New local judge to head district court

POSTED: 6:11 PM Jul 01 2013   UPDATED: 3:45 PM Jul 01 2013

A new judge was appointed to the bench Monday in Bristol, Virginia.

Kurt Pomrenke took his oath in front of a packed courtroom to serve the 28th Judicial District, made up of Smyth County, Washington County, and Bristol, Virginia. 

He has been a lawyer in Bristol for 31 years.

Pomrenke will serve as judge for the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.