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N.C. town imposes yard sale restrictions

By William R. Toler Yard sales are a common occurrence across the fruited plain, however one North Carolina town wants them to occur less commonly. Earlier this month, the town of Newton decided to impose several restrictions regarding how and … Continue reading

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Grounding drones a win for privacy

By Corey Friedman North Carolinians will largely be free from spying eyes high above their heads — at least for the next two years. State lawmakers included a provision in the 2013 Appropriations Act that prevents state and local authorities … Continue reading

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‘Ag-gag’ bill protects animal abusers

By Corey Friedman White feathers are stained with blood. Faceless workers throw turkeys to the ground, slam them into the sides of metal cages and drag them by their necks. The hidden-camera video captured at a Butterball factory farm outside … Continue reading

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Internet speech endangered by authoritarians

By Corey Friedman International Internet regulators could have broad powers to censor online speech if nations like Russia, China and Saudi Arabia have their way. A little-known United Nations body called the International Telecommunication Union is meeting this week to … Continue reading

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Big Brother in ENC

By William R. Toler It’s amazing to think about the liberties we give up to make ourselves feel safe. Not really amazing…more like apalling. Newschannel 12 reported last week on a 52-camera system set up by the Greenville Police Dept. … Continue reading

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Buy the mile?

By William R. Toler North Carolinians could face a draconian driving tax if the politicians have their way. According to the Charlotte Observer, the state of North Carolina is considering implementing a tax on every mile driven to make up … Continue reading

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