Smithfield: Opinion

Schools should always err on side of caution

We have our differences with the Johnston County schools; that’s the nature of the relationship between a newspaper and any institution it covers. But we’ll never second guess the decision to close schools in advance or in the aftermath of a winter storm or a hurrricane.

Smithfield: Opinion

Can you afford to retire?

I just had a birthday. I won’t give you my age, but here’s a big clue: I’m now one year away from Medicare. Each year the age gap between me and my students widens. I like to think I bring experience and wisdom to share with them. But I know many of them think I’m an ancient relic.

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