January 17, 2017

The N.C. Judicial Branch is launching public service announcements today for TV and radio to encourage civic education through the Judicial Branch Speakers Bureau. The PSAs will be placed in all media markets across the state to be aired immediately.

December 21, 2016

The legal and judicial communities of Cumberland County came together on December 21, 2016 at the Old Cumberland County Courthouse for a panel discussion and celebration breakfast.

December 20, 2016

The North Carolina district courts are celebrating 50 years of achievements by bringing together the legal and judicial communities of Cumberland County for a panel discussion and celebration breakfast.

December 17, 2016

High Country magazine profiled the 50th Anniversary of the N.C. district courts in their December 2016 issue. The article entitled, “From the Barn Shed to the Courthouse,” chronicles the creation and history of the district courts from the perspective of people who were there as witnesses.

December 16, 2016

On Wednesday, December 14, the Judicial Branch hosted 30 students from Rolesville High School in Wake County as part of a civic education initiative launched by Mark Martin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Court of Appeals Judge Chris Dillon and Supreme Court Clerk Bryan Boyd gave remarks and engaged with students during a question and answer period.

December 14, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Ervin IV appeared on the “Around the Triangle” radio program in December as part of the North Carolina Judicial Branch's ongoing civic education effort.  Host Steve Sedhal’s interview with Justice Ervin lasted approximately 45 minutes and covered a variety of topics that included the Judicial Branch Speakers Bureau, the Celebrate North Carolina Courts anniversa

December 13, 2016

The North Carolina district courts are celebrating 50 years of achievements by bringing together the legal and judicial communities of Halifax, Northampton, Hertford, and Bertie counties. The community will honor this landmark anniversary with a special program sponsored by the Sixth Judicial District Bar Association.  

December 9, 2016

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Linda McGee wrote a guest editorial for the Lexington Dispatch in November. In the editorial, Judge McGee outlined the history of the Court of Appeals, discussed the N.C. court anniversaries and shared ways in which citizens can engage with the court system.

December 8, 2016

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The North Carolina district courts are celebrating 50 years of achievements by bringing together the Forsyth County legal community for a bar meeting and special event. The event is an opportunity for all current and former district court officials to celebrate and reflect on the achievements of the Judicial Branch and district courts over the past 50 years.

December 7, 2016

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Court of Appeals held a special session in Guilford County to promote civic education and celebrate the milestone anniversaries of North Carolina's courts.

November 29, 2016

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.

November 28, 2016

A 50th Anniversary dinner event celebrating North Carolina's district courts was held in Raleigh at the NCSU Talley Center on November 10. The event featured remarks by Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin, Court of Appeals Chief Judge Linda McGee and a keynote address by former Supreme Court Justice Franklin Freeman.

November 16, 2016

Lumberton, NC - NCAOC Director Judge Marion Warren wrote a guest editorial for the Robesonian newspaper in Lumberton. Judge Warren wrote about the 50th Anniversary of the N.C. district courts and his experience as a district court judge in Bladen, Columbus and Brunswick Counties.

November 14, 2016

The Times-News in Hendersonville, N.C. honored U.S. Army veteran and Chief District Court Judge Athena Brooks over the weekend with an article about her career as a judge and veteran. In the article, Chief Judge Brooks recognizes the sacrifices of those serving in the U.S.

November 10, 2016

On November 9, the Pitt County legal community celebrated the 50th anniversary of the N.C. District Courts. WNCT-TV covered the event which honored achievements of the district courts, and provided continuing legal education training to help attorneys navigate contemporary issues like social media.

November 8, 2016

GREENVILLE, N.C. — The Pitt County legal community will gather for a luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 9, in celebration of the achievements of the North Carolina district courts over the past 50 years.

November 4, 2016

The Robesonian newspaper reported on the District 16B 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 the local history of the district courts.

November 3, 2016

Wake Forest, N.C. – Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby spoke to a group of approximately 300 students at Wake Forest High School on November 2. His hour-long talk covered a vast array of topics like U.S. and N.C. history, government power in relation to individual liberty, and the operations of the N.C. Supreme Court.

November 3, 2016

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.

November 2, 2016

To honor the achievements of the N.C. district courts over the past 50 years, the Robeson County legal community will hold an event honoring this milestone anniversary in conjunction with a Judicial District 16B Bar meeting and seminar.