October 31, 2016

The Jacksonville Daily News and the Kinston Free Press reported on the District 4 event held in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the N.C. district courts. The article covers the changes in the court system since the adoption of unified courts in 1966, and offers a look at improvements made over time in the local district courts.

October 27, 2016

The Onslow, Duplin, Sampson and Jones County legal community will gather in the old Onslow County Courthouse on Thurs., Oct. 27, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina district courts. Former district court judges will be recognized for their dedication and service to the justice system.

October 24, 2016

Beaufort County celebrated their district court's 50th Anniversary on Friday, October 21, in the Old Beaufort County Courthouse. WITN-TV out of Greenville, NC covered the event which featured presentations from Chief Judge Michael Paul, retired Clerk of Court Tom Payne, local historian Terry Rollins, and others. See WITN-TV's coverage below.

October 21, 2016

The legal community of Davidson and Davie Counties came together at a luncheon on Monday, Oct. 17, to celebrate a historic anniversary milestone – the 50th Anniversary of the North Carolina District Courts. The luncheon was followed by a special session of the Court of Appeals, which met at the Davidson County Courthouse for the first time in its history.  

October 20, 2016

The Beaufort County legal community is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the N.C.

October 18, 2016

A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals, comprised of Judge John Tyson, Judge Wendy Enochs and Chief Judge Linda McGee, heard two cases which began at 2:00 p.m. in the Davidson County Courthouse on October 17. The public was invited to attend the court’s special session held in part to celebrate court anniversaries, and educate the public about the function that N.C.

October 14, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby and Court of Appeals Chief Judge Linda McGee recently sat down with the Asheville Citizen-Times to discuss the role of North Carolina's Judicial Branch, and several programs that were launched in 2016 - Celebrate N.C.

October 14, 2016

The Court of Appeals is holding a special session on October 17 which was previewed by an article in the Lexington Times-Dispatch.

October 13, 2016

Davidson and Davie counties' legal communities are hosting a luncheon to celebrate the district courts' 50th anniversary on Monday, Oct. 17. Following the luncheon, the Court of Appeals, which typically sits in Raleigh, will hold a special session where a panel of judges will hear two cases.

October 13, 2016

LEXINGTON, N.C. — In 1966, the North Carolina Judicial Branch came together as a unified system and established the District Court, the Court of Appeals, and the Administrative Office of the Courts. To celebrate the achievements of the N.C.

October 11, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Mecklenburg County legal community celebrated the the district courts' 50th anniversary at the courthouse on Friday, Oct. 7. The evening honored the achievements of the Judicial Branch since becoming a unified court system and establishing the district courts and the Administrative Office of the Courts 50 years ago in 1966.

October 11, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Mecklenburg County legal community celebrated the the district courts' 50th anniversary at the courthouse on Friday, Oct. 7. The evening honored the achievements of the Judicial Branch since becoming a unified court system and establishing the district courts and the Administrative Office of the Courts 50 years ago in 1966.

October 10, 2016

Supreme Court Justices Paul Newby, Sam Ervin IV and Court of Appeals Chief Judge Linda McGee appeared on 680 WPTF in Raleigh to discuss the role of the Judicial Branch, upcoming court anniversaries, and Speakers Bureau opportunities. Rick and Donna Martinez, hosts of the WPTF program “You Don’t Say,” conducted the September 14 interview which lasted approximately 50 minutes.

October 5, 2016

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Linda McGee gave a presentation to 16 middle-school-age students who are part of the homeschool cooperative ministry “SEEK” in Cary, North Carolina. The students were part of the co-op’s Active Participants in Government and Legal Systems enrichment class which met on September 22.

October 4, 2016

Associate Justices Sam Ervin IV and Paul Newby of the N.C. Supreme Court discuss their efforts to help boost civics education in North Carolina. Justices Ervin and Newby offered these comments during an Oct. 3, 2016, presentation to the John Locke Foundation's Shaftesbury Society. Video courtesy of CarolinaJournal.com.

September 26, 2016
Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby visited three Eastern North Carolina counties on September 26 to promote civics education and the N.C. constitution.
August 15, 2016
The North Carolina Judicial Branch is launching a new Speakers Bureau, a free public service to raise awareness and understanding provided by the judicial and legal community of North Carolina. Led by Supreme Court Justices Paul Newby and Sam Ervin IV, the Speakers Bureau is a united effort to support civics education by engaging stakeholders throughout the bench and bar to inform the public about the rule of law, the judicial system, and what it means for our society. 
June 21, 2016

Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed the 50th anniversary of North Carolina's unified court system and district courts. The proclamation follows Chief Justice Mark Martin’s statewide announcement earlier this year that launched a statewide celebration of milestone anniversaries for the North Carolina Judicial Branch.

June 20, 2016

Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed the 50th Anniversary of North Carolina's unified courts.

May 16, 2016

In 1966, the first district courts, a part of the new unified General Court of Justice, opened in six districts and 23 counties in North Carolina. Unifying the court system and the creation of the district court was a unique challenge, one accomplished only after years of debate and discussion had by the Bell Commission and other business and legal leaders of our State. On May 24, 2016, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the district courts in North Carolina.