Calvin Tyrone Norton v. City of Whiteville
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 7:16-cv-00300-BO Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: Calvin Tyrone Norton P. O. Box 1145 Whiteville, NC 28472. [17-1446]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
CALVIN TYRONE NORTON,
Plaintiff - Appellant,
CITY OF WHITEVILLE, a Municipality; WHITEVILLE POLICE
DEPARTMENT, a department under the Municipality of City of Whiteville;
TRACEY CARTER, Police Officer of Whiteville Police Department sued in her
official and individually capacity; STEPHEN STRICKLAND, Police Officer of
Whiteville Police Department sued in his official & individual capacity; JEFFREY
ROSIER, Chief Police at Whiteville Police Department sued in his official &
individual capacity; AUNDRE' JACKSON, Lieutenant at the Whiteville Police
Department sued in his official and individual capacity; BOBBY DEAN KEMP,
JR., sued in his individual capacity,
Defendants - Appellees.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, at
Wilmington. Terrence W. Boyle, District Judge. (7:16-cv-00300-BO)
Submitted: June 22, 2017
Decided: June 26, 2017
Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, and FLOYD and HARRIS, Circuit Judges.
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
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Calvin Tyrone Norton, Appellant Pro Se. Clay Allen Collier, CROSSLEY MCINTOSH
COLLIER HANLEY & EDES PLLC, Wilmington, North Carolina, for Appellees.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Calvin Tyrone Norton seeks to appeal the district court’s order dismissing his civil
action. We dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction because the notice of appeal was
not timely filed.
Parties are accorded 30 days after the entry of the district court’s final judgment or
order to note an appeal, Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(1)(A), unless the district court extends the
appeal period under Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(5), or reopens the appeal period under Fed. R.
App. P. 4(a)(6). “[T]he timely filing of a notice of appeal in a civil case is a jurisdictional
requirement.” Bowles v. Russell, 551 U.S. 205, 214 (2007).
The district court’s order was entered on the docket on March 7, 2017. The notice
of appeal was filed on April 7, 2017. Because Norton failed to file a timely notice of
appeal or to obtain an extension or reopening of the appeal period, we dismiss the appeal.
We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately
presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional
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