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    Your Letters: She’s voting for Michelle Denning

    The following are the reasons why I am supporting Michelle Drake Denning for clerk of court:

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    Your Letters: Michelle Ball for clerk of court

    A few years ago, I faced a real estate matter: An out-of-state heir had approached a neighboring landowner offering to sell him her family’s property. Since the neighboring landowner was a friend who knew the land she was referring to was my property, he called and informed me of the situation...

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    Judge’s ruling makes history

    The enormity of a judge’s decision to allow same-sex marriages in North Carolina probably didn’t hit some people until they watched the video of two men getting married live on TV or later on newspaper websites.

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    Your Letters: Parents, schools should encourage healthy eating

    With the new school year, parents’ attention is turning to school lunches.

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    Your Letters: Congress needs to stop EPA water grab

    The Obama political appointees and bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency, no bastion of common sense, have proposed a revision to the Clean Water Act that would broadly redefine what qualifies as a “water of the United States,” thereby vastly expanding their jurisdiction...

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    Your Letters: By the gas company and for the gas company

    Is a natural gas pipeline coming through your backyard or back 40 acres? That’s a good possibility if you are one of the lucky landowners near a planned gas corridor for North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

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    Thank a volunteer

    We like fall, partly because it offers relief from summer’s heat but also because the cooler weather brings forth a bounty of festivals. Already, autumn has brought Mule Days in Benson, Railroad Days in Selma, the Pumpkin Festival in Wilson’s Mills and the Shindig in Clayton. Still...

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    These truths self-evident

    We know the world isn’t black and white; its many thorny issues have shades of gray. Still, we suspect some things are universal.

  • OPINION

    Wealth plays role in doctor recruitment

    Johnston County would appear to have much going for it: affordable housing, at least compared to many of our neighbors in the Triangle; schools that are good, though not great; good-paying jobs at companies like Grifols, Novo Nordisk and Caterpillar; proximity to not only good-paying jobs but also...

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    Guns spark debate

    Sometimes the news of the day begs for a broader discussion of important issues. That happened one day recently on an always polarizing topic.

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