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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21, Oct 2014 - Huntersville, NC Same-sex couples in NC expected to receive marriage licenses Monday
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Same-sex couples are expected to line up outside the Mecklenburg County and Courts building Monday morning to receive marriage licenses at the Register of Deeds office, according to WSOC. Same-sex marriage became legal in North Carolina on Friday after a federal judge struck down the state’s law restricting marriage to a man […]
21, Oct 2014 - Greenville, NC Supreme Court says no-same day registration for NC election
 The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision on Wednesday reversing once again what North Carolina voters will see at the polls this November.
21, Oct 2014 - Court blocks parts of new NC voting law
A federal appeals court panel is ordering parts of North Carolina's strict new voting law set aside for next month's elections because it is likely to disenfranchise black voters.
21, Oct 2014 - Court blocks part of North Carolina voting law, says it may disenfranchise black voters
RALEIGH, N.C. — Parts of North Carolina's new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month's elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday.
21, Oct 2014 - Davidson, NC Appeals court rules on teen life sentences
FAYETTEVILLE — North Carolina judges have made conflicting rulings on whether dozens of prisoners serving life sentences for killings committed when they were teens should have a chance at parole after 25 years.
21, Oct 2014 - Court blocks part of North Carolina voting law
Court blocks part of North Carolina voting law, says it may disenfranchise black voters.
20, 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 ...
20, Oct 2014 - Mecklenburg, NC Gay marriage developments: North Carolina mandate
It's been more than a week since a flurry of gay marriage developments began with the Supreme Court's denial of appeals from five states, allowing for expansion of marriage rights. Shortly afterward, a federal court in the West struck down bans in Idaho and Nevada. Recent developments on same-sex marriage around the country: ___ ALASKA
20, Oct 2014 - North Carolina Pastor Interrupts, Protests Gay Weddings
North Carolina Pastor Interrupts, Protests Gay Weddings North Carolina Pastor Interrupts, Protests Gay Weddings Legal Local Religion Pastor Flip Benham Has Been Optimized Gay marriage became legal in North Carolina on Oct. 10 when the state's anti-LGBT constitutional amendment was overturned by a federal judge. Operation Save America, led by Pastor Flip Benham (father of anti-gay activists David ...
20, 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.
20, Oct 2014 - Judicial candidates visit today
Candidates for North Carolina's appelate courts will visit the Pitt County Courthouse from 4-6 p.m. today as part of a week-long tour of 18 cities across the state.
20, Oct 2014 - W.Va. couple convicted of stealing $400,000 from man's elderly mother
A federal court jury on Friday convicted a West Virginia man and his wife of stealing nearly $400,000 in PPG stock from his 90-year-old mother to buy a North Carolina beach house.
20, Oct 2014 - Satanists Arrested and Charged With Double Murder; Could Face Death Penalty
Three people allegedly practicing a form of Satan worship were arrested in North Carolina earlier this month and charged with murder after skeletal remains were found in their backyard.
20, Oct 2014 - In Same Sex Marriage Debate, Federal Authority Is Clear, Law Dean Says
An elected official in Alamance County said a federal judge had no legal standing to overturn North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage. Ten days ago, U.S. District Court Judge Max Cogburn struck down North Carolina Amendment 1, passed by voters in 2012, but a law school dean says Cogburn was on firm legal ground.
20, Oct 2014 - Reception set for Thursday for NC Court of Appeals judge
There will be a reception for North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Mark Davis at the home of Beth Bunce and Bill Bates in Lexington on Thursday.
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