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Don’t play politics with the people’s records

By Corey Friedman It’s not an choice between right or left, but a simple matter of right and wrong. A showdown between Attorney General Roy Cooper — a likely Democratic gubernatorial candidate in 2016 — and Republican Gov. Pat McCrory … Continue reading

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Court clerk makes commitment to openness

By Corey Friedman Jumbo shrimp, civil war and deafening silence are a few of our favorites. Clerk of Superior Court Andrew Whitley stepped in before “secret exhibit” became Wilson County’s unfortunate contribution to the English language’s long list of oxymorons. … Continue reading

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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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Private college police reports should be public record

By Corey Friedman When a law is so hazy and imprecise that the state’s highest court can’t decide how to interpret it, all that’s left is for lawmakers to go back to the drawing board. Less than a month after … Continue reading

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NC Sex Offender Registry should offer more info

By Corey Friedman Want to know if your neighbor’s a registered sex offender? North Carolina law makes it easy to find out. But when it comes to checking on a classmate or store clerk, state residents are largely left in … Continue reading

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Private police records should be public

By Corey Friedman North Carolina residents can legally be kept in the dark when it comes to the actions of sworn police officers enforcing state laws on private college campuses. In a wrongheaded and poorly reasoned June 5 ruling, the … Continue reading

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Bev misrepresents state of emergency

By William R. Toler Former I.R. contributer Richard Evey brings up a good point: the governor cannot override a state law by a simple announcement. Last Thursday, as Hurricane Earl made its way toward the Tarheel State, Governor Bev Perdue … Continue reading

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Fisher faces gas gouging inquiry

By William R. Toler Local oil baron Brian Fisher is among one of nine store owners who were issued subpoenas for suspected price gouging of gasoline by state Attorney General Roy Cooper on Wednesday. Fisher is proprietor of the Fisher … Continue reading

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