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Scotland Neck mayor arrested

Posted March 24, 2010

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— Scotland Neck police arrested the town's mayor, James Mills, on Saturday on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court, according to Police Chief Joe Williams.

Mills was charged with driving with a revoked license. He was charged with the same thing in February, police said. No other details about the case were available.

On Tuesday, Mills was re-elected mayor after the Halifax County Board of Elections certified the results. He edged challenger Raymond Watson by 11 votes.

Voters in Scotland Neck returned to the polls March 16 after results of the November election were invalidated.

Mills won in November by one vote, but both men claimed that provisional ballots were accepted from voters who didn't live in the town. The State Board of Elections ordered the second election.

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  • caeyla Mar 24, 2010

    hardwork919--

    Obviously, this event and Vice President Biden using a dirty word are both parts of the evil liberal conspiracy to destroy America. ;-)

  • iron fist Mar 24, 2010

    And none of you have ever had a traffic ticket? Maybe you did show up for court. This is minor to what some elected officals do.

  • If the shoe fits.... Mar 24, 2010

    The vote was along racial lines, black vs. white, disregarding any qualifications. Looks like black won.
    I have heard that 3 voters got new ballots with the (black) incumbent mayor's name already marked on the ballot! Two (white) voters who requested absentee ballots by mail were REMAILED their original requests from Halifax, NOT the absentee ballots. Sounds fishy to me.
    Regardless, let's hope the mayor - black or white - will be the mayor of ALL the citizens of Scotland Neck.

  • hardwork919 Mar 24, 2010

    "don't know what people are thinking. When something like this happening to someone that people trusted enough to vote in as their Mayor, and then the vice-president has so little respect that he can stand in a meeting and use the F word . It is a Bad day in AMERICA..." pebbles262004

    What does the vice president cursing (I'm sure you've never cursed in your life) have to do with a mayor in NC getting arrested? You people scare me with your comparisons... LOL

  • caeyla Mar 24, 2010

    Well, that's a shame--I was hoping it was just rumor. I wonder why the NC court calendar site doesn't have any upcoming court dates listed for him?

    I grew up in Scotland Neck. It was so nice to see someone who wasn't a "good ole boy" make it into office--someone who had high hopes and big dreams for that pitiful little dying town, someone who wanted something other than the status quo. At this point, I don't think it even matters whose name has "Mayor" beside it; Scotland Neck is a dying town, and has been since many years before Mayor Mills ever took office.

  • mochabrown Mar 24, 2010

    OMG, he can't even show up to his own hearing and want to run a city. Not off to a good start.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Mar 24, 2010

    Sounds like a town full of very respectable people.... to knowingly elect THIS GUY knowing he has ISSUES? Surely there's a decent man or woman in town... right?

  • down by the pond Mar 24, 2010

    good grief,,,,

  • pebbles262004 Mar 24, 2010

    I don't know what people are thinking. When something like this happening to someone that people trusted enough to vote in as their Mayor, and then the vice-president has so little respect that he can stand in a meeting and use the F word . It is a Bad day in AMERICA...

  • garnertoy Mar 24, 2010

    Well thats starting off on a good foot and hes going to be head of the town I know the citizens is proud.