Tag:Superior Court

  • Battle between auditor, court clerks continues

    North Carolina’s clerks of Superior Court are countering criticism from State Auditor Beth Wood over a failure to correct ongoing problems. “We emphatically deny that any clerk has or will refuse to correct identified serious problems,” Steven Cogburn, Buncombe County Clerk of Superior Court and president…

  • Auditor urges more oversight in offices of Superior Court

    A risk of fraud or embezzlement continues in the offices of Superior Court clerks of court, yet many clerks refuse to correct serious problems, State Auditor Beth Wood says. “I will tell you, it’s a little tiresome spending taxpayer dollars writing the same report over, and over…

  • Judges consider extending order blocking Senate confirmations

    A three-judge panel heard arguments Friday over whether to grant a temporary injunction blocking Senate confirmation of Gov. Roy Cooper’s Cabinet nominees. That same panel — Superior Court Judges Jesse Caldwell III, Todd Burke, and Jeffrey Foster — on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order in…

  • Hall a no-show as battle over Senate confirmations continues

    An empty chair was pulled up to a scuffed table, upon which rested a tablet, a pencil, and a name card for “Larry Hall.” A room full of senators, media, and visitors encircled the table to await Hall’s arrival Wednesday as the first of Gov. Roy Cooper’s cabinet appointees to…