|Avery District Court||Newland||North Carolina 28657|
|Mitchell County Court||Bakersville||North Carolina 28705||14 miles|
|Mitchell District Court||Bakersville||North Carolina 28705||14 miles|
|Watauga County Clerk of Court||Boone||North Carolina 28607||16 miles|
|Watauga County Court||Boone||North Carolina 28607||16 miles|
|Yancey County Court||Burnsville||North Carolina 28714||24 miles|
|Yancey District Court||Burnsville||North Carolina 28714||24 miles|
|Carter Circuit Court||Elizabethton||Tennessee 37643||24 miles|
|Carter Criminal Court||Elizabethton||Tennessee 37643||24 miles|
|Elizabethton Criminal Court||Elizabethton||Tennessee 37643||24 miles|
|Elizabethton City Court||Elizabethton||Tennessee 37643||24 miles|
|Caldwell County Court||Lenoir||North Carolina 28645||25 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.