NHC Courthouse Closed Thursday Due To Bed Bugs
WECT.com (Wilmington, NC)
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - A New Hanover County judge said there
is not a bed bug outbreak at the courthouse as first thought.
Instead, a carpet beetle infestation appears to be the issue.
Judge J.H. Corpening says those should be easier to kill and the
courthouse will be back open tomorrow.
The courthouse closed Thursday for an extermination process.
According to the District Attorney's Office, all district court
cases will be continued to a later date. Some staff members,
however, were at the courthouse filing.
According to the county, Superior Court will be relocated to the
Historic Courthouse, 24 N. Third Street.
Civil filings, to include emergency protective orders, will be
processed at the Office of Juvenile Justice, located at 138 N.
Warrant service and magistrate proceedings will be facilitated from
the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, 3950 Juvenile Center
Court personnel noticed the problem in a work area and alerted NHC
"County staff are working closely with exterminators to ensure the
facility will be ready for normal operations on Friday," said
Jerome Fennell, Director of Property Management.
Employees are expecting about 1,000 people to flow in and out of
the courthouse Friday.