Governor Cooper Announces New Judicial Appointments

Governor Roy Cooper today announced two new judge appointments, one in the North Carolina Superior Court and one in the North Carolina District Court.

“These officers bring valuable knowledge and experience to the bank,” said Governor Cooper. “I am confident that they will serve the people of our state well.”

The Hon. Hunt Gwyn will serve as the Supreme Court Justice for Judicial District 20B (Union County). Judge Gwyn will fill the vacant seat of Judge Jeffrey Carpenter who has been elected to the NC Court of Appeals. Judge Gwyn was a Union County Supreme Court Justice. He previously served as a judge on the Supreme District Court in Union County and a judge on the District, Family and Juvenile Court in District 20B. Judge Gwyn received 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 certification as a juvenile judge with the NC Administrative Office of the Courts.

Will M. Callihan Jr. will serve as a District Court Judge for District 13 (Bladen, Brunswick, and Columbus Counties). Callihan will fill the vacant seat of Judge Fred Gore who has been elected to the NC Court of Appeals. Callihan is an attorney with the McGougan Law Firm representing the City of Sandy Creek, Sandyfield City and the Whiteville City School Board of Directors. Callihan received his Bachelor of Arts from North Carolina State University and his Juris Doctor from the Appalachian School of Law.

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