Chief Justice Paul Newby became the 30th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.
She is the first Native American female chief district court judge in the State of North Carolina.
The swearing-in occurred at the Carteret County Courthouse and was administered by Chief Justice Paul Newby.
Chief Justice-Elect Newby, Associate Justice-Elect Berger, and Associate Justice-Elect Barringer will be invested in a virtual ceremony.
Paul Newby Becomes the 30th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina and Head of the North Carolina Judicial Branch
Chief Justice Newby took the oath of office shortly after midnight, administered by Judge Andrew Heath.
Chief Justice Beasley issued an order today further extending time in certain bail bond forfeiture proceedings.
This award is the highest award given by the Judicial Branch.
Chief Judge Linda M. McGee and Judge Wanda G. Bryant, both serving on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, are retiring today, December 31.
This year’s Annual Report features noteworthy updates and accomplishments about the component parts and offices of the Judicial Branch.
The Commission will make recommendations to reduce and eliminate disparate treatment, impacts, and outcomes in the judicial system.
Chief Justice Cheri Beasley announced the following appointments effective Friday, January 1, 2021.
The decision comes just weeks after an official recommendation was submitted by an advisory commission established by the Court.
Beaufort County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office Changes Hours of Operation to Help Limit the Spread of COVID-19
The clerk’s office remains open, but the number of staff available may be reduced due to safety precautions and adjusted working schedules.
North Carolina attorneys, paralegals, and the public are invited to participate.
UPDATE :: Pitt County District Attorney’s Office Closed to the Public Through December 17 Due to an Exposure to COVID-19
During this time, court cases will be handled for individuals who are in custody.
The clerk of superior court’s office will be closed through Friday, December 18, and will reopen December 21.
Carteret County Estates Division Announces Changes to Operations Effective December 14, 2020 - January 14, 2021
The public can call the estates division at 252-504-4455 for assistance.
District Court Postponed for Next 30 Days in Judicial District 6 (Bertie, Halifax, Hertford, and Northampton Counties)
All criminal and civil district court proceedings, unless otherwise addressed, will be rescheduled for a later time.
North Carolina Courts will postpone non-essential, in-person court proceedings for 30 days beginning December 14.
The North Carolina Department of Justice published the below media advisory on December 11, 2020: