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Judge James C. Fox passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

Federal court sessions have resumed in Courtroom 3 of the Alton Lennon Federal Building and Courthouse in Wilmington.
PLEASE NOTE: The Wilmington office of the Clerk of Court is temporarily located at 1717 Shipyard Blvd, Suite 200, Wilmington, NC 28403.

Please check this site for further updates.
Updated March 28, 2019 at 12:45 p.m.


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