Other (indicate in message) Submitted: May 15, 2024 | Updated: May 15, 2024

[See Editor’s Note] (May 2024) Submission related to “Lincoln County North Carolina Director of the Year” 07/01/2016 – 05/05/2024

Date sent in to Sunshine: 05/06/24

Original Subject:
Lincoln County North Carolina Director of the Year

Original Message:
Lincoln County North Carolina recognizes the director of the year in December each year. It is required for all directors to nominate a director by e-mail to the County Manager or designee. As this is a few e-mails in the fall each year, please provide these e-mails or alternate submittals from all directors with their nominations. Also, any similar correspondence to and from the Commissioners to the County Manager or designee. Provide the final chosen director. Timeframe of the request from 2016 to 2023.

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
July 01, 2016 - May 05, 2024

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Editor’s Note 05/15/24: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”. As written, it is unclear what specific, searchable public records the sender would like to receive.

1) We don’t know how many records a request like this would potentially include — but due to the long time period of almost 8 years, as it’s written we find the request to be overly broad.

When requesting communication records, it’s important to specify the type of communications being requested, who the communications are “sent to”, “sent from”, or “sent between”, and any specific people / staff / departments etc. that should be included. Also, when a request covers a large time period and multiple entities, it’s important to include any specific subject matter or specific keywords that should be included in the search.

2) “… Also, any similar correspondence to and from the Commissioners to the County Manager or designee.”

Unless specified otherwise, we typically interpret the term “correspondence” or “communications” to mean Emails, SMS text messages, Google Chat messages, and Facebook Messenger messages — so that is what we would be requesting in this case. We assume though the sender just may want “emails”, however, we’d ask that you please specify the exact “correspondence” records you are hoping to receive.

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Status: Completed


  • May 15, 2024 6:08 pm

    3 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending