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ELON — North Carolina State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, today accepted the N.C. Open Government Coalition’s Government Award that recognizes individuals as well as agencies within government that have provided outstanding access to public information.

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Before we scold the Richmond County Board of Commissioners for approving another problematic public comment policy, we have to give credit for the positive changes commissioners made.

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the new public comment policy, despite a last-minute letter from a civil liberties organization with concerns over the potential chilling of free speech.

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Board of Commissioners is slated to vote Tuesday evening on its public appearance policy which has been in place for more than 20 years, but open government experts say the draft is still potentially problematic.

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Board of Commissioners could start the new year off with a change to a potentially problematic policy.

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ROCKINGHAM —The Richmond County government may have violated the First Amendment when denying an outspoken animal rights activist a chance to address the commissioners because of perceived threats from 2019.

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ROCKINGHAM — A provision in the Richmond County Board of Commissioners’ public appearance policy appears problematic, according to open government and free speech experts.

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RALEIGH — “Chapel Hill professors question group’s public records requests.”

“Governor and NC media settle dispute over McCrory’s records.” 

“Public records lawsuit filed against state Rep. Beverly Boswell.” 

All real headlines. All spanning North Carolina’s news cycles over the past decade. All present important questions about transparency and access to government records, which are, by statute, open to everyone — not just journalists — for inspection.

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