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No action taken on suspended teacher

The status of a suspended Spanish teacher who allegedly segregated her class based on personal beliefs remained unchaged following a Nov. 12 Johnston County Board of Education meeting. Johnston …
Harnett County

Small plane crashes at Jetport

Harnett Regional Jetport near Lillington was the scene of a small plane crash Thursday afternoon. Around 4:30 p.m. authorities were called to the facility after a single-engine Fisher FP-202 had …
Johnston County

Robberies, shooting could be connected

Authorities believe the two men suspected of robbing a Johnston County gas station and killing one man are connected to robberies in Four Oaks and Garner. According to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office and the Garner Police Department, the two agencies have been working together to solve a string of robberies which took place over the last few days.

Clerk shot in Johnston County holdup

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting which resulted in the death of a man at a gas station near McGee’s Crossroads. According to the Johnston County Sheriff’s …

Police warn drivers to lock their vehicles

A string of mid-week car break-ins have police warning residents to lock their vehicles and secure their valuables. According to Dunn Police Department Lt. Clark White, approximately six to eight …
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SECU Foundation provides grant for new women’s treatment center Samaritan Colony, a nonprofit residential treatment facility for men with chemical dependency, received a boost of support from the SECU Foundation to help facility administrators further their …
Coats native named named Cape Fear Valley medical services director FAYETTEVILLE – Allison Taylor has been named service line director for medical services at Cape Fear Valley Health. The Coats native has more than 15 years of nursing leadership experience and …
Tractor Supply raises money for 4-H As part of ongoing efforts to support 4-H youth nationwide, Tractor Supply Company customers and team members raised $967,681 for the National 4-H Council during this year’s Fall Paper Clover …
State board issues CPA licenses The North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners have approved the following Dunn residents, who were licensed as certified public accountants over the summer: Katherine …
Godwin goods on display at trade show in Atlanta The Godwin Group took its show on the road again, this time at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NCAV) Show held in the Georgia World Congressional Center in Atlanta. The Godwin Group is a …
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Letters to the editor
Hunters can help change lives To the editor: North Carolina deer hunters have a unique opportunity this fall to make a real difference in the lives of their neighbors. North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry (NCHFTH) makes this …
Two additional pilots remembered To the Editor: Enjoyed reading the article “Airports in Dunn, 100 years ago” [“Into the Past” Dunn Area History Museum column, Sept. 24]. I was familiar with some of the locations and two …
Councilman serves with integrity, honesty To the editor: The city of Dunn municipal election is on Oct. 8 and early voting has already started! You have the opportunity to cast your vote for your city council representative. I want to …
Editorials
Raise vaping age to 21 nationwide Federal lawmakers should follow the lead of Washington and at least 17 other states in raising the age of legal sale for vapor and tobacco products to age 21. Doing so will make it more difficult …
Supreme Court has future of ‘dreamers’ in its hand No matter how the U.S. Supreme Court rules in the three consolidated immigration cases heard Tuesday, the fact that the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program came down to an up or down vote …
Mexico’s ‘hugs not bullets’ approach to drug cartels has failed “Abrazos, no balazos.” Hugs, not bullets. That has been a cornerstone of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s policy toward the country’s murderous drug cartels. Eradicate poverty, …
Poster child for why office romances are a bad idea It is all important for top corporate executives to model behavior, and when they don’t the personal and institutional risk is enormous. It is from that backdrop that McDonald’s board of …
Columnists
Promo A Go-Go Congratulations! Your big new promotion is wonderful news. You definitely deserve your new, supersized salary and juicy executive perks. Say what? You didn’t get a big new promotion? …
Necessary noise American voters are motivated by a fever pitch. That’s the message from last week’s elections. The headlines were the Democratic sweep of the state legislature in Virginia that put the …
Make room for Big Gulp Bloomberg Last week, I admitted to the world that on occasion I have voted for cartoon characters when I just absolutely could not stomach the choices I had to select from on my ballot. This particular …
You say tomato, I say tomato ... Just this past week, three friends and I returned from a fun, exciting excursion to The Big Apple. As Gail, Debbie and Beverly will attest — we covered a lot of ground and made so many …
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