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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24, Jul 2014 - A fleeing bank robber, a heart attack and a ‘vexing’ law get Supreme Court’s attention
A North Carolina man initially convicted of actions that scared a grandmother to death will now get a second chance before the Supreme Court. Click to Continue »
24, 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 »
24, Jul 2014 - North Carolina voting law changes fight in court - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Sweeping changes to North Carolina's voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, should be put on hold until at least after the November election, the U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge Monday.
24, Jul 2014 - Pasquotank, NC Teague Campbell Helps Secure Important Victory for Government Immunity
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23, Jul 2014 - Chief judge of NC Court of Appeals retiring
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chief judge of North Carolina's Court of Appeals for more than a decade is stepping down in a few weeks. Judge John Martin told court staff by email of his decision to retire Aug. 1. Martin sent a retirement letter Tuesday to Gov. Pat McCrory.
23, Jul 2014 - Yadkin, NC NC safe surrender law meant to aid unwanted babies
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As the district attorney awaits a final autopsy report before deciding whether to file charges in the death of a newborn found buried in a backyard, people involved in an earlier case that led to North Carolina's safe surrender law say young mothers always have options.
23, Jul 2014 - NC school vouchers may flow before court hearing
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Taxpayer money for private or religious school tuition may start flowing to North Carolina families before a judge rules whether the program is legal.     The state agency in charge of the Opportunity Scholarships late last month advanced to August 15 the date it planned to distribute tuition funding to families of students who won a lottery. That date is a month earlier ...
23, Jul 2014 - Gaston, 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.
23, Jul 2014 - Yadkin, NC N.C. safe surrender law meant to aid unwanted babies
RALEIGH, N.C. As the district attorney awaits a final autopsy report before deciding whether to file charges in the death of a newborn found buried in a backyard, people involved in an earlier case that led to North Carolina's safe surrender law say young mothers always have options.
23, Jul 2014 - State sues Burlington kitchen remodeling company
The N.C. Attorney General’s Office has sued a now-defunct Burlington kitchen remodeling company after it reportedly left dozens of homeowners across North Carolina high and dry.
23, Jul 2014 - Franklin, NC Man headed to prison for dumping PCBs
RALEIGH — A federal judge is ordering a North Carolina man to pay $21.3 million in restitution for illegally dumping waste oil laced with PCBs near the Cape Fear River.
23, Jul 2014 - Columbus, NC NC man convicted of shooting man over $5 hand of poker
COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina man has been convicted of shooting a man over a $5 hand of poker. The Port City Daily reported that Prentice Reaves was sentenced to 40 to 60 months in prison after being convicted Tuesday in Columbus County Superior Court. The Tabor City resident was convicted of assault with […]
23, Jul 2014 - Sex offender arrested on multiple violations in Alamance Co.
ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A Mebane sex offender has been arrested in connection with multiple crimes. North Carolina Probation and Parole requested assistance from the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office regarding a registered sex offender in Alamance County on June 17. Probation and Patrol developed information that inappropriate images were being stored and viewed on electronic devices […]
23, Jul 2014 - Catawba, NC Zahra Baker case hangs over district attorney race
HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — A runoff race for the Republican nomination for district attorney in the North Carolina foothills has the challenger accusing the incumbent of sexually harassing an employee, and the incumbent saying the challenger was part of an illegal pyramid scheme.
23, Jul 2014 - Person, NC FBI malfeasance undercuts death penalty
The death penalty’s flaws have been well-documented. But a new report from the Justice Department’s Inspector General reveals some of the most troubling evidence yet, and provides a fresh reminder of why North Carolina and other states will forever be on shaky ground until they abolish it.
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