- Special Sections
- Public Notices
Public records and open meetings laws in North Carolina exist for one reason—to ensure that government is conducted in the open.
Public business, according to state law, must be done in public.
The public’s access to the government process, whether it’s access to meetings or to information or documents, is a right, not a privilege.
While there are nine specific, and likely overused, provisions that allow public bodies to convene in closed session, action must be taken in open session.
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