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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina courts are delaying criminal and civil proceedings to limit courthouse visits amid other statewide recommendations so to blunt the intensity of coronavirus.

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley on Friday directed most Superior Court and District Court cases to be pushed back for at least 30 days starting Monday, with some exceptions like trials where jurors are already seated.

Warrants still will be issued by magistrates, and domestic violence protection proceedings will occur. The announcement comes a day after Gov. Roy Cooper strongly discouraged gatherings of more than 100 people. Beasley’s order could be extended.

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