Debate rages on Phipps' fate (05/15/2003) 1130043333216748

May 22, 2003 

One day after Gov. Mike Easley and embattled Agriculture Commissioner Meg Scott Phipps went toe-to-toe over whether Phipps should resign, North Carolinians involved in farming returned a split decision.

Phipps backers argued that admissions of corrupt

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