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Activists on tour promoting freedom

By William R. Toler With today marking the 50th anniversary of one of the country’s most well-known speeches from of its most well-known activists, I thought it appropriate to do this piece on several activists that are on tour promoting … Continue reading

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Reporter arrest at NAACP protest raises questions

By Corey Friedman Police raised thorny legal questions this week when they arrested a newspaper reporter covering an NAACP-led protest at the North Carolina General Assembly. Tim Funk, a religion writer for the Charlotte Observer, was charged with trespassing and … 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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Harper: ‘This is just intimidation…’

By William R. Toler One week has passedĀ since Craven County deputies under the command of Sheriff Jerry Monette seized — without a warrant — a coffin owned by Bill Harper from a polling site east of New Bern. It still … Continue reading

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Complaint filed in casket controversy

By William R. Toler Political activism apparently isn’tĀ OK if you’re a conservative. The North Carolina NAACP filed a formal complaint Nov. 3 with the U.S. Justice Department charging Bill Harper with voter intimidation. The complaint accuses Harper of displaying the … Continue reading

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Feds called for controversial coffin

By William R. Toler When Bill Harper arrived to pick up his coffin Saturday morning, he didn’t find it. Instead, Harper found a representative from the NAACP, according to Michael Speciale, Craven County GOP chairman, who believes the involvement of … Continue reading

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