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The accolades you heaped on Mayor Cheryl Oliver in the beginning of your editorial remind me of a previous president — clean, articulate, well-spoken. I don’t care how well they dress, how … more
In response to the Sept. 30 Johnstonian News article stating that the Selma Town Council had violated the public meetings law during its August retreat and in response to subsequent editorials, we … more
If you’ve never been to a Trump rally, and these events might one day be a thing of the past, let me enlighten you: To me, Trump’s patriotic rallies are among his hundreds of achievements, the … more
Why should one care about a rigged election? We know that when an American votes, his or her vote could be canceled by an illegal vote. And for every American vote that is canceled, a job could be … more
Rewriting election laws in the middle of an election is outrageous and irresponsible, but that is exactly what the State Board of Elections wants to do in North Carolina. After the voter fraud that … more
For the past several months, we have watched a political ad accusing N.C. Senate candidate Allen Wellons of borrowing state-owned generators to cure tobacco for himself. WRAL investigated and found … more
President Trump is keeping his promises to all, especially to seniors. More than any other president in history, the Trump administration keeps seniors first in heart. He sent medical ships. In New … more
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to Johnston County. Perhaps the one that hits home the most is health care or, more importantly, the lack of health care. Having to choose between … more
Democrats must empower local police and end the destructive riots and looting. Federal agents are available to help, but it is not their primary job to protect local property and citizens. What … more
In Matthew 22:37-39, Jesus says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like … more
On July 2, my husband’s 66th birthday, we cautiously left our sheltering-at-home in Carrboro to drive to Selma. We had read that they promised a safe, stay-in-your-car holiday fireworks … more
I’m responding to the June 9 editorial “Here’s another plea to keep the county’s housing affordable.” For at least the last three decades, I’ve watched developers exploiting our … more
“If you don’t know to vote for me, then you ain’t black.” Those words came from Joe Biden, Democratic presidential candidate. When will this ever end? We are all one race, the human race. … more
As we pray for our nation and the souls lost to the coronavirus, a China-born disease, possibly from the country’s “wet markets,” we cannot forget what lies beyond the horizon, … more
I am writing to give an update on the one-year anniversary of a viral fake news story. This should never happen again to another teacher. I am a certified K-12 teacher who will renew in 2022. A … more
I address this letter to anyone who is concerned about the overly rapid growth in Johnston County. My neighbors and I attended the Johnston County Planning Board meeting Jan. 21. We addressed the … more
Ned Walsh’s op-ed, “Climate ignorance is not bliss,” reminded me that the “cultural mandate” in Genesis can and often is understood as a license to exploit rather than as a charge of … more
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