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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.

  • Wed, 01/03/2024
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking qualified candidates for the position of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Western District of North Carolina.  For further information, please see vacancy announcement here.
  • Tue, 01/02/2024
    The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina is seeking qualified candidates for Clerk of Court. Please see employment page.
  • Thu, 02/01/2024
    Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be unavailable starting at 2.00pm on Friday, February 9th and throughout Sunday, February 11th, due to maintenance.  
  • Fri, 12/01/2023
    Please see updated fee schedule effective December 1, 2023 at this link.
  • Tue, 11/14/2023
    Judge George R. Hodges is recalled into service as a United States Bankruptcy Judge effective November 30, 2023 through November 30, 2024.
  • Wed, 10/18/2023
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  • Thu, 09/14/2023
    Please be advised that Judge Hodges’ December 5, 2023 Chambers hearing date is cancelled. Please contact Chambers at 704-350-7565 if a hearing is needed prior to the next scheduled  hearing dates on December 19 and 20.
  • Fri, 09/01/2023
    Starting Friday, September 8, 2023, the Court’s local opinions will only be available through the website.  For your convenience, a direct link to these opinions can be found on our website under the Chambers tab.
  • Mon, 08/14/2023
    In an effort to better aid our local bar, we have created a brief survey to identify and assist with issues that affect the docketing and processing of bankruptcy cases.  The results of this anonymous attorney survey will aid the Clerk\'s Office in...
  • Tue, 07/11/2023
    CM/ECF filers should be aware of the potential to inadvertently share restricted documents when using third-party services or software. Sharing your PACER account credentials with a third-party service provider or designating that provider as a...