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Interstate ramp in Sampson County closing for repairs

The Interstate 40 East ramp at the U.S. 701 East interchange, Exit 343, is expected to close at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, and reopen by 6 pm. the next day.
ERWIN

Board approves resurfacing East Erwin roads

A few roads badly in need of resurfacing got the go ahead Thursday night when the Erwin Board of Commissioners met for its regular monthly meeting.

Survey highlights divide over reopening

Harnett County Schools released the findings of a survey on whether parents want their children back in school or learning remotely and the results nearly split down the middle. According to the …
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Sports Editor gets COVID-19 test

 



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Columnist presents circular argument To the editor: In response to Walter Williams, (Editorial column, July 24) “Historical ignorance and Confederate generals.” He presented circular argument because the founding fathers called …
Little touch-up would make things bearable Little touch-up would make things bearable To the editor: I didn’t really know what color my hair was until the coronavirus. I was one of the first to go out and buy masks, gloves, hand …
Be safe and stay home To the editor: I write this sitting in the living room of my mother’s house in Statesville some 170 miles away. I came here March 13 as mom lay dying in the hospital. By the time my family had …
Editorials
‘Because you lived, you cared, you loved and you taught’ It was a good day and a sad day that hot August day in Dunn when we watched our neighbor, Louise Thaggard, put her trunk in her father’s car. Louise was on her way to college, St Augustine College …
Our print days are changing, our mission isn’t Where can you find the weather, a crossword puzzle, what’s coming up on TV, what your local elected leaders are doing and an historical fact that can spark conversation? If you’re lucky …
The young are not immune Some gentle words of advice for the spring break revelers, blissful beachgoers and corona carousers who have poohed-poohed social distancing out of a reckless sense of both entitlement and …
Adjustments can stem the tide of economic downturn As the coronavirus public health crisis continues to spread, it’s also creating an economic crisis that will impact the world. Last week, Congress approved a stimulus package that will provide some …
Columnists
A message for our time Peter Hans officially became president of the UNC University System Monday. One of his first official acts was to send a message to the employees of our state-supported universities. We thought it …
Homicides spiking in Carolina cities RALEIGH — As if the COVID crisis and economic recession weren’t bad enough, here’s some more bad news to process: homicide rates are spiking in many North Carolina communities. Through the …
Reflections on education There is no writer worth his salt who has not had the experience I do this week, staring at a blank screen or, in the old days a blank piece of paper. In lieu of some ingenious attempt to analyze …
A message for our time Peter Hans officially became president of the UNC University System Monday. One of his first official acts was to send a message to the employees of our state-supported universities. We thought it …
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