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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NORTH CAROLINA

No. 105PA04

FILED: 3 DECEMBER 2004

SUZANNE BEATENHEAD

    v.

LINCOLN COUNTY, LINCOLN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, MARTIN EADDY, Individually and as a Member of the Lincoln County Board of Education

    On discretionary review pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 7A-31 of a unanimous, unpublished decision of the Court of Appeals, 162 N.C. App. 547, 591 S.E.2d 599 (2004), which in part affirmed an order entered on 18 June 2002 by Judge Forrest D. Bridges in Superior Court, Lincoln County denying summary judgment to defendant Eaddy on a malicious prosecution claim. Heard in the Supreme Court 9 November 2004.
    Suzanne Beatenhead, pro se, plaintiff-appellee.

    Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog, L.L.P., by Ann S. Estridge and Meredith T. Black, for defendant-appellant Martin Eaddy.

    PER CURIAM.

    Justice NEWBY took no part in the consideration or decision of this case. The remaining members of the Court are equally divided, with three members voting to affirm and three members voting to reverse the decision of the Court of Appeals. Accordingly, the decision of the Court of Appeals is left undisturbed and stands without precedential value. See Crawford v. Commercial Union Midwest Ins. Co., 356 N.C. 609, 572 S.E.2d 781 (2002); Robinson v. Byrd, 356 N.C. 608, 572 S.E.2d 781 (2002).
    AFFIRMED.

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