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State to pay first-time vaccine-getters $100

North Carolina is now offering $100 Summer Cards at some vaccine sites across the state to first-time vaccine-getters, according to a release from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. …

Shooting victim’s mother: 'I want them to catch this guy'

Two men were injured in a shooting Monday night in Coats. The Harnett County 911 Communications Center received a call of a shooting at 68 Oakdale St. around 8:30 p.m. Responding deputies …

2 injured in Coats shooting

Two men were injured in a shooting Monday night in Coats. The Harnett County 911 Communications Center received a call of a shooting at 68 Oakdale St. around 8:30 p.m. Responding deputies …
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Patterson thanks ancestors, elders in journey to Juneteenth

Angela Patterson speaks at the Juneteenth Celebration Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Lillington.

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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 …
Health care a local treasure To the editor: I am writing this letter to let our community know — through you — of what I consider to be a local treasure ... excellent medical professionals ... right here in our …
Editorials
COVID confusion President Joe Biden’s not exactly the Great Communicator, but his team’s messaging on COVID has been a complete disaster. And that’s bad news for the nation, since all the dubious …
A recipe for corruption Earlier this month, when I heard that the Supreme Court had struck down a lawsuit claiming that Arizona’s election laws were a form of racist voter suppression, I happened to be standing where …
How Dunn can win the $3M T-Mobile Techover Dunn is one of 10 towns in the running for a $3 million technology makeover in T-Mobile’s “Hometown Techover” initiative, expanding the mobile company’s 5G reach and …
Platforms for censorship Cancel culture and wokeism have turned social media into truly perverse tools: They now aggressively censor key points of view (at least from those on the right) while, in the case of Facebook, …
Columnists
Merit pay boosts student success RALEIGH — How much say should the public have about public education? Parental revolts against “wokeness” fads in the classroom are all the rage right now, but gaps between public …
Lessons from a quarantine I am one who tries to learn from life experiences. I try to take the proverbial lemons and make lemonade out of them. I did both of those things last week as I took my turn participating in the …
‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ It is a long-standing tradition to air the national anthem prior to kickoff at football games. Now, the NFL has decided to follow this tradition by playing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” …
An altar call for the unvaccinated Sometimes I hate it when I’m right. My April Fools’ column predicted that our return to life as we knew it before COVID would likely be determined by those who refused to take the shot. …
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