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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29, Jul 2014 - Federal Ruling Could Impact Same-Sex Marriage Ban in N.C.
A federal appeals court panel on Monday struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage, and that decision could have major political and legal implications for North Carolina.
29, Jul 2014 - Mecklenburg, NC NC woman accused of faking disappearance turns herself in
A North Carolina woman accused of faking her disappearance to avoid going to court has turned herself in to police.
29, Jul 2014 - Iredell, NC Molesting former NC teacher gets life in prison
A former North Carolina fourth-grade teacher will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of molesting students dozens of times in the 1970s and 1980s.
29, Jul 2014 - Va. ruling sets up contentious battle over gay marriage in NC
Attorney General Roy Cooper said his office will no longer defend North Carolina's gay marriage ban.
29, Jul 2014 - Senate leader says Cooper should defend amendment
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State Senate leader Phil Berger says Attorney General Roy Cooper should defend North Carolina's same sex marriage ban in the wake of a federal appeals court ruling striking down Virginia's law.
29, Jul 2014 - Cooper says courts likely to overturn gay marriage ban
North Carolina's attorney general says prosecutors will drop their opposition to challenges to the state's same-sex marriage ban in the wake of a federal appeals court decision affecting a similar prohibition in Virginia.
29, Jul 2014 - Judge to examine NC voter law
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina law passed last year that requires voters to present photo identification and eliminates same-day voter registration has been called one of the farthest reaching overhauls to election rules in the country. Now a judge will decide whether it will stay that way.
29, Jul 2014 - Virginia Marriage Equality Ruling: South Carolina Continues to Defend Ban
Unlike in North Carolina, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says he will continue to defend his state's ban in the wake of the Virginia marriage equality decision at the Fourth Circuit.
29, Jul 2014 - Gay marriage supporters push for quick NC ruling
Lawyers challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban say they will press for quick legal action after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia is unconstitutional.
29, Jul 2014 - Candor, NC Wanted man spotted in pond arrested after 2-week manhunt
A Richmond County man will face a federal judge after his capture on federal drug charges, ending a two week manhunt across two counties.   Investigators said a 911 call from a Montgomery County resident Thursday afternoon led to them John Rillo's location, where an North Carolina Highway Patrol helicopter pilot spotted him swimming across a pond.   "There's somebody who's laying down, well not ...
29, Jul 2014 - New 4th Circuit judge confirmed
RICHMOND, Va. - The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed the nomination of Pamela Harris to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Harris fills a vacancy on the court created when Judge Andre Davis took senior status in February. The Richmond-based circuit has appellate jurisdiction over district courts in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Harris is a visiting ...
29, Jul 2014 - In Bible Belt, gay marriage rights increasingly in flux
After a federal appeals court on Monday ruled against state gay marriage bans, North Carolina's attorney general said 'there are no more arguments to be made' against same-sex marriage. Not all in the Bible Belt agree.
29, Jul 2014 - Lawyers spar over effects of NC’s elections overhaul
The legal fight over some of the more controversial provisions of North Carolina’s elections overhaul bill brought an array of arguments and a crowd of lawyers to a federal courtroom… Click to Continue »
29, Jul 2014 - Durham, NC N.C. judge weighs bail in murder misconduct case
DURHAM, N.C. A North Carolina judge is considering bail for a man imprisoned 20 years after a double murder conviction marked by misconduct by Durham police and the prosecutor disbarred after the Duke lacrosse case.
29, Jul 2014 - Moore, NC Man accused of posing as pastor, SBI agent to steal money
A South Carolina man who posed as a Charlotte-area pastor and State Bureau of Investigation agent to steal victims’ money was arrested following an investigation by the SBI, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Tuesday. Justin DeWayne Moore, 23, of Greenwood, South Carolina, was arrested Monday afternoon by the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office and taken into custody based on North Carolina arrest ...
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