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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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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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A warrantless witch hunt

By Corey Friedman Terrorists? Check. Spies? Check. Killers, mob bosses and would-be assassins? Check, check and check. But journalists? Federal prosecutors added reporters and editors to the list of people whose phone calls merit monitoring when they covertly seized two … Continue reading

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County commissioners stifle speech

By Corey Friedman Wilson County commissioners will listen to what you have to say — as long as your words don’t cause them too much discomfort. That’s the upshot of a new code of conduct approved Monday evening. County leaders … Continue reading

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Rosary ban tied to ‘safety’

By William R. Toler A 12-year-old girl could be a gang member according to a Nebraska school system. Sixth-grader Elizabeth Carey has been banned from expressing her faith by Fremont Public Schools. The forbidden gang symbol: rosary beads. “The principal … Continue reading

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Smoking update

Smokers at Craven Community College can once again light up…for now. The CCC Board of Trustees voted to gave President Catherine Chew the authority to designate one smoking area for each campus, according to Sandy Wall, the college’s public information … Continue reading

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CCC may alter smoking ban

By William R. Toler Nearly one semester after a campus-wide smoking ban, the Board of Trustees at Craven Community College may soon be changing its tobacco-free policy, according to several local news sources. Both the New Bern Sun Journal and NewsChannel … Continue reading

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Other colleges still smoker friendly

By William R. Toler Despite Craven Community College’s heavy handed campus-wide smoking ban, there are two local community colleges that are somewhat smoker friendly…for now. The Jacksonville Daily News reports that Coastal Carolina Community College and Carteret Community College will … Continue reading

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