Wilson Times staff writer Olivia Neely attended the N.C. district courts' 50th Anniversary in Wilson on November 1. She wrote an article that covered the changes in the court system since the adoption of unified courts in 1966. Please continue to the full article here: Bar Celebrates District Courts' 50th Anniversary.
Pictured: Standing, left to right: current Chief District Court Judge William C. Farris, former judge and current District Attorney Robert Evans, Judge Pell Cooper, Judge Beth Freshwater-Smith and retired Judge William Stewart. Seated from left to right: Former Chief District Court Judge and Court of Appeals Judge Albert Thomas Jr., former Chief District Court Judge John L. Whitley and retired Judge Joseph Harper.