|Onslow County Court||Jacksonville||North Carolina 28540|
|Onslow District Court||Jacksonville||North Carolina 28540|
|Jones County Court||Trenton||North Carolina 28585||22 miles|
|Jones District Court||Trenton||North Carolina 28585||22 miles|
|Pender County Clerk of Courts||Burgaw||North Carolina 28425||28 miles|
|Pender District Court||Burgaw||North Carolina 28425||28 miles|
|Pender County Alternate Court||Burgaw||North Carolina 28425||28 miles|
|Duplin County Court||Kenansville||North Carolina 28349||30 miles|
|Duplin District Court||Kenansville||North Carolina 28349||30 miles|
|Lenoir County Court||Kinston||North Carolina 28501||35 miles|
|Lenoir District Court||Kinston||North Carolina 28501||35 miles|
|Craven County Court||New Bern||North Carolina 28560||35 miles|
|Craven District Court||New Bern||North Carolina 28560||35 miles|
|New Hanover County Court||Wilmington||North Carolina 28401||44 miles|
|New Hanover County Traffic Court||Wilmington||North Carolina 28401||44 miles|
|New Hanover District Court||Wilmington||North Carolina 28401||44 miles|
|Pender County Traffic Court||Wilmington||North Carolina 28401||44 miles|
|Carteret County Court||Beaufort||North Carolina 28516||48 miles|
|Carteret District Court||Beaufort||North Carolina 28516||48 miles|
|Greene District Court||Snow Hill||North Carolina 28580||49 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.