|Bladen District Court||Elizabethtown||North Carolina 28337||0 miles|
|Columbus County Court||Whiteville||North Carolina 28472||21 miles|
|Columbus District Court||Whiteville||North Carolina 28472||21 miles|
|Columbus County Alternate Court||Whiteville||North Carolina 28472||21 miles|
|Robeson County Juvenile Court||Lumberton||North Carolina 28358||23 miles|
|Robeson District Court||Lumberton||North Carolina 28358||23 miles|
|Robeson County Court||Lumberton||North Carolina 28358||23 miles|
|Sampson County Court Annex||Clinton||North Carolina 28328||30 miles|
|Sampson County Clerk of Court||Clinton||North Carolina 28328||30 miles|
|Sampson County Court||Clinton||North Carolina 28328||30 miles|
|Sampson County Court Extension||Clinton||North Carolina 28328||30 miles|
|Cumberland County Court||Fayetteville||North Carolina 28301||33 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.