Beth Stang Appointed Chief Public Defender – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 2/12/2020 at 4:29pm

Beth Stang has been appointed chief public defender for the Judicial District that includes Henderson, Transylvania and Polk counties. Stang replaces Paul Welch, who retired at the end of January. Welch had been the district’s only chief public defender since 2008, following legislative action which provided for the opening of public defender offices in various locations across North Carolina.

Stang has worked in the office as an assistant public defender since its inception. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mississippi State University and received her Juris Doctor from Ver...

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