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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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Learn, teach the Constitution’s message of freedom

By Corey Friedman A senseless act of terror that killed three people and injured more than 250 others could lead to limits on individual rights that make the “land of the free” less so. A survey gauging Americans’ awareness of … Continue reading

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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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Couple cuffed for lit near Liberty Bell

By William R. Toler Oh, sweet irony. A video recently posted on YouTube features a man and woman sitting on the ground near Independence Hall handcuffed for at least 10 minutes. The reason for their detainment: passing out fliers. What’s … 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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Mother could face jail time for sick child’s absences

By William R. Toler Christine Gray could find herself in jail if her daughter misses one more day of school. The Pitt County mother was found guilty of violating the State’s Compulsory Attendance Law earlier this year, according to NewsChannel … Continue reading

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Student arrested over 2A t-shirt

By William  R. Toler Jared Marcum was suspended and arrested for apparently going dressed to the terror of the public. The West Virginia eighth-grader faces charges of obstruction and disturbing the education process for wearing an NRA t-shirt, according to … Continue reading

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Control: The mindset of abusers and government

By Eric Voliva Government: If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to fear. Citizens: If I have nothing to fear, then why do I fear speaking out against you and being placed on some “terrorist watch-list”? Where … Continue reading

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Where is your ‘line in the sand’?

By Eric Voliva I have a question for you; it’s not meant to be answered, nor is its purpose to cause angry discourse. It’s a question that I ask solely for your serious–and internal–consideration; and I sincerely hope you do … Continue reading

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Lemonade, lactose and liberty

By William R. Toler As a writer, it would be great if my lead sentence could be: Lemonade will fill the Reflecting Pool in the nation’s capitol Aug. 17 & 18. But that’s probably not accurate. What is accurate is that … Continue reading

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Reporter told not to record

By William R. Toler While covering a fatal fire near Aurora, NC, a television reporter was approached by a Beaufort County deputy who tried to prevent him from shooting. NewsChannel 12′s Mike Valerio said the deputy told him before he … Continue reading

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School strip-search in Supreme Court

By William R. Toler The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday for a case involving a strip-search of a student. In 2003, Savana Redding was forced to take off all her clothes by school officials at Safford Middle School. The reason…400 mg … Continue reading

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