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Lunch and learn program marks 40 years of First Choice

LILLINGTON — First Choice Community Health Center celebrated 40 years of providing care to Harnett County Thursday afternoon with a lunch and learn program to share information about the services …

Cape Fear Fest returns to Lillington

The Cape Fear Fest returns to Lillington Sept. 28, after a one year hiatus caused by the arrival and aftermath of Hurricane Florence last year. The festival is presented by the Lillington Area …

Domestic scuffle led to Wednesday night shooting, police say

A Wednesday night shooting near Lillington appears to have started from a fight between a father and son, according to the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office.

Man accused of attempting to sexually assault a kid

A Coats man is out on bond after being accused of attempting to sexually assault a teen girl. Forty-six-year-old Thomas James Corey Jr. is charged with one count of attempted second-degree …

Family back in home year after devastating hurricane

Kris Kirk was at home on Sept. 15, 2018, with his grandson and two children, much like any other day. But life for the Kirk family changed in an instant. “It was exactly 5 p.m. when I heard a …
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Business
Seminar to give tips on getting business online A lunch and learn seminar will be hosted by the Angier Chamber of Commerce and Triangle South Enterprise Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Angier Chamber of Commerce. The …
Burney’s is open for business Burney’s Sweets & More opened its doors at 121 E. H St. in downtown Erwin with a soft opening Monday afternoon. Two hours later, the shop was closed. “We opened at 2 p.m. and sold over 600 …
Cumberland County hires new planning and inspections director Cumberland County Manager Amy H. Cannon has hired Rawls Howard as Cumberland County’s new planning and inspections director effective Oct. 14. Howard is currently the director of Planning and …
First Federal Bank celebrating 60 years First Federal Bank has been a part of the Dunn and Harnett County community for 60 years. They will celebrate the feat on Sept. 24 with a special presentation at the Dunn branch. Starting at 4:30 …
Local Ford dealership under new ownership A Dunn staple is changing hands. Crossroads Automotive Group recently purchased Dunn-Benson Ford, marking the first time in decades that a member of the Lamm family will not be overseeing the …
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Letters to the editor
This is government-controlled insurance To the editor: From the time that the Affordable Care Act was passed until the present, North Carolina Republicans have broadcast their policy that the government should not control health …
Appreciates help from good Samaritans To the editor: My friend, Carly, and I are writing you on our way home from Oak Island to Washington, D.C. On our way, we had some car trouble off of the highway and pulled off just in time for …
This is why there are ‘too many killings’ To the editor: I would like to respond to ‘Too Many Killings’ published in the Aug. 2 edition of The Daily Record. The caller asked why there are so many rampant killings nowadays. That is an …
Editorials
Vapers, beware the risks. But cities shouldn’t prohibit sales to adults The national discussion about the health risks of vaping involves both the long-term effects of e-cigarettes and an immediate crisis. At last count, 380 lung disease cases in 36 states, along with …
Allow college athletes to profit from endorsements The NCAA knows a thing or two about making a buck. The governing body of college athletics, which operates as a non-profit organization, reported revenues of $1.1 billion for the 2017 fiscal year. …
Accurate hurricane forecasting or a faster Instagram? Floridians were relieved when computer models predicted a mass of dry air was moving toward the state, essentially steering Category 5 Hurricane Dorian away from the U.S. East Coast. That Saturday …
Ban may not stop outbreak but could cut teen use The number of e-cigarette users, many of them teenagers, who have been stricken by a mysterious and acute lung illness has more than doubled around the country in just the last week. More than 450 …
Columnists
Workaholics of the world, unite! There are a lot of names your co-workers could call you, but workaholic isn’t one of them. That’s not right. Just because you do almost no work doesn’t mean that you’re not a workaholic. …
Noisy presidential politics is a good sign Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan bewails, in her column this week, that “the sane center is getting ignored” in the current round of presidential politics. “When we talk about …
Ringing endorsements Monday afternoon around 2 the town of Erwin was bustling with activity. My small bench nestled across the street on Libertarian Island was packed with people eating sweets from Erwin’s newest …
Racist exam questions? The U.S. Department of Justice has recently sued the Baltimore County government alleging that its written test for police officer recruits was unfairly biased against black applicants. It turns out …
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