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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
Democrats in 2020 are running to tax churches to pay for Medicare for All. They consider churches bigoted and benefiting from a tax-exempt status. In 1894, the federal income tax exemption on … 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
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
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
Why is that horse being whipped for tourist rides or a cat’s head drilled into at a lab? Why are rabbits skinned for fur and lambs screaming in pain for cashmere? Why is that monkey in a tube or … 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’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
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