Excluding confidential records, public court records are available to anyone and may be used for news publications, academic research and non-profit organizations. They may not, however be used for commercial purposes of any nature. Requests can be made through mail, online or in person, and records may be copied for a small fee.What is the authority of the Clerk of court?
The clerk of superior court and assistant clerks, when acting as judicial officials, have the authority to punish criminal contempt and hold persons in civil contempt. G.S. 7A-103 (7) . However, this authority does not exactly mirror the authority of district or superior court judges who have broad contempt powers.Are Wills public record in the courthouse?
Wills only become public record after they have been filed for probate. During probate, only the executor and beneficiaries are typically allowed to see the will. You can find public records of a will at the county court where it was originally filed.