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Appeal pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 7A-30(2) from the
decision of a divided panel of the Court of Appeals, 171 N.C.
App. 438, 615 S.E.2d 704 (2005), affirming a judgment terminating
respondent's parental rights signed on 15 October 2003 by Judge
Marvin P. Pope in District Court, Buncombe County. On 26 January
2006, the Supreme Court allowed respondent's petition for
discretionary review as to additional issues. Heard in the
Supreme Court 19 April 2006.
Charlotte W. Nallan and John Adams for petitioner- appellee Buncombe County Department of Social Services.
Charlotte Gail Blake for respondent-appellant mother.
Judy N. Rudolph for appellee Guardian ad Litem
As to the appeal of right based on the dissenting
opinion, we affirm the majority decision of the Court of Appeals.
We conclude that the petition for discretionary review as to
additional issues was improvidently allowed.
AFFIRMED; DISCRETIONARY REVIEW IMPROVIDENTLY ALLOWED.
Justice TIMMONS-GOODSON did not participate in the
consideration or decision of this case.
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