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As I sat down to have dinner with my family, I noticed that my 2-year-old did not look well. This was surprising to us considering that moments before, he was dashing through the yard with his older … more
When a child goes to public school, he or she should not be exposed to opposing religions. Religions are a “you do you” in the United States of America. The Muslim headdress offends some … more
Re: “Weigh Trump’s results, not the distractions,” by Tom Haitema, Monday: I was not a Trump supporter, but when Trump was elected I was willing to give him a chance and eager to see him … more
Honorable Chairman Mike Wooten, distinguished members of the Johnston County Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Ross Renfrow, thank you for the appointment of this time for a statement of … more
Johnston County government and schools never cease to amaze. I support the May 22 Johnstonian News editorial, “Censorship calls for policy change on school board.” This is yet another one-act … more
Re: “Encourage dog-walkers to clean up after their pets,” by Mike Radford, Sept. 5: The recent letter regarding suggested improvements for dog walkers using Lake Wilson’s trail is an … more
Illegal immigration is again in the news because of Mollie Tibbetts’ murder in the heartland by an illegal immigrant. The debate seems to increase and decrease over whatever news story is … more
As a career law enforcement officer, N.C. advanced certified, SWAT-trained and basic infantry trained in the Marine Corps, I submit that our kids and grandkids in schools and colleges face the threat … more
All immigrants to the United States should assimilate, speak English and not cause an inconvenience or exclude English speakers. There should not be a need for Spanish speakers to be hired over … more
My heart aches for the denomination that I love, but more importantly, it aches for my LGBTQ sisters and brothers who feel unloved and unwanted by the church. I want to tell them right now, … more
I was at the first Ava Gardner Day, and it was a flop! I invited two male friends from Zebulon to come enjoy the day, see a free movie at the Howell Theatre, take the tour and ride on the Johnston … more
Re: “Government by chaos and tweets,” by Ned Walsh, Jan. 9: To Ned Walsh’s recent column regarding this president’s mismanagement, I say “Amen!” I couldn’t have said it better … more
My opinion is that I am a Republican teacher and I am for busing in every county. I believe that all children should have an equal chance, regardless of whether they live in poverty or not, and many … more
The Selma Ministries Association would like to invite Christians out for our 10th annual Arms Around Selma event. At 8 a.m. this Saturday, Nov. 17, volunteers will come together in the parking … more
Who is Mollie Tibbets? Mollie was a 20-year-old college student who was murdered while jogging in August. Other than it being a capital crime, what else is significant about Mollie’s death? She was … more
I would like to thank the U.S. Postal Service for leaving my only grandson’s graduation pictures — professionally taken in his cap and gown — crammed between the rocking chair and the wall on … more
My lawyer asked me this question back in 2015: “Why do you like Trump?” I supported Donald Trump since the day he came down the escalator. I knew he was a winner. I knew all about him from … more
Wilson County hit the jackpot in the redistricting process for the 2018 elections. Now we have Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield and all her energy, attention, effort and most of all, her experience and … more
When slavery was at its peak in 1860, 1.6% of U.S. citizens owned slaves and indentured servants of all races. H.K Edgerton is an African American who is a member of Sons of the Confederacy who … more
As business leaders in the state of North Carolina, we know firsthand that a strong workforce is essential to North Carolina’s economy. We also know that employee health is a big contributor to the … more
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