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Katiedid vs. ... sheltering in place with kids

SOS from the front lines of coronavirus isolation with kids: 00:01:00 The schools have been closed. The store shelves are empty. We’ve been shopping. We’ve been preparing for this. We are …

Quarantine living

Like all the rest of you Americans, my family has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak and dealing with government response to the outbreak. Knock on wood, as of now, we are all still healthy …

Democrats blackmail a nation in crisis

I quoted Maj. Gen. George S. Patton in my column last week: “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” I’m repeating it because it is so relevant …

We are living in a ‘Loaves and Fishes’ moment

There are three accounts in the New Testament of Jesus Christ feeding a multitude of people with a handful of loaves of bread and a few small fish. In the Gospel of Matthew, the number of people is …

Welcome to the world

The world became a better place Saturday night. My niece arrived and there are a few things I would like to tell her in a note she can read many years from now. Welcome to our family Allie Drew …

Social distancing

On Sunday, we watched our church worship service on YouTube, after Methodist Bishops in North Carolina told churches not to hold services for at least two weeks. I admit being surprised that watching …
Letters to the editor

Expansion needed for mental health care services

To the editor: As a registered nurse, I am writing to voice my concerns about the mental health care shortage in North Carolina as related to the coronavirus crises. With the coronavirus …

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 …

Two additional pilots remembered

To the Editor: Enjoyed reading the article “Airports in Dunn, 100 years ago” [“Into the Past” Dunn Area History Museum column, Sept. 24]. I was familiar with some of the locations and two …

Councilman serves with integrity, honesty

To the editor: The city of Dunn municipal election is on Oct. 8 and early voting has already started! You have the opportunity to cast your vote for your city council representative. I want to …
Sound off
Sound off Stay in prayer I would just like to comment on the coronavirus. Let’s stay in prayer for ourselves and others. Let’s read Psalm 30 and 91. What is happening is strange to all of us, but the …
Sound off Just keep it This is for whoever stole the air compressor from my backyard. You’re welcome to it. I’m sure you figured out by now that it doesn’t work, so you can keep it. Please don’t …
Sound off Check your water bills I’m calling to find out if anything can be done about the water bills in Erwin or Harnett County. I just got mine and it was for 38 days. That makes no sense. Help …
Sound off I’m with Bernie, there I don’t mind Bernie Sanders wanting to take things away from the rich people to pay for free college. They’ve done nothing but sit there and be rich. ‘Just as …
Sound off Life hack: paper ballots rule You ever hear about a pencil getting hacked? Nope! Well, if they don’t want the votes getting hacked, then maybe they should go back to pencil and paper …
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