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A court hearing for Nathan Tabor, former Forsyth GOP chairman, has been continued until Jan. 4, 2022. He is facing criminal charges in Forsyth, Brunswick and Catawba counties. He is accused of stealing a car, tools and catalytic converters and damaging a double-pane glass door in Brunswick County. He is also accused of harassing his pastor in Forsyth and sending hassing messages to family members, including his mother-in-law, in Catawba in an effort to get $250,000. Tabor was chairman of the Forsyth County Republican Party from 2009 to 2012 and ran for political office, including a seat in the 6th Congressional District. 

Criminal defendants charged with low-level felonies might have to wait longer to have their cases heard. Why? Because what is known as probable cause court is being eliminated. That court allowed defendants charged with low-level felonies to plead guilty. Now, they will have to wait until their case is heard in Forsyth Superior Court. The decision by Chief District Judge Victoria Roemer has gotten criticized, saying it will only exacerbate a growing backlog, but Roemer said there are simply not enough district court judges to cover probable cause court, what she calls a courtesy, and cover what district court judges are, by state law, obligated to cover. 

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