|Ashe County Court||Jefferson||North Carolina 28640||8 miles|
|Ashe District Court||Jefferson||North Carolina 28640||8 miles|
|Alleghany County Court||Sparta||North Carolina 28675||18 miles|
|Alleghany District Court||Sparta||North Carolina 28675||18 miles|
|Wilkes County Court||Wilkesboro||North Carolina 28697||18 miles|
|Wilkes District Court||Wilkesboro||North Carolina 28697||18 miles|
|Watauga County Clerk of Court||Boone||North Carolina 28607||20 miles|
|Watauga County Court||Boone||North Carolina 28607||20 miles|
|Grayson Circuit Court||Independence||Virginia 24348||23 miles|
|Grayson County Court||Independence||Virginia 24348||23 miles|
|Grayson General District Court||Independence||Virginia 24348||23 miles|
|Independence Magistrate Court||Independence||Virginia 24348||23 miles|
|Mountain City Court||Mountain City||Tennessee 37683||26 miles|
|Johnson Circuit Court||Mountain City||Tennessee 37683||26 miles|
|Johnson Circuit Court Clerk||Mountain City||Tennessee 37683||26 miles|
|Johnson Criminal Court||Mountain City||Tennessee 37683||26 miles|
|Alexander County Court||Taylorsville||North Carolina 28681||31 miles|
|Alexander District Court||Taylorsville||North Carolina 28681||31 miles|
|Caldwell County Court||Lenoir||North Carolina 28645||31 miles|
|Caldwell District Court||Lenoir||North Carolina 28645||31 miles|
Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.
Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.
In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.