Writing a Public Records Management Manual

If you are responsible for the management of public records in a North Carolina unit of government, you may want to consider writing a manual as a means of educating your colleagues on public records management. A records management manual for North Carolina public records could include: A copy of North Carolina’s public records law (N.C.G.S.…

Sunshine Day 2015 at the Durham Convention Center

Mark Holland, Rashida Felder, and I attended Elon University’s and the N.C. Open Government Coalition’s excellent Sunshine Day 2015 forum at the Durham Convention Center on Monday, March 16, part of Sunshine Week. We listened as Sarah Healy, public records administrator for the City of Greensboro, described Greensboro’s Public Information Request Tracking System, otherwise known…

How Did We Move a Warehouse Full of Records?

How Did We Move a Warehouse Full of Records? One of the primary functions of the Government Records Section, Division of Archives and History (State Archives of North Carolina) is to provide state agencies with storage facilities for their inactive records.  We operate three storage facilities to accomplish this goal.  Due the term of the…

Happy Sunshine Week 2015!

The last vestiges of wintery weather are finally being chased from the state, the evenings are staying brighter longer, and half of the conversations on the street have something to do with basketball and brackets.  It can only mean one thing: it’s time for Sunshine Week 2015! Sunshine Week is an annual national observance of the…

Hertford County Transfers Court Records

The State Archives of North Carolina is pleased to announce the recent addition of nearly 85 cubic feet of Hertford County court records to the Archives holdings. Though the Archives values transfers of all sizes, it is rare to find a body of material that literally triples the amount of records for a single county. Available records include: Judgments before the…