The Communications Office of the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts created a video highlighting an event celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the N.C. District Courts on October 21, 2016 at the Old Beaufort County Courthouse. The event included an open house tour of the old Beaufort County Courthouse, the state’s second oldest courthouse. Special remarks were given by the Clerk of Superior Court Marty Paramore followed by Tom Payne, retired Beaufort County Clerk of Court; Billy Mayo, Beaufort County’s longest serving attorney at 91 years old; and Chief Judge Michael Paul. Local historian Terry Rollins shared an account of the Reverend George Washington Carawan, who, according to legend, still haunts the old courtroom to this day.