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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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  • 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.

  • Kim

    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.

  • GuestWilliam

    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

    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

    Rest in Peace Sir, you will be sorely missed.

  • The Nettells

    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

  • RWR Hampstead

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

  • H Idol

    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.

  • Cigars

    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.

  • Laurie

    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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