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$2.5M in meth seized in traffic stop

A traffic stop on Interstate 95 resulted in one man in jail and the seizure of $2.5 million in methamphetamine. The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop Friday on Eduardo …

100th State Annual Singing Convention kicks off Friday

     

Crowds descend on Endless Yard Sale

The 301 Endless Yard Sale returned on Friday after COVID-19 nixed the bargain hunter’s dream a year ago.
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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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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 …
Lesson will be taught at the polls To the editor: To the (Harnett County) commissioners, I could not face the county and citizens of Harnett County after denying the nonprofits a few dollars especially at a time of crucial …
Nonprofits save county money To the editor: The recent decision by the three new commissioners shows the citizens of this county they can make decisions without knowing all the facts. Previous Boards of Commissioners have …
Editorials
‘Sheriff Joe’ hangs up badge Since the beginning of the Reagan administration, the federal-budget submission to Congress has included a list of proposed budget cuts, terminations, consolidations, and savings, along with a …
Biden’s big boondoggle The Biden administration wants to prove that government can do everything better than the private sector, which often means creating solutions to problems that do not exist. And proving that point is …
How to survive cancel culture As a Black conservative for more than 40 years, I’m an expert on being canceled. I was canceled by the political left long before cancel culture was all the rage. If there’s one thing …
Painful call may still be right Spending other people’s money is a big responsibility. And the Harnett County Board of Commissioners showed how true that is when they voted 3-2 not to give tax money to private not-for-profit …
Columnists
PC movement should stay away from parents I don’t often address the issue of political correctness. Frankly, I think its a waste of my valued time to even address. However, when those concerned with being politically correct start …
Nightbirde’s quite a songbird Like its title, it is true that, “America’s Got Talent.” Thanks to its recent telecast, America’s also got heart. That was evidenced — ironically — by its …
Fantasy explores timeless truths RALEIGH — “I see you’ve written another book. What’s this one about?” “It’s called ‘Mountain Folk.’ It’s a historical-fantasy novel set …
Government shouldn’t set prices RALEIGH — I once found a $20 bill on a sidewalk in Washington, D.C. I picked it up, thus ruining the punchline of an old joke. Two economists are walking along when one points to a $20 bill. …
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