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Dueling plant dreams

Dunn representatives on Tuesday morning once again appeared before the Harnett County Board of Commissioners seeking to acquire three parcels of land located adjacent to its water treatment plant in Erwin.

Lillington loses another commissioner

For the second time in less than a year, the Lillington Board of Commissioners mourns the loss of one its own following the death of Commissioner Tim Stephens on Tuesday.

It could be years before students recover from COVID-era learning loss

Many families have suffered as a result of policymakers keeping in-person instruction closed for all K-12 students. Academic losses for some students could be felt for years into the future.
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Letters to the editor
Multiplying roadside litter To the editor: Last week, I came across two roadside incidents where large yellow mowers turned several pieces of trash into thousands of pieces of roadside decoration for Easter Sunday. This …
My time in the Wade/Falcon area To the editor: Growing up in the North, Iowa to be specific, southern hospitality is a phrase you would encounter in magazines, television commercials or a conversation with a family member who …
Questions exist about PAL building To the editor: I am wanting to know about the Dunn Police Athletic League and their recent move into a building, really and actually several buildings combined, that was selling for $500,000 …
Editorials
An outrageous double standard A state recently passed a law limiting early voting to nine days, only requiring some Election Day polling locations to be open during that early process, and limiting mandatory Sunday hours to 10 …
Voice of reason on filibuster Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, and raised in Richmond’s housing projects to a single mother in the segregated South, Kay C. James was one of the first children to take part in an historic …
Creating another border crisis Having been involved in public policy for nearly four decades, I’ve all too often seen the unintended consequences of liberals’ misguided compassion. I experienced those consequences …
Open government is always better Jim Zachary, editor of the Valdosta (Georgia) Daily Times and president emeritus of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, wrote the following article to observe Sunshine Week, a national initiative …
Columnists
BLM co-founder cashes in on ‘systemic racism’ Patrisse Cullors is a co-founder of Blacks Lives Matter. About her background, she said in 2015: “The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia …
Banning the death penalty Virginia just became the first state in the South to abolish the death penalty, significant because Virginia was the first colony to execute someone in 1608 and second only to Texas in the total …
Hutchinson’s distortion of President Reagan Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas raised ire from conservatives for vetoing legislation passed by the Arkansas state legislature that would have banned “gender-affirming” medical …
Bigger government isn’t the answer RALEIGH — Is it the job of government to make you happy? While it may seem like a straightforward question, there are some important subtleties packed into those few words. On the face of …
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