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Looking for land without a fight

Lillington Town Manager Joseph Jeffries said he steered Highland Paving away from city limits after the company inquired about a rezoning request he felt local commissioners wouldn’t go …
DUNN

Former ice house gets cold shoulder

Fond memories of days gone by filled the Dunn City Council chambers Tuesday night when discussing the old Ice House on Vance Street.

3 bomb threats in a month

Three bomb threats in a month have sparked shut downs and evacuations in the county and all three came by phone. Only one of those calls led deputies back to an identified source, though.
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What are they teaching our children? To the editor: The majority of the Harnett County School Board — Duncan (Eddie) Jaggers, Don Godfrey and Joey Powell — who voted to rescind Harnett County Schools’ mask …
You have a hero on your team To the editor: I would like to reach out to The Daily Record in hopes of recognizing that you have an amazing writer who truly cares and loves his job and his community around him. A long …
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Don’t believe the price tag President Biden hit the road in an attempt to peddle the Democrats’ mega spending package — a package that originally carried an eye‐popping price tag of $3.5 trillion. It now appears …
Addressing unemployment Joe Manchin said it best: “We have 11 million jobs that we haven’t filled, 8 million people still unemployed. Something’s not matching up here.” The West Virginia …
History-making access to government records now within reach When the 2021 session of the General Assembly began, passage of legislation to advance public access to records of disciplinary actions taken by those employed by taxpayers in state and local …
Rehearsal for a coup A new book, “Peril,” by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa on the last weeks of the Trump administration is generating a firestorm of controversy, especially regarding the conduct of Gen. Mark …
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About that asphalt plant When Highland Paving Company of Fayetteville decided to spend over $5 million to build an asphalt plant outside of Lillington, that sounded like good news. Thirty or so jobs initially, I hear, and 40 …
Hidden costs of child tax credits President Biden and others in Washington recently argued their mammoth $3.5 trillion spending plan has “no cost” since it is “fully paid for.” …
The new victim of cancel culture: Science Cancel culture has reared its ugly head once again, and this time in a new and unprecedented way. A lecture by a physicist was canceled at one of America’s premier institutions of science, …
School closures were a mistake RALEIGH — Closing down school buildings for many months last year — and offering poorly executed virtual schooling as an inadequate substitute — proved to be a disaster for North …
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