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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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2016 years 2 months ago

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.

2016 years 2 months ago

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.

dee carroll
2016 years 2 months ago

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..

Guest II
2016 years 2 months ago

Rest in Peace Sir, you will be sorely missed.

2016 years 2 months ago

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.

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