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Gun found at middle school

A diligent student may have prevented a tragedy at an area middle school Wednesday by notifying school officials that another student had a loaded gun in the building. The incident occurred …

School’s new language program kicks off

A recent celebration at North Harnett Primary School introduced parents of rising kindergarteners to an innovative new language program. School staff members held Kinderpalooza to showcase the …

Farmer retires as managing editor

Capping a 31-year career at the newspaper, Lisa Farmer retired as The Daily Record’s managing editor on Thursday. “We are grateful to Lisa for more than three decades of dedicated service,” …

Local nonprofit again providing free dresses

Attending the prom with a new dress is out of reach for some local teens, but a nonprofit group is doing its part to help. For the fifth straight year, the program will provide free prom dresses to …

Outdoor concert coming to Lillington

A Saturday concert will bring music and fun to downtown Lillington. The Lillington Chamber of Commerce will hold the first spring concert beginning at 3 p.m. The day will start with an area of …
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Willis named to North Carolina Community Foundation statewide board of directors The North Carolina Community Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Mary Willis to the statewide board of directors, according to James Black, NCCF board chair. Ms. Willis is the CEO, …
BBB: Enjoy the Madness, avoid the scams RALEIGH — March Madness is finally here and several North Carolina teams have been chosen to participate in the NCAA tournament, which begins this week. Every year, the NCAA holds their tournaments …
Lisa Hildebrand joins Fidelity Bank Fidelity Bank announced that Lisa Hildebrand has joined its team as assistant vice president and business solutions officer. In her new position, Mrs. Hildebrand is responsible for analyzing the …
New nursing officer named at Harnett Health Harnett Health, which operates two hospitals and medical clinics around the county, has announced it has named a new chief nursing officer. The health system has announced Marleigh Zacek has been …
Harnett Health to open orthopaedics and sports medicine clinic Get ready Lillington, Harnett Health is bringing full-service orthopaedic and sports medicine care to town. Harnett Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is set to open Monday at 716 S. 10th …
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Letters to the editor
Thank you Dr. Gregory To the editor: Betty, Deana and I wanted to extend our appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Sam Gregory, a superlative dentist who has served us almost 40 years. As Dr. Gregory winds down his …
Thank you, NC Sen. Jim Burgin To the editor: Recently, I was invited to sit in at a meeting of concerned parents in Harnett County. The meeting was hosted by Brandy Brown, executive director of 1 Voice Inc., and was attended …
Who is pipeline really for? To the editor: As an impacted landowner from the Atlantic Coast Pipeline I have just a few questions for Duke Energy. You say that your pipeline will bring industrial development to parts of …
Editorials
UNC governors in turmoil, need a shakeup When you notice there’s a revolving door on the executive suite, it’s fair to wonder whether there’s trouble at the top. When highly qualified, accomplished leaders are making tracks out of …
Read Thom Tillis’ lips Remember those bold pronouncements from U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis about standing up to an abuse of power by President Trump? Never mind. He takes them back. Misspoke. Didn’t mean …
College bribery scandal is lesson in terrible judgment, values The college admissions bribery scandal disclosed by federal prosecutors touched off national outrage on the juicy topics of elite education, privilege and celebrity criminal allegations. Wealthy, …
Politicians feeding the fire To recklessly throw around claims of voting fraud is to play a dangerous game that could do lasting harm to our democracy. Yet politicians from the White House to the local level are indulging in …
Why we keep losing the War on Drugs Perhaps they didn’t get word earlier. Maybe they missed the news stories. Whatever happened, it’s clear that some members of the General Assembly need to know this: America lost the War on …
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Katiedid vs... Editor’s Note: Katiedid Langrock is off this week. The following column was originally published in April 2015. “I’ve never been so embarrassed in my entire life.” My best friend from …
My market value You hear a lot of talk these days from politicians touting the $15 per hour minimum wage. It’s a huge talking point for politicians who pretend to care about your well-being while trying to …
Liberal fascists ambush Chelsea Clinton I recently joined the board of the Leadership Institute, which sponsors Campus Reform, an important website for college news. Campus Reform is a “watchdog to the nation’s higher education …
College cheating scandal Federal prosecutors have charged more than 50 people involved in cheating and bribery in order to get their children admitted to some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities such …
Well, one down, one to go For those of you who aren’t familiar with my eyes, they are bad. And last week, I had the first of two cataract removal surgeries. And let me tell you — pun intended — it was an eye-opening …
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