These "news" folks need to familiarize themselves with the open meeting laws of North Carolina...there are private meetings in public buildings all over the region. Just because two or more people gather in a public building doesn't mean the news media has the right to attend the meeting. Pickney states, "most of the time the organization pays to reserve the room"....according to whom, specifically? Or is that simply an assumption without attribution? And how much taxpayer money was inappropriately wasted to host this meeting? Ola had no business calling a deputy off a murder investigation to serve paperwork...fact stated. Move on.
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