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    Clayton hospital will benefit all Johnstonians

    With completion of a three-story, 50-bed inpatient wing, Johnston Health now has a full-service hospital in Clayton. That’s good news for many reasons.

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    Let’s talk about transit

    The Johnston County Area Transit System, or JCATS for short, is not a public transit system in the familiar sense of the term. It has no fixed routes on which people wait at bus stops for a ride to work, the grocery store or doctor’s office.

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    Laws have unintended consequences

    New laws often have unintended consequences.

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    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.

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    Two parks speak well of communities

    In Smithfield, two nonprofit groups have broken ground on town-owned land for a ball field and playground for special-needs children. In Clayton, a citizens’ committee has unveiled the design of an inclusion park there.

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    Candidate should blame self for loss

    On Tuesday, Jim Davenport, a retired police officer who lives near Kenly, lost his write-in campaign for sheriff, 38,821-1,097. If an email to this newspaper and others is any indication, he blames the media for his pummeling at the polls.

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    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.

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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.

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    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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