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Indie Register founders rack up awards

Independent Register c0-founders Corey Friedman and William R. Toler brought home a combined 10 awards from statewide journalism contests in Chapel Hill Thursday night. The two, who currently work for the Richmond County Daily Journal in Rockingham, N.C., won seven … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Second Amendment and gun control

By Eric Voliva I grew up as a child with two other brothers and a sister with multiple firearms in our home, and had a healthy respect for their destructive power by the age of 2 when my father took … Continue reading

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Profanity law’s repeal a good step toward reform

By Corey Friedman Those coarse words that escape many a driver’s lips in a traffic jam can no longer land you behind bars in North Carolina. The Regulatory Reform Act of 2015, a housecleaning bill designed to streamline the state’s … Continue reading

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Our resolution: To write more

We have had a less than productive year in 2015, with only three posts (four if you count the New Year’s entry) gracing the site — one of which was recycled. IndieRegister founders Corey Friedman and William R. Toler have been busy at … Continue reading

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Constitution can’t restrain all overreach

By William R. Toler As we make our way through Constitution Week, we will undoubtedly hear the parchment’s praises, how it is the document that gives us in the U.S. of A. our freedom. First off, the Constitution doesn’t give … Continue reading

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The Bee Gees, government and the myth of property ownership

By William R. Toler 70s disco icons The Bee Gees aren’t usually considered to be a source of libertarian thought. But a line in the band’s 1977 hit ballad “How Deep is Your Love” recently struck a chord with me: … Continue reading

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A journey to the Capitol

By William R. Toler [Note: The following is a metaphorical retelling of my trip to Raleigh to cover the General Assembly.] In my trade as a scribe, I was selected to travel to the dark city to document the ceremony … Continue reading

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Another year down as another dawns

We’ll readily admit that it’s been a slow year for content, especially the second half of the year. Not to make excuses, but it’s partly because Corey Friedman and William R. Toler have been keeping busy working at the Richmond … Continue reading

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Ordinance: No single beers, dancing without permit

By William R. Toler I, myself, am often amused by life’s little quirks. Earlier this evening, Carlos Miller of Photography is Not a Crime posted a picture to his Facebook wall regarding the sale of beer. Miller, staying in Hazelwood, … Continue reading

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Court: No barber pole without license

By William R. Toler A recent decision by the N.C. Court of Appeals shows no signs of letting up on the protectionism levied by occupational licensing and the ridiculous waste of resources enforcement entails. In Kindsgrab v. State of North … Continue reading

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9 years down the ‘Shabby Road’

It seems a bit ironic that the first issue of the Independent Register rolled of the presses the day following the 36th anniversary of The Beatles’ classic album “Abbey Road.” It wasn’t planned. In fact, it was only just realized, … Continue reading

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N.C. law gives student groups more leeway in leadership selection

By William R. Toler [Note: the following was written as an article for the Richmond County Daily Journal.] HAMLET — Student groups at Richmond Community College and public colleges throughout the state now have more autonomy to select their leadership. … Continue reading

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Code enforcement needs due process

By William R. Toler and Corey Friedman [Note: The following was written as an editorial for The Richmond County Daily Journal July 10. A section that was excised from the original draft has been included in this version and appears … Continue reading

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Homeowner questions city cleanup

By William R. Toler [Note: the following was written as an article for the Richmond County Daily Journal.] ROCKINGHAM — A man says the city sent people into his yard to take his property, then stuck him with the tab. … Continue reading

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William Toler: Profile of a news activist

By Hugh D. Fegely [Note: The following was written as an academic paper by Fegely, a former co-worker of Toler’s at WCTI-TV, for a news reporting and writing class at Ashford University in March. Some reformatting and editing was done … Continue reading

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