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  • 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.

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    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...

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    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.

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    ‘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.

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    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.

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    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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    My backyard is not a public street

    The private street behind our house has a speed bump, and drivers of all ages using all modes of transportation sometimes swerve through our yard to skirt the so-called “traffic-calming device.”

  • OPINION

    Your letters: Town needs to be more business-friendly

    I read with interest your article regarding the potential of enforcing parking violations against a particular business owner in downtown Clayton. I am concerned about this issue on several fronts.

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    Your letters: Library defends itself

    The board of trustees of the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield (PLJCS) felt it appropriate to respond to your claims that there has been silence regarding Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library and its desire to withdraw as an affiliate library. We can assure you that PLJCS staff members...

  • OPINION

    This is soccer at its best

    When it comes to soccer, Americans fall into one of two camps.

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