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2 students. 2 guns. 2 schools: Triton incident wasn't the only one this week

When a student was found with a gun at Triton High School Thursday, parents received a robocall from Harnett County Schools advising them of the "isolated incident." But it was the second such incident in two days.
Harnett County

Inmate attacks staff at HCI

A staff member was treated and released for minor injuries after an inmate-involved altercation at Harnett Correctional Institution in Lillington. According to North Carolina Department of Public …

Remembering fellow firefighters lost

“Time cannot heal the emptiness, or fill the empty chair, the one that’s in the family room, they always see it there. ...” — Poem “The Empty Chair” As you entered the bays …

Lt. governor pays tribute to local first responders

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest made a stop in Harnett County Wednesday as he paid tribute to first responders across the state. Forest made Harnett County the fourth stop in his journey to …

HCS announces makeup days following Dorian

Harnett County Schools lost two days to Hurricane Dorian last week that need to be made up before the end of the semester. HCS Board of Education members approved a schedule change that keeps the …
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New restaurant opens at North Carolina Museum of History The North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh announced the opening of its new restaurant. Aptly named Sweet Tea & Cornbread Grill and Eatery, the new eatery serves up Southern staples and …
Tractor Supply celebrates FFA Convention with T-shirt fundraiser Tractor Supply Company’s fifth annual FFA Convention T-shirt fundraiser recently launched in stores nationwide. For a limited time, Tractor Supply customers can purchase a FFA Convention themed …
Sampson Regional Medical Center to offer free PSA screenings In recognition of prostate cancer awareness month, Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton will offer a limited number of free vouchers redeemable for PSA blood screenings performed at the …
Tractor Supply to host farmers’ market nationwide BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Tractor Supply Company is inviting farmers, craft makers and artisans to join the farmers market event at their local TSC store on Saturday, Sept. 28. The event is an opportunity …
Women’s Home-Based Business Forum to be held Sept. 16 A Women’s Home-Based Business Forum will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept 16, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic & Conference Center in Sanford. The Central Carolina Community College …
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This is why there are ‘too many killings’ To the editor: I would like to respond to ‘Too Many Killings’ published in the Aug. 2 edition of The Daily Record. The caller asked why there are so many rampant killings nowadays. That is an …
Multiple-shot rifles need banning To the editor: I am surprised that no politician has come up with a simple solution to the terrible mass slayings that are taking place in the United States. It is perhaps the NRA and its members …
Disagrees with column on charter schools To the editor: I am writing in response to Tom Campbell’s recent article entitled “We Are Re-Segregating Our Schools.” On “NC SPIN’s” website, you display the famous quotation by …
Editorials
Hurricanes are sending a message to North Carolina Hurricanes seem to be riding a groove that starts off the west coast of Africa, approaches Florida and then swoops north to hit North Carolina on the chin. Since 2016, the state has been struck by …
Vaping illness outbreak and teen victims After the death of an Illinois resident hospitalized for an unknown respiratory illness linked to vaping — the first in the country since a rash of hospitalizations across many states — public …
Finally, a step in right direction on fair voting districts A bipartisan panel of North Carolina Superior Court justices struck a blow FOR democracy — small “d” — this week with a strong ruling against partisan gerrymandering. In a unanimous …
From Little League to ‘wrong crowd’ to dead at age 15 Davantae Jackson died over Labor Day weekend at age 15, young enough for the memory of his boyhood innocence to be within easy reach for mourners. At 6, he started playing Little League. At 12, he …
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Bright ideas “It’s ... bright.” This is about the closest thing to a compliment that the new shutters on my house and the new color of the front door have received. Colorblindness runs in my family. I …
We are the problem After spending the better part of last week tracking Hurricane Dorian, it dawned on me I missed quite a bit of political insanity over the last few weeks. Although much of the world’s attention …
Reform should accompany new districts RALEIGH — I remember when the inherent boredom of redistricting was a laugh line. Whatever else we might say about redistricting in North Carolina, however, it’s clearly the opposite of …
Black Americans are doing great under Trump The August jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed more great news for all Americans. And particularly for black Americans. The nation’s unemployment rate of 3.7% puts it near the …
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