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Masks will become optional in Harnett County Schools starting Oct. 5

Harnett County Schools Board of Education voted to return to optional mask wearing for students and staff starting Oct. 5. The vote came after a two-and-a-half-hour long open meeting in which 30 …

Vehicle fire erupts at truck stop

Dunn Emergency Services was dispatched to the Love’s Truck Stop at 3948 Hodges Chapel Road for a vehicle fire just before 4 p.m. Friday. Upon arrival, firefighters say they located a …

Museum, businesses honor first responders

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Closing gap will save money To the editor: I strongly support the North Carolina businesses you reported on in your story “Businesses to Lawmakers: Close the Gap” (Aug. 17). They are right that closing the …
Spruce up city with flowers To the editor: Everyone in Dunn needs to go to Angier and see their beautiful downtown. It’s full of pots overflowing with lovely flowers. They have a new section of single tables down …
Giving officers a bad name To the editor: In reference to the article on June 22, (“$6M payout settles excessive force lawsuit”) the officers are still on duty and no discipline was mentioned. It seems like …
Editorials
Where does Biden get the authority? President Joe Biden decreed on Thursday that private companies with more than 100 workers would have to make it a condition of employment for them to get vaccinated — either that, or take …
Under Biden, why work? The latest jobs report for August was disappointing. Job growth fell by more than half and was one-third of expectations. This was partly because of COVID concerns. But we still don’t have …
Transparency and choice You are craving a Caesar salad, but you have a problem: There is only one restaurant in town, and it won’t tell you what it is serving until you have paid. Stomach rumbling, you take a chance, …
Too much D.C. interference President Joe Biden endorsed legislation that would give car buyers $2,500 for buying a union-made electric vehicle (EV) and another $2,500 for buying an EV if it is made in America. A better …
Columnists
We pause to remember The history teacher in me has learned to recognize the significance of some dates. There are days in each generation where the clock stopped briefly as the whole world became transfixed and focused …
What’s more democratic than an election? RALEIGH — Do the ends justify the means? Not when it comes to the operation of government. Constitutional republics, in particular, are based on precisely the opposite formulation: the means …
What signals economic recovery One thing we know for sure from the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has had and continues to have a lasting impact globally, as well as on the U.S. economy and job market. Despite over 18 months of …
Trade lifts North Carolina economy RALEIGH — When North Carolinians are free to trade with whomever they choose, be it South Carolinians or South Koreans, some local businesses may lose sales. The case for markets isn’t …
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