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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NORTH CAROLINA

No. 70A03

FILED: 13 JUNE 2003

DONNA PITTMAN,
        Petitioner

    v.

NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES,
        Respondent

    Appeal pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 7A-30(2) from the decision of a divided panel of the Court of Appeals, ___ N.C. App. ___, 573 S.E.2d 628 (2002), affirming an order entered 13 July 2001 by Judge Knox V. Jenkins, Jr., in Superior Court, Johnston County. Heard in the Supreme Court 5 May 2003.
    Mast, Schulz, Mast, Mills, Stem & Johnson, P.A., by David F. Mills, for petitioner-appellant.

    Roy Cooper, Attorney General, by Thomas M. Woodward, Assistant Attorney General, for respondent-appellee.

    PER CURIAM.

    For the reasons stated in the dissenting opinion, we reverse the decision of the Court of Appeals.
    REVERSED.

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