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Ordinance: No single beers, dancing without permit

By William R. Toler I, myself, am often amused by life’s little quirks. Earlier this evening, Carlos Miller of Photography is Not a Crime posted a picture to his Facebook wall regarding the sale of beer. Miller, staying in Hazelwood, … Continue reading

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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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Protect the public, not polluters

By Corey Friedman [Note: the following editorial was written for the June 26 edition of the Richmond County Daily Journal. It was read aloud on the N.C. Senate floor by Sen. Gene McLaurin, D-Richmond, the following day.] Any farmer knows … Continue reading

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N.C. develops plan to regulate drones, including photography limits

By Corey Friedman If loose lips can sink ships, loose language can crash a statewide plan to regulate drones before the first unmanned flying machines even get off the ground. Lawmakers on a special state panel approved a working draft … Continue reading

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Billyrock caged, charges unknown

By William R. Toler Anarchist activist and libertarian femme fatale Amanda Billyrock will be sitting in a cage this weekend. According to Ademo Freeman of Cop Block, Billyrock was socializing with him and others when she was arrested. He says … Continue reading

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Too many in the dark on sunshine laws

By Corey Friedman Leaders don’t always need legislative victories to sweep aside inconvenient laws. Sometimes, a misinformed majority is all it takes. From the governor’s mansion to a town hall in our own backyard, elected executives have decided they can … Continue reading

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Cantwell kicked out of Free State Project for ‘aggressive’ speech

By William R. Toler Every group has drama. It’s gonna happen. For the past several days, there has been tension brewing in New Hampshire (and across the “liberty movement”) for the Free State Project board’s decision to excommunicate activist Chris … Continue reading

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Zero-based government and morality-based government

By Terry Mcintyre Social conservatives often talk about morals and government, but seldom do they consistently apply the first to the second. This is an inherent flaw of “conservative” thinkers; they’re quite reluctant to throw anything away, even something as … Continue reading

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A modern-day poll tax for public notices

By Corey Friedman In the Jim Crow days of the early 1900s, state officials imposed a poll tax to prevent African-Americans and poor whites from voting. It took a decades-long civil rights struggle and a Supreme Court verdict to reverse … Continue reading

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Bill threatens public’s right to know

By Corey Friedman It could qualify as a Freudian slip — in a moment of curt clarity, a North Carolina lawmaker apparently showed us how he really feels about the public he was elected to serve. “I am the senator. … Continue reading

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Control: The mindset of abusers and government

By Eric Voliva Government: If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to fear. Citizens: If I have nothing to fear, then why do I fear speaking out against you and being placed on some “terrorist watch-list”? Where … Continue reading

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N.C. town to charge extra for public records

By Corey Friedman North Carolina law tells us that the records state and local government keeps — from city budgets to meeting minutes to business permits —are the public’s property. “The public records and public information compiled by the agencies … Continue reading

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Problems with the Status Quo

By Melissa Cameron If anyone truly understood my past experiences with the status quo, perhaps they would understand the necessarily formed resistance to institutions, whether medical or legal communities, or even our governmental institutions. But, rather than delve into my … Continue reading

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‘Screwed’ again…this time by the court

By William R. Toler “First, he was ‘screwed by the town of Cary,’…Now he’s been screwed by the Fourth Circuit…” That was the reaction of the IR’s Corey Friedman when he heard the news of a appealate court’s decision to … Continue reading

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Paying in pennies

By William R. Toler A Winston-Salem activist paid his vehicle tax bill last week…in pennies. Clyde Freeman walked into the Forsyth County tax office with a box full of pennies, clad in a t-shirt that read “Taxation is Theft” and … Continue reading

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