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GOP gains supermajority on North Carolina Supreme Court

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Republicans now have a super majority on the North Carolina Supreme Court. Two seats were up for grabs this year, and Republicans won both.

Republicans now have a super majority on the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Two seats were up for grabs this year, and Republicans won both.

Richard Dietz will replace retiring Justice Robin Hudson. Dietz is currently a judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Trey Allen defeated incumbent Sam Ervin. Allen currently serves as General Counsel for the state Administrative Office of the Courts.

The court is now comprised of five republicans and two democrats. Over the next couple of years, the court is likely to weigh in on topics including redistricting and abortion.

The GOP will have majority control for the first time since the court was made partisan by the General Assembly in 2016.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.