Superior Criminal Court

The Superior Courts of North Carolina were established in 1777. All felony cases, as well as all misdemeanors appealed from District Court, are heard in Superior Court. We have two Resident Superior Court Judges (elected positions) in this district. We also have one Special Superior Court Judge (an appointed position) who resides in the district. All Superior Court Judges rotate around to other counties in the State. That means that although we have three judges who live in this district, most cases are tried before judges who live outside the district.

For more information, please read our History of Superior Courts in North Carolina.