|Burke County Court||Morganton||North Carolina 28655|
|Burke District Court||Morganton||North Carolina 28655|
|Caldwell County Court||Lenoir||North Carolina 28645||15 miles|
|Caldwell District Court||Lenoir||North Carolina 28645||15 miles|
|McDowell County Court||Marion||North Carolina 28752||18 miles|
|McDowell District Court||Marion||North Carolina 28752||18 miles|
|Catawba District Court||Hickory||North Carolina 28601||20 miles|
|Catawba County Court||Newton||North Carolina 28658||27 miles|
|Avery County Court||Newland||North Carolina 28657||27 miles|
|Avery District Court||Newland||North Carolina 28657||27 miles|
|Rutherford County Court||Rutherfordton||North Carolina 28139||29 miles|
|Rutherford District Court||Rutherfordton||North Carolina 28139||29 miles|
|Lincoln County Court||Lincolnton||North Carolina 28092||31 miles|
|Lincoln District Court||Lincolnton||North Carolina 28092||31 miles|
|Alexander County Court||Taylorsville||North Carolina 28681||32 miles|
|Alexander District Court||Taylorsville||North Carolina 28681||32 miles|
|Mitchell County Court||Bakersville||North Carolina 28705||32 miles|
|Mitchell District Court||Bakersville||North Carolina 28705||32 miles|
|Cleveland District Court||Shelby||North Carolina 28150||32 miles|
|Watauga County Clerk of Court||Boone||North Carolina 28607||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.