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PAGE 10 -- SPRING HOPE ENTERPRISE --MAY 12, 2011 Removing public notices from local newspapers would be like letting the foxes guard the hen house. Makes no sense at all, but that&apos;s what might happen if legislation pending in the N.C. General Assembly is approved. HB 472 and SB 773 would allow cities, towns and counties to stop publishing their public notices in the local newspaper. Instead, the governmental units could just place the notices on their own websites. Sponsors im their aim is to save money. But the result will be a loss of an important system of checks and balances. Currently your local newspaper does more than print these notices, it provides an independent verification t|at legal notices are printed in the permanent record of the newspaper and published the required number of times. Without this outside verification, government officials can just say "TRUST US" Call or email your legislators today! Tell them you want notices in your local newspaperY Vote NO on HB 472 and SB 773! Don't put the fox in charge! KEEP PUBLIC NOTICES WHERE THE PUBLIC <> If you are uncertain who your l d islator is, go to www, ncpress,com for a link to discover who represents you, I d