CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Court officials say swearing in ceremony is set for the new chief magistrate for Kanawha County.

A statement from the Supreme Court of Appeals says Traci Carper-Strickland will be sworn into office on Friday as Chief Kanawha County Magistrate.

The ceremony will take place at noon in the Kanawha County Judicial Building in the courtroom of Circuit Judge Louis H. “Duke” Bloom.

Magistrates oversee misdemeanor criminal cases and conduct preliminary examinations in felony cases.

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