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Ella Alease McKoy honored on 100th birthday

The 100th birthday of Ella Alease McKoy was celebrated by family and friends Feb. 25 at Mount Pisgah Harnett Original Free Will Baptist Church in Erwin.

Sampson shooting victim identified

The woman killed in an early morning shooting Sunday, Feb. 28, in Sampson County has been identified as 61-year-old Carolyn Ann Stephenson.

Al Byrd appointed to Johnston County school board

During a special-called meeting Wednesday, the Johnston County Public Schools Board of Education selected Al Byrd to replace Tracie Zukowski who resigned in January.
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Politics not best interest of students To the editor: I left my position as a Dunn public school teacher because the politics that were driving us were not in the best interests of our students. Remote teaching, for me, was a …
RPM Act imperative to motorsports To the editor: I respectfully request that Congress pass the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act. The bipartisan RPM Act protects the right to convert an automobile or motorcycle into a …
No to government health care plans To the editor: With the election now over, Americans are facing terrifying uncertainty in what the future holds for health care. This uncertainty will quickly turn to panic once President Biden …
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Trump gets it right at CPAC Donald Trump showed up at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, and reminded everyone why, with all his provocations, so many are still on board with him. Our country IS in trouble …
Myths about  the Equality Act The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed H.R. 5, the Equality Act of 2021, which sound like a harmless measure to protect gay and transgender people from discrimination. But as a report …
A great record of service Marsha Johnson’s retirement — effective Monday — marks the end of a great public-service career. As Harnett County’s clerk of court, Mrs. Johnson and her staff oversee the …
A proposal to kill jobs As someone who grew up in poverty and worked much of her career to help others out of it, I know the importance of having a good job with a good income. It’s a way out of poverty for many. It …
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Katiedid vs. ... lotdocking points “I used to keep a list of my favorite airports,” I said to my friend on our most recent girls trip, referring to a time in my life long ago when I was jet-setting around the South Pacific …
Is Dr. Seuss being canceled? Is the late Dr. Seuss, beloved writer of children’s classics such as “The Cat in the Hat,” “Green Eggs and Ham” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”, the …
Levers help charities meet needs RALEIGH — You may not know much about an ancient Greek mathematician and inventor named Archimedes. But I bet you know the most famous thing he said. The king of Syracuse once asked …
Raising the minimum wage Back when I started working (in 1964) the minimum wage was $1.25, a Hardee’s hamburger was 15 cents, a gallon of gas 29 cents, a haircut was 75 cents, and you could get a meat and two in many …
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