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    Your Letters: Thanks for believing

    I want to thank all of my supporters and voters in my N.C. Senate campaign. While we were not successful, I have made new friends and reestablished old relationships. I want to continue to build on these relationships, and I believe in the future of Duplin, Johnston, and Sampson counties.


    JCC celebrates accomplishments

    As 2014 draws to a close, I am proud to reflect on the many accomplishments Johnston Community College has experienced over the past year.


    A day at the museum

    Did you know that hundreds of silent films were shot against the backdrop of the North Carolina mountains in the early 20th century? Or that most cities and towns once had African-American movie theaters that showed second-run films and typically were smaller and less ornate than whites-only theaters...


    Another misadventure ends well

    Call this “Misadventures in Motoring, Part 2.”


    Laws have unintended consequences

    New laws often have unintended consequences.


    Will state continue to urbanize?

    North Carolina used to be a small-town and rural state. In fact, we were traditionally one of the most rural states in the country. There were a couple of reasons for this. It wasn’t that long ago that a significant share of people worked on farms. Of course most farms, because of their need...


    What’s on GOP minds?

    As the race for state House speaker heated up, Republican candidates for the post sent letters to their colleagues about how they would lead the 120-member chamber for the next two years. The documents, obtained by reporters, provided a glimpse into the minds of Republicans who control the House...


    County must protect field’s neighbors

    On Dec. 1, Johnston County Commissioners will decide whether to rezone a youth baseball field built with county bond dollars. It would seem a foregone conclusion, because to deny the zoning change – and shutter the ball field – would waste those county dollars, some $147,000 in all.


    I’m thankful for a stranger

    My wife called it a perfect storm of dumb luck and a textbook example of Murphy’s Law.


    GOP picks a speaker

    If you put 73 people in a room and they come out fully united, that’s a brainwashed cult.

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