courthouses in south close down

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10:32 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Wilkesboro, Former 'Moonshine Capital,' Losing Its Federal Courthouse

Wilkesboro's federal courthouse is one of six closing down in the South
Michael Tomsic

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. 

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.

But there was a time when the courthouse was ground zero in the war on moonshine. 

Modern Courthouse On An Old School Street

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