Yancey County Courthouse, taken August 2012. Hank Shell/Carolina Public Press

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Press release from the office of Gov. Pat McCrory:

RALEIGH –  Gov. Pat McCrory announced the following appointments on Tuesday:

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Robert Seth Banks (Yancey County) – Banks has been appointed district attorney in the 24th Prosecutorial District. He is an attorney with Banks & Bailey, P.A., practicing civil and general litigation. Banks won the Republican primary for the district attorney position on May 6 and faces no opposition in the general election. He will finish out the term of District Attorney Jerry Wilson, who resigned effective April 1, 2014. Former North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Robert Orr held the office briefly from April 7, 2014, to June 4, 2014.

V.A. “Woofer” Davidian (Wake County) – Davidian has been appointed District Court judge in the 10th Judicial District. He is a former partner at Sandlin & Davidian, P.A., where he practiced family law, general civil litigation and juvenile law. He will finish out the current term of Judge Ned Mangum, who was appointed Wake County district attorney on March 27, 2014.

Tessa Shelton Sellers (Cherokee County) – Sellers has been appointed District Court judge in the 30th Judicial District. She serves as counsel for the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and is proprietor of the Law Office of Tessa Shelton Sellers. Sellers will replace Judge Richlyn D. Holt, who retired April 1, 2014.

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Hal Gene Harrison (Mitchell County) – Harrison has been appointed District Court judge in the 24th Judicial District. He is a partner at Harrison & Poore, P.A., practicing criminal and civil litigation. He is a former resident Superior Court judge in the 24th District. Harrison will replace Judge Alexander Lyerly, who resigned April 1, 2014.

Angie Newsome

Angie Newsome is the executive director and editor of Carolina Public Press. Contact her at (828) 774-5290 or e-mail her at anewsome@carolinapublicpress.org.

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