New laws in North Carolina promise increased transparency and more effective procedures to settle public records disputes, including mediation and financial incentives. The Sunshine Center will explore these new laws and more with its regional workshop 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in Karpen Hall 038 at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The event is free and for a wide audience, including the general public, media, public servants, civic organizations, legal professionals, students, educators - anyone with a stake in open government.
Even if you don't live in the Western part of the state, you should check this out. Besides, any excuse to visit the Asheville area is a good excuse, right? Leaf colors should be pretty sweet by then, and the apples? Forget about it. My mouth is watering just thinking about them.