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Vandals strike Sampson County statue

The rash of vandalism to Confederate statues has reached Sampson County where a statue in front of the courthouse was partially pulled down over the weekend. Early Sunday morning, an officer from …

Father charged in fatal rollover

The father of a girl killed in a rollover wreck last month is facing charges as a result of the crash. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol has charged 46-year-old Evan Edward Davis of Cameron …

Man charged in cigarette bandit break-ins

The man suspected of stealing cigarettes and breaking into two local businesses has been captured, according to the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office.
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Little touch-up would make things bearable Little touch-up would make things bearable To the editor: I didn’t really know what color my hair was until the coronavirus. I was one of the first to go out and buy masks, gloves, hand …
Be safe and stay home To the editor: I write this sitting in the living room of my mother’s house in Statesville some 170 miles away. I came here March 13 as mom lay dying in the hospital. By the time my family had …
Expansion needed for mental health care services To the editor: As a registered nurse, I am writing to voice my concerns about the mental health care shortage in North Carolina as related to the coronavirus crises. With the coronavirus …
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
Masking a difficult issue I will state first and foremost that in some ways this is a difficult column to write. Not because I am passionate about either side of a polarizing issue, but merely because of personal preferences. …
Let’s look at it from a different angle As I have said many times in the words I’ve presented in my columns, I admit I am a dinosaur. I am a person who has lived for 60 years, and seen everything from a man walking on the moon to my …
Only one can heal our land Y’all, I do declare, this world is going bonkers. Like a lot of God-fearing folks claim, what was once considered taboo is now socially acceptable and what used to be good is now deemed politically …
Are you a patriot? This was the most unusual July Fourth holiday most of us ever experienced. It just wasn’t the same without the traditional bands, parades, fireworks and cookouts. With all we’ve been through the …
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