Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Hunt Gwyn to serve as Superior Court Judge in Judicial District 20B (Union County) and Will M. Callihan, Jr., to serve as District Court Judge in Judicial District 13 (Bladen, Brunswick, and Columbus counties).
- Hunt Gwyn will fill the seat vacated by Judge Jeffrey Carpenter, who was elected to the N.C. Court of Appeals. Judge Gwyn served as Resident Superior Court Judge in Union County. Previously, he was a Chief District Court Judge in Union County and a District, Family and Juvenile Court Judge in District 20B. Gwyn earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law, his General Jurisdiction Curriculum from National Judicial College, and his Juvenile Judge Certification from the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts.
- Will M. Callihan, Jr., will fill the seat vacated by Judge Fred Gore, who was elected to the N.C. Court of Appeals. Callihan is an attorney who represents the Town of Sandy Creek, the Town of Sandyfield, and the Whiteville City School Board of Education. Callihan earned his Bachelor of Arts from North Carolina State University and his Juris Doctor from Appalachian School of Law.