Authoritative NC Manual trying to stay alive

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on January 12, 2014 at 4:14 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The North Carolina Manual has chronicled government in the state for more than a century in one volume every two years. 

But the publication has become victim to budget cuts and technology in an era when people are more likely to Google political or government information, rather than look it up in a book. 

It's been the job of the North Carolina Secretary of State for 75 years to collect and produce the anthology of government facts and personalities, then distribute the book across the state. 

Since budget reductions during the Great Recession, the manual hasn't been printed in book form since the 2007-08 edition. The latest version posted online covers through 2010. Delays have occurred as Secretary of State Elaine Marshall's office workers cover more responsibilities.  
 

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