A Public Record Can Still Be Confidential Client Information

A Public Record Can Still Be Confidential Client Information

A committee of the American Bar Association released Formal Opinion 480 on March 6. The discussion surrounding this opinion reminds us of our earlier blog post, entitled Just because it’s a public record, that doesn’t mean it’s not confidential. If you can set aside...
Alternatives for Municipal Financing for Community Dams

Alternatives for Municipal Financing for Community Dams

There are over 3200 dams in North Carolina, and many of these are owned and maintained by smaller entities that may not have the resources to take care of the dams the way they need to be taken care of. And so after time, an inspection may show that the dam needs...
The Importance of Fund Balance

The Importance of Fund Balance

 What do we need all this fund balance for, anyway? As we move into the height of budget season, this question will ring out across the North Carolina — especially as many local governments re-build fund balance after some years of decline. Why do we keep the...