Governor Cooper has named Associate Justice Cheri Beasley to be the next Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.   Justice Beasley will assume the post upon the retirement of Chief Justice Mark Martin at the end of this month.

Justice Beasley brings experience from three judicial levels to the post:  the district court, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court itself.

We look forward to this next chapter in the Court’s storied history.  Congratulations, Chief Justice Beasley!

–Matt Leerberg