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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.

Three District Court Judges are regularly assigned to Judicial District 6B. The District Court judges, and their respective mailing addresses are as follows:
     
Chief District Court Judge Mailing Address:
  The Honorable Thomas R. J. Newbern Post Office Box 39
  Winton, North Carolina 27986
  (252) 358-7080 office
  (252) 358-7117 fax
District Court Judges
  The Honorable W. Rob Lewis II same address
  The Honorable Thomas L. Jones, Jr. same address
 
Trial Court Coordinator
  Sheila V. Eley same address
 
Custody Mediator
  Teresa T. Baggett Post Office Box 867
  Winsor, North Carolina 27983
  (252) 794-6814 office
 
 
 
   
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