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North Carolina is the country’s No. 1 governor’s race, the No. 1 Senate race that will determine control of the U.S. Senate, and we are a make-or-break state for keeping President Trump in the … 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
For all of my life, if an event occurred like the president meeting with a foreign leader for peace, or a national team playing for a world championship, or a booming economy that is benefiting us … more
As a parent and grandparent, I have been quite vocal about the poor state of training the school resource officers — sheriff’s deputies — have in Johnston County and the fact that only 15 out … 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 would like to let everyone in the Selma area know of an important upcoming event in our community. The Selma Ministries Association is spearheading our 11th annual “Arms Around Selma” event on … 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
2020 is a “tipping point” as to whether or not America survives as the land of the free. The Democrats’ desire for open borders is bringing scores of impoverished, uneducated God’s children … more
I am writing a letter to the editor to ask that the vice chairwoman of the Johnston County school board resign immediately. For several years on the school board, she has made decisions that many … 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
The Johnston County Animal Shelter advertised available animals on its Facebook page for its “Clear the Shelter” event scheduled Aug. 17 with adoption fees waived. My thought: Hopefully the … more
Re: “Man charged with killing roommate,” front page, Aug. 14: I’ve lived here since 2001. I do not remember a time in which we have been informed of this volume or frequency of documented … more
“You try it, you do it, ‘cause you’re not, so until you do it, I’m the boss, How ‘bout that?” said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when urging regulations and changes to address “climate … 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
President Trump is the “empowerment president.” He empowers people, his daughter, Ivanka, they both do, around the globe, as well as Melania Trump, who visited Africa. He empowers America and … more
My daughter and I took an Amtrak train northward from Cary to Selma in December 2018. We sought some rest and relaxation. Without an automobile or rental car, we sauntered along the public … more
I’m a North Carolina sports fan and I remember: Michael Jordan and David Thompson; Dean Smith and Earl Smith; Mike Krzyzewski and Mike Gminski; Cam Newton and Joe Morgan; Jim Perry … more
I would like to let everyone in the Selma area know of an important upcoming event in our community. The Selma Ministries Association is spearheading our 11th annual “Arms Around Selma” event on … more
In reading Keith Barnes’ recent column on newspapers errors, typos and goof-ups dated July 17 in the Johnstonian and Wilson Times, I remember a former local newspaper, the Kenly News, printing … more
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