Sunshine Day celebrates N.C. public records law

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Sunshine on Stonyman Mountain. Photo by Sarah Acuff

Thursday, March 17, is Sunshine Day in North Carolina, sharing awareness of the state’s public records law.

Here’s the public records law.

Here are details about the open meetings law, from the North Carolina Open Government Coalition.

The open government coalition is hosting an event in Salisbury to mark the day. Cost is $30 and includes lunch.

Background from recent cases that will likely come up:
Eight media outlets sue UNC for records related to football players.
“Why we are suing UNC,” from The Daily Tar Heel independent student newspaper.
Cornelius and Davidson snub Observer e-mail request.
Background on Observer e-mail request from WFAE.
Newsroom Law Blog on e-mail database request.
Changes to personnel file rules.

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