The North Carolina Court System searches calendars of upcoming court cases using someone's last name, the case number, or an attorney's bar number. Court records are obtained through a Superior Court's clerk within the county of residence of an involved party.
Printed, certified court documents cost $25 per file, as of September 2014. Public access terminals at a clerk's office show non-certified copies of court records, and there is a fee for printing such records. Online court calendar searches reveal the person's name, offense and description of the criminal charge.
Otherwise, North Carolina recommends third-party vendors for ongoing court record information involving criminal background checks. Vendors who check criminal backgrounds charge fees for their services.