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District Court Judges
 
District Court Judges are attorneys elected for each district in non-partisan elections for four years 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. Generally, the District Court is the proper division for cases involving amounts in controversy of $10,000 or less. 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.

District 29A has three District Court judges.
The Honorable C. Randy Pool, Mailing Address:
  Chief District Court Judge P. O. Box 188
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
The Honorable Laura A. Powell P. O. Box 188
    Rutherfordton, NC 28139
The Honorable Robert K. Martelle P. O. Box 188
    Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Elizabeth Fensterer 29 N. Main St.,
  District Court Judicial Assistant Marion, NC 28752
 
 
 
   
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