Other (indicate in message) Submitted: November 29, 2023 | Updated: November 29, 2023

[See Editor’s Note] (December 2023) Three submissions related to “Robeson County, NC” and “NC Judicial Court District 16B”

[ REQUEST #1 ]

Date sent in to Sunshine: 11/27/23

Original Subject:
Documentation Involving the County Manager Search for Robeson County, NC

Original Message:
Documentation to include emails and other public records in pdf format if available as it relates to Kelli Blue being hired as the county manager of Robeson County, North Carolina without an advertisement for the position ever being posted and the search being waved. Time period of records is approximately June 1, 2018 through January 2, 2019. Thank you respectfully.

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
June 01, 2018 - January 02, 2019
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[ REQUEST #2 ]

Date sent in to Sunshine: 11/27/23

Original Subject:
Records for the Search for the Director of Economic Development for Robeson County

Original Message:
Please provide all public records to include all emails and communications for the search for the Economic Director of Robeson County, North Carolina position to include compensation records. The position was ultimately given to Channing Jones. The time period for these records will cover October 20, 2017 through March 21, 2018. The position indicated a max pay of $90K but Mr. Jones was offered over $100k. Thank you so much.

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
October 20, 2017 - March 21, 2018
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[ REQUEST # 3 ]

Date sent in to Sunshine: 11/27/23

Original Subject:
Public Records Related to Work Hours of Chief District Court Judge Angelica Chavis Mcintyre

Original Message:
Please provide all documentation and public records as it relates to the work hours of Chief District Court Judge Angelica Chavis Mcintyre of Robeson County, North Carolina-assigned to NC Judicial Court District 16B. This includes vacation time off and trackable work hours. The time period for this request is January 1, 2021 through October 31, 2023. I know this is for 3 years but any records you can obtain at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
January 01, 2021 - October 31, 2023

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Editor’s Note 12/06/23: The 3 submissions above have been marked as “Completed”. As written, it is unclear what specific searchable public records the sender would like to receive.

[ REQUEST # 1 ]

– What specific type of “documentation” and “other public records” are you hoping to receive? Is this a search for just emails, meeting minutes of certain boards or committees (which are likely available online) ? Text messages sent between certain people? etc.

– When requesting emails, please specify who the emails are “sent to”, “sent from”, or “sent between” and indicate any specific people / staff / departments etc. that should be included. For example: Is this a request for all emails sent to, sent from, or sent between the County Commissioners? All County Staff? etc.

– Is there a more specific subject matter or any specific keywords that should be included in the search? For example: “Kelli Blue”, “Kellie Blue”, “County Manager hiring”, etc.

[ REQUEST # 2 ]

As written it’s unclear exactly what specific records are being requested.

– In our experience, “communications” records are generally considered to be Emails only, unless otherwise specified by the requester. If you’re looking for text messages between certain people, Facebook Messenger, Google Chat, etc. or other type of communication besides email, please specify.

– When requesting communications records, please specify who those are “sent to”, “sent from”, or “sent between” and indicate any specific people / staff / departments etc. For example: Is this a request for all emails sent to, sent from, or sent between the County Commissioners? All County Staff? etc.

– It’s clear that the subject matter requested should be related to “the search for the Economic Director of Robeson County, North Carolina position”. However, the addition of the phrase “to include compensation records”, makes this request unclear. 

Would you like to make an additional (separate request) to know how much Mr. Jones has been paid by the County during a specific time period? Or, are you meaning to ask for all emails exchanged between certain people during a specific time period, regarding the specific subject matter of how much a new County Manager could potentially be paid?

[ REQUEST # 3 ]

– What specific type of “documentation” and other “public records” are you hoping to receive? 

– We understand that, in part, you’d like to know “any vacation time off, and trackable work hours”, but — are you asking to receive a report of all vacation time-off that “has been taken” during a period of time? Or, are you wanting to know the terms around how much Vacation time this person is entitled to use or accrue, per their original employment contract?

– As far as trackable work hours – we’ll interpret this to mean that you’d like to receive all of this person’s “time sheets” (if such a record exists) during the specified time period. Or, is it just that you’d like to know how many total hours this person has worked during that period of time? Alternatively, if it’s not possible for the Disclosing Agency to look up the information in that way … are you asking to know how much Judge Mcintyre has been paid during the period of time specified (to include any vacation time, compensation, salary, bonus, etc) ?

– Additionally. It’s unclear to what entity a request like this should be sent. Should this be sent to the NC Judicial Branch” Or, possibly, would it make sense to send this to the Robeson County Clerk of Court?

We’d ask that the sender please submit any new request(s), to clearly indicate any specific details, subject matter, message, dates, record types, City /County / State, etc. about the exact public records that are being requested, and to what entity the request is being made. Clarifying this info will help to greatly narrow the scope of the request(s), and will also reduce the amount of time it takes the Disclosing Agency (as well as our team) to process the requests.


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Status: Completed

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  • November 29, 2023 3:32 pm

    2 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
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