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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31, Oct 2014 - Asheville, NC Gay marriages begin in NC
Minutes after a federal judge in Asheville struck down North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriages, Amy Cantrell and Lauren White rushed out of a county office with their newly printed marriage license and exchanged vows on the front steps, their two children in tow.
31, Oct 2014 - Same-sex ruling shakes up Charlotte churches
Last month’s federal court ruling making same-sex marriage legal in North Carolina is causing ripples and waves in houses of worship across the state.
31, Oct 2014 - Terry Speaks, suspect in murder-dismemberment of Jaren Lockhart, due in Louisiana today
Terry Speaks (file photo)  NEW ORLEANS -- Terry Speaks, the North Carolina sex offender who has spent the past two years in a New York prison, is expected to arrive in Jefferson Parish today to face charges in the death...
31, Oct 2014 - Smithfield, NC Gay couples marry in Johnston
Gay marriage became legal in North Carolina just after 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10, when Judge Max Cogburn issued a ruling deeming the state’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. As of… Click to Continue »
31, Oct 2014 - Charlotte, other NC police collect cellphone info
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and three other agencies across North Carolina use equipment that collects information from cellphones to fight crime, but the devices also collect information from innocent people. The goal of the device is collect information about suspects in kidnapping, violent felony and missing ...
31, Oct 2014 - Two People Robbed at Gunpoint at State Fair After Event is Declared Gun-Free
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31, Oct 2014 - Marriage decision is step toward equality
The Editorial Board of the Old Gold & Black applauds the decision by U.S. Federal District Court Judge Max Cogburn to overturn the ban on same-sex marriages in North Carolina on Oct. 10. The staff feels that the choice to enter such unions is a personal, private matter and that the court made the right decision in rectifying legal discrepancies that saw LGBTQ individuals unfairly discriminated ...
31, Oct 2014 - John Wayne And Duke University In: 'The Battle of the Dukes. It's Only The Beginning.'
It’s the trademark battle where both sides put up their Dukes. The family of John Wayne has been sent to the mat in their attempt to challenge the North Carolina university’s trademark use. According to this case, John Wayne Enterprises LLC v. Duke University, described in court papers by the actor’s heirs as a “family business,” seems to have shot first and asked questions later. Or, at least ...
31, Oct 2014 - Judge or jury? NC constitutional amendment would give defendants a choice
North Carolina voters on Tuesday can rewrite a part of the state Constitution that distinguishes it from the 49 others: Here, defendants facing felony charges must have a jury trial.
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31, Oct 2014 - NC man pleads guilty in federal court to trying to aid international terrorist organization
Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina man who tried to join the fighting in Syria is pleading guilty to terrorism charges.
31, Oct 2014 - Johnston, NC Man Accused of Killing Person He Met on Craigslist
A central Pennsylvania man who allegedly skipped his September trial on child rape charges has been charged with robbing and killing a suburban Philadelphia man he met on the Internet, then using the victim's bank and credit cards in at least five states before his arrest in North Carolina.
31, Oct 2014 - W.Va. couple convicted of stealing to buy N.C. house
The Associated Press WHEELING, W.Va. - A West Virginia couple has been convicted of stealing from a 90-year-old woman to buy a beach house in North Carolina. A federal jury found Timothy Summers, 67, and his wife, Lea Ann Summers, 52, of Proctor, guilty of mail fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, securities fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property. The jury issued its verdict ...
31, Oct 2014 - US Supreme Court sides with North Carolina on voting rules
The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a federal appeals court ruling from taking effect that would have restored same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting in North Carolina for this fall's election.
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