NC: Military panel skirts open-meetings law

Last week, a state commission that advocates for the military dodged a public discussion of a controversial wind-energy project.

In doing so, government-transparency advocates say the panel appears to have violated North Carolina’s open-meetings law.

The Military Affairs Commission chairman refused to allow a scheduled presentation at a committee meeting to proceed because a reporter was present, according to The Carolina Journal, a publication of the conservative John Locke Foundation. The presentation was on a large, nearly complete wind farm near Elizabeth City.