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Don’t play politics with the people’s records

By Corey Friedman It’s not an choice between right or left, but a simple matter of right and wrong. A showdown between Attorney General Roy Cooper — a likely Democratic gubernatorial candidate in 2016 — and Republican Gov. Pat McCrory … Continue reading

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A look back at 2013

Another year is in the can and another begins. That means it’s time for another obligatory year-in-review story, or as Contributing Editor Corey Friedman says: “It’s time to do this thing we do infrequently.” [We haven’t done one the past … 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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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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To spray or not to spray for mosquitoes?

By Corey Friedman A few minutes down the road from Wilson County — the home of this year’s first confirmed West Nile virus case in North Carolina — there’s a town with something of a mosquito problem. Robert Johnson, an … 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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