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The North Carolina Court of Appeals was established by the General Assembly in 1967. A history of the Court would not be complete, however, without mentioning events that occurred before 1967, following the admonition that the past is prologue.
This document was published 2008 in celebration fo the fortieth anniversary of the first sitting of the court.
The History of the Court of Appeals of North Carolina July 1967 - July 1987 By David M. Britt, retired Justice of the N.C. Supreme Court, Former Judge of the N.C. Court of Appeals.
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.
A special invitation to celebrate court anniversaries from Chief Justice Mark Martin.
A master list and poster display of all individuals who have served as District Court Judges in North Carolina. The list also includes judges currently serving. Please note that the counties listed are the counties in which they were residing when elected. Districts have changed over the past 50 years and some judges may have served in more than one district although they continued to reside in the same county.

Event program commemorating the opening of the Wake County Justice Center Monday, July 1, 2013.

The 1970 Annual Report of the Administrative Office of the Courts.  This is the first such report after District Court was implemented in all 100 counties. 

A list of past and present Clerks of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Included are name, dates served, years served, and location.

The North Carolina General Assembly in the Judicial Department Act of 1965 provided for the creation of District Courts as part of the new unified court system.  The implementation of District Courts was achieved through three phases of elections held in 1966, 1968 and 1970. The newly elected District Court Judges took office the first Monday in December following their election.