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.

April 11, 2016
At the March 21, 2016 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club at Clarksville Station restaurant, the club held what is believed to be the first local event at the judicial district level in observance of the Celebrate N.C. Courts statewide initiative marking foundational milestones and historic anniversaries within North Carolina's Judicial Branch of state government. Kiwanian Alan Hicks, State Bar Councilor for Judicial District 9A consisting of Person and Caswell counties, recognized special guests Judge Marion Warren, Director of the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts; Superior Court Judge Osmond Smith, Chief District Court Judge Mark Galloway; District Court Judge Mike Gentry, District Attorney Wallace Bradsher and Clerk of Superior Court Deborah Barker.
March 16, 2016

Avery Journal-Times

March 16, 2016

by Michael Crowell
The North Carolina State Bar Journal, Summer 2016 edition

February 17, 2016
The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners recognized retired Chief District Court Judge Gilbert Burnett on Monday, February 15, for his dedicated judicial service in New Hanover County. Judge Burnett served the Fifth Judicial District for 23 years, and was a leading judicial innovator for community service work sentencing. 
NC Chief Justice Mark Martin
January 28, 2016

RALEIGH – Chief Justice Mark Martin announced today the upcoming milestone anniversaries of the Judicial Branch. Between 2016 and 2019, North Carolina will celebrate the 50th anniversaries of the unified court system, the District Court, the Court of Appeals, and the Administrative Office of the Courts; the 200th anniversary of the Supreme Court; and the 240th anniversary of

January 27, 2016

A Special Message from Chief Justice Mark Martin, Supreme Court of North Carolina. Between 2016 and 2019, North Carolina will celebrate the 50th anniversaries of the unified court system, the District Court, the Court of Appeals, and the Administrative Office of the Courts; the 200th anniversary of the Supreme Court; and the 240th anniversary of the Superior Court. 

October 13, 2015

Friends, family, former and current members of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, other judges, and attorneys gathered in the Supreme Court courtroom on October 13 to dedicate a portrait of former Chief Justice James G. Exum, who served on the court from 1975 until his retirement in 1994, and as chief justice from 1986 to 1994.