Other (indicate in message) Submitted: June 29, 2021 | Updated: January 10, 2022

(July 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds emails 01/01/2016-02/28/2019

Hello Rockingham County, NC Government (Records Officer),

I'd like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

A similar request from March 15, 2019 was marked as "Denied" via www.sunshinerequest.com on November 18, 2020 when your office had not provided any clear updates on status or timeline for completion.

Ref: https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/rockingham-county-register-of-deeds-emails-2016-2019/

For a year and a half Sunshine's Team made numerous attempts to follow up on the request. But, as there was no clarity on if / when the request would ever be completed by Rockingham County Gov. they had to move on and “Close" the request on their site.

I am not asking that you "reopen" that specific request. Rather, I am instead requesting a new version of the same info, and would ask that this time you please start the process over, treat it as a brand new request, and please provide a clear indication that the request has been received, and and estimated date for completion.
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The new request is as follows:

Related to emails from Rockingham County Register of deeds -- Please provide all emails sent from Rockingham County Register of Deeds Ben Curtis to anyone from January 01, 2016 through February 28, 2019.

Additionally - please provide all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a document along with the responsive emails.

Please include all of those additional documents where applicable, as relates to the requested information above.

If the records are ultimately too large to send via emailed file share, I'd ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files electronically.

Thank you for your assistance!

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Editor’s Note 06/29/21: We apologize for the delay in processing and publishing this request on our site. Sunshine Request is a project built and run by a small team at PRC Applications. We run the site in addition to our primary business. While we will always do our best to process and follow up on requests as quickly as possible, there may be occasional delays, depending on our availability in a given week or month.

Thank you for using www.sunshinerequest.com!

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • January 10, 2022 4:14 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: John Morris <[email protected]>
    cc: Lance Metzler <[email protected]>,
    Paul Murray <[email protected]>,
    Donna Fulcher <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 10, 2022, 4:14 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds emails 01/01/2016-02/28/2019

     

    Good afternoon John,

     

    Happy new year!

     

    This request has now been marked as completed. Thank you so much for your assistance.

     

    Have a good day.

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see all the files we received from Rockingham County Government at top left in documents. You’ll also see an image file which is a picture of the letter that we received along with the flash drive they sent. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Completed
  • December 17, 2021 3:56 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: John Morris <[email protected]>
    cc: Lance Metzler <[email protected]>,
    Paul Murray <[email protected]>,
    Donna Fulcher <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 17, 2021, 3:56 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds emails 01/01/2016-02/28/2019

     

    Good afternoon John,

     

    Hope you’ve been well!

     

    Wanted to let you know that we checked the PO Box last weekend and saw that the flash drive was delivered a while ago. Thank you for sending! We will work over the next few weeks to review the files as we’re able and will let you know if we have any questions. Once that’s finished, we can complete the request on our site.

     

    Happy holidays!


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • September 15, 2021 3:43 pm

    4 months ago

    from: John Morris <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Lance Metzler <[email protected]>,
    Paul Murray <[email protected]>,
    Donna Fulcher <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 15, 2021, 3:43 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds emails 01/01/2016-02/28/2019

     

    Will do. thanks. John


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • September 15, 2021 3:42 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: John Morris <[email protected]>
    cc: Lance Metzler <[email protected]>,
    Paul Murray <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 15, 2021, 3:42 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds emails 01/01/2016-02/28/2019

     

    Good afternoon John,

     

    Wanted to give you an update on this as a follow up to our previous message!

     

    We spoke with USPS today and the package was delivered to the post office on August 9th, and was returned to sender on August 11th since it required a signature for delivery. We cannot sign for this as it is a PO Box which we check periodically.

     

    Can you please resend the package in such a way that a signature is not required, and let us know when it is sent? Additionally, if you can please provide tracking information once it’s sent we will monitor it that way and will let you know as soon as we are able to get back to the PO Box and receive it.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • September 8, 2021 3:42 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: John Morris <[email protected]>
    cc: Lance Metzler <[email protected]>,
    Paul Murray <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 8, 2021, 3:42 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds emails 01/01/2016-02/28/2019

     

    Hi John,

     

    Thank you for the update.

     

    I’m not sure how it could have occurred that the package would be returned. We have a USPS PO Box and any packages we receive there are either placed in the box, or are noticed to be picked up at the desk. We haven’t received any notice like this from USPS.

     

    Please try resending the files to:

     

    Sunshine Request
    PO Box 17391
    Asheville NC, 28816

     

    …and please notify us with any tracking # information once the package has been mailed. We will reach out to our local USPS office at that time to ask them to confirm what the issue may be.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • September 1, 2021 10:52 am

    4 months ago

    from: John Morris <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Lance Metzler <[email protected].rockingham.nc.us>,
    Paul Murray <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 1, 2021, 10:52 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds emails 01/01/2016-02/28/2019

     

    The package was mailed on August 6th and was unclaimed. It is being returned.

     

    John M. Morris, JD, MBA
    County Attorney
    Rockingham County Legal Department
    P.O. Box 93
    Wentworth, NC 27375
    Phone: 336-342-8347


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • August 31, 2021 1:48 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: John Morris <[email protected]>
    cc: Lance Metzler <[email protected]>,
    Paul Murray <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 31, 2021, 1:48 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds emails 01/01/2016-02/28/2019

     

    Good afternoon John,

     

    Thank you for the update. We will check the PO box again in the coming weeks, and will notify you if / when we receive the files. If you have something like a tracking number you’d like to send us in the meantime, please share and we’ll be happy to just check this # out periodically, rather than follow up with you.

     

    Appreciate your help.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • August 25, 2021 2:07 pm

    4 months ago

    from: John Morris <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Lance Metzler <[email protected]>,
    Paul Murray <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 25, 2021, 2:07 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds emails 01/01/2016-02/28/2019

     

    The post office confirmed this was mailed on August 4, 2021. We have not yet received confirmation that it has been delivered.

     

    John M. Morris, JD, MBA
    County Attorney
    Rockingham County Legal Department
    P.O. Box 93
    Wentworth, NC 27375
    Phone: 336-342-8347


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • August 25, 2021 1:32 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: John Morris <[email protected]>
    cc: Lance Metzler <[email protected]>,
    Paul Murray <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 25, 2021, 1:32 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds emails 01/01/2016-02/28/2019

     

    Good afternoon John,

     

    I’m confirming receipt of your last email and will be checking our PO box in the coming weeks. Once we receive the files we’ll review and let you know if there’s any questions. After that I can mark this request as completed on our site.

     

    Thank you so much!

     

    **Editor’s Note: Someone from our team will check our PO Box in the coming weeks. We will post any responsive records once we have been able to review the files. Please do not send follow up requests or ask for additional status updates on the request until it has been completed. We will post any responsive info as soon as we have finished reviewing. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • August 10, 2021 12:44 pm

    5 months ago

    from: John Morris <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Mable Scott <[email protected]>,
    Lance Metzler <[email protected]>,
    Paul Murray <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 10, 2021, 12:44 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds emails 01/01/2016-02/28/2019

     

    Sunshine,

     

    The information satisfying this request has been mailed. Please confirm receipt.

     

    Thanks,
    John M. Morris, JD, MBA
    County Attorney
    Rockingham County Legal Department
    P.O. Box 93
    Wentworth, NC 27375
    Phone: 336-342-8347


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 23, 2021 4:12 pm

    5 months ago

    **Editor’s Note: With this update in mind, we will check for the correct new email address to communicate with Rockingham County Government about public records requests from here on out. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    from:
    Mable Scott <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jul 23, 2021, 4:12 PM
    subject: Dr. Mable Scott has Retired Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds emails 01/01/2016-02/28/2019

     

    Dr. Mable Scott has retired from employment with Rockingham County effective July 23, 2021.

     

    For any questions or concerns, please contact Assistant County Manager, Paul Murray.

     

    Thank you.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 23, 2021 4:12 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: John Morris <[email protected]>
    cc: Mable Scott <[email protected]>,
    Lance Metzler <[email protected]>,
    Paul Murray <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 23, 2021, 4:12 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds emails 01/01/2016-02/28/2019

     

    Hi John,

     

    Thank you for your help processing this request: (July 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds emails 01/01/2016-02/28/2019

     

    Please send to our mailing address at:
    Sunshine Request
    PO Box 17391
    Asheville NC, 28816

     

    Please let us know once the file is in the mail, and we’ll check for it in the coming weeks.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

     

    **Editor’s Note: Once we hear back we’ll go to the PO Box in the coming weeks. After that, we’ll review the files and any updates will be posted on our site as soon as we’re able. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • July 13, 2021 12:01 pm

    6 months ago

    from: John Morris <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Mable Scott <[email protected]>,
    Lance Metzler <[email protected]>,
    Paul Murray <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 13, 2021, 12:01 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds emails 01/01/2016-02/28/2019

     

    Sunshine:

     

    This file is very voluminous – as such, we will save to a flash drive and mail it to you. Please respond with the appropriate mailing address.

     

    The flash drive(s)/file will be mailed tomorrow.

     

    Thanks,
    John

    John M. Morris, JD, MBA
    County Attorney
    Rockingham County Legal Department
    P.O. Box 93
    Wentworth, NC 27375
    Phone: 336-342-8347

     


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • July 7, 2021 12:41 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Mable Scott <[email protected]>
    cc: John Morris <[email protected]>,
    Lance Metzler <[email protected]>,
    Paul Murray <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 7, 2021, 12:41 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds emails 01/01/2016-02/28/2019

     

    Hi Mable,

     

    Thank you for confirming receipt of this request. I will plan on following up again in mid-July if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Appreciate your help!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 7, 2021 12:39 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Mable Scott <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: John Morris <[email protected]>,
    Lance Metzler <[email protected]>,
    Paul Murray <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 7, 2021, 12:39 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds emails 01/01/2016-02/28/2019

     

    Rockingham County Government has received your public records request and it is being shared with the e appropriate County officials.
    Respectfully,
    Mable Scott


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 7, 2021 12:22 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Mable Scott <[email protected]>,
    John Morris <[email protected]>,
    Lance Metzler <[email protected]>,
    Paul Murray <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 7, 2021, 12:22 PM
    subject: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds emails 01/01/2016-02/28/2019

     

    Good afternoon Rockingham County Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again later this month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (July 2021) Request for Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds emails 01/01/2016-02/28/2019

     

    Message: “Hello Rockingham County, NC Government (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

     

    A similar request from March 15, 2019 was marked as “Denied” via www.sunshinerequest.com on November 18, 2020 when your office had not provided any clear updates on status or timeline for completion.

     

    Ref: https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/rockingham-county-register-of-deeds-emails-2016-2019/

     

    For a year and a half Sunshine’s Team made numerous attempts to follow up on the request. But, as there was no clarity on if / when the request would ever be completed by Rockingham County Gov. they had to move on and “Close” the request on their site.

     

    I am not asking that you “reopen” that specific request. Rather, I am instead requesting a new version of the same info, and would ask that this time you please start the process over, treat it as a brand new request, and please provide a clear indication that the request has been received, and and estimated date for completion.
    —-

     

    The new request is as follows:

     

    Related to emails from Rockingham County Register of deeds — Please provide all emails sent from Rockingham County Register of Deeds Ben Curtis to anyone from January 01, 2016 through February 28, 2019.

     

    Additionally – please provide all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a document along with the responsive emails.

     

    Please include all of those additional documents where applicable, as relates to the requested information above.

     

    If the records are ultimately too large to send via emailed file share, I’d ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files electronically.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ** Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • June 29, 2021 5:58 pm

    6 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending