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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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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