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Gov. Cooper Appoints a New District Court Judge for Vance and Warren Counties


Governor Roy Cooper has appointed a new judge to preside over District Court in Vance and Warren counties.

Benjamin Hunter will serve as a District Court Judge for Judicial District 9B in in Vance and Warren Counties

“Ben combines strong experience prosecuting cases in local courts with a deep knowledge of the people of Vance and Warren counties,” said Gov. Cooper. “I’m pleased to appoint him to the district court bench.” 

Hunter grew up in Warrenton and taught high school English there before going to law school. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University and North Carolina Central University School of Law. Following law school, he returned home to work in the District Attorney’s Office since 2013, where he prosecuted a wide variety of cases from traffic violations to serious felonies. 

Hunter lives in Warren County with his family and is active in his community and local church.

The seat Hunter assumes was previously held by Judge J. Henry Banks, who retired earlier this year.