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.

The private reception included current, former, and retired district court judges. The evening also featured remarks from former District Court Judge Fred Hicks, a display of historical images showcasing achievements of Mecklenburg's district court, and tours of the Mecklenburg County Courthouse.

“Our reception was just one of the many events across the state bringing the community together to celebrate this important milestone for the N.C. Judicial Branch and court system,” said Chief District Court Judge Regan A. Miller of the 26th Judicial District. “This anniversary is a time to recognize our judicial system’s commitment to the citizens of Mecklenburg County and the importance of courts to society.”

The 50th anniversary of the district courts will be celebrated in each county throughout this milestone year, bringing together key court system stakeholders and its citizens. For more information, please visit

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