On the Road Again: Local Records Unit

August has been a busy and productive month for the Local Records Unit. Staff presented four Managing Public Records workshops to over 200 participants. Our most recent trip was to the Town of Cary, who graciously allowed us to present our workshop in their spacious town council chambers. Fifty people attended. The Town of Cary…

Records Received in August

As I have discussed in a previous blog post about being a Local Records Archivist, I go out and collect permanent original county records. The Local Records unit has been busy bringing county records from Cherokee, Harnett, and Davie. I collected records from Harnett and Davie Counties. The Cherokee County records were collected by Jason…

Important Disaster Preparation Information

It’s that time of year again when the threat of a hurricane making landfall in North Carolina becomes part of our lives. We thought we would take this opportunity to share some important information that you will need in the event of an emergency. If anyone has any problems with damage to public records at…

A Busy Day For the Local Records Unit

The Local Records Unit has been racking up some miles in the past week. Last Friday, August 17, began with a trip to the Raleigh Convention Center by Emily Hanna and Carie Chesarino.  They were there to pick up minutes for microfilming from the attendees at the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Annual Conference.…

City of Raleigh wins bronze in Best of the Web 2012

Government Technology has announced the 2012 Best of the Web awards, which evaluate state, county, and municipal websites.  The announcement states that these awards …[honor] governments whose websites demonstrate innovation, usability and maximum functionality for users. Best of the Web honorees have sites that also contribute to governmental efficiency by contributing to effective service delivery. The city…

Soil and Water Conservation Conference

My name is Al Hargrove and I’m a Records Management Analyst II in the Division of Archives and Records, Government Records. I had the opportunity to speak at the Department of Agriculture’s annual Conservation Employee Training Conference for both state and county Soil and Water Conservation employees, which was held in Greensboro on August 15,…