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Local Teachers Attend In-Depth Holocaust History Training

Two Harnett Central Middle School teachers will bring just a little extra when they return to the classroom. Ellen Bryce and Natalie Krouskop attended the Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National …

Unusual World Record Set At Galot

It may not set any speed records or for that matter you might not ever see it on the highway, but an unusual vehicle set a world record at Galot Motorsports Park near Benson. Shaped more like a …

Congressman Rouzer Addresses Benson Chamber

North Carolina 7th Congressional District Rep. David Rouzer addressed members of the Benson Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning and brought his unique insight of Washington, D.C. Rep. Rouzer …

Water Repair Taking Place In Johnston East

Due to an emergency water main repair, a portion of the Johnston East water distribution system will be fed with chlorinated water through Wednesday.

Sheriff Readies For Possible School Disaster

Preparing for the back-to-school season means different things to different people, but to local law enforcement officials it meant one thing last week, preparing for the last thing they ever want to …
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Priest With Local Ties Connected To National Scandal
A Catholic priest who once served in the local area is one of two priests with North Carolina connections involved in a national … Read More
Erwin Citizens Preparing To Protest
A group of citizens is preparing an organized protest at tonight’s meeting of the Harnett County Board of Commissioners and will … Read More
Benson Announces Road Projects
The Town of Benson is listening to residents who have expressed their concerns over the conditions of streets and highways. Town … Read More
Commissioners Get Primer On Upcoming Early Voting Hours
When it comes to the upcoming mid-term elections, voters in Harnett County will have a choice — a choice that includes Sunday … Read More
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
Sports
Young Local Bowler Wants To Go Pro
Ethan McDonald began bowling when he was 14 years old. At that age, he threw 115 on average, but has since improved his three-game … Read More
A Very Young Tennis Team
Under second-year coach and USPTA Elite Tennis pro Jay James, Cape Fear Christian Academy (CFCA) visited Rosewood High School as the … Read More
Fit 4 Life Fundraiser Presenting Ring Wars Carolina
Fit 4 Life Dunn is presenting “Fight for a Spartan,” featuring Ring Wars Carolina, this Saturday at 3 p.m. The event will be held … Read More
PDRA Drag Wars Sept. 6-8 At Galot
The Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) will make its big return to Galot Motorsports Park on Thursday, Sept. 6. The three-day … Read More
Western Shutout By Apex Friendship
Western Harnett’s offensive struggles from the 2017 season continued in their first game of the 2018 season. It all started on the … Read More
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Business
Jernigan Painting For 45 Years You may be driving up U.S. 421, come to a stop at the red light by the Food Lion just inside Dunn, look over at a box truck idling next to you and be surprised by the artistic flair of its …
Select Bancorp Reports Second Quarter Earnings Select Bancorp headquartered in Dunn, the holding company for Select Bank & Trust Company, reported net income for the quarter ending June 30 of $3.1 million with basic and diluted earnings per …
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 …
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Letters to the editor
To the editor: Latest In Long Line Of ‘Progressive Liberals’ It is not clear when the DNC/Old Media bestowed the term “liberal progressive” upon their constituents. A hundred years ago “liberal …
To the editor: Atlantic Coast Pipeline ... Thinking About Our Safety? A few people call us protesters and wonder why. We are not protesters, we are protectors and here are a few reasons why. In our state …
Holding Did Vote To Discriminate Against Pre-Existing Conditions We have all seen the dueling TV political ads. One ad claims that Rep. George Holding voted to discriminate against older people and those with pre-existing health conditions when they purchase …
Editorials
Coming Together Through Football Last night [Friday, Aug. 17] marked the opening of the 2018 high school football season, which can be a special time, as communities can really come together in support of the boys on the …
Tar Heel Editors Speak Out Do you remember the last time you attended a public meeting? Did you vote in the last local election? Do you feel as though you are knowledgeable about what our legislators are doing in Washington, …
Privatize State’s Wasteful Liquor Sales Monopoly North Carolina’s Prohibition-era government monopoly on liquor sales may face its most formidable challenge in decades after last week’s scathing state audit showed widespread waste and …
‘Unite The Right’ Fizzles “Unite the Right 2,” the white supremacist rally held in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, was a dud. So is the philosophy that motivated it. We appreciate that the rally fizzled and that no one was …
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 …
Columnists
A Business Lesson As a career academic who teaches entrepreneurship, I am very familiar with the anti-business sentiment that pervades so much of higher education and the public discourse about policy in this country. …
What We Could Learn From A Child It is hard not to be inspired by an incident at a Major League Baseball game last week when a young child caught a foul ball at a game in Detroit. The young man deserves to be recognized for what was …
We Are Not The Enemy Cooke Communications N.C. today [Aug. 16] joins newspapers across the nation writing in response to President Donald Trump’s regular attacks against journalism and the press. Too many nights to …
It’s Not All Charlotte And Raleigh RALEIGH — North Carolina’s two most-populous counties, Mecklenburg and Wake, are home to about 21 percent of the state’s population and 28 percent of its jobs. Over the past four years, about …
Defending The First Amendment If you tell a lie long enough and often enough people will eventually believe it. That certainly seems to be the theory behind trying to convince people that the press is filled with fake news and is …
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