Protecting Public Records While You Telework

Teleworking presents challenges for public records management. Here are some tips for making sure your public records remain secure when you work from home.

State Archives and State Records Center Operations Update – 3/17/2020

In accordance with Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 117, and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Archives and Library Building and the State Records Center will close to the public beginning Mar. 17.  Please note that the State Records Center remains open for state and local government employees for accessing and retrieving records,…

Updates on Local Records Retention Schedules

In March 2019, the State Archives of North Carolina (SANC) released the General Records Schedule for Local Government Agencies.  Since the release of that document we have listened to and collected feedback from various local government agencies and will be implementing some changes into how this document is approved, as well as how local government…

Wilson County Divorces Processed

Our county records intern, Chandler Foster, has finished processing a second installment of Wilson County divorce records. There are 111 new boxes of divorce proceedings from Wilson County, 1931-1968, CR.105.604.007-116, processed in file number order with file numbers ranging from #482 to #6499. These records join the earlier processed divorces, 1859-1912, CR.105.604.001-5, which are in…

NC Attorney General’s 2019 Guide to Open Government

In March of 2019, the North Carolina Attorney General, Josh Stein, released The North Carolina Open Government Guide. The guide is a concise resource for North Carolinians on public records and open meetings law. Local and state government employees may find the guide useful for its tips on fulfilling public records requests, exemptions from disclosure…

Announcing: Managing Public Records Workshops, Spring 2019

The Government Records Section of the State Archives is pleased to announce dates for the Spring 2019 workshop series on managing public records. This workshop is free and designed for local government employees and elected officials. The workshop will cover*: Public records law Principles of records management Confidential records Record retention and disposition schedules Electronic…

New Retention Schedule Model for North Carolina Local Governments

Since 1960, when the State Archives of North Carolina (SANC) first published a retention schedule for county governments, SANC has updated local government records retention and disposition schedules as records, recordkeeping processes, and the laws governing local agencies have changed. Currently, SANC amends schedules when legal changes necessitate only a few records series to be…