District Court Judges
District Court judges are attorneys elected for each district for four-year terms and must reside in the district in which they are elected. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina designates one of the judges as Chief District Court Judge, and this judge has administrative duties, including assigning the judges to sessions of court.

Both civil and criminal cases are heard in District Court. The civil district court handles matters dealing with domestic issues such as custody, child support, equitable distribution and divorce actions. For the trial of all civil actions in which the amount in controversy is $25,000 or less district court would be the proper division. Domestic relations cases involving alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, equitable distribution, and juvenile matters are also heard in this court. In criminal cases, District Court has exclusive original jurisdiction over misdemeanor cases and most traffic offenses.

The Chief District Court Judge is The Honorable Regan A. Miller .

Additional District Court Judges:

Hon. Rickye McKoy-Mitchell
Hon. Louis A. Trosch, Jr.
Hon. Becky T. Tin
Hon. Christy T. Mann
Hon. Ronald L. Chapman
Hon. Paige B. McThenia
Hon. Kimberly Best
Hon. Elizabeth Thornton Trosch
Hon. Donald R. Cureton, Jr.
Hon. Matthew J. Osman
Hon. Sean P. Smith
Hon. Jena P. Culler
Hon. Ty Hands
Hon. Gary L. Henderson
Hon. David H. Strickland
Hon. Alicia Brooks
Hon. Aretha V. Blake
Hon. Tracy H. Hewett