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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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Court: No barber pole without license

By William R. Toler A recent decision by the N.C. Court of Appeals shows no signs of letting up on the protectionism levied by occupational licensing and the ridiculous waste of resources enforcement entails. In Kindsgrab v. State of North … Continue reading

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Two out of five ain’t bad: Some charges dropped in Billyrock case

By William R. Toler Two of the five charges against Amanda Billyrock have been dropped, according to the “adorable anarchist” herself. Friday afternoon, she posted an update on her Facebook page “on the false crusade against me by a few … Continue reading

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Billyrock addresses criminal charges

By William R. Toler Following a brief information blackout, libertarian vlogger Amanda Billyrock issued a video statement Wednesday rebuking all charges levied against her by the State. [See video at the bottom of page.] Billyrock, whose “legal” name is Amanda … Continue reading

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Sweepstakes halls face a catch-22

By Corey Friedman Video sweepstakes halls operating in the city of Wilson have the worst of both worlds. On one hand, city officials will charge the businesses $1,000 for each computer monitor, a nuisance fee of sorts for the high … 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┬áthe “powers that be” make me sad … Continue reading

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