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Semi-normal in a not-so-normal year

Nothing about 2020 has been normal; however, one area high school teacher took the chance to pursue an opportunity for his students to do something that was somewhat “semi-normal.” For …

County looks to be first in line if grant returns

Harnett County Commissioners missed their window for a state grant, but hope to be first in line should the opportunity return. Commissioners at Monday night’s meeting approved an …

Cooper isn’t ready to take North Carolina back into COVID-19 lockdown

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper says he won’t take North Carolina backward. He says he isn’t ready to levy another lockdown because of COVID-19. Still, he intimated Tuesday, Nov. 17, …
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Letters to the editor
Public works location needs change To the editor: As a citizen who lives in the so-called “low income minority community” of east Dunn, I’m writing about the correction of a mistake made over 100 years ago. That …
Surveys point to more talk on politics in schools To the editor: I am a student at Triton High School sending a letter for a school civics project regarding incorporating more politics inside of the school system instead of somewhat hiding …
Keeping roads safe this Halloween To the editor: Impaired driving kills. Last year, North Carolina lost 35 people during the week of Halloween, and nine of those deaths were caused by impaired drivers who were drunk, high or …
Editorials
There’s no need to ‘rethink’ free speech Consider the following statement: “I’m not against propaganda. Every country does it, and they have to do it to their own population. And I don’t necessarily think it’s that …
Too early to let guard down Several recent headlines in The Daily Record suggest it is still too early to let our guard down on COVID-19. One announced the disappointing news that Lillington canceled this year’s …
Kudos to commissioners COVID-19 disrupted just about every aspect of American life this year. And one of those disruptions was in how local government bodies meet. It became more difficult for members of the public to …
National unity will take time “For all those of you who voted for President Trump, I understand the disappointment tonight. I’ve lost a couple of times myself. But now, let’s give each other a chance,” …
Columnists
Banana republic America Like most of America, I have spent the last couple of weeks trying to stay on top of the election results. After two weeks of trying to sort out the claims of election fraud, claims of absolutely …
Correct diagnostics needed You present to a physician with severe abdominal pain. He examines you and concludes that your ingrown toenails are the cause of your abdominal distress. He prescribes that you soak your feet in warm …
I’m optimistic about America I’m a conservative, and I guess I should be writing a column about my great distress resulting from this election. But I’m not going to write that column, because it’s not what I …
Should we cancel Thanksgiving this year? I love the Thanksgiving service when the congregation sings “Come Ye Thankful People Come,” and “We Gather Together to Ask the Lord’s Blessing.” Usually, the …
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