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Snow curfews an abuse of power

By Corey Friedman [Note: This post was originally written as an editorial for The Wilson Times following the storm that blanketed eastern North Carolina with snow and ice the last week of January.] Wilson County officials told residents to use … Continue reading

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Eagle Scout arrested for gun, administrator previously let off lightly

By William R. Toler Instead of earning another merit badge,  a Johnston County Eagle Scout was apprehended by  a man with a different type of badge. David “Cole” Withrow was arrested for having a shotgun in his truck in the … Continue reading

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Principal parodies are protected speech

By Corey Friedman Students who poke fun at their principal or skewer the superintendent through online parody pages could go to jail under a shortsighted state law passed last month. North Carolina’s School Violence Prevention Act defines building a fake … Continue reading

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State of emergency causes firearms firestorm in N.C.

By William R. Toler North Carolina gun owners beware. If you get caught with a weapon during a declared state of emergency, you could be a criminal. That’s what the people of King in Stokes County had to learn the … Continue reading

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