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Cash, property taken from Pitt County businesses in raid

By William R. Toler Earlier this month, heavily-armed gangs stormed nearly 30 Pitt County businesses in a calculated heist, stealing more than $30,000 in cash and other property. Sounds horrible, right? Mainstream news accounts read something more like this: Police … Continue reading

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Medical cannabis advocate arrested

By William R. Toler Medical cannabis activist Robert Dorr wanted to get arrested. Wednesday night, he got his wish. His brother tells the Independent Register that Dorr was arrested Wednesday evening and is, at the time of this writing, in … Continue reading

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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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County commissioners stifle speech

By Corey Friedman Wilson County commissioners will listen to what you have to say — as long as your words don’t cause them too much discomfort. That’s the upshot of a new code of conduct approved Monday evening. County leaders … 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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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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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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