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  • OPINION

    Thank a lottery loser

    Behind every state lottery dollar that goes to education is a loser.

  • OPINION

    Snobs derail poet laureate

    I do not know the woman who was briefly North Carolina’s poet laureate, and I’m in no position to judge the quality of her work; I have not read it, and if I did, I’m sure it would appear foreign to my prose-preferring brain.

  • OPINION

    Should county give money to nonprofits?

    Johnston County Commissioners said recently they will study whether to give tax dollars to nonprofits. We’re comfortable with whatever decision they make.

  • OPINION

    How big is state’s budget?

    Fiscal conservatives think government is too large, costs too much and tries to do too much. Fiscal liberals think government is too small, spends too little and doesn’t try to do enough.

  • OPINION

    Your Letters: Clayton should commemorate covered bridge

    Clayton has a chance to improve recreational activities in the area and, at the same time, permanently identify a historic area associated with the community.

  • OPINION

    On parks, a word of caution

    For the record, we have no qualms with Clayton’s quest to become Johnston County’s premier community for active families. The town’s community center and its burgeoning parks and greenways are excellent tools for recruiting families and the companies that employ them. Just as...

  • OPINION

    Arts Council should be indispensable

    Years ago, I met with Johnston County Arts Council leaders, who wanted to know how better to get their message – and their mission – across to Johnston residents.

  • OPINION

    ‘Fake’ news or trouble?

    I can recall three instances in which agencies receiving large sums of taxpayer dollars wouldn’t divulge employee salaries; two of them ended badly. The third, involving a group of charter schools, is playing out now.

  • OPINION

    Help college mark 45 years

    Birthdays are a big deal at our house. Some in my family have been known to stretch a birthday celebration for as long as a week or two.

  • OPINION

    In New York, lessons for N.C.

    My wife and I recently spent a long weekend in New York City celebrating our wedding anniversary. It’s amazing how time flies: This was number 34, thank you!

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