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North Carolina District Court Records

An Integral part of the Federal courts in the state; the North Carolina District courts have been divided into three separate entities for better law and order management. These three divisions are:

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina: This particular division serves the 44 eastern counties In North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina: This division serves 24 counties in the centre of NC District
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina: It covers a small part of the district of North Carolina.
The United States District Court for the District of North Carolina was shaped on June 4, 1790, following which it was divided into three districts on June 9, 1794. However this was a temporary setting as the three were again conjoined to form a single establishment in the 1797, which was to remain the same till 1802 when the original three-tiered structure was restored. Interestingly, in both the cases-when the North Carolina District Courts were not divided and when they were divided-the courts were named after their geographical location.

For instance, after the court was bifurcated for the first time, they were called the District of Edenton, The New Benn District and the Wilmington district. Similarly, during the second division, they were named the District of Albemarle, the District of Cape Fear, and the District of Pamptico. The eastern, middle and the western district court were finally created in the year 1872.

Presently, the eastern division of the North Carolina District Court Records are housed at its headquarters In Greenville. It presides over cases from Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Greene, Hyde, Halifax, Edgecombe, Jones, Martin, Pamlico, Lenoir, and Pitt counties. The northern and the western districts have their base in Raleigh. While the western North Carolina District court covers Franklin, Granville, Cumberland, Harnett, Johnston, Vance, Nash, Warren, Wayne, Wake, and Wilson counties, the northern division takes care of cases from Camden, Bertie, Chowan, Dare, Gates, Currituck, Hertford, Northampton, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Pasquotank, and Washington counties. Cases for the northern division are heard at Greenville, New Bern and Fayetteville and those from the northern division are presided over in Elizabeth City.

ppeals from the Eastern District North Carolina, Middle District North Carolina courts and Western District North Carolina courts are passed on to the United States Court of Appeals for the fourth circuit. Patent claims and litigations against the US government under the Tucker Act, however, are not tried in these courts but in the Federal Circuit. Nevertheless, the different divisions of the North Carolina District Courts deal with offences related to criminal and civil matters.

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The online web- portal of the district court in North Carolina has been custom made for the convenience of the citizens. Abiding by the privacy regulations, the portals maintain strict deference while giving out details of the North Carolina District court case records. Just a click away, the online records are reliable and can be referred for further case study. Queuing up for important case hearings is a thing of the past. You can just type in the case details, like the name of the case, date of hearing, on your computer screen and get detailed information including the verdict passed on by the North Carolina district court. The Western, Eastern and the Middle North Carolina District Courts have together fortified the law and order situation of the state.