District Court system's 50th birthday celebrated at Beaufort County Courthouse

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WASHINGTON, N.C. (WITN) - Dozens of people gathered at the old Beaufort County Courthouse Friday to celebrate the District Court system's birthday.

The District Court system turned 50 years old, and was celebrated Friday at the second oldest courthouse in North Carolina.

Back in 1966, the court system unified and then established district courts.

With Halloween right around the corner and a full crowd, people listened in as local historian Terry Rollins shared an account of Reverend George Washington Carwan, who according to legend, still haunts the old courtroom.

The event in Washington was one of several throughout North Carolina held to commemorate this anniversary.