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News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Fri, 11/20/2015

Due to the implementation of the revised Official Bankruptcy Forms and Director's Forms effective on December 1, 2015, CM/ECF will be unavailable for filings starting on Monday, November 30 at 5:00 pm. The CM/ECF system will be available as soon...

Tue, 11/17/2015

An Administrative Order has been entered on November 16, 2015 increasing the administrative fee for chapter 13 trustees in cases dismissed prior to confirmation from $125.00 to $375.00.


Mon, 11/09/2015

Official Bankruptcy Forms

Most of the Official Bankruptcy Forms and the Director's Forms are being significantly revised.  Please visit the following link to become familiar with all the forms changes that will be effective on December...

Fri, 10/30/2015

Under 11 U.S.C. § 362(c)(3)(B) and § 362(c)(4)(B), the automatic stay may be continued or imposed for debtors filing a case with 1 or more previously dismissed cases pending during the preceding year.  Local Bankruptcy Rule 4001-1 allows for the...

Wed, 10/21/2015

Phone scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers in several states, using personal information from filings and posing as attorneys to get intended victims to immediately wire money to satisfy a debt. 


Fri, 09/25/2015

The Bankruptcy Administrator's office is implementing new Chapter 11 monthly report and post-confirmation report forms; please read the attached memo from Marjorie Lynch for more information.


Fri, 08/14/2015

A notice of rule amendments has been posted by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals with comments requested by September 25, 2015.


Thu, 08/13/2015

Please be advised that Hummingbird Credit Counseling & Education, Inc. will be removed from the list of approved providers in the Eastern District of North Carolina as a nonprofit budget and credit counseling agency (“credit counseling”) and...

Thu, 08/06/2015

An Administrative Order in Re: Attorneys Fees in a Dismissed Unconfirmed Chapter 13 Case, was entered by the judges of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina and became effective on August 6, 2015.


Mon, 08/03/2015

341 Meetings Scheduled for August 14, 2015 in New Bern have been rescheduled to September 2, 2015 in New Bern.