STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. GARY WILLIAM CANNON

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Supreme Court of North Carolina.

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. GARY WILLIAM CANNON

No. 276A17

Decided: March 02, 2018

Joshua H. Stein, Attorney General, by Thomas J. Campbell, Special Deputy Attorney General, for the State. William D. Spence for defendant-appellant.

The decision of the Court of Appeals is affirmed. However, we specifically disavow that court's taking of judicial notice of the prevalence of Wal-Mart stores in Gastonia and in the area between Gastonia and Denver, as well as of the “ubiquitous nature of Wal-Mart stores.” State v. Cannon, ___ N.C. App. ___, ___, 804 S.E.2d 199, 202 (2017).

AFFIRMED.

PER CURIAM.