LAURINBURG — Sal Marcano, Jr., was sworn-in Wednesday morning as a Scotland County Magistrate by District Court Judge John H. Horne, Jr.
Marcano was appointed to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Magistrate Nancy King by Senior Resident Superior Court Richard T. Brown. Marcano was selected from a pool of qualified candidates nominated by Clerk of Superior Court Philip McRae.
Upon his graduation from high school in New Jersey, Marcano enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served for about six years, rising to the rank of Sergeant. He has lived in Laurinburg since 1999 and graduated with an Associate Degree from Sandhills Community College. He was employed at several local positions before serving as a patrolman with the Laurinburg Police Department for about six years. He has been inactive recently due to a service related injury.
He lives in Scotland County with his wife, Crista (who works with Healthkeeperz) and his two children.
The brief ceremony was held during a regular session of Scotland County Criminal District Court with roughly 100 people in attendance, including representatives from the local bar, sheriff’s office, police department, district attorney’s office, public defender’s office, clerk of court’s office, probation staff, and others associated with the court system.