District Attorney Jerry Wilson has announced early retirement. This announcement was received from the 24th Judicial District District Attorney's office that serves Yancey, Mitchell, Madison, Avery and Watauga. “A few months ago I announced I would retired on the last day of this year. Unfortunately, medical problems have forced me to move my retirement date forward. Monday, March 31, 2014 marked my last day as District Attorney in the 24th District. I count it a special honor that the people of this district have allowed me to serve them as District Attorney and Prosecutor for over 30 years.” Signed by Jerry Wilson, District Attorney, 24th Judicial District.