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District Court Judge John Carroll has died


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- District Court Judge Judge John Carroll has died. District Attorney Ben David confirmed the news to WWAY.

Carroll served New Hanover and Pender Counties. David says Carroll leaves behind four young children.

There are no details yet about what happened. Stay with WWAY for more information as it becomes available.

FROM A NEWS RELEASE FROM NEW HANOVER COUNTY: Flags on all New Hanover County buildings are being lower to half staff due to the death of the Honorable District Court Judge, John J. Carroll, III. Judge Carroll. Flags will remain lowered in his honor through his internment.

Judge Carroll had served on the bench of District 5 for more than a decade. He was most recently re-elected in 2008 for another four-year term.

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judge carroll

what a loss to our community. i am glad he didn't suffer too long.hes hanging with the angels for sure. fly high judge Carroll you lived your life well!condolences to his family..

All of us at the 12th LSO

All of us at the 12th LSO will miss LTC Carroll very much. He was a true patriot and was very much beloved by the soldiers in his military unit. I can still see John with that big grin and a cigar sticking out of the corner of his mouth. Prayers to your family.

My heart goes out

My heart goes out to judge Carroll's family. I did'nt know him personally,however, I have been in front of him a couple of times and he was always a fair person. He will be greatly missed.


I was saddened to hear of the loss of Judge John Carroll. I will remember him as an honest and fair Judge. I am also appreciative of his service to my country.

My prayers and condolences go out to his family.

The Honorable 5th Circuit District Court Judge John J Carroll

Rest in Peace Sir, you will be sorely missed.

John Carroll

John you will be missed and thank you for always being there for our family as a wonderful friend.Our Prayer go out to your wonderful wife and children and Family..Love the Nettells

Not too many public figures

Not too many public figures are of the character & quality of Judge Carroll. He will be sorely missed.

in shock

We lost a wonderful friend, judge, serviceman and advisor today. John touched many lives in a most positive way and was a delight to know. He will be deeply missed. Our heart and prayers go out to his dear, sweet family during this most difficult time.

John was diagnosed with

John was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last week. Very sad and sudden. My prayers and thought are with the family. Especially for his father, who is in intensive care from a heart attack a couple of weeks ago.

John was am amazing father,

John was am amazing father, a loving husband and wonderful judge. I will miss seeing him in the hallways at school. He was very supportive of all teachers.

RIP John J. Carroll III

Hate to hear this news. He was a good man and a fine judge. God and cancer do mysterious things, at least in our eyes. Going to miss you Judge and friend!

The loss of a great man

This area has lost a great asset to citizens, victims and law enforcement agencys alike. Judge Carroll was a firm but fair judicial official who was respected by the criminal justice world, and feared by those who appeared before him after being charged with serious crimes. I can only imagine what a personal loss his family is facing. For those of us who knew and respected him, he will be severely missed.

Very sad to hear

Prayers go out to his family!

It has become a sad day for

It has become a sad day for me, after hearing the news. Judge Carroll was a good friend,and a customer of my company. It was always a pleasure to sit with him and talk. A possitive attitude and very honest.We will miss you,SIR.

John Valente
Magic Carpet Cleaning Services

My condolences to the family

Judge Carroll was a good judge, I hope some of the others took notes.

i will miss seeing my friend

i will miss seeing my friend at the ball fields. it was always a delight to speak with with John. I didn't know him for long, but he always had a smile and never had anything negative to say.

He was a great judge,

He was a great judge, father, soldier, and mentor. New Hanover and Pender Counties just lost a fine judge who never feared standing up for what was right, no matter the consequences, and who understood what justice truly was...God Speed Judge Carroll.

That's a shocker

he did not appear to be in poor health when I saw him in Burgaw.