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Democrats, public employees working to stop personnel records bill

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RALEIGH — A bill that would open disciplinary records of government employees is crawling through the Senate, and employee unions and Democrats are determined to kill it.   Read Story »

Tags: public records | SB 355

Henderson County News

Edwards signs on to bill improving public records access

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North Carolina taxpayers will have access to the reasons why government employees are hired, fired, promoted, demoted or suspended if a bill proposed in the state Legislature and cosponsored by state Sen. Chuck Edwards becomes law.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | public records | Sunshine Amendment | SB 355

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

PUBLIC RECORDS: Let the sun shine

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Across America, Sunshine Week is a time when newspaper editors celebrate the public’s right to see government records and attend government meetings.   Read Story »

Tags: public records | Laurence McKisson

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Public notice bill poorly serves the public

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Like a bad penny, Legislation to hide public notices from the public is back in the N.C. General Assembly.   Read Story »

Tags: public notices | public records

East Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

County attorney instructs Planning Board not to reject emails on asphalt plant

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Rebecca Grounsell wrote an impassioned email to members of the Henderson County Planning Board on June 10 imploring them to reject an asphalt plant near her home on Candlestick Drive, where she lives with her husband, Lee, 6-year-old daughter Alice and rescue dogs Griz and Gunny.   Read Story »

Tags: East Flat Rock | County Attorney Russ Burrell | disruptive land uses | public records | asphalt plant | East Flat Rock asphalt plant