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Scotland Neck mayor arrested

Posted March 24, 2010 8:35 a.m. EDT

— 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.