federal courthouse closes http://wfae.org en Wilkesboro, Former 'Moonshine Capital,' Losing Its Federal Courthouse http://wfae.org/post/wilkesboro-former-moonshine-capital-losing-its-federal-courthouse <p>Six federal courthouses in the South are in the process of shutting down. It’s a way for the federal court system to save money, and the ones shutting their doors don’t have much going on anymore.&nbsp;</p><p>One of the courthouses closing down is in Wilkesboro. These days its primary use is as a post office, and it also holds bankruptcy court once or twice a month.</p><p>But there was a time when the courthouse was ground zero in the war on moonshine.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Modern Courthouse On An Old School Street</strong></p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:32:48 +0000 Michael Tomsic 13986 at http://wfae.org Wilkesboro, Former 'Moonshine Capital,' Losing Its Federal Courthouse