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  • OPINION

    After ruling, respecting both sides

    In the days that followed a court ruling, two Johnston County officials made polar-opposite decisions about same-sex weddings. We respect them both.

  • OPINION

    Your Letters: Consider pipeline carefully

    As an Eastern North Carolina landowner directly affected by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline for natural gas, I think we need to consider all of the pros and cons of this pipeline.

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    Your Letters: School board needs new ideas, passions

    In reading the editorial “Wealth plays role in doctor recruitment” in the Oct. 12 edition, I took note of the opening paragraph, where the writer stated, “Johnston County would appear to have much going for it: affordable housing, at least compared to many of our neighbors in...

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    Your Leyyers: Here’s how to raise SAT scores

    Your Oct. 17 article on SAT scores struck a nerve with me. As a Clayton High School graduate and current sophomore at UNC-Chapel Hill, I find it hard to hear that the average SAT score for CHS students has dropped 28 points from last year.

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    Your Letters: Legal Aid salutes law enforcement

    In 1978 East Central Community Legal Services, then known as the Wake County Legal Aid Society, began providing legal assistance to Johnston County residents, including those seeking protective orders against domestic-violence perpetrators. In 1986 Harbor Inc. began a stellar history of providing...

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    DOT will need dollars

    Gov. Pat McCrory crisscrossed the state recently to promote his 25-year transportation vision. It was largely received favorably wherever he went, even by editorial writers and others who like to criticize the Republican head of state.

  • OPINION

    Please don’t stereotype me

    I am a Republican, and I’m OK with same-sex couples marrying.

  • OPINION

    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...

  • OPINION

    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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