Chief Justice Paul Newby
Paul Martin Newby was born in Asheboro, N.C. on May 5, 1955 to Samuel O. and Ruth Parks Newby. He was raised in Jamestown where he graduated from Ragsdale High School. He has been married to Macon Tucker Newby since 1983. They have four wonderful children and a beloved Golden Retriever, Sadie, plus two cats, Cleo-Catra and Ike. He and his wife attend Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh where he is an Elder and Sunday School teacher.
Justice Newby is an Eagle Scout and serves as a board member of the Occoneechee Council. He is the recipient of the Heroism Award for rescuing nine people from a riptide and of the God and Service Award. In 2010, Justice Newby was named Scouter of the Year for his coordinating of Scouting’s statewide Report to the State, recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. In 2012, Justice Newby was designated a Distinguished Eagle Scout, a national honor that recognizes both his service to the Boy Scouts and his dedication to public service.
On the weekends when Justice Newby isn’t preparing for court on Monday, you can find him on the tennis courts, spending time with friends and family, walking the beloved golden retriever in the neighborhood with Macon, or traveling the state in search of North Carolina’s best cheeseburger.