Other (indicate in message) Submitted: March 13, 2019 | Updated: May 20, 2019

Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds information

Hello, recently the Rockingham County Register of Deeds was being investigated for receiving too much back pay from county. What was the final disposition of that investigation? Also Register of Deeds Ben Curtis was accused of receiving vacation time from county but has never took vacation since 2016. What was the final disposition of this investigation? Also, it is known that Commissioner Kevin Berger is best friends with Register of Deeds Ben Curtis. Was Commissioner Berger part of the discussion concerning Ben Curtis’s final disposition? Did Commissioner Kevin Berger have a vote of the outcome of the investigation into Ben Curtis? Did Commissioner Berger recuse himself from conflict of interest in this matter?

Also, it is known that Register of Deeds Ben Curtis was employed with Eden Police department in same time frame that Commissioner Reece Pyrtle was police chief of Eden Police department. So did Commissioner Pyrtle have a part in final outcome of Ben Curtis’s investigation? Did Commissioner Pyrtle vote of final outcome of the investigation of Ben Curtis? Did Commissioner Pyrtle ever recuse himself of conflict of interest with Ben Curtis?

Thank you for your assistance with the request!

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • May 20, 2019 4:59 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: John Morris <[email protected]>
    cc: Mable Scott <[email protected]>
    date: May 20, 2019, 4:59 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds information

     

    John,

     

    Thank you for providing an answer for us. We will mark this request as “Complete” based off your email here. We appreciate your help!

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • May 17, 2019 3:50 pm

    2 months ago

    from: John Morris <[email protected]>
    to: Mable Scott <[email protected]>
    cc: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: May 17, 2019, 3:50 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds information

     

    Dear Sunshine Request,

     

    In response to the below public record request, please note the following:

     

    Pursuant NCGS 132-1, public records and public information compiled by the agencies of NC government or its subdivisions are the property of the people. So, the County assists parties requesting public information and provides that information if a document/record exists and it is, in fact, a public record. In this case, there are no public records being requested but rather asking for responses to questions. NCGS 132-1(a) defines public record as “all documents, papers, letters, maps…” Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

     

    Best regards,

     

    John M. Morris, JD, MBA
    County Attorney
    Rockingham County Legal Department
    P.O. Box 93
    Wentworth, NC 27375
    Phone: 336-342-8347


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • May 17, 2019 12:18 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Mable Scott <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected],
    [email protected]
    date: May 17, 2019, 12:18 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds information

     

    Good afternoon Mable,

     

    We’ve been trying to get this request completed since March and have not gotten any update from you as to when you anticipate this request could be completed. Is there any update from the appropriate persons?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • May 7, 2019 4:53 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Mable Scott <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Mable Scott <[email protected]>
    date: May 7, 2019, 4:53 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds information

     

    Hello Again Sunshine Request.
    I am forwarding your request to the appropriate leaders within Rockingham County Government.
    Feel free to contact the Public Information Office if we can be of assistance in the future.
    Thanks,
    Mable


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 7, 2019 4:46 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Mable Scott <[email protected]>
    cc: Mable Scott <[email protected]>
    date: May 7, 2019, 4:46 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds information

     

    Good afternoon Mable,

     

    Hope you’ve been well! Following up on this request again to see if there’s any update from the appropriate persons? We would really like to get this request completed on our site and were wondering if you could anticipate when that would be?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • March 27, 2019 5:03 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Mable Scott <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Mable Scott <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 27, 2019, 5:03 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds information

     

    I am forwarding your request to the appropriate parties within Rockingham County Government.
    Mable Scott

     

    Mable Springfield Scott, Ph.D.
    Public Information Officer
    Rockingham County Government
    Office 336.342.8342
    Cell 336.589.0967
    [email protected]
    www.MyRockinghamCountyNC.com


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • March 27, 2019 4:01 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Mable Scott <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 27, 2019, 4:01 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds information

     

    Good afternoon Mable,

     

    Just wanted to follow up and check in on this request and make sure it had been received and began processing?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • March 15, 2019 11:39 am

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Mable Scott <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 15, 2019, 11:39 AM
    subject: Records Request: Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds information

     

    Good afternoon Rockingham County Government,

     

    We’ve received a new request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: Rockingham County, NC Register of Deeds information

     

    Message:
    “Hello, recently the Rockingham County Register of Deeds was being investigated for receiving too much back pay from county. What was the final disposition of that investigation? Also Register of Deeds Ben Curtis was accused of receiving vacation time from county but has never took vacation since 2016. What was the final disposition of this investigation? Also, it is known that Commissioner Kevin Berger is best friends with Register of Deeds Ben Curtis. Was Commissioner Berger part of the discussion concerning Ben Curtis’s final disposition? Did Commissioner Kevin Berger have a vote of the outcome of the investigation into Ben Curtis? Did Commissioner Berger recuse himself from conflict of interest in this matter?

     

    Also, it is known that Register of Deeds Ben Curtis was employed with Eden Police department in same time frame that Commissioner Reece Pyrtle was police chief of Eden Police department. So did Commissioner Pyrtle have a part in final outcome of Ben Curtis’s investigation? Did Commissioner Pyrtle vote of final outcome of the investigation of Ben Curtis? Did Commissioner Pyrtle ever recuse himself of conflict of interest with Ben Curtis?

     

    Thank you for your assistance with the request!”

     

    **Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive. We would also like to note that the requester put in a timeframe for this request from September 1st, 2018 to March 12, 2019.

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • March 13, 2019 11:37 am

    4 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending