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Christmas brings out the good in Harnett

Christmas means a lot of things to a lot of people. For most of us, it’s holiday gatherings, gifts, decorations and Christmas bliss. I’ve learned this year, for many individuals and groups in the …

The people’s revolutions against the global elites

Events taking place around the Western world have their roots in common trends and similar sentiments, but many people either don’t see it or don’t want to admit what it means. When voters in …

Temper political power with responsibility

RALEIGH — Are you frustrated with our political dialogue at the moment? If your answer is no, you are in a distinct minority in North Carolina and beyond. For example, in an October poll …

Christmas shopping

I have to say, at least up until now, I have thoroughly enjoyed this Christmas season. Don’t get me wrong I haven’t been to any Christmas parades. I haven’t been listening to Christmas music …

Take time to broaden the mind

RALEIGH — In the January 1953 edition of the magazine If: Worlds of Science Fiction, a fan of the genre from Texas, Marilyn Venable, made her debut as an author. “Time Enough at Last,” …

Bringing Satan to Springfield

According to an NPR story this week, The Satanic Temple of Chicago paid to have a statue installed in the rotunda of the Illinois Capitol. To accompany the traditional Christmas Nativity scene and …
Letters to the editor

Here’s two reasons against the pipeline

To the editor, Atlantic Coast Pipeline, is it safe? One may ask why are families against this pipeline? Well, here are two reasons: Corrosion. The coats on these pipes is supposed to reduce …

In Defense of Sam

To the editor: Recently Orange County District Judge Scarlett compared Silent Sam to Hitler and by extension the human suffering of slaves to that of the Holocaust. Based upon her remarks, it is …

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Appreciates Kindness During Evacuation I write you while sitting in the wonderful, new Hampton Inn in Benson. My wife and I arrived here on Wednesday, Sept. 12, after evacuating our home in …

To the editor,

You Need To Have A Will The death of a loved one is hard for any and everyone affected by it but what’s even harder is dying and not knowing who or where your possessions will go to. It is …

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The Case Of The Missing Senator(s) We are in a slow, steady decline of American democracy. Sen. Thom Tillis makes no time to hear constituents’ concerns in North Carolina — unless you’re …

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Tillis Disappoints Constituents Once again, Thom Tillis and his office staffer, Austen Nowell, disappointed his constituents. He won’t meet with them anywhere so some of us decided to meet with …
Sound off
Sound off Stop complaining about the sheriff I wish y’all would stop complaining about [Harnett County Sheriff] Wayne Coats, you may not agree with everything he does. Since you’re so well aware of all …
Sound off Take care of your pets Isn’t it against the law to leave your dog outside in the cold and go away for a few days and especially where there are puppies involved. One of the dogs was limping. If …
Sound off Need it badly I am so glad and thankful this Thanksgiving that they are doing the I-95 extension in Harnett, Johnston and Cumberland counties. We need this very bad. It would be very nice if they …
Sound off A warning to parents This is about the sex charges in Wednesday’s paper. I say to parents: watch out who you’re letting stay in your house. Pay attention to your daughters when they’re …
Sound off Get something done The mid-term election is over; the Democrats are going to have the House, and the Republicans have the Senate. Maybe now we can get something done. Veterans …
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