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Linden man, Falcon teen injured in Career Day plane crash

A Linden man and Falcon teen were seriously injured in a Career Day plane crash at Gray’s Creek Airport in Cumberland County Monday.

More than 30 years of dancing, fundraising continues with big crowd

A tradition like no other in Harnett County led by one of the area’s most active civic organizations continued Saturday night as it has for more than three decades The Rotary Club of Lillington …

Two suspects charged in deadly Cook Out shooting

A total of three charges have been filed against the man accused of shooting a teenager in the parking lot at the Cook Out restaurant in Dunn. According to Harnett County District Attorney Vernon …

She was wearing dark clothes, walking in the street when the car hit her, troopers say

Officials have identified the pedestrian struck by a vehicle while walking along U.S. Highway 421 near Buies Creek Saturday night. According to a North Carolina State Highway Patrol spokesman, …

Vigil held for Landon Peregoy

Friends of Landon Peregoy on Thursday gathered for a vigil outside the family home to show support for the high school baseball player who collapsed on the field. Peregoy, a junior at Cape Fear …
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Central Carolina president selected for Aspen New Presidents Fellowship Dr. Lisa M. Chapman, president of Central Carolina Community College, has been selected by the Aspen Institute to join the 2020-21 inaugural class of the Aspen New Presidents Fellowship, a new …
Harnett Health receives first Cuddle Cot bassinet On Monday, Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn, Harnett Health Labor and Delivery staff received Harnett County’s first Cuddle Cot Bassinet. The Cuddle Cot was donated by Ashlee, Marcus, and their son, …
BBB accepting entries for 2020 Torch Awards RALEIGH — Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern North Carolina is now accepting entries for the 2020 Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics. BBB created the Torch Awards as a regional competition to …
Daily Record to host exclusive workshop for business leaders The Daily Record is hosting an exclusive workshop with international media consultant Mike Blinder to help business leaders learn how to reach the most eyes in their targeted markets and maximize …
Godwin team learns about new, innovative products Sales representatives from across the United States gathered in Dunn last week for The Godwin Group Annual Sales Meeting. The meeting was hosted at Champion Hoist, headquarters for The Godwin …
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RECORD FORUM Give the ‘gift of life’ on Jan. 8 To the editor: Let me introduce you to my husband, Jonny. He was a husband, father, brother, Christian, friend, farmer, mechanic and Harley rider who …
Be thankful for this country To the editor: The beauty of the flag of the United States of America, and of the meaning of the pledge of the United States of America is something we the people of this great United States of …
Hunters can help change lives To the editor: North Carolina deer hunters have a unique opportunity this fall to make a real difference in the lives of their neighbors. North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry (NCHFTH) makes this …
Editorials
A free society cannot function without a vibrant professional press A free society cannot function without vibrant professional newspapers. In light of that truism, the latest dire news for the news business — that McClatchy newspapers, publisher of The News & …
Thoughts should be on airspace safety No one will ever know for sure what transpired in those minutes before the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven other people plummeted into a hillside in Calabasas, …
Online voting: Washington experiment is worth watching The problems with an online app that led to an embarrassing delay in tabulating the results of the Iowa caucus votes for Democratic presidential candidates should serve as a not-so-subtle reminder …
Could the U.S. have moved faster on coronavirus response? As the world grapples to contain a troubling new strain of the coronavirus, an early criticism of the U.S. response has come from an influential critic: Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former head of the …
Columnists
Carville is right: Democrats should be panicking Legendary Democratic strategist James Carville was interviewed by Vox’s Sean Illing last week after Carville’s doom-and-gloom jeremiad on MSNBC got a lot of people’s attention. In his …
If we could speak dog talk After three weeks of looking at politics and well-known people who left us too soon, it’s time to turn back to my real purpose of this column, to bring a smile to the face of readers, as well as my …
Katiedid vs. ... bulk balk I, like most people, I imagine, have a love-hate relationship with the big bulk stores — you know, Costco, Sam’s Club, the stores so large that they usually sit on a street named after them, the …
President Trump is paving the way The disproportionate number of African American special guests hosted by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union address made clear how very serious he is about courting the support of this …
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