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Low interest in boards makes elite few in charge

Tim Stephens wanted to serve on the Lillington Board of Commissioners out of a desire to give back to his community. Now that he’s on the board, Stephens hopes the town can find ways to …

Seizure sends driver, passengers up utility pole

A medical emergency is to blame for a Sunday afternoon crash in Erwin, according to police. Twenty-five-year-old Dakota Lee Hodge was driving southwest on Old Post Road with three passengers …

Ginsburg: a short woman with a tall shadow

Standing at only 5’1”, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg managed to cast a tall shadow during her 27 years serving on the U.S. Supreme Court. Affectionately known as the “notorious …
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A parent’s perspective After the first two days of school, I believe it is important for county leaders to hear a parent’s perspective of how things are so far...
RECORD FORUM Request absentee ballots now To the editor: I served as director of elections for Harnett County during the 2012 Presidential Election. I am writing to encourage everyone to help the Board of …
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 …
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
Politics gets big black eye I have said before this space is for enlightening, entertainment and edifying, my own personal three Es if you will. I don’t like to bring politics into the mix, but, what is going on in …
State economic recovery is sputtering RALEIGH — According to the latest jobs report, North Carolina’s headline unemployment rate fell to 6.5% in August, down from 8.5% in July. Good news worth celebrating, …
Let’s outlaw crime As most Americans already know, this past Saturday evening, two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were ambushed and shot while sitting in their patrol vehicle. One officer, a …
Cooper faces test on voter ID RALEIGH — I have repeatedly criticized Roy Cooper’s troubling efforts to amass power in the governor’s office at the expense of other elected state leaders, local governments, and …
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