Other (indicate in message) Submitted: April 9, 2024 | Updated: April 9, 2024

[See Editor’s Note] (April 2024) Submission related to “Sylva Pride” in NC, communications and other documents.

Date sent in to Sunshine: 03/25/24

Original Subject:
Sylva Pride

Original Message:
In accordance with the North Carolina General Statutes Chapters 121 and 132, which govern the management and retention of public records, I hereby request access to communications among the following individuals from the Town of Sylva:

Johnny Phillips, Mary Gelbaugh, Natalie Newman, Brad Waldrop, Blitz Estridge, Mark Jones, Paige Dowling, Jake Scott, Chris Hatton, Mike Beck, Bernadette Peters, and Eric Ridenour.

This request pertains to all forms of communication, including but not limited to emails, text messages (whether on work or personal phones, if the communication pertains to pride as it is town-related communication and considered a public record), calendar entries for meetings related to pride, documents (drafts included), and any non-protected attorney communications that relate to Sylva Pride or any pride-related event in Downtown Sylva.

The dates are specified in this request below.

We understand that retrieving these records may require time. Therefore, we request that you provide the documents in batches as they become available, to facilitate timely access.

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
December 20, 2024 - March 24, 2024

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04/09/24. Editor’s Note to Sender: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”. As written it’s unclear to what period of time the responsive records should apply. We assume that the responsive time period should actually be 12/20/2023 (not 2024 as indicated) – 03/24/2024. However, this info needs to be clarified.

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Status: Completed


  • April 9, 2024 1:48 pm

    3 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending