State Supreme Court hearing cases at Pitt County Courthouse

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - The state's highest court is hearing cases this week here in Eastern Carolina.

As part of its 200th anniversary, the North Carolina Supreme Court is sitting this morning in Greenville.

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley and six associate justices are hearing arguments in a civil case as well as a criminal case in the main courtroom at the Pitt County Courthouse.

The state legislature gave permission for the court to hold sessions outside of Raleigh this year. While hearing real cases, the tour across the state also wants to promote civic awareness of the court system.

On Monday, justices heard cases at the Halifax County Courthouse, while on Wednesday they will sit in session at the New Bern City Hall.