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NC Court of Appeals Delivers Massive Win for Access Advocates, Clarifies Attorneys’ Fees Statute in Gray Media v. City of Charlotte

A North Carolina appeals court has reaffirmed that records produced by government officials and stored with private contractors are the property of the people and subject to the North Carolina Public Records Act. In Gray Media v. City of Charlotte, the North Carolina Court of Appeals unanimously held that the city violated the public records […]

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Public Official Small Groups: Do public servant check-ins violate the Open Meetings Law?

North Carolina’s Open Meetings Law (OML) requires public bodies to conduct their business in public. Public bodies must notify the public of regularly scheduled, special and emergency meetings, must deliberate and vote in public, and must create a record of public business by keeping minutes. When public officials meet in small groups to discuss public

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