A LEGAL GUIDE TO CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTING

Written by faculty member Norma Houston, A Legal Guide to Construction Contracting with North Carolina Local Governments covers all applicable competitive bidding requirements for public construction and repair projects as well as exceptions under the Mini-Brooks Act. Order your copy today.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

High school seniors who will be attending UNC-Chapel Hill as a freshman in 2015 and have at least one parent who has been a North Carolina local government employee for at least five years are eligible to apply for the Warren Jake Wicker Undergraduate Scholarship. Contact UNC's Torie Davis Forte at 919.843.1619 or torie_forte@unc.edu for an application. The deadline is June 1.

CAROLINA MPA CELEBRATES 2014–2015 GRADUATES

Faculty, staff, and family members celebrated the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Carolina MPA graduates on Saturday, May 9. Charlotte City Council Member Vi Lyles '74 delivered the graduation address. For photos of the event, visit Carolina MPA on Facebook and Twitter.

DIGITAL EVIDENCE RESOURCE NOW AVAILABLE

Written by faculty member Jeffrey B. Welty, Digital Evidence covers legal issues involved in searching for, seizing, and introducing digital evidence in criminal cases. Order your copy today.

Dean Mike Smith Receives UNC Public Service Award

Dean Mike Smith was honored on April 7 with the Ned Brooks Award for Public Service. Sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service and presented by Chancellor Carol Folt, the award recognizes that Smith's "approach to mentoring, inspiring, and providing opportunities for others to make a positive impact in the community has expanded public service beyond the University and the School of Government."

NOW AVAILABLE: FINAL REPORT ON CITY SERVICES FY 2013–2014

The School of Government's Final Report on City Services for Fiscal Year 2013–2014: Performance and Cost Data, prepared by Dale J. Roenigk, presents data for thirteen North Carolina cities in thirteen service areas.

MPA@UNC FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR NCACC MEMBERS

The NC Association of County Commissioners has partnered with MPA@UNC, the online format of the Carolina MPA program, to offer $5,000 fellowships to members interested in pursuing degrees online. Learn more.

2014 CUMULATIVE SUPPLEMENT TO NC CRIMES NOW AVAILABLE

Written by faculty member Jessica Smith, the 2014 Cumulative Supplement to North Carolina Crimes covers legislation enacted and case law decided from January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2014. It is a companion to North Carolina Crimes: A Guidebook on the Elements of Crime, Seventh Edition, 2012, which incorporates statutory changes made through the 2011 session of the General Assembly and case law through December 31, 2011. Order your copy today.

MPA@UNC Fellowships Available for NCLM Members

The NC League of Municipalities has partnered with MPA@UNC, the online format of the Carolina MPA program, to offer $5,000 fellowships to members interested in pursuing degrees online. Learn more.

County and Municipal Government is now available

County and Municipal Government in North Carolina, edited by Frayda Bluestein, provides a comprehensive look at the foundations, legal authority, organization, and administration of the state’s counties and cities. Order your copy today in hard copy or PDF format.