NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION WATAUGA COUNTY FILE NO. 19-JA-07 IN THE MATTER OF: A Minor Child, S.I.H. DATE OF BIRTH: 11-09-2018 TO: UNKNOWN FATHER AND/OR BRANDON HICKS, FATHER OF A FEMALE JUVENILE BORN NOVEMBER 9, 2018, RESPONDENT Take notice that a pleading seeking an adjudication of neglect and dependency of a female juvenile born November 9, 2018, has been filed in the above-entitled action, and Notice of Service of Process by Publication began on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 or as soon thereafter as was able to be put in publication after being received by the The Tomahawk. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: Adjudication of neglect and dependency. You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than Monday, May 20, 2019, and upon your failure to do so, the party seeking service against you will apply to the Court for the relief sought. DI SANTI WATSON CAPUA WILSON & GARRETT, PLLC Andrea N. Capua, Esq. N.C. State Bar #20278 Attorney for the Watauga County Department of Social Services P.O. Box 193 Boone, NC 28607 Telephone: (828) 264-6126 Published in The Tomahawk: April 10, 2019, April 17, 2019 and April 24, 2019 (three consecutive weeks in a row)