A Court of Appeals judge says he wants to move up to North Carolina's highest court. Judge Bob Hunter of Morehead City announced over the weekend he's seeking the associate justice position on the state Supreme Court that will be vacated next year by Mark Martin. Martin said late last week he will run for chief justice.
A North Carolina appeals court defended the power of tax collectors to recalculate the returns of multi-state companies that shift assets to avoid or diminish corporate income bills.
By SYLVIA ADCOCK, Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org After narrowly losing his Court of Appeals seat to Doug McCullough, Judge Cressie Thigpen Jr. said last week that he was “open to having discussions with the governor” about filling the seat that will come open in January when Court of Appeals Judge Barbara Jackson joins the Supreme [...]
A recount of votes requested by Judge Cressie Thigpen Jr. was completed late Monday, with the results showing that Doug McCullough is the winner of the Court of Appeals seat, with the gap between the two widening slightly. McCullough, a former Court of Appeals judge, narrowly edged out Thigpen when the second- and third-place ballots were counted in the instant-runoff election. In the 13-way race to determine the top two vote-getters, Thigpen was in first place with 20.3 percent of the vote compared to McCullough's 15.2 percent.
In a surprise turnaround, former Court of Appeals Judge Doug McCullough has narrowly edged out Judge Cressie Thigpen Jr., apparently winning the seat. With all 100 counties reporting the results of a second round of ballot-counting, McCullough has a 5,988-vote lead over Thigpen. A spokesman for Thigpen said his campaign will ask for a recount, with a letter being delivered to the state Board of Elections this afternoon.
Court of Appeals Judge Cressie Thigpen Jr. is maintaining his lead over challenger Doug McCullough as workers at county elections boards across the state continue to count second- and third-place votes to determine the winner of the seat that went up for grabs when Judge James A. Wynn Jr. was confirmed to the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. As of Thursday evening, elections officials in 52 of North Carolina's 100 counties had completed their counting. But state elections board officials said they didn't have a good breakdown on which counties were reporting, and it would be impossible to project a winner.
By SYLVIA ADCOCK, Staff Writer email@example.com In a year when dissatisfied voters around the nation and state tossed out incumbents, North Carolina’s Court of Appeals judges fended off their challengers, including one who proved stiff competition to a veteran judge. That contest – the most closely watched of any of the appellate court races – [...]
In a year when dissatisfied voters around the nation ands state tossed out incumbents, North Carolina's Court of Appeals judges fended off their challengers, including one who proved stiff competition to a veteran judge. That contest - the most closely watched of any of the appellate court races - pitted Court of Appeals Judge Rick Elmore (pictured left), an eight-year veteran of the court and former defense attorney in Greensboro, against Steven Walker, who serves as clerk to Supreme Court Justice Edward Thomas Brady.
Stan Hammer Attorney with Wyatt Early Harris Wheeler, High Point J.D., Campbell University Website: hammerforjudge.com Q: What makes you the most qualified for this job? A: As an attorney I possess a unique set of skills. I have an incisive grasp of trial practice and appellate rules as a litigator; consensus-building skills as a [...]
Pamela Vesper Auditor/investigator for the N.C. Real Estate Commission (leave of absence) J.D., Tulane University Website: votevesper.com Q: What makes you the most qualified for this job? A: I am proud to be unaffiliated with any particular political party, and this reflects the basic tenets of what will be my judicial philosophy. I believe [...]