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New school vs. new resource center

The Harnett County Board of Commissioners faced heavy criticism Monday night over the funding for a new elementary school in Erwin. Detractors accused the commissioners of dragging their feet and …

Second fatal wreck in 24 hours claims life

The second fatal wreck in less than 24 hours in Harnett County has claimed the life of a Spring Lake man — this time on Micro Tower Road. Jerawn Rasheen Perry, 26, was killed when his 2008 …

Erwin group honors veterans

A group of citizens in Erwin took time to honor all veterans buried in the town’s cemetery by placing flags on their graves Wednesday. A sea of red spread across Erwin Memorial Park as groups …

Life of former mayor and county commissioner celebrated

The community Abe Elmore loved officially said goodbye Wednesday as dozens gathered for a celebration of his life at two services in Dunn. Nearly every seat in Dunn’s First Baptist Church was …

Holiday closings and events

Several offices and businesses will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day, but there are plenty of events scheduled throughout the area to honor the nation’s fallen heroes who served in …
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BBB offers tips during National Moving Month RALEIGH — Moving is more than relocating your belongings to a new home. Whether moving across town or across the country, it requires time, patience, money and trust. According to move.org, an …
Fayetteville VA Medical Center announces new director FAYETTEVILLE — The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced the appointment of Daniel L. Dücker as the new director of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center. He will oversee delivery of …
Business brief 5.23.19 Miller’s Landscaping to cut ribbon May 31 Miller’s Landscaping Supplies will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 Friday, May 31, to celebrate moving to its new facilities at 401 E. Jackson …
SECU youth ‘Spiced up their Savings’ with nearly $5.7 million in deposits RALEIGH — State Employees’ Credit Union recently cooked up an opportunity for its young members to learn about saving and managing money during SECU’s Youth Saving Challenge, “Spice Up Your …
Johnston County tourism partners celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week As part of a larger celebration of National Travel & Tourism Week, the Johnston County Visitors Bureau and various partners visited the North Carolina welcome centers on Interstate 95 on May …
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Why I like Trump To the Editor: My lawyer asked me this question back in 2015, “Why do I like Trump?” I supported Donald Trump since the day he came down the escalator. I knew he was a winner. I knew all …
RECORD FORUM The word ‘spying’ angers Democrats To the editor: Attorney General William Barr testified Wednesday [May 1] in front of the Senate Judicial Committee on special counsel Robert Muller’s …
Matter of life versus death To the editor: North Carolina wept on Holy Week leading up to Easter as Gov. Roy Cooper used his veto power to exercise his radical left agenda protecting infanticide for the powerless. With …
Editorials
A hard line against youth vaping Last week, North Carolina became the first state to file a lawsuit against Juul Labs Inc., maker of a top-selling electronic cigarette, contending that it targets underage youths with its products. …
Censorship calls for policy change on school board Johnston County’s school board chairman censored a concerned citizen’s remarks last week, enforcing a ban on discussion of personnel matters that a neighboring county scrapped last year after …
Elmore’s impact to be felt for decades It is an understatement to say that a hole was left in the Dunn community when former mayor and current Harnett County Commissioner Abe Elmore died Sunday. The influence of this great man was felt …
Remembering the Tar Heels who helped win WWI On Sept. 29, 1918, infantrymen of the “Tar Heel Brigade” of the 30th (“Old Hickory”) Division broke through the so-called “Hindenburg Line” The bloodiest day in North Carolina history …
We are destroying our future We are slowly killing ourselves. The human race is stubbornly pursuing self-destructive behavior, rapidly destroying much in the world that is essential for human survival. A summary of a new …
Columnists
Alabama and Georgia abortion laws on right track When we talk about “pro-life” in our national discussion about abortion, “life” is understood to be about the unborn child in the mother’s womb. But it would serve us well to expand our …
Going to war with our Founding Fathers I will be the first to admit, for someone who writes a column about politics, about 50 percent of the time I am truly uninformed. The last thing I want to do is listen to a stump speech from a …
Socialist promises Presidential contenders are in a battle to out give one another. Sen. Elizabeth Warren proposes a whopping $50,000 per student college loan forgiveness. Sen. Bernie Sanders proposes free health care …
Thanks, Mr. Elmore, for making me feel welcome There was a time when I was new to The Daily Record and the county government beat. It was then I met Abe Elmore and was also welcomed. Mr. Elmore was gracious enough to sit down with me in …
Eliminating abortion requires a language of love In one of the most compelling scenes of the 2006 movie “Bella,” a handsome and charismatic soccer player named Jose is driving through a New York City neighborhood with his manager, Eduardo, on …
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