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WATCH LIVE MON-WED: Supreme Court Celebrates 200th Anniversary by Holding Court Sessions in North Carolina Piedmont

Supreme Court will hold court sessions in Salisbury, Asheboro, and Winston-Salem Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. Watch live on Facebook.

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As part of its bicentennial celebration, the Supreme Court of North Carolina will hold court sessions in Salisbury, Asheboro and Winston-Salem on September 30 - October 2.


The Supreme Court of North Carolina will hear two cases at each location, with the first case starting at 9:30 a.m., followed by a 30-minute break, and the second case beginning at 11:00 a.m. View the calendar of arguments for cases and more details. 

Under state law, the Supreme Court can meet in only two other cities outside of Raleigh — Edenton and Morganton. The General Assembly granted the Supreme Court’s request to allow the justices to convene in cities across the state during the Court’s 2018-2020 bicentennial celebration.


Chief Justice Beasley will preside over oral arguments, joined by the six associate justices of the court. The legal communities of each county also will gather for the sessions.


Two sessions will take place at each location. The first session will convene at 9:30 a.m., followed by a 30-minute break. The second session will convene at 11:00 a.m. News media should arrive 30 minutes prior to the convening time, particularly broadcast media who will require setup. No setup or still photography will be allowed after court has convened.


Monday, September 30 – Salisbury

J. Newton Cohen, Sr. Rowan County Administration Building

130 W. Innes St.

Salisbury, NC 28144


Tuesday, October 1 – Asheboro

Randolph County 1909 Historic Courthouse

145 Worth St.

Asheboro, NC 27203


Wednesday, October 2 – Winston-Salem

Courtroom 6A, Forsyth County Hall of Justice

200 North Main St.

Winston-Salem, NC 27101


Due to limited seating, admission to these sessions of court is by ticket only. To reserve a seat at any session for your news organization, please contact Chris.Mears@NCcourts.org. Both sessions at each location will be streamed live on Facebook.com/NCcourts.