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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
Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. This happens in Johnston County when we continue to elect the same people. After they have been in their … more
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
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
The appointment of the equity cabinet chief made by Johnston County Public Schools Superintendent Ross Renfrow is yet another glaring example of marginalization of an African American … 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
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
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
Another WTSB radio broadcast aired 17 July with Sheriff Steve Bizzell and it was another “fluff piece” designed to promote how wonderful he is and how well he claims to work with others. This, of … more
Melania Trump (Melanija Knavs) from Yugoslavia legally immigrated to the United States, leaving a communist country. She has a biblical Ruth spirit as a wife and is extremely competent as first lady. … 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
The gift they give is a circus that runs all year. Every act in the circus has a common theme — the performers hide behind the “personnel order.” The order keeps heads in Johnston County … more
Regarding the March 25 article in the Johnstonian News, “Teacher denies MLK, Trump comments,” a man I never met wrote things online about me that are not true. I am a certified K-12 teacher … 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
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
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
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