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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.

Mon, 09/17/2018

Due to damage from Hurricane Florence, the Wilmington Courthouse will not be open for the foreseeable future, and alternate hearing locations will be used. Please check your notices for the correct hearing location.

Wed, 08/15/2018

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. 


Tue, 08/14/2018

Amendment to Local Rule 27(f)
Amendment to Local Rule 29

Public notice and opportunity for comment are provided for the attached rule amendments pursuant to Fed. R. App. P. 47(a)(1) and 4th Cir. R. 47(a):


Wed, 07/11/2018

If you have been contacted by telephone regarding non-appearance at a bankruptcy hearing with a demand for immediate payment to avoid arrest, please do not make any payments without contacting the court to verify the accuracy of this payment...

Wed, 06/13/2018

The Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group, a group of federal judges and senior Judiciary officials formed at the request of Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., issued a report recommending measures to improve workplace conduct...

Fri, 06/01/2018

The attached changes to the Local Rules have been approved and will be effective on June 1, 2018.  All changes in blue and red were published for comment several weeks ago.  Changes in green were approved by the judges in response to a comment...

Fri, 05/25/2018

A General Order was entered May 22, 2018 regarding Chapter 13 Confirmation Procedures 

Fri, 04/20/2018

Please find below a link to amendments and additions to the Local Rules. Comments regarding the proposed amendments and additions should be submitted to...

Mon, 12/11/2017

A General Order was entered today regarding applicability of the amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, effective 12/1/17.

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Mon, 11/20/2017

The local rules will be amended to reflect the changes provided in the link below, effective December 1, 2017.  A full set of the rules, as amended, will be posted to the court's website on November 30, 2017.