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Don’t play politics with the people’s records

By Corey Friedman It’s not an choice between right or left, but a simple matter of right and wrong. A showdown between Attorney General Roy Cooper — a likely Democratic gubernatorial candidate in 2016 — and Republican Gov. Pat McCrory … Continue reading

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Court clerk makes commitment to openness

By Corey Friedman Jumbo shrimp, civil war and deafening silence are a few of our favorites. Clerk of Superior Court Andrew Whitley stepped in before “secret exhibit” became Wilson County’s unfortunate contribution to the English language’s long list of oxymorons. … Continue reading

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Town should strive for open government

By Corey Friedman As prominent voices join the chorus of concerned residents, it must be getting mighty difficult for Middlesex commissioners to keep plugging their ears.  Officials have thus far refused to seek Attorney General Roy Cooper’s opinion on whether … Continue reading

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Private college police reports should be public record

By Corey Friedman When a law is so hazy and imprecise that the state’s highest court can’t decide how to interpret it, all that’s left is for lawmakers to go back to the drawing board. Less than a month after … Continue reading

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NC Sex Offender Registry should offer more info

By Corey Friedman Want to know if your neighbor’s a registered sex offender? North Carolina law makes it easy to find out. But when it comes to checking on a classmate or store clerk, state residents are largely left in … Continue reading

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Private police records should be public

By Corey Friedman North Carolina residents can legally be kept in the dark when it comes to the actions of sworn police officers enforcing state laws on private college campuses. In a wrongheaded and poorly reasoned June 5 ruling, the … Continue reading

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Protesters stand up for ‘offensive’ speech, against penalty

By William R. Toler Dozens of protestors joined liberty activist Adam Kokesh Monday for a protest aimed at a Massachusetts bylaw that fines profanity. Kokesh, a former marine, organized the event outside the town hall after the people of Middleborough … Continue reading

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Hanging from the gallows

By William R. Toler A Duplin County man is being investigated for a creative political statement. Lacy Phipps, an elderly Faison man, has local, state and federal authorities up in arms for building a gallows setup featuring officials associated with the … Continue reading

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