Trials postponed after jury duty notices fail to be mailed

Judges dismissed few who showed

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Officials from North Carolina's fourth-largest county were forced to postpone trials after jury duty notices failed to be sent.

Officials from North Carolina's fourth-largest county were forced to postpone trials after jury duty notices failed to be sent.

The Associated Press reports about 1,700 notices were never sent to prospective jurors needed to hear this week's cases. When only the judges, deputies and clerks showed up, county officials appeared on a local television station for volunteers. One judge also sent deputies to a mall in search of volunteers. County judges dismissed the few who showed up, saying there weren't enough to hear the cases.

Forsyth County Clerk of Court Susan Frye said a county printing office is usually responsible for making the notices and sending them. Frye says this is first time an incident like this has happened in her eight years on the job. 

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