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November 26, 2013
From the Associated Press (11/26/2013): Gov. Pat McCrory's administration has interpreted state law to allow a "special service charge" for any record request that takes more than 30 minutes to fulfill. The charges are unprecedented.
November 13, 2013
From the Charlotte Observer (11/13/2013): The town of Indian Trail is considering a revamp of its records policy that would require seekers to pay deposits and hourly fees up to $43 an hour.
November 11, 2013
From The Wilson Times (11/11/2013): The N.C. Department of Justice and Office of the State Chief Information Officer will review complaints about the town charging more than $20 an hour for records requests that take more than 30 minutes to fulfill.
October 22, 2013
Daily Yonder (10/22/2013): The airport authority, which changed names a few times over the years, never kept records of its meetings.
October 21, 2013
From the Wilson Times (10/18/2013): The town of Middlesex adopted a policy
in January charging up to $26 an hour for public records requests to be fulfilled. The paper says Attorney General Roy Cooper said he has "real concerns" about the fees and that the Department of Justice would investigate.
October 21, 2013
News & Record: A proposed bill by a family law attorney from Greensboro would re-open pistol purchase permit and concealed carry weapons permit records to domestic violence victims and require they be given notice when abusers are trying to obtain a weapon.
October 11, 2013
The Sylva Herald (10/10/2013): In considering a vacancy on the town council, the board decided to appoint a new member by using paper ballots without recording how each member voted.
October 10, 2013
Carolina Public Press (10/10/13): Both the Asheville Police Department and the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office are now using the Police 2 Citizen database, which makes reports available to the public in a searchable format.
October 8, 2013
From North Carolina Health News (10/8/2013): Track changes in Word documents show that incoming Medicaid head Carol Steckel heavily edited a Department of Health and Human Services departmental response to a state audit. The final version ommitted defenses of Medicaid spending.