Longtime Boone D.A. retires due to medical reasons

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BOONE, N.C. —

A long time district attorney in Boone has announced his immediate retirement because of medical reasons.

Jerry Wilson has worked in the district attorney’s office for three decades, overseeing cases in several mountain counties, including Watauga.

Earlier this year he announced his retirement but in a press release Tuesday, he said he could not finish the year because of medical problems.

Wilson thanked people for letting him serve as District Attorney since 2002.