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Fundraising Begins For Benson Tennis Courts

There’s no question the tennis courts next to the Benson Civic Center have become more of an eyesore than a place to enjoy the sport. The nets are ragged and loose, the asphalt is cracked beyond …

CCCC Opens New Facility In Western Harnett Industrial Park

When the Automotive Restoration Program at Central Carolina Community College began, it was housed in an abandoned airplane hangar at the old airport. As the building began to deteriorate, school …

Multiple Agencies Investigating Benson Fires

The Benson Police Department has brought in outside agencies in an attempt to find the person or persons who are responsible for multiple fires within a city block. Chief Kenneth Edwards told The …

Coats Pharmacy Expanding To Angier

One of the best-known, small-town pharmacies in the area is expanding, bringing similar services enjoyed by people throughout Coats and the surrounding area to Angier. Coats Pharmacy owner and …

Murder Suspects Appear In Court

The four people charged in the shooting death of a Dunn man made their first appearance in court Monday and will all be back in court later this month. Deldrid Maurice Hines, 39, of Erwin is …
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More Funny Money
The Dunn Police Department continues to get reports of fake money being passed throughout town. Two more incidents were reported in … Read More
Volunteers, Donations Needed At Shelter
With all of the updating and renovating to the Harnett County Animal Shelter, there’s still a couple of things missing. With only … Read More
Board Gets Update On East Erwin Drainage Improvements
The Erwin Mayor and Board of Commissioners received an update on the East Erwin Drainage Project from town engineer William W. … Read More
Rabies Case Discovered In Harnett County
For the third time this year, a dead raccoon has tested positive for rabies in Harnett County. According to Harnett County Animal … Read More
Interstate Interchange Bridge Work Postponed
A project to begin restoring the bridges and ramps at the Interstate 95/40 interchange in Johnston County will not start this week as … Read More
Sports
Fight For A Spartan
Fit 4 Life Dunn is presenting Fight for a Spartan featuring Ring Wars Carolina on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 3 p.m. The event will be … Read More
Six Newcomers Join CCCC Men’s Basketball Program
Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) has signed six more newcomers to the men’s basketball program. The newest signees are … Read More
Mullins Promoted To Baltimore
Just over three years since he was chosen in the 13th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft, former Campbell center fielder … Read More
Community News
Business
Johnston County Certified As A Work-Ready Community The Capital Area Workforce Development Board (CAWD) designated Johnston County as a Work Ready Community. The certification recognizes a workforce that is a cut above when it comes to real-world job …
Local Grad Designing Homes A graduate of Triton High School is making her mark in the local area as she designs homes in subdivisions. Lindsey Malone, a 2018 graduate of Triton High School, is the designer of the Sand Stone …
Local Car Dealer Spreads His Influence One of the best known car dealers in the area is now operating another related business, distributing parts of all types to auto service professionals from a location in Lillington. John Hiester, …
Dunn Chamber Business Fest Booths Available Applications are now being accepted for the Family Medical Supply Business Fest 2018, Dunn’s Annual Business Expo. The show will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the …
Seminar To Focus On Business Expo Success The Dunn Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the next Business Success Seminar, which will focus on the upcoming Family Medical Supply Business Fest coming up in September. This session will be …
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Letters to the editor
To the editor, The Dangers Of Drinking And Driving I stopped by a bar just to have one drink, then I was going to drive home while I could clearly think, but as I got up to head for the door, a friend said sit …
Do Not Judge My son, Aaron Gregory, is a gift from God. There are some people who don’t look at it like that. He loves God. But there are some places that are very nice to him, WPYB, WCKB, Taco Bell, Hot Dog …
Tax dollars not used The “Tighten Budgets” comment in last week’s Sound Off [June 8] made some false assumptions about the use of Harnett County tax dollars to fund the Harnett County Public Utilities annual water quality report insert.
Editorials
New NCAA Plan Is A Shot Off The Mark Your son is 6 feet 8 inches of sinewy arms and rocket-powered legs that move with sublime grace around a basketball court. The top colleges come courting before he turns 15, fawning over him with …
Big Shoes To Fill At Dunn Chamber The Dunn Area Chamber of Commerce has some big shoes to fill when they start looking for a replacement for Tammy Williams. We’re going to forgo our style here at The Daily Record and refer to …
Tar Heel Editors Speak Out If it doesn’t work, fix it. This seems to be the approach our district attorney is taking with local addiction problems that impact our legal system and our society, and it’s one with …
N.C. Is Right To Join Suit Against Posting Of Plans For 3-D Guns Imagine a gun you could build in the privacy of your home in much the same way that you assembled model cars and planes as a youth. A few clicks of a mouse and — voila! — you’re in …
Courts Should End Certificate Of Need Health Monopolies A Winston-Salem surgeon tired of seeing his patients saddled with sky-high bills for diagnostic tests decided to do something about it — he opened his own imaging center and cut the cost of MRI …
Columnists
Democrats Earlier this week, Candace Owens, a young black conservative, was shouted out of a restaurant by a white crowd screaming obscenities and racial epithets at her and her dining companion, Turning Point …
Monument Protests Marred By Illegality RALEIGH — If critics of Confederate monuments truly want to accomplish their goal of removing such objects from the public square, I’m a good example of the kind of person they ought to be trying …
To Space, And Beyond? Anyone who writes a column on a regular basis knows that coming up with an idea is often the most difficult part of the process. Once the idea is in place, the words seem to begin to start flowing. …
N.C. Politics RALEIGH — In North Carolina politics, Democrats dominate urban areas while Republicans win suburban and rural voters. Outcomes are determined largely by which counties have the highest turnout in a …
Mother, Momma, Madre, Ma I struggled mightily last week to create a column worth its weight in ink. I toiled over sports subjects, trending topics and even partially wrote a column in which I was sharing all of my unpopular …
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