Franklin County town, newspaper at odds over cost of records request 7/16/19

A Franklin County town and the local newspaper that covers it are at odds over a public records request.

Town officials estimated The Wake Weekly, a Restoration Newsmedia newspaper, would have to pay a fee of about $70,000 before the town could comply with a public records request the paper made this month.

Legal experts called the fee "insane" and "shocking."

Town officials have since reduced that charge to about $15,000, a price the newspaper says is still too high.

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Wilson, Dunn papers form media company 5/14/19

From staff reports (The Wilson Times)

The Daily Record and The Wilson Times, North Carolina's last two family-owned daily newspapers, have forged a strategic partnership and formed a media management company, allowing them to share resources and expertise while remaining independently owned and operated.

Bart and Brent Adams and Maere Kay Lashmit, who own The Daily Record in Dunn, N.C., and Morgan Dickerman, who owns The Wilson Times, have joined forces to create Restoration Newsmedia. The limited-liability company was incorporated and registered with the N.C. Department of the Secretary of State on April 30.

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