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Officials: A Second Courtroom Critical – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 4/12/2021 at 1:45pm

The second courtroom at the Transylvania County Courthouse has not been used in two years because court officials have deemed it too small and unsafe. (Times photos by Park Baker)

Options for a needed second courtroom space will be discussed today during the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners' regular meeting.

The second courtroom in the current courthouse hasn't been used in nearly two years. Court officials say it is too small and unsafe. COVID-19's impact has delayed jury trials, and Clerk of Court Kristi Brown has asked commissioners to find a second courtroom space to clear the case backlog.

"We need a place to hold District Court, when we have Superior Court in the large courtroom," Brown said in a recent interview. "We also are asking for additional...

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