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9 years down the ‘Shabby Road’

It seems a bit ironic that the first issue of the Independent Register rolled of the presses the day following the 36th anniversary of The Beatles’ classic album “Abbey Road.” It wasn’t planned. In fact, it was only just realized, … Continue reading

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William Toler: Profile of a news activist

By Hugh D. Fegely [Note: The following was written as an academic paper by Fegely, a former co-worker of Toler’s at WCTI-TV, for a news reporting and writing class at Ashford University in March. Some reformatting and editing was done … Continue reading

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Open letter to a news director

To Matt Miller, news director of WXIX-TV: Thank you for hiring Ben Swann and allowing him to produce Reality Check. Working in television news myself, it’s a breath of fresh air to see someone in the mainstream media actually cover stories that … Continue reading

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Film industry shouldn’t receive special treatment

By Corey Friedman North Carolina’s pristine beaches, majestic mountain views and quaint small-town streets are tailor-made for Hollywood. But by padding producers’ profits, the Tar Heel State pays a steep price to attract film and television companies. State lawmakers approved … 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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Death of a Newsman

By James White I think it is safe to say that the media is dead. It is possible that I am late to this party and am like the last caveman to run out of his home yelling, “Look! I made … Continue reading

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Communication breakdown?

By William R. Toler Television viewers in Wilmington, N.C. will be the first to experience the digital age. TV Technology, a broadcasting publication, featured a front-page cover story in its May issue on how stations in the port city will be … Continue reading

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