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

[See Editor’s Note](May 2024) Submission related to “Lincoln County NC” [possible] “Letter to Chairman” 04/13/24 – 05/01/24

Date sent in to Sunshine: 05/06/24

Original Subject:
Lincoln County NC Letter to Chairman Mitchem

Original Message:
on or about April 20, 2024. There was a letter hand delivered to the Chairman by a special courier service. provide a copy of the letter and the invoice from the delivery service. This letter was discussed at the following meetings in great detail.

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
April 13, 2024 - May 01, 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.

We reviewed currently available meeting agendas / meeting minutes of the Lincoln County, NC Board of Commissioners during the time period of April 2024 – May 2024. Within those documents, we could not find any mentions of a “letter”, “courier”, “delivery”, or “invoice”, related to Mr. Mitchem. But, please note that the May 01, 2024 meeting minutes are not currently posted online:

We also reviewed several meeting videos, including the “Board of Commissioners Special Called Meeting 05/01/2024” — in which the Board discussed “grievances” against Mr. Mitchem that were previously discussed in a closed session, as well as a hearing to remove Mr. Mitchem from the Board: https://lincolncountync.viebit.com/player.php?hash=Y35Z5BeDbOOYip3. At 03:19:00 in the video, they mentioned a draft of “… a letter that was sent out to the voters of Lincoln County”. This is the only mention of a “letter” we can find in their meeting videos.

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Status: Completed


  • May 15, 2024 7:01 pm

    3 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending