Courts in North Carolina
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The North Carolina state court system is relatively simple. At its lowest level are the North Carolina District Courts, which handle a variety of civil cases including North Carolina small claims cases and those relating to juvenile, domestic relations, and mental health matters. Next are the North Carolina Superior Courts, which handle higher value civil cases and North Carolina criminal matters. If you appeal a Superior Court decision in North Carolina, this will be heard in the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The North Carolina Supreme Court is the state's highest court and hears Court of Appeals cases that have been appealed, as well as any case involving a potential death penalty sentence. If you're trying to find North Carolina court records online, information regarding North Carolina Superior Court and Court of Appeals cases can be viewed at the North Carolina Docket Sheet database. This online court records system is located at http://appellate.nccourts.org/dockets.php. To obtain other North Carolina court documents you will need to contact the Clerk of Courts office in the North Carolina county where the case took place.
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03, Sep 2014 - North Carolina Marriage Equality Stayed Until Virginia Decision
A federal judge just put the brakes on North Carolina marriage equality until the US Supreme Court either takes up or passes on the Virginia case. Yesterday a federal court stayed any further action on North Carolina's same-sex marriage battle until SCOTUS rules on Virginia's Bostic case.
03, Sep 2014 - Person, NC Duo freed after 30 years in jail amid new DNA evidence
Thirty years after their convictions in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in rural North Carolina, based on confessions that they quickly repudiated and said were coerced, two mentally disabled half-brothers were declared innocent and released on Tuesday by a Robeson County court.
03, Sep 2014 - NC paving company president pleads guilty to fraud
A top executive at a North Carolina paving company has pleaded guilty in federal court in what prosecutors say was an $87 million scheme involving government-funded road construction projects.
03, Sep 2014 - Raleigh Personal Injury Law Firm Hardison & Cochran Teams Up with UNC-CH Football to Promote Autism
Ben Cochran of Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law, says firm will sponsor UNC Tar Heels’ season-opening game and public service ads on behalf of Autism Society of North Carolina throughout season. (PRWeb August 20, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12105285.htm
03, Sep 2014 - Person, NC Alleged gangster admits lying in North Carolina kidnap probe
A woman described by prosecutors as a gang member dubbed "Lady Jamaica" has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents during their investigation into the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father this year, court documents show. Chason Renee Chase, 24, pleaded guilty on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Columbia, South Carolina, to a charge of making a false statement, the documents showed ...
03, Sep 2014 - Person, NC Ex-US sailor who spied for Soviets dies in prison
BUTNER, N.C. (AP) — A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina.
03, Sep 2014 - Person, NC Brothers freed after 30 years in jail amid new DNA evidence
Thirty years after their convictions in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in rural North Carolina, based on confessions that they quickly repudiated and said were coerced, two mentally disabled half-brothers were declared innocent and released on Tuesday by a Robeson County court.
02, Sep 2014 - NC court upholds ban of fan from UNC sports events
The state Court of Appeals has upheld the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's lifetime ban of a fan who allegedly harassed female soccer players.
02, Sep 2014 - Judge Frees 2 North Carolina Men Imprisoned for 30 Years
DNA evidence exonerates two half-brothers convicted of the 1983 rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl
02, Sep 2014 - Lee, NC Mentally impaired duo freed after 30 years in US prison
Two mentally impaired half-brothers were freed Tuesday after serving three decades in a United States prison for the rape and murder of a child that they did not commit. A judge in Robeson County said that Henry Lee McCollum, 50, North Carolina state's longest-serving death-row inmate, and Leon Brown, 46, were innocent of the 1983 rape and killing of 11-year-old Sabrina Buie after new DNA ...
02, Sep 2014 - 2 N.C. men's convictions overturned in 1983 killing
LUMBERTON, N.C. A North Carolina judge overturned the convictions Tuesday of two men who have served 30 years in prison for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl after another man's DNA was recently discovered on evidence in the case.
02, Sep 2014 - Noncompete agreements: North Carolina Court of Appeals sharpens the blue pencil
(9/2) When it comes to the enforcement of noncompetes, North Carolina has adopted the "strict blue-pencil doctrine," which means that when the language of a covenant not to compete is overly broad, the courts are severely limited in what they may do to alter it. However, a new case from the North Carolina Court of Appeals suggests that there may be a contractual way to avoid the strict blue ...
02, Sep 2014 - Wilson, NC Judge: NC vote can be held with GOP-backed changes
North Carolina's November election can be held under a new voting law approved by Republican lawmakers, a federal judge ruled Friday. The law is considered one of the toughest in the nation and the groups challenging...
02, Sep 2014 - 2 NC men's convictions overturned in 1983 killing - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri Ne
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) - One of North Carolina's longest-serving death-row inmates and his half brother are being freed after three decades in prison after another man's DNA was discovered on a cigarette butt left near the body of a girl the siblings were convicted of killing.
02, Sep 2014 - Macon, NC Ala. man sentenced in illegal pesticide case
MACON, Ga. (AP) — The owner of an Ala.-based company that authorities say incorrectly used pesticide at nursing homes had been sentenced to two years in prison. Steven Murray of Pelham appeared in federal court on Wednesday. Prosecutors say his company, Bio-Tech Management, used the pesticide Termidor inside nursing homes in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Alabama, contrary to the ...
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