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Mother’s two-year search for son continues

Cindy Hair’s nightmare started two years ago. On Oct. 16, 2018, after not hearing from her son, Dean, for a few weeks, Hair went to Raleigh to check on him. Hair found his apartment empty, …

Commissioners discuss reopening meetings

Harnett County Manager Paula Stewart has suggested the idea of reopening, at least some meetings, to in-person access.

Early voting off to busy start

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Benson knows county’s great resources To the editor: Many people in our state consider Harnett County to be just a large rural county “down east.” How many rural counties have a state park, a battlefield museum, a …
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 …
Editorials
Folwell has earned a second term Everybody is talking about the presidential election. And this year, some in North Carolina are also talking about the races for governor and U.S. senator. But the race that may directly affect the …
‘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 …
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COVID shapes debate on worker safety RALEIGH — For 16 years, former state Rep. Cherie Berry has served as North Carolina’s labor commissioner. Now she’s retiring, and another Republican state representative, Josh …
Justice in selecting judges Perhaps the most overlooked elections, ranking just slightly ahead of Soil and Water Conversation District Commissioners, are those of judges. This year our judicial elections may be among the most …
This week in history 60 years ago In “These Little Things,” Hoover Adams applauded President Harry Truman for being a one-woman man. While posing for a photo with a local beauty queen someone asked Truman …
Memories from grandmother’s basement Nearly everyone has special places from their childhood. You know, the place where you chased cousins and siblings, enjoyed afternoon snacks and where hours seemed to go by in mere minutes. For me …
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