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Superior Court Judge Eula Reid (center) is administered her oath of office by former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court Cheri Beasley (right) during a ceremony at The Carolina Center in Elizabeth City, Wednesday, May 19. Reid is joined (l-r) by her daughter Amanda Mullins, her son Alex Reid, her grandchildren Juliona Mullins, 4, Aurelius Mullins, 6, and her husband, Melvin.

A swearing-in ceremony Wednesday completed Eula Reid’s journey following in the footsteps of her mentor, retired Superior Court Judge J.C. Cole.

“I also want to thank Gov. (Roy) Cooper for appointing me to succeed the legend, my mentor, the Honorable J.C. Cole,” Reid told an audience of about 40 fellow judges, attorneys, retired officials and friends and family.