Heard in the Supreme
Court on 17 February 2014.
On discretionary review pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 7A-31
of a unanimous decision of the Court of Appeals, __ N.C.App. __, 742 S.E.2d 844
(2013), affirming an order entered on 7 December 2012 by Judge Ward D. Scott in
District Court, Buncombe County.
Hanna Frost Honeycutt for petitioner-appellee Buncombe County Department of Social Services.
Michael N. Tousey, Raleigh, for appellant Guardian ad Litem, and Richard Croutharmel for respondent-appellee mother.
Tobias S. Hampson, Raleigh, for respondent-appellee father.
Christopher L. Carr and Elizabeth Kennedy-Gurnee for North Carolina Association of Social Services Attorneys, amicus curiae.
Deana K. Fleming and Tawanda N. Foster for North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program, amicus curiae.
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