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 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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28, Feb 2015 - Union, NC Stepfather’s abuse conviction, sentence upheld by court
RALEIGH— The child abuse conviction of the stepfather of a young girl whose case led to North Carolina and federal laws being named in her honor has been upheld by the state Court of Appeals.
28, Feb 2015 - Chatham, NC Victims' father believes Muslim students' deaths are hate crimes
The father of two Muslim women killed in a triple shooting at a condominium near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said Wednesday that the suspected gunman hated his daughter and son-in-law for who they were and how they lived, and he believes their deaths are hate crimes.
28, Feb 2015 - Judge denies most NC voting law motions; summer trial next
A North Carolina state judge has declined for now to strike down or uphold photo identification requirements to vote in person starting in 2016.
28, Feb 2015 - Chatham, NC Prosecutor not ruling out hate crime in triple Chapel Hill shooting
Durham's top prosecutor said Wednesday that he is not ruling out the possibility of a hate crime in the Tuesday-evening shooting deaths of three Muslim students at a condo near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
28, Feb 2015 - NC judge denies most voter ID motions, summer trial next
A North Carolina state judge has declined for now to strike down or uphold photo identification requirements to vote in person starting in 2016 — keeping the path clear for… Click to Continue »
28, Feb 2015 - Man to be tried again in Phylicia Barnes case
A man whose charges were dismissed two weeks ago in connection with the death of a North Carolina teenager will be put on trial again in Baltimore.
28, Feb 2015 - Marine facing trial a decade after vanishing in Iraq
CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina (AP) — A U.S. Marine who vanished from his post in Iraq a decade ago and later wound up in Lebanon chose Monday to have his case decided by a military judge instead of a jury.
28, Feb 2015 - Apex, NC Appellate court limits NCDOT's power to reserve land indefinitely
A North Carolina Court of Appeals ruling in a Forsyth County case gave hope Tuesday to southern Wake County property owners who have been barred from developing their land since… Click to Continue »
28, Feb 2015 - N.C. judge denies most voter ID motions, summer trial next
Published: Friday, February 27, 2015 at 04:33 PM. RALEIGH — A North Carolina state judge has declined for now to strike down or uphold photo identification requirements to vote in person starting in 2016.
28, Feb 2015 - Wake, NC Police: Gang that prompted extra security for judges, city attorney has strong prison ties
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and a former FBI special agent in charge in North Carolina say that the gang that allegedly prompted extra security for two Charlotte judges and the city attorney has strong ties to the members who are in the state’s prisons. “If there's a national gang presence in North Carolina it's UBN,” said former FBI Special Agent Chris Swecker after sources ...
28, Feb 2015 - Cumberland, NC Families: Hate sparked Chapel Hill shooting, not parking issue
The victims of a fatal shooting in Chapel Hill Tuesday night were students of both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, according to a statement issued by UNC.
28, Feb 2015 - Chatham, NC Self-Proclaimed Atheist Charged After Gunning Down Muslim University Students
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A self-described “anti-theist” has been charged with three counts of murder after gunning down three Muslims near the University of North Carolina campus on Tuesday. Craig Hicks, 46, turned himself into the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office following the execution-style shooting that took the lives of Deah Barakat, 23, and his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, […]
27, Feb 2015 - Senate response to gay marriage rulings approved
Published: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 12:56 PM. RALEIGH — Some North Carolina court officials could opt out of marriage duties — including same-sex marriages — under legislation given the state Senate's approval.
27, Feb 2015 - N.C. gay marriage back at legislature in exemption bill
RALEIGH, N.C. Some North Carolina lawmakers say court officials should be able to avoid marriage duties because of their religious beliefs. Lawmakers are backing a measure filed in response to federal judges who overturned the state's gay marriage ban in October.
27, Feb 2015 - Orange, NC Middle East Updates / Iran former vice president taken to jail
Saudi Arabia condemns attacks in Copenhagen and North Carolina; Hezbollah leader to supporters: Stop the celebratory gunfire; Jordan sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to 18 months for criticizing UAE.
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