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Sweepstakes halls face a catch-22

By Corey Friedman Video sweepstakes halls operating in the city of Wilson have the worst of both worlds. On one hand, city officials will charge the businesses $1,000 for each computer monitor, a nuisance fee of sorts for the high … Continue reading

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Lenoir County: Stealing and spending

By William R. Toler In an effort to steal more money…I mean…raise revenue, Lenoir County Commissioners are going straight to the state. A bill proposed earlier this week would allow a slight increase (.25 percent) in the local sales tax, … Continue reading

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Random thoughts of a borderline anarchist Part 1: Roots of a radical

By William R. Toler It’s sort of a running joke around the office that I’m the “free speech, anti-government guy.” In fact, that’s often how the executive producer introduces me to newcomers. (Despite the fact that there are at least … Continue reading

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To vote, or not to vote?

By William R. Toler Though I haven’t yet read Shakespeare’s Hamlet (one of the many books I have that are on my I’ll-get-around-to-it list), I know a bit about the title character from Jasper Fforde’s Something Rotten. I know the Dane … Continue reading

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Open letter to the taxman

By William R. Toler Four years ago, on the day this nation celebrates freedom, I penned (or rather, originally penciled) an inner monologue that Corey Friedman titled “A taxonomy of taxes.” It was a somewhat sophomoric look at the number … Continue reading

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Supreme Court approves taxation of not buying something

William R. Toler I don’t even know where to begin. The Supreme Court of the United States of America effectively ruled Thursday that the federal government can tax the people for NOT doing something. The central issue regarding the Affordable … Continue reading

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Up in smoke

By William R. Toler A famous phrase frequented by President Barack H. Obama has already proved him a liar…or at least a misleader. The president’s oft said statement of no tax increases for families making less than $200,000 has a … Continue reading

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