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Cooper appoints two superior court judges in Gaston, Vance areas

Judges Carolyn Thompson and David Phillips

Gov. Roy Cooper has announced two new superior court judicial appointments.

Carolyn Thompson was appointed to serve in district 9, which encompasses Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties. She is replacing Judge Robert Hobgood, who is retiring at the end of this month.

She has served as a district court judge in the same district since 2009 and has presided over civil, criminal, domestic, juvenile and mental health hearings. She has also been a mentor and volunteer for teen and truancy courts, according to a news release from Cooper’s office.

David Phillips was appointed to serve in district 27A, Gaston County. He is replacing Judge Robert T. Sumner, who retired earlier this month.

He worked as an attorney in the same district for over 20 years, the release states. He also served on the Gaston County Board of Education for 12 years, ending his tenure in 2014.

“These appointees bring important experience, dedication to the law, and a commitment to justice to their positions,” Cooper said. “I’m grateful for their service to the people of North Carolina.”

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