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Judge Warren Hughes, left, honors Magistrate Dustin Shore on Friday for five years of state service. Shore was joined by his wife, Jessica Shore, and Clerk of Court Diane Cornett Deal. Kellen Short | Watauga Democrat.



Originally published: 2013-07-01 10:55:28
Last modified: 2013-07-01 10:55:28

Magistrate recognized for 5 years state service

Watauga County Magistrate Dustin Shore of Vilas was recognized Friday for five years of service to the state of North Carolina.

Shore, a Watauga County native who graduated from Watauga High School, worked as a food service supervisor at Appalachian State University for about three years while attending school.

In July 2011, he joined the office of Clerk of Court Diane Cornett Deal. Deal said he performed so well in her office that she nominated him for a magistrate position, which was approved by Resident Superior Court Judge Phil Ginn.

Shore was sworn in as magistrate Aug. 1, 2012.

Judge Warren Hughes presented Shore with a pocket knife Friday in appreciation of his service and read a letter on behalf of N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Sarah Parker.

"The importance of having experienced and dedicated employees such as you cannot be overemphasized," Parker wrote.

Shore was joined for the ceremony by his wife, Jessica. He said the last five years have flown by and that he's been lucky just to have a job for five years, especially ones with excellent coworkers and bosses.

"I've been blessed to have these jobs," Shore said.