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Last day on bench for Justice
News image(Raleigh) Justice George Wainwright served on the Supreme Court for eight years. He then decided that raising money, driving all over the state and attending every BBQ in sight just wasn't worth it, so he decided not to run for a second term. The day before Thanksgiving was his last day to wear a Judge's robe.

A native of Wilson, North Carolina, Wainwright attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar and graduated in 1966. Eighteen years later, after running the family agribusiness and dealing in real estate the bug hit him and he decided to attend Wake Forest Law School. Graduating in 1984, he moved to Morehead City and worked in private law practice. Appointed by Governor Martin to serve as a District Court Judge, he went on to become a Superior Court Judge and Justice on the Supreme Court. Commuting back and forth to Raleigh for long court sessions, Justice Wainwright decided one term on the court was probably enough for him.

He and wife Carol have two children, Kennon and Ashton. The family attends the First Presbyterian Church of Morehead City. Future plans include some time with family, some fishing when the weather warms, keeping a close check on the old family farms still in Wilson County, and maybe practicing a little law now and then.

Justice Wainwright is a veteran who served six years in the Coast Guard Reserve.

Hobbies include fishing and cooking. Hey, he lives at the beach!

Publish Date: 11/27/2006
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