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NC protester database now disclosing public employee salaries

June 28, 2013 - A website publicizing details about people arrested in nonviolent protests at the N.C. legislature expanded this week to include salaries of arrestees who are public workers -- and suffered a setback when local officials said they’d no longer take arrestees' mugshots. Meanwhile, private data-gathering efforts in another state are generating controversy over their use for political retaliation.

Blessed to have a Pope

October 14, 2010 - James "Art" Pope is probably the most important conservative benefactor in North Carolina -- and, increasingly, one of the most influential in the country, thanks to his