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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.

Tue, 04/28/2015

Beginning April 28, 2015, individual debtors may request to receive orders and court-generated notices by email rather than by U.S. Mail.  The Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy N...

Tue, 04/07/2015

Peggy Banks Deans, 70, beloved wife of 52 years of Kenneth H. Deans Sr., of Rocky Mount, formerly of Wilson, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015.

Her family will receive relatives and friends at the Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, 2704 Nash...

Mon, 04/06/2015

It is with utmost sadness and regret that I notify you of the passing of Peggy B. Deans, former Clerk of Court of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Ms. Deans was killed in an automobile accident on...

Fri, 02/20/2015

Attached please find pending amendments to local rules published for comment. Please submit any comments to

Tue, 01/27/2015

Judge Randy D. Doub, 59, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 at his home.

The funeral service will be conducted Friday, January 30, 2015 at 2 PM in Unity Free Will Baptist Church, 2725 East 14th Street, Greenville. A graveside service...

Tue, 01/06/2015

Amended Local Rules for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, effective 1/6/15, are now available on the district's website.  This amended set reflects changes made to Local Rules 4008-1 and 4002-1 and new Local...

Tue, 12/16/2014

An Administrative Order regarding Admission to Practice was entered by the judges effective Dec 16, 2014.


Mon, 11/17/2014

Issue 9-9 of the ECF Court Link newsletter is now available.

Mon, 11/10/2014

At its September 2014 session, the Judicial Conference approved several changes to the appellate, district, and bankruptcy court miscellaneous fee schedules, effective December 1, 2014. 

Mon, 11/10/2014

On April 25, 2014, the Supreme Court approved amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure which will take effect on December 1, 2014.

The amendments to the bankruptcy rules address the following:

  1. petitions...