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County commissioners have been talking about it for a year now, and were scheduled to talk about it again earlier this week. Meanwhile, candidates for county commissioner have mentioned it too in … more
Johnston County’s interim superintendent of schools, Jim Causby, has said the school system’s budget deficit is not the result of criminal mischief. In other words, no one in the public schools … more
The year that’s ending wasn’t an especially good one. As the curtain prepares to close on 2019, our country’s leaders remain deeply divided over President Trump and whether to remove him … more
In 1984, Congress used its power of the purse to limit alcohol sales to buyers 21 and up. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act threatened state legislatures with a loss of federal highway funds if … more
Two decades. More than 2,300 U.S. troop deaths. Roughly a trillion dollars. Time, blood and treasure haven’t stamped out the scourge of terrorism or transformed Afghanistan into a stable … more
Censorship is no longer on the agenda for Johnston County school board meetings. In a victory for free speech and open government, the county Board of Education approved a new public comment … more
Former President Barack Obama is urging the crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates to temper their progressivism with a dose of pragmatism. Far-left policies like eliminating all … more
President Donald Trump is in the thick of yet another high school free speech controversy. A North Surry High School student made a joke about Trump during an improv club meeting on Wednesday, … more
Bennett Jones is back at Clayton High School’s helm — thanks in no small part to months of sustained advocacy from parents, students and prominent community members. But the Johnston County Board … more
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