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NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, McDOWELL COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE, DISTRICT COURT DIVISION FILE # 21 JA 88 In Re: L. A. Stewart, Minor Child TO: Albert Stewart and any unknown father of the female child born July 22, 2019 in Cleveland County, North Carolina, conceived with Heather Holland. NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS RE: ABUSE/NEGLECT/DEPENDENCY PETITION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a petition has been filed by the McDowell County Department of Social Services alleging that the above-named juvenile is a neglected juvenile. You have a right to be represented by a lawyer at all stages of the proceeding. If you want a lawyer and cannot afford to hire one, the Court will appoint a lawyer to represent you. You may hire a lawyer of your choice at any time, or you may waive the right to a lawyer and represent yourself. You may contact the Clerk of Court of McDowell County at (828) 655-4100 to ask for a court-appointed lawyer or for further information. A continued nonsecure custody hearing was held on August 12, 2021. Pre-adjudication and the adjudication and dispositional hearings are to be held at the October 28, 2021 session of Juvenile Court at the McDowell County Courthouse (21 S. Main Street, Marion, NC 28752). You are required to answer the petition within forty (40) days of the first date of publication (written below), exclusive of such date, or by October 25, 2021. Further notices of hearing, and the date, time, and place of future hearings will be mailed to you on your filing of an answer if your whereabouts are then known. In the event a motion is later filed to terminate your parental rights, you must file a written response to the motion within 30 days or a subsequent order may, upon proper notice and hearing and a finding based on the criteria set out in N.C.G.S. § 7B-1111, terminate your parental rights as to the child involved: Name: L. A. Stewart Date of Birth: July 22, 2019 County of Residence: McDowell County, NC This the 15th day of September, 2021. Aaron G. Walker Attorney for McDowell County Department of Social Services PO Box 338 Marion, North Carolina 28752 Publish: September 15, 22, 29, 2021.