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New Link Wray music released

Fans of one of Dunn’s most famous native sons will get a special treat after two never released recordings were discovered. Link Wray, the man many call a founding father of many rock and roll …

Registration open for CareNet benefit run

Runners are lacing up their shoes for the annual CareNet 5K road race to raise money for a local counseling service. Runners and walkers will once again follow the Black River on the Dunn Erwin …

Resurrection breakfast set for Saturday

The annual Resurrection Day Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at Gospel Tabernacle Church on Cumberland Street in Dunn. This year’s speaker will be retired Lt. Gen. William G. …

2 indicted as illegal immigrants

Two men living in the area have been indicted on immigration charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina. A federal grand jury in Raleigh has …

Senior athletes test their mettle

Campbell University’s Belk Track came alive Wednesday morning with happy seniors excited to take part in the 2019 Mid-Carolina Senior Games. The runners, age 50 and older, took part in events such …
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Public library job fair set for May 8 Meet local employers that are hiring and find support for your job search at the Cumberland County Public Library’s job fair on Wednesday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 300 …
Business Brief 4.18.19 BUSINESS BRIEF Martial arts business to hold ribbon cutting A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 19, for the Victory Martial Arts, located at 432 E. …
Job interview tips for those who are shy Nearly everyone finds interviews a little stressful, but they can be really tough on those who are naturally shy. People of this personality type often struggle with being put on the spot, and can …
Erwin Lunch & Learn event coming up The Erwin Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting reservations for the next Lunch & Learn on April 25. The event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at The Indigo Room, 121 E. H St., downtown …
Cape Fear Farm Credit cuts ribbon Last Thursday, Cape Fear Farm Credit held its ribbon cutting and grand re-opening after its recent renovations for its Dunn branch. During the ribbon cutting, Mayor Oscar Harris mentioned the …
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It can’t continue To the editor: Fellows you can’t make a woman love you so why even try. If she wants to leave be man enough to say goodbye. Telling her if I can’t have you nobody can shows that you are one …
Old cow’s home To the editor: I like sweet milk, chocolate milk. I like ice cream, ice cream sundries, ice cream sandwiches and milkshakes. I like cake, pie, candy, pudding, buttermilk biscuits and loaf …
Running deer needs to be improved To the editor: First, let me start of by saying this, I am an avid hunter and truly believe that providing for your family is important through traditions of hunting. Also, I do not have an issue …
Editorials
Tax Day shows benefits of President Trump’s tax reform This past Monday was Tax Day, perhaps the least appealing day on America’s national calendar. This year, however, President Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act gave Americans something to smile …
Awareness for autism and its expansive effects About 1 percent of the world’s population has Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is estimated to occur in one out of every 59 births. More than 3.5 million Americans are living with an ASD. It is for …
Funding bill gives Civil War museum a necessary boost This is big for Fayetteville and even bigger for North Carolina and the South. The N.C. Civil War & Reconstruction History Center is an ambitious project with a simple mission: To tell the …
The Holocaust must be taught GUEST EDITORIAL A bipartisan bill making its way through the state legislature with strong support would require that North Carolina public school students learn about the Holocaust, the …
An eviction notice for WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Long ago, Julian Assange wore out his welcome at Ecuador’s London embassy. Ecuador shut off his access to the internet in 2016 after WikiLeaks published emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign …
Columnists
Katiedid vs. ... bison babies “Lucas wants to marry Ellie,” one mom said. “Colton talks about marrying Sophie. Or Jade. Sometimes Ellie,” said the other mom. They chuckled and then looked at me. “Who does your boy …
Thank you, Lisa Farmer Whether your hands are holding the collated pages of a crisply pressed newspaper or you are slowly scrolling MyDailyRecord.com, keep in mind all the effort that went into what you’re reading. I …
No turning back Even as the father of two grown children I never like to miss out on an opportunity to teach my children a valuable life lesson. When I was a younger man, whenever my father would punish me for …
Liberal hypocrisy about sanctuary cities No one can accuse Donald Trump of not being able to grab attention. He lobbed his latest political hand grenade, announcing that he is considering shipping off illegals who have been arriving in …
FWIW, I sure HTH Is it me, or have you noticed that our entire world is bombarded by acronyms? Is it that we, as a society, are just too doggone lazy to write a sentence in its entirety? Some folks blame the onset …
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