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Cop Blocker confronts officers on speeding

By William R. Toler While driving through the streets of Winston-Salem, a concerned individual noticed two police officers breaking the law. Clyde Voluntaryist, founder of Carolinas Cop Block and Never Take a Plea, followed the two cruisers until they parked. … Continue reading

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The more things change…

It’s now been seven years since the first issues of the Independent Register rolled off the presses at Carteret Publishing. This was after a grueling weekend of crisscrossing Craven County covering multiple community events and local high school football games … Continue reading

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Carolina crop circles

By William R. Toler Alien intervention, paranormal prank or weather weirdness? Mysterious crop formations in western Craven County have locals buzzing. According to NewsChannel 12, the formations appeared in several wheat fields nearly two weeks ago along Rollover Creek Road. … 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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Four years ago…

Four years ago, something new came to the “Bear City.” Four years ago, the dream of three young men came true. Four years ago, the first issue of the Independent Register hit countertops, wire racks and crude news boxes across … Continue reading

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Free speech updates

The First Amendment still exists in eastern North Carolina…for now. The following reports come from WCTI-12. Last week, District Attorney Dewey Hudson announced that Lacy Phipps could not be charged with anything for his display of local and state justice … Continue reading

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The wrong man walks away

By William R. Toler A recently arrested man is back on the streets thanks to an incompetent jailer in Craven County. Newschannel 12′s Aisha Howard reports that while Sheriff Jerry Monette was holding a press conference lauding the arrest of Jonathan … Continue reading

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Stimulating the GTP

By William R. Toler Gov. Bev Perdue announced Tuesday that $64 million from the president’s stimulus package will be dedicated to the construction of a parkway connecting U.S. 70 to the Global Transpark, according to the Kinston Free Press.  The … Continue reading

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Corrupt Craven clerk of court?

By William R. Toler It’s been six months and Kenyatta Burrus is still trying to figure out why she was arrested…and fired. The former deputy clerk of court was arrested April 23 and charged with second degree trespass. The arrest … Continue reading

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Local GOP stands by embattled Harper

By William R. Toler When asked if the Craven County Republican Party intends to support Bill Harper, who is facing accusations of voter intimidation, chairman Michael Speciale said, “I intend to stand by him.” By showing his support, Speciale sent … Continue reading

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Harper: ‘This is just intimidation…’

By William R. Toler One week has passed since Craven County deputies under the command of Sheriff Jerry Monette seized — without a warrant — a coffin owned by Bill Harper from a polling site east of New Bern. It still … Continue reading

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Complaint filed in casket controversy

By William R. Toler Political activism apparently isn’t OK if you’re a conservative. The North Carolina NAACP filed a formal complaint Nov. 3 with the U.S. Justice Department charging Bill Harper with voter intimidation. The complaint accuses Harper of displaying the … Continue reading

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Feds called for controversial coffin

By William R. Toler When Bill Harper arrived to pick up his coffin Saturday morning, he didn’t find it. Instead, Harper found a representative from the NAACP, according to Michael Speciale, Craven County GOP chairman, who believes the involvement of … Continue reading

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Speech stifled in Craven County

By William R. Toler A Craven County man will get his coffin back. Former county commissioner Bill Harper said deputies removed his coffin, a political tool he’s been using since 1992, from the early voting site at the Number Seven … Continue reading

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Fisher faces gas gouging inquiry

By William R. Toler Local oil baron Brian Fisher is among one of nine store owners who were issued subpoenas for suspected price gouging of gasoline by state Attorney General Roy Cooper on Wednesday. Fisher is proprietor of the Fisher … Continue reading

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