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Onslow Sheriff’s shenanigans could cost his badge

By William R. Toler Poor wording, Freudian slip or blatant declaration? A campaign ad for Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown contains a line that is disturbing to those who are conscious of the growing police state. The controversial section reads: … Continue reading

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Chickens killed following chargeless cockfighting suspicion

By William R. Toler Terril Byrd’s feathers are ruffled…and for good reason. Back in December, New Bern police seized nearly 60 chickens (hens and roosters) from Byrd’s property on suspicion of cockfighting, according to NewsChannel 12. The station reports officers … 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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Carteret deputy tases tied dog

By William R. Toler When Rebecka Brown returned home June 5, she noticed a business card stuck in her door. That card was from Det. Joey Cooper, a deputy with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office. “Naturally I called the number … 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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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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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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