IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NORTH CAROLINA

No. 286A01

FILED: 9 NOVEMBER 2001

RICKY JOHNSON,

Employee

v.

LOWE’S COMPANIES, INC.,

Employer,

SELF-INSURED

(GAB ROBINS, Servicing Agent)

 

Appeal pursuant to N.C.G.S. §7A-30(2) from the decision of a divided panel of the Court of Appeals, 143 N.C. App. 348, 546 S.E.2d 616 (2001), affirming an opinion and award entered by the North Carolina Industrial Commission on 2 November 1999. Heard in the Supreme Court 18 October 2001.

Franklin Smith for plaintiff-appellant.

McElwee Firm, PLLC, by Karen Inscore McElwee, for defendant-appellees.

PER CURIAM.

AFFIRMED.