In Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham.... yeah maybe.
But we should NEVER base law on the MOST availability, but on the LEAST availability.
Many counties in North Carolina have 1 magistrate that handles both Civil AND Criminal matters at the same time.
Pretending there is a long line of Magistrates just sitting around waiting for work, rather than a long line of citizens waiting patiently (and impatiently) for their opportunity to come before one is laughable.
Also, pretending that in the rural parts of North Carolina (which is most of it) that there will be a Magistrate who DOESN'T have this "deeply held religious belief" is also quite laughable.