**NOT FINAL**

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NORTH CAROLINA

No. 419A99

FILED: 3 MARCH 2000

THOMAS F. DURHAM, SR., Individually and as Guardian ad Litem for CANDACE DURHAM, a Minor Child; DEBBIE SMITH, Individually and as Guardian ad Litem for JUANITA PRIDGEN, a Minor Child,
            Petitioner

    v.

ROBERT CARROLL DESSENBERGER,
            Respondent

    Appeal by petitioner pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 7A-30(2) from an unpublished decision of a divided panel of the Court of Appeals, ___ N.C. App. ___, ___ S.E.2d ___ (Aug. 3, 1999) (No. COA98- 1020), affirming an order of dismissal entered 18 February 1998 by Jones (Abraham Penn), J., in Superior Court, Durham County. Heard in the Supreme Court 16 February 2000.
    Roberti, Wittenberg, Lauffer & Wicker, P.A., by R. David Wicker, Jr., for plaintiff-appellants.

    Teague, Rotenstreich & Stanaland, L.L.P., by Steven B. Fox and Ian J. Drake, for defendant-appellee.

    PER CURIAM.

    AFFIRMED.

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