I remain committed to the children, families, and individual citizens of Pitt County both on and off the bench while fully assessing each case and presiding in fairness and integrity.



Judge Wendy S. Hazelton


Judge Wendy S. Hazelton, who took office in November of 2016, has spent the last four years serving the county she loves as a District Court Judge for NC District 3A. During her time on the bench, she has shown Pitt County commitment, fairness, and integrity. Judge Hazelton was the second female to be named Judge in Pitt County. She is the first African-American Judge to ever serve on the Pitt County Judicial bench in its 270-year history. Judge Hazelton met the judicial bench carrying many years of experience with her. Originally from Eastern North Carolina, she graduated from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2006. Prior to entering law school, she was employed with the Federal Election Commission in Washington DC and then relocated to Miami, FL to work with the United States Attorney’s office. In 2007, Judge Hazelton began working at the Pitt County Public Defender’s office until she won the 2016 election and became a District Court Judge. Judge Hazelton has never used her rigorous work schedule or busy home life as an excuse to forgo her civic duties. She remains an active member of the community. Judge Hazelton believes in total commitment both on and off the bench. She currently serves as an usher at her church, Koinonia Christian Center, volunteers with the Pitt County Teen Court Program and is a member of Iota Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Additionally, she serves in the Ayden Rotary, African American Caucus, Richard Powell Legal Society, Democratic Women of Pitt County, and the Juvenile Justice Prevention Council. Judge Hazelton is currently spearheading the development and implementation of a Behavioral Health Court in Pitt County. Through Judge Hazelton’s commitment to Pitt County, she has been able to be fully immersed in the community and bring different opinions and perspectives to the bench. While on the bench she is able to fully assess each case and apply fairness to her rulings while presiding in and with integrity to whoever comes before her. Judge Hazelton is fully aware of the many complex and challenging types of cases this job entails; she has been doing it for the last three years. Judge Hazelton’s character, both personally and professionally, has remained unmarked and provides a candidate worthy of continuing to serve as a Pitt County District Court Judge. Judge Hazelton lives in Winterville, NC with her husband, Eric. They have two children and are also foster parents.


Judge Hazelton was first elected to the bench in November 2016.  Judge Hazelton serves the Pitt County community in an array of courts.

She presides over matters in the following areas:

Child Custody & Child Support

Alimony and Spousal Support

Equitable Distribution

Juvenile Delinquency

Juvenile Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency

Criminal Traffic Court

Criminal Probation Violations

Civil and Criminal Domestic Violence


Civil Motions


School Attendance Law Violations

Drug Court (Backup)

Involuntary Commitment Hearings


North Carolina Central University, Bachelor in Science, Criminal Justice, 1997

North Carolina Central University School of Law, 2006

Pitt County Public Defender’s Office, 2007 - 2016



Judge Hazelton believes in commitment to the community both on and off the bench serving in the following capacities :

Usher at Koinonia Christian Center

Pitt County Teen Court Program Volunteer

Juvenile Justice & Prevention Council


Hazelton is a member of the following organizations:

Ayden Rotary

Iota Kappa Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

African American Caucus

Richard Powell Legal Society

Democratic Women of Pitt County

Judge Hazelton is also currently spearheading the development and implementation of a Behavioral Health Court in Pitt County.






Mailing Contributions

P.O. Box 1088

Greenville, NC 27835

Tel:  252-702-3550

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