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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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State licensing burdens businesses

By Corey Friedman Gov.-elect Pat McCrory wants to make North Carolina more business-friendly. Reducing corporate taxes, which are fifth-highest among 14 Southeastern states, was a key plank in his campaign platform. If McCrory and the Republican-led General Assembly are serious … Continue reading

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License to blog?

By William R. Toler I love North Carolina. It’s a beautiful state, from the miles of beaches on the Atlantic Coast to the hazy hills of the southern Appalachians. But sometimes the idoacy of the “powers that be” make me sad … Continue reading

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Six years gone and the dream lives on

It’s now been six years since the first issue of the Independent Register rolled off the presses and was distributed across CravenCounty. A dream of three budding journalists fulfilled after three days of writing, editing and designing. The product of … Continue reading

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Branching out

Readers of the Independent Register will soon have a new medium to receive information. In an effort to combine different media formats,  Managing Editor William R. Toler has decided to start making documentaries. Independent Register films will be a collaboration between the I.R. … Continue reading

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