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  • EDITORIALS

    Property tax remains fairest of all

    The good news is that debt issued by the Town of Clayton is an increasingly safe bet for investors. And that’s good news for taxpayers, because the higher the credit rating, the lower the interest rate, which means lower interest payments on town borrowing.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Your Letters: In 41st year, Neuse Little Theatre continues to deliver

    Congratulations to the Neuse Little Theatre for its September plunge into its 41st season with a spectacular production of “Auntie Mame.”

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Your Letters: Landowner says no to pipeline

    As an Eastern N.C. landowner directly affected by the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, I feel obliged to myself and to my community to make my views public.

  • COLUMNS

    Nothing special

    In a video posted online Sept. 19, Gov. Pat McCrory announced he wouldn’t call legislators back to Raleigh this year to consider new economic-development incentives or extend existing tax-credit programs. He left the door open, however, to summon the General Assembly if a “major job...

  • COLUMNS

    Officials behaving badly

    This column has been on the list for awhile, and the longer it waits, the more examples of government corruption show up in media reports.

  • EDITORIALS

    School board should allow religion class

    Surely Johnston school board member Butler Hall has no real qualms with an online course in world religions. Surely he sees no real harm in a class that introduces, not indoctrinates, young people to the religions that have influenced individuals, cultures and societies, in many cases for thousands...

  • COLUMNS

    Are recessions inevitable?

    Most of us focus on decisions affecting our daily lives – earning an income, spending, investing and looking ahead to our retirement. If we have some time left over, we try to have fun. Businesses face similar choices about production, advertising, workers and pricing. Even public institutions...

  • EDITORIALS

    Recycling fee doesn’t pass fairness test

    Johnston County Commissioners say they want to be fair when deciding how to make trash disposal in Johnston pay for itself. If so, they will be hard pressed to justify levying a $5 recycling fee on homes and businesses in Johnston towns.

  • EDITORIALS

    Schools need to raise their expectations

    Last week, we ran a story on Johnston student scores on the latest end-year tests given by the state. Truth be told, we didn’t find the scores useful, and we doubt parents did either.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Your Letters: Craig Olive goes beyond the call of duty

    We are writing this letter as a humble note of appreciation for the quality of service provided from the Johnston County Register of Deeds Office.

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