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Clerk courts Democrats

By Staff
Says job challenging, but an enjoyable one
By DAN PARSONS
Staff Writer
When Marty Paramore campaigned for the clerk of superior court, the office he has held since 2006, he said most people he met asked what a clerk was.
Speaking at the September meeting of the Beaufort County Democratic Women on Wednesday, he made it very clear.
With four assistant clerks and 15 deputy clerks, Paramore said the first thing he did when he took office was to “clean out and organize” Beaufort County’s records.
The clerk’s office, located on the first floor of the Beaufort County Courthouse, is much more than a depository for court records, Paramore said. It handles cases from adoptions and land partitions to child support and collecting fines, he said.
As clerk, Paramore also oversees hearings involving disputes over wills. When making a last will and testament, Paramore said to be very thorough and to make sure someone knows where it is.
One of the actions Paramore said he’s proudest of was his nomination of Eltha Booth, also a member of the Beaufort County Board of Education Board, to sit on the county’s jury commission. The commission is responsible for culling the names on the master jury-pool list.
Paramore said the clerk’s job is very challenging, but gave his staff credit for the success he has had in office so far.