Public terminal available for public viewing, inspection of county e-mails

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By Caroline Curran, Reporter

BOLIVIA—Have you ever wondered what county officials and department heads were up to?

There’s now an easy way to find out.

North Carolina General Statute 132-1 states records are public “regardless of form,” which includes electronic records—meaning those e-mails about public business are public records.

In June 2009, Brunswick County officials took a step toward the sunshine when they installed a public terminal, where anyone can inspect and read county e-mails sent to and from county officials and county department heads.

The public terminal is in Building I of the county complex in Bolivia, the “old administration building,” behind the David R. Sandifer County Administration Building.

Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

For more information, call 253-2000.