Assistant District Attorney Howard Cummings in court on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at the Wake County Justice Center. It was his last day before retirement.
Assistant District Attorney Howard Cummings in court on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at the Wake County Justice Center. It was his last day before retirement. TRAVIS LONG tlong@newsobserver.com@newsobser
Assistant District Attorney Howard Cummings in court on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at the Wake County Justice Center. It was his last day before retirement. TRAVIS LONG tlong@newsobserver.com@newsobser

Josh Shaffer covers Wake County and federal courts. He has been a reporter for The News & Observer since 2004 and previously wrote a column about unusual people and places.