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Why are flags half-staff in North Carolina on Thursday, Friday?

(WGHP) — Flags all across North Carolina will fly at half-staff on Thursday and Friday in honor of former N.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge John C. Martin, according to the North Carolina Department of Administration.

Martin passed away on April 9.

He served the state as a superior court judge for seven years and as an appellate judge for the North Carolina Court of Appeals for more than 24 years. 

He spent the last ten years of his career until his retirement in 2014 as chief judge of the Court of Appeals. 

After his retirement, Martin continued to serve on the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal and was inducted into their hall of fame.

“The Honorable John C. Martin was an exemplary public servant and judge who served the state for over 30 years on the bench,” Governor Roy Cooper said. “I was saddened to hear of his passing, and my thoughts and prayers are with his friends and loved ones at this time.”

Source: Fox 8 News Channel

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