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DURHAM, N.C. -

Gov. Pat McCrory appointed District Attorney-Elect Roger Echols as the new Durham District Attorney following the retirement of Acting District Attorney Leon Stanback, the Governor's Office said in a statement.

“I would like to thank Leon Stanback for his service to Durham County and North Carolina,” McCrory said in a statement. "He has exhibited great leadership, and the state has benefited from his time spent with the District Attorney's Office."

Echols is serving as Chief Assistant District Attorney.

"Roger Echols has seen first-hand the workings of the District Attorney's Office, making him a perfect choice for this position," McCrory said. "This experience, plus his esteemed reputation and leadership skills, will serve the county well."

Echols received his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Stanback will be retiring effective Aug. 31. Echols will take office Sept. 1.

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