North Carolina FOI Resources

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North Carolina Open Government Coalition (NFOIC Affiliate)
Elon University, School of Communications
2850 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
http://www.ncopengov.org/
Contact: Jonathan Jones, Executive Director
Phone 336.278.5345
Email ncopengov@elon.edu

 

QUICK FOI INFORMATION

Open Meetings Law G.S. §143-318.9
Closed: 7 exemptions including: Attorney consultation; employee matters; and certain real estate transactions.

Open Records Law G.S. §132-1
Exempt: Confidential legal communications;  criminal investigations; and intelligence information.

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

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FOI HOTLINE

North Carolina Open Government Coalition
Phone (336) 278-5506
Email: ncopengov@Elon.edu
http://www.ncopengov.org
"The North Carolina Open Government Coalition unites organizations interested in ensuring and enhancing the public's access to government activity, records and meetings. The nonpartisan coalition will educate people about their rights and support their efforts to gain access, and advocate the principles and benefits of open government.

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CONTACTS

Office of the Attorney General
9001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-9001
Phone (919) 716-6400
http://www.ncdoj.com/

North Carolina Bar Association
8000 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513
Phone (919) 677-0561 or (800) 662-7407
http://www.ncbar.org/

North Carolina Press Association
5171 Glenwood Ave.,
Suite 364, Raleigh,NC 27612
http://www.ncpress.com/

State Sunshine Chair
Chip Wilson
Charlotte Observer
cwilson@charlotteobserver.com

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FORM LETTERS

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Phone (800) 336-4243 or (703) 807-2100
Email rcfp@rcfp.org
FOIA Letter Generator

 

Student Press Law Center
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Phone (703) 807-1904
Email splc@splc.org
Request Letter Generator

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PUBLICATIONS

North Carolina State Public Records Law available here and here.

Open Meetings and Local Governments in North Carolina: Some Questions and Answers by David M. Lawrence. 6th ed. Chapel Hill, NC: Institute of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002.
The pamphlet is intended for people who are not lawyers but who must deal frequently with the state's open-meetings statute, including members of local government governing boards, local government administrators and reporters. It discusses the statute through a series of questions and short answers, with no attempt at extended argument or analysis.
Price: $14.00
Order here

Mass Communication Law in North Carolina brings between two covers a valuable reference to sate law affecting communication professionals and students. Written for the layperson, it examines issues that occur in daily newsgathering activities, such as libel, open records, and reporter privilege. Media law is constantly evolving, and North Carolina law is not exception. With timely updates covering this dynamic field, Mass Communication Law in North Carolina will earn its place on every media professional’s desk.
Order from:   New Forums Press
 

Open Government Guide from the
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

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