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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NORTH CAROLINA

No. 155A02

FILED: 22 NOVEMBER 2002

BEULAH VERNON

    v.

MICHAEL LOWE and BRENDA LOWE

    Appeal pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 7A-30(2) from the decision of a divided panel of the Court of Appeals, 148 N.C. App. 694, 559 S.E.2d 288 (2002), affirming an order of dismissal entered 31 March 2000, nunc pro tunc 8 September 1998, by McHugh, J., in Superior Court, Rockingham County. Heard in the Supreme Court 15 October 2002.
    The Law Office of Herman L. Stephens, by Herman L. Stephens, for plaintiff-appellant.

    No brief filed for defendant-appellees.

    PER CURIAM.

    
    For the reasons stated in the dissenting opinion, the

decision of the Court of Appeals is reversed.

    REVERSED.

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