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Dunn PAL Kids Do Their Part To Help

The belief that young people would rather sit around and play video games than do something constructive doesn’t always apply when it comes to the kids who are a part of the Dunn Police Athletic …

Harnett County NAACP — ‘Resist In Power’

The Harnett County NAACP hosted its 48th annual Freedom Fund Banquet Saturday night in the Dunn Community Building. The theme this year was “Resist In Power.” Harnett County NAACP President …

Small Church Making A Big Difference

When the waters of a river and creek started rising in the Bunnlevel community because of Hurricane Florence, residents began to panic as they thought back to a similar situation two years ago. One …

Helping Victims Get Back On Their Feet

There’s an old adage “every little bit helps” and for area victims of Hurricane Florence, the little bit came in the form of needed food thanks to a joint effort from several …

One Charged With Having Fake Bills

The Dunn Police Department has arrested one person with having counterfeit bills after a drug investigation Thursday. According to Dunn Police Chief Chuck West, Hannah Margaret Blackman, 26, of …
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FEMA Disaster Assistance Teams Reaching Out
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has begun the process of getting needed relief assistance to victims of Hurricane …
Schools Scramble To Make Up Days
Students have returned to classes around the region and school leaders are struggling to schedule make-up days to meet state …
Pedestrians Killed In Harnett
Two victims died over the weekend when pedestrians were struck by vehicles in two separate incidents. One victim died Saturday …
Holding Introduces Tax Relief Bill For Victims
U.S. Rep. George Holding has introduced legislation to offer tax relief for victims of Hurricane Florence. The legislation, The …
Johnston Commissioners Vote To Raise Their Salaries By 102 Percent
Johnston County Commissioners have voted to give themselves their first pay raise in more than two decades. Human Resource …
Sports
NCHSAA Makes Changes To Fall Playoff Schedule
In response to the devastation caused in eastern North Carolina by Hurricane Florence, the North Carolina High School Athletic …
Former Dunn PAL Athletes In Boys Town
Several former members of the Dunn Police Athletic and Activities League (PAL) are attending school and playing sports at Boys Town in …
Campbell Soccer Wins Fifth In A Row With 2-0 Shutout At Radford
J.J. Donnelly scored one goal and assisted on another and Campbell extended its win streak to five matches after Saturday’s 2-0 …
South Johnston Falls At West Johnston 2-1
Just a few missed opportunities made all the difference in South Johnston’s 2-1 conference-opening loss at West Johnston on …
NASCAR Names New President
NASCAR announced that Steve Phelps has been named NASCAR president, effective Oct. 1. Brent Dewar has elected to step down and will …
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Business
Hwy 55 Recognized As Four Oaks Business Of The Month The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Hwy 55 as September’s Business of the Month. Hwy 55 was nominated for Business of the Month in recognition of their contributions to the Four Oaks …
Erwin Chamber Welcomes New Administrator The Erwin Area Chamber of Commerce has a new administrator and she has hit the floor running in preparation of the town’s upcoming Denim Days Festival. The 54th annual fall celebration will take …
Former Co-Workers Meet For Reunion Former employees of Guilford Mills met Aug. 25 at the Indigo Room in Erwin for a time of reminiscing with old friends and colleagues. Guilford Mills of Fuquay-Varina closed its doors in 2008 …
CCCC SBC In Harnett County To Offer September Seminars The Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center in Harnett County is offering the following September seminars. To register or for more information about these seminars, call …
Josephine’s Flowers And Gifts Presented Beautification Award The Four Seasons Garden Club of Lillington chose Josephine’s Flowers and Gifts as the recipient of the club’s Beautification Award for the third quarter of 2018. The business was recognized for …
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Letters to the editor
To the editor: 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 …
To the editor: 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 …
Editorials
Vaping Among Teens The Food and Drug Administration has threatened to pull flavored electronic cigarettes off the market if the tobacco industry doesn’t do more to combat their growing use by children and teens, The …
The Worst Of Florence Is Not Over Now that Hurricane Florence has dissipated, it’s easy to think that the worst of this disaster is over. But for many residents of North Carolina and our neighbors in South Carolina, the disaster …
Keeping Perspective — Conditions Improving ... But Not For All As circumstances improve for more people, it will be important to remain mindful of the ongoing critical needs of tens of thousands of our fellow Tar Heels. In a column [this week], Tom Campbell …
One Store Condones, Another Condemns Post-Florence Looters A tale of two lootings might start this way: It was the best of responses. It was the worst of responses. The contrast between break-ins at a Family Dollar store in Wilmington and a family-owned …
Let’s Do What We Can To Help Carry Each Other One thing that will be absolutely essential is patience, especially in the next several weeks as emergency and life-threatening conditions persist. How much destruction and misery can one region …
Columnists
Technology Stirs Reluctance By all counts of people who know me, I am the last person in the world to accept technology. In almost all cases, the old way is just fine with me. That is why when I caught myself talking to my …
Power Corrupts We are watching in real time as two of the most powerful and influential institutions in the history of Western civilization — the Roman Catholic Church and the United States government — descend …
North Carolina RALEIGH — Do you want to hear some good news? For many readers across North Carolina who are still suffering from or cleaning up after the ravages of Hurricane Florence, some good news might be a …
At Our Best When Times Are Worst It happened once again with Hurricane Florence. Whenever North Carolina is in crisis — such as with storms or other catastrophes — we collectively rise to the occasion. Politics, rivalries and …
‘Believe Women’ Is Perilous Baloney I have a message for virtue-signaling men who’ve rushed to embrace #MeToo operatives hurling uncorroborated sexual assault allegations into the chaotic court of public opinion. Stuff it. Your …
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