvenile. Any counsel appointed previously and still representing you in an abuse, neglect, or dependency proceeding involving this child shall continue to represent you unless otherwise ordered by the Court.

If you are indigent and not already represented by appointed counsel, you are entitled to appointed counsel. You should contact Debbie Freeman in the Clerk of Superior Court’s office for Wilkes County, North Carolina, immediately. Her telephone number is (336) 651-4461, and her address is 500 Courthouse Drive, Wilkesboro, North Carolina, 28697.

The date, time, and place of hearing for pre-trial hearing on the Petition will be mailed by the Clerk of Superior Court upon your filing an Answer or 30 days from October 28, 2019 if no Answer is filed. You are entitled to attend all hearings, and should keep the Clerk of Superior Court informed of your current mailing address. Failure to attend may result in the Court terminating your parental rights in your absence.

This 17th day of September, 2019.

By:______________________

Erika Leigh Hamby

Attorney for Wilkes County Dept. of Social Services

304 College Street

Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Telephone: (336) 903-7689

Fax: (336) 990-0409

N.C. State Bar: 39726

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