Constitution Day September 17
September 14, 2017

On September 17, 1787, 39 delegates signed the U.S. Constitution and the American system of government was formed. Today, 230 years later, the North Carolina Judicial Branch is engaged in civic education to ensure that North Carolinians understand the principles enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, the role of the Judicial Branch, and the function of the North Carolina court system.

September 1, 2017

From the Kinston Free Press, by Eddie Fitzgerald

Paul Newby didn’t quite know what he was getting into when he was summoned to the N.C. Attorney’s General Office several years ago. But not long after that he would be involved in solving a 138-year-old mystery and returning an important document to the state.

July 3, 2017

In advance of Independence Day, NEWS 14's Capital Tonight looked at the role and importance of the Judicial Branch in state and federal government. Reporter Tim Boyum talked with NC Supreme Court Justices Barbara Jackson and Paul Newby.

June 21, 2017

From by Melissa Boughton

The North Carolina Court of Appeals celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. As the court heads into its next half century, Chief Judge Linda McGee has a lot of hopes, but the biggest is for an improved relationship between the judicial branch of government and the people it serves.

June 15, 2017

Article from Mountain Times by Brian Miller

We are taught not to judge our neighbors — that’s best left to the professionals.

Having formed in 1967, the North Carolina Court of Appeals is celebrating 50 years of upholding law in the state, currently under the leadership of Chief Judge Linda McGee, a former resident and legal practitioner of Boone.

June 13, 2017

Article from North Brunswick Magazine

It was the mid-1960’s when Judge Wanda Bryant, a fourth-grader at the time, changed history. She switched schools. Bryant was part of a small group of African American students selected to be the very first to integrate into the all-white segment of the Brunswick County Public school system.

May 31, 2017

Article written by Kyle Perrotti from

For its 50th anniversary, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has been holding special sessions across the state, including one at the courtroom in the Historic Haywood County Courthouse.

May 23, 2017

The Mountaineer, a weekly paper serving Haywood County, reported on the Court of Appeals' 50th anniversary special sessions in Waynesville and Cherokee. Please follow the link below to read the full article.

May 22, 2017
The Court of Appeals held special sessions and a commemorative unveiling of a judges' portrait wall on Thursday, May 18, in celebration of its 50th anniversary. 

May 20, 2017

Article by Melissa Boughton. Reposted from

Court of Appeals 50th Anniversary Celebrates Current, Former Judges

The people’s working court turned 50 this year and current and former judges and staff gathered Thursday to celebrate their accomplishments.

May 19, 2017
Citizens of Waynesville and Cherokee will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the N.C. Court of Appeals with special sessions on May 24 and 25. This is a unique opportunity for citizens and members of the legal community to celebrate while seeing the court in action.

April 27, 2017

The Court of Appeals held a special court session in Cumberland County on April 26, 2017 at the Historic Cumberland County Courthouse. A three judge panel comprised of Chief Judge Linda McGee, Judge Ann Marie Calabria, and Judge John Tyson heard two cases. The special session was held in part to celebrate the Court of Appeals' 50th anniversary.

April 25, 2017

The Court of Appeals will hold court in the Historic Cumberland County Courthouse on April 26, 2017. The legal community of Cumberland County will be joining the court on this special occasion to celebrate the court's 50th anniversary. Local residents are invited to witness this unique opportunity to see the court in action and take part in this milestone.

April 13, 2017

Article courtesy of Lenoir News-Topic. Written by Kara Fohner

When Kim Clark first applied to work at the Caldwell County Clerk of Court’s Office over 25 years ago, she said she imagined that the work would involve mostly paperwork.

April 7, 2017

The North Carolina Court of Appeals was in New Bern, NC on April 5, 2017 to hold a special session of court in celebration of its 50th Anniversary. The New Bern Sun Journal covered the event and published the news article: NC Court of Appeals celebrates 50th.

April 5, 2017

The Carteret County Times News covered the Court of Appeals special session in Beaufort, NC on April 4, 2017. The article entitled Making history: State’s appellate court holds first session in Carteret was published on April 5.

April 4, 2017

The Court of Appeals held a special session in Beaufort, NC on April 4, 2017 and WNCT-TV covered it online and in their evening broadcast. 

April 3, 2017

In advance of the Court of Appeals special sessions on April 4 and 5, the New Bern Sun Journal, Havelock News and Jacksonville Daily News published the following news articles on April 3, 2017:

March 30, 2017

Court of Appeals Judge Donna Stroud was profiled in the Kinston Free Press in an article entitled Women in Law: Judge Donna Stroud. In the article, Judge Stroud discusses her childhood in Lenoir County, career as a lawyer and a Wake County district court judge, and her tenure on the Court of Appeals.

March 29, 2017

Chief Judge Linda McGee was profiled in a McDowell News and Hickory Daily Record article entitled Fair and Balanced: Marion native talks importance of state Appeals Court.