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Body identified as missing Cameron man

The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the person found dead by a landscaping crew last week. According to Sheriff Wayne Coats, the man has been identified as Jamelle C. …

Erwin Chamber awards those making a difference

It was a “Blue Jean Ball” Thursday night when the Erwin Area Chamber of Commerce awarded some of the town’s citizens and businesses who are making a difference in the community. The annual …

Town comes together to honor Dr. King

The City of Dunn gathered to bring the message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the streets and later to the halls of the town administration on Monday. A standing-room-only crowd filled the city …

Celebrating a dream

One of the largest crowds in the 21-year history of Harnett County’s NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast came out as the event was held Monday. The breakfast was once again an …

Erwin names Woman and Man of the Year

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CCCC SBC offers Business Start-Up Foundations Anyone thinking about starting a small business can decide if it’s the right move for them — and even get a leg up on the competition — with a free online course now being offered by the …
SECU member tax help starts Jan. 23 Raleigh – Tax season is quickly approaching and State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) is ready to help! Mark your calendars – starting Jan. 23, SECU tax preparers in all 265 offices statewide …
Dunn accepting applications from nonprofits The City of Dunn is currently accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that wish to request funding as part of the city’s budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. To be eligible for …
Local man promoting new book A Dunn area man started touring last month to promote a book he has written about the keys to starting a successful small business. Anthony Steven “Steve” Carver started promoting his new book …
New Direction YFS adds location, expands services New Direction Youth and Family Services (YFS) of Angier has announced the expansion of the agency, an assessment and psychotherapy service. New Direction YFS has opened a location at 511 N. …
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RECORD FORUM Will the food chain be broken To the editor: The public should wake up now. If people think there was a food shortage after the hurricanes went by, just wait until lawyers outside the state and …
RECORD FORUM Movie column is a spoiler To the editor: I’m originally from your area and love reading The Daily Record but after reading several movie reviews by Mr. [Eddy] Friedfeld, I have to say I’m …
Business aids family during tragedy To the editor: I am writing this letter in the hopes that it is published so that a local business can be recognized for their caring, thoughtful and continued support after a needless tragedy …
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Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in North Carolina, this message is primarily for you. When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or daughter, cheer to …
Trooper heeded call to serve Monday should have been an ordinary day for Trooper Daniel Harrell. He put on his uniform and badge, holstered his sidearm and went to work. Harrell began his shift behind the wheel of his N.C. …
Stop embarrassing yourselves Tuesday brought Day 25 of the partial government shutdown, the longest such stoppage on record. Blame President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats for choosing stubbornness over …
Take the flu seriously TAR HEEL EDITORS SPEAK OUT The total of flu-related deaths in North Carolina for the 2018-19 season reached 16 last week, the Journal’s Richard Craver reported. And it’s not over yet. Three …
Time’s running out for ag-gag law A federal court ruling in Iowa could signal the unraveling of North Caroina’s harsh, punitive and shortsighted anti-whistleblower law. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa …
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Leading meaningful lives, through another’s eyes Last week, I wrote about partnership, and how it has given my life a deeper meaning. Today, I aim to opine on that subject, the idea of a meaningful existence. Before I take aim at such a grand …
Charlotte to Raleigh in 22 minutes? Imagine travelling from Raleigh to Charlotte in about 22 minutes; not by train, plane or car, but instead in a pod, transported through an almost friction-free tunnel. This concept is under …
Democrats may help GOP in 2020 RALEIGH — The promise of “Medicare for All” polls well. But if Democrats endorse the concept in large numbers, and make it or some similar proposal a centerpiece of the party’s brand going …
Developer made impact When you do this job you meet people, it comes with the territory. You meet all types, from society’s very worst, like those who hurt young children, to those who have made impacts in positive …
Katiedid vs. ... I am starting off 2019 with my dream job. It is the unexpected-but-always-hoped-for whipped-cream-and-cherry-on-top gig, granted after 14 years of my paying my screenwriting dues. The workload is …
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Christmas on Main Street is tonight in Coats
The Coats Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them at the second annual Christmas on Main Street tonight. The festivities …
'Tarheel Traveler' to be at Broad Street Deli Tuesday
Scott Mason, WRAL's "Tarheel Traveler," will be at Broad Street Deli in Downtown Dunn, Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. He'll be …
Event being held to help hurricane victims
A music event will be held this weekend to help raise money to benefit the victims of this year’s hurricanes in North …
Commissioners to approve Harnett County Promise
The Harnett County Commissioners will officially approve an agreement expanding educational opportunities for graduates from Harnett …
Bomb threat evacuates Overhills Middle
Students at Overhills Middle School were evacuated after a bomb threat was received Wednesday morning around 9:47. The Daily Record …
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