William “Bill” Wolfe of Wilson has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve as a Superior Court judge in Judicial District 7C serving Wilson and Edgecombe counties.

Wolfe, who has served as an assistant district attorney in Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson counties since 1995, fills the vacancy created by the Oct. 30, 2020, retirement of Judge Walter H. Godwin Jr.

“Bill Wolfe’s legal abilities are well known in this district that he has served for years and I am pleased he is willing to continue his service on the bench,” Cooper said in a press release.

Before becoming an assistant district attorney, Wolfe was an associate attorney at the Greenville law firm of Everett, Warren, Harper and Swindell.

He earned a bachelor’s from UNC-Wilmington and his law degree from Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law.

Godwin’s state-mandated retirement came when he reached the age of 72, but he remains available to serve in a temporary capacity, if needed, in accordance with state law.