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Attorneys for county, press association differ on opinion of personal e-mails as public record

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By Caroline Curran, Reporter

While they both agree e-mails fall under the scope of the North Carolina Public Records Law, attorneys for Brunswick County and the N.C. Press Association disagree on which e-mails are public record.

State, county and municipal employees and elected officials are subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law, which encompasses all correspondence, including e-mails.

Brunswick County Attorney Huey Marshall argues only e-mails “made or received pursuant to law or ordinance in connection to transaction of public business” are public record.


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