Brian Shipwash - Clerk of Superior Court in Davidson County, North Carolina
- Audit of Davidson County Clerk of Court Office finds no issues
February 20, 2012 - "The North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts found no internal control deficiencies or instances of noncompliance or other matters that are considered reportable in an internal audit of the Davidson County Clerk of Superior Court Office.
- MLK Steering Committee presents awards
February 12, 2010 - "Shipwash was honored in the category of law and government for his work as Davidson County Clerk of Superior Court
- Clerk of court seeks people who are owed money
December 21, 2009- "Davidson County Clerk of Superior Court Brian Shipwash is looking for people who are owed unclaimed money but can't be located."
- Commissioners asked to consider new courthouse first
August 6, 2009- "The Davidson County commissioners were asked to pause their efforts to construct a new county jail and instead build a more efficient courthouse during their informational meeting Thursday morning."
- Court pilots electronic filing
May 27, 2009 "Attorneys and residents dealing with foreclosure and Superior Court cases have the opportunity to use a new method of electronic filing, making it possible to create cases, make payments or enter motions over the Internet."
- Struggling Residents Targets for Fraud
September 12, 2008- “Desperate times often call for desperate measures. Desperate times also bring out people wanting to prey on those in trouble. Davidson County Clerk of Superior Court Brian Shipwash has seen this first hand of late as the mortgage crisis in the country hits an all-time high”
- Wireless Internet Now Offered at Courthouse
February 13, 2008- “Now, anywhere you go in the courthouse, you will be able to connect to the Internet. This is already helping attorneys, county agencies and businesses that frequent the courts and the register of deeds office with their research.”
- Courthouse gains a modern phone system
January 25, 2008- The new telephone numbers to the courthouse are: Courthouse Main, 242-6700; Clerk of Superior Court, 242-6701; District Attorney, 242-6710; District Court judges, 242-6711; Magistrate, 242-6717; Superior Court judge, 242-6712.
- Board of Education Thanks Clerk's Office
July 18, 2007- Board attorney David Inabinett also announced that through bond forfeitures from the clerk of court the three school systems received $440,218.07 for the fiscal year July 2006 to June 2007.
- Courthouse soon will offer filing via the Net
Davidson County selected for pilot program in state
May 7, 2007 - State officials with the Administrative Office of the Courts selected Davidson County to participate in a pilot program that will enable lawyers to file legal documents electronically over the Internet.
- Shipwash Opposes Pretrial Release
January 09,2007- The Davidson County Commissioners will hear information tonight about a state-advocated program designed to alleviate overcrowding in the jail, but local judicial officials are opposed, calling it unnecessary and a waste of money.
- New digital equipment clarifies courtroom hearings
Novemeber 16, 2006- Antiquated recording devices in Davidson County courtrooms were recently tossed aside after years of inaudible, indecipherable performances.
- Republicans Extend Hold on Courthouse
Novemeber 08, 2006- Incumbent Clerk of Court Brian Shipwash outpolled Teresa Ogden Lowe 17,178 (57 percent) to 12,955 (43 percent) to win re-election.
- County schools get $200,000 in bond forfeitures
October 3, 2006- Clerk of Court Brian Shipwash has announced the receipt of $200,000 in forfeited bonds that will be turned over to the Davidson County Schools, as provided for under general statutes.
- County follows Shipwash Recommendation
September 27, 2006- The board was briefed on the changes to the bill at its Aug. 23 meeting by Clerk of Court Brian Shipwash, who suggested the commissioners waive the $25 fee for a period of three months prior to the new law taking effect.
- Shipwash gets backing from bail association
July 27, 2006- "I deal with clerks across the state, and he's one clerk that's stood out above the rest," said NCBAA board member Steve Shell of Lexington.
- Bondsman suspended after Shipwash reports forfeitures
April 28, 2006- "An Asheboro bail bondsman's license was suspended April 17 after Clerk of Court Brian Shipwash discovered nearly $200,000 of his bonds headed toward forfeiture.
- Clerk of Court is fighting fraud in bail bond industry
July 21, 2005- "The job of clerk of court - a record-keeper and judge of probate - has traditionally been a quiet one in North Carolina. But Davidson County's Brian Shipwash is anything but silent.
- Bond industry reform bills are pending in General Assembly
July 21, 2005- "If Brian Shipwash has his way, bondsmen who try to fraudulently avoid paying bail bond forfeitures would face felony charges. Steve Shell, a Lexington bondsman and a close friend of Shipwash, agrees."
- Shipwash asks Board to Appoint Courthouse Security Committee
April 08, 2005- "Shipwash raised his concerns following a courthouse shooting last month in Atlanta. Grice met informally with Shipwash, District Attorney Garry Frank and Chief District Court Judge Wayne Michael March 18.
- Bail Bondsman Faces Two Felony Charges
August 5, 2004- "A Charlotte bail bondsman is himself out of jail under bond today after his arrest Wednesday on charges he defrauded Davidson County out of bail bond forfeiture money by lying about why defendants didn't appear in court."
- Honeycutt Complies With Court Order
July 1, 2004- "The N.C. Supreme Court issued a ruling Tuesday that the oath in court retain the words “So help you God,” overturning Honeycutt’s decision to use a more secular oath."
- Supreme Court overturns judge's decision on oath
June 30,2004-"The N.C. Supreme Court handed down a ruling Tuesday nullifying an attempt by District Court Judge James M. Honeycutt to use a more secular oath by removing references to God."
- Complaint to be filed against Honeycutt
June 24,2004- "Davidson County Clerk of Court Brian Shipwash and two Iredell County elected officials plan to file a complaint today with the N.C. Judicial Standards Commission against District Judge James M. Honeycutt of Lexington. "
- School's Get $370,000
May 8,2004- "Davidson County Clerk of Superior Court Brian Shipwash announced this week that his office has received a check for $370,213 in bond forfeitures from Harco Insurance Co. and the N.C. Department of Insurance, which regulates the bail bond industry. "
- Clerk demands High Point police stop trying cases in Guilford
March 12,2004- "In a letter sent Thursday to Guilford County Clerk of Superior Court David Churchill, Shipwash writes that High Point police practices could be interpreted as a "blatant disregard for the law" if continued. He also asks that Guilford County return all judgments concerning Davidson County cases since 1979 to his office."
- Shipwash takes on bail bond industry
January 13,2004- "Davidson County Clerk of Court Brian Shipwash said Monday that he'll ask state and federal agencies to launch an investigation into possible criminal activities by a bail bond company he says owes millions of dollars in unpaid bond forfeitures statewide, including more than $100,000 to Davidson County."
- Shipwash launches an ambitious program to better serve Davidson County residents
June 13, 2003- "Even though we are accustomed to finding fault with politicians in this space, we'd like to switch gears - just for today - and say something nice about a Davidson County elected officeholder. We speak here of Brian Shipwash, who has done an outstanding job as clerk of superior court since being elected in 1998 and re-elected without opposition in 2002."
- Shipwash Introduces user Friendly Justice Program
June 6, 2003- "Brian Shipwash, clerk of superior court, has a 15-point plan to improve judicial and administrative services at the Davidson County Courthouse. He shared his goals for a "user-friendly justice program" with the county commissioners Thursday morning, and gave himself one year to accomplish them."