Chief Justice Cheri Beasley visited court personnel in Pender County today where the courthouse has been unusable since Hurricane Florence. The clerk's office has been relocated and makeshift courtrooms have been created throughout the town of Burgaw for the past 10 months.
“I am grateful to our dedicated court personnel here in Pender County who have continued to carry on the work of our courts throughout and incredibly trying year,” Beasley said. “It is clear that a lot of work needs to be done to get them back into their courthouse and we are working with local officials and the General Assembly to get that work done.”
Chief Justice Beasley toured the temporary facility during her visit.
In addition to Pender County, Jones County courts and offices are also operating from alternate locations due to damage from Hurricane Florence. While they are operational, Carteret, Craven, New Hanover and Onslow County courts continue to deal with various issues associated with damage caused by Florence including FEMA funding, repairs, file storage and workstation repairs.