RALEIGH — Judge Cheri Beasley will be sworn in to the state supreme court Thursday.

The court of appeals judge was appointed to the court last month by Gov. Bev Perdue.
Beasley was elected to the court of appeals in 2008.

Before that, she served for 9 years as a district court judge. Beasley will replace Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson, the first African-American woman to serve on the court.

She retired in December 2012.