The ACLU and a Kitty Hawk resident have asked a Wake County judge to order a North Carolina lawmaker to release correspondence to and from her office about a plastic bag ban. Kitty Hawk resident Craig Merrill and the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina sued state Rep. Beverly Boswell, a Dare County […]
A local advocacy group is calling on the city to improve transparency in the police department following the publication of body camera footage in February that shows a white former Asheville police officer beating a black city resident. “For our city to move forward from this tragic incident, we need to talk about solutions,” Patrick Conant, a […]
Judges should shield UNC-Chapel Hill from having to release the names of students disciplined in on-campus sexual-misconduct cases for fear of chilling reporting by victims and because federal law overrides North Carolina’s Public Records Law, lawyers for UNC say. In a brief directed to the N.C. Court of Appeals, UNC-CH’s legal team admitted that federal […]
North Carolina lawmakers have released a state budget compromise that will make more public safety documents off-limits under an expanded "terrorism exemption" to the state's open records law.