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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16, Apr 2014 - New trial to begin in Baltimore in killing of North Carolina teen
The family of slain North Carolina teenager Phylicia Barnes is bracing themselves for a second grueling trial more than a year after a Baltimore judge tossed out a murder conviction… Click to Continue »
16, Apr 2014 - Jesse Jackson Jr. transferred to Alabama prison after dispute
Former congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., was moved to a prison camp in Montgomery, Ala., from a federal prison facility in North Carolina after getting into a dispute with prison officials. read more
16, Apr 2014 - Jackson Jr. 'medical situation' prompts change in prison
Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was transferred from a North Carolina prison camp to one in Montgomery, Ala., according to the Bureau of Prisons.
16, Apr 2014 - Delay sought on N.C. same-sex marriage lawsuit
CHARLOTTE, N.C.  North Carolina's attorney general is asking a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit over the state's same-sex marriage ban, saying an order expected later this year in another case likely will resolve the situation.
16, Apr 2014 - Jesse Jackson Jr. transferred to Alabama prison
Former Chicago Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been transferred to minimum-security prison camp in Alabama. Jackson had been serving time at the federal prison in Butner, North Carolina but he was recently moved to the prison camp at the Maxwell …
16, Apr 2014 - Wayne, NC Richardson conviction reignites death penalty debate
Jonathan Richardson's conviction Tuesday of sexually and physically abusing and then killing his ex-girlfriend's four-year-old daughter has reignited the debate whether to institute the death penalty in North Carolina.
16, Apr 2014 - 5 accused in NC abduction denied bond
ATLANTA (AP) — Five people accused in the abduction of a North Carolina prosecutor's father last week have been denied bond during a federal court hearing in Atlanta.
16, Apr 2014 - Wake Forest, NC FBI: NC inmate helped orchestrate kidnapping - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sport
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina prison inmate used a smuggled mobile phone to keep in touch with kidnappers holding the father of a prosecutor who helped send him away for life, federal authorities said.
16, Apr 2014 - Wake, NC FBI: inmate helped orchestrate kidnapping
WAKE FOREST — A North Carolina prison inmate used a smuggled mobile phone to keep in touch with kidnappers holding the father of a prosecutor who helped send him away for life, federal authorities said.
16, Apr 2014 - North Carolina and EPA win in controlling emissions
A federal appeals court upholds the power of the Environmental Protection Agency in controlling polluted emissions from power plants. 
16, Apr 2014 - Alexander, NC Attorney general petitions NC Supreme Court to review Young appeal
The North Carolina Attorney General's Office on Wednesday formally asked the state Supreme Court to review an appellate ruling involving the first-degree murder conviction of Jason Young.
16, Apr 2014 - Wake, NC FBI rescues North Carolina kidnap victim as suspects threatened torture
Frank Arthur Janssen rescued by FBI on Wednesday Victim is father of prosecutor of jailed habitual felon The five people accused of kidnapping a North Carolina prosecutor's father sent his wife a picture of him tied up in an Atlanta apartment and threatened to torture and dismember him, authorities said Thursday. Frank Arthur Janssen, of Wake Forest, was safely rescued late on Wednesday when an ...
16, Apr 2014 - 5 charged in kidnapping of N.C. prosecutor's father
WAKE FOREST, N.C. A North Carolina man whose daughter prosecutes violent crimes was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized for five days in what authorities described as an act of retaliation involving the Bloods street gang. Five people were arrested following a late night raid by the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team on an Atlanta apartment.
16, Apr 2014 - Judge sets two trials for lawsuit against Cooper
DURHAM — With about two weeks to go before empaneling jurors, a judge ruled Thursday there would be two trials in a defamation lawsuit filed more than a decade ago against North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper by a former political rival.
16, Apr 2014 - Wake Forest, NC FBI: NC inmate helped orchestrate kidnapping
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prison inmate used a smuggled mobile phone to keep in touch with kidnappers holding the father of a prosecutor who helped send him away for life, federal authorities said.
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