|McDowell County Court||Marion||North Carolina 28752||5 miles|
|McDowell District Court||Marion||North Carolina 28752||5 miles|
|Rutherford County Court||Rutherfordton||North Carolina 28139||17 miles|
|Rutherford District Court||Rutherfordton||North Carolina 28139||17 miles|
|Burke County Court||Morganton||North Carolina 28655||19 miles|
|Burke District Court||Morganton||North Carolina 28655||19 miles|
|Yancey County Court||Burnsville||North Carolina 28714||27 miles|
|Yancey District Court||Burnsville||North Carolina 28714||27 miles|
|Polk County Court||Columbus||North Carolina 28722||28 miles|
|Polk District Court||Columbus||North Carolina 28722||28 miles|
|Mitchell County Court||Bakersville||North Carolina 28705||30 miles|
|Mitchell District Court||Bakersville||North Carolina 28705||30 miles|
|Buncombe County Court||Asheville||North Carolina 28801||32 miles|
|Buncombe District Court||Asheville||North Carolina 28801||32 miles|
|Caldwell County Court||Lenoir||North Carolina 28645||32 miles|
|Caldwell District Court||Lenoir||North Carolina 28645||32 miles|
|Landrum Municipal Court||Landrum||South Carolina 29356||32 miles|
|Avery County Court||Newland||North Carolina 28657||33 miles|
|Avery District Court||Newland||North Carolina 28657||33 miles|
|Landrum Magistrate Court||Landrum||South Carolina 29356||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.