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Majors Heading To World Series!

Major grittiness, major resiliency, major effort, major resolve; that’s what it took for Dunn’s 12U boys to win back-to-back, do-or-die state championship games in Kenansville on Friday. Dunn’s …

South Johnston Students Open Summer Pet Salon

Students are taking advantage of their summer vacations to help staff members at the school care for their loved pets. Veterinary students at South Johnston High School are lending a paw to staff …

More Details Emerge In Violent 2017 Double Murder

The release of autopsy reports have shed more light into a tragic 2017 double homicide in western Harnett County. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has released the results of autopsies …

Veterans Experience Action Center

In a few days, veterans and their families will descend upon Dunn. And it’s a good thing, something organizers have been carefully planning for in recent weeks. The Dunn Veterans Experience …

Angels Bound For World Series

Under a pale-blue Carolina sky, with the puffiest of clouds float from on high; Dunn’s Angels made another miracle happen. The 10U Dixie Youth Softball All-Stars beat Hope Mills in the state …
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Discharges Of Untreated Water In Benson
In a press release issued to the media Tuesday evening, the Town of Benson reported a discharge of untreated wastewater. According … Read More
Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Sheriff’s Office To Proceed
A federal judge has ruled there is enough evidence for cases to proceed involving the possible violations of constitutional rights by … Read More
Harnett Parks Director Calls For Advisory Board
Harnett County Parks and Recreation Director Carl Davis has asked the Harnett County Board of Commissioners to approve the formation … Read More
Pedestrian Killed In Johnston County
A Benson man was taken into custody early Friday morning after striking and killing a pedestrian. According to the North Carolina … Read More
Commissioners Approve New Assistant County Manager Positions
The Harnett County Commissioners approved the creation of two new roles inside county leadership during their regularly scheduled … Read More
Sports
Lillington Camps Upcoming
FOOTBALL 3-Day Football Camp Drills & Conditioning Thursday, July 26, 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 27, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, … Read More
CCCC Volleyball Program Gains Five New Athletes
Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) has added five new athletes to its volleyball program. The five new additions to the CCCC … Read More
Kemboi Named Big South Male Athlete Of The Year
Campbell men’s cross country/track and field student-athlete Amon Kemboi has been named the Howard Bagwell Male Athlete of the Year … Read More
Campbell Foursome Named WGCA All-American Scholars
Annelie Sjoholm, Anna Svanka, Stacey White and Isabell Ekstrom of Campbell University are among the 1,011 student-athletes nationwide … Read More
Erwin Parks and Recreation 2018 Summer Camps
Boys & Girls Basketball From 9 a.m. until noon, Monday, Aug. 6 through Thursday, Aug. 9 At the Erwin Park Gym, under Triton … Read More
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Business
Tyndall Joins Select Bank Harnett Team John Tyndall has joined Select Bank & Trust as a commercial banker in the Dunn market, joining the current team led by David Goodyear, regional executive in the Fayetteville and Dunn …
Erwin Bible College Celebrates Milestone A local Bible college has expanded making it possible for students to take classes from the comforts of their home. The North Carolina Theological Seminary — Harnett location in Erwin celebrated …
Resources Here At Home Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place close by to support entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and small businesses? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place to begin a business with resources to help and …
Florist Returns With New Shop, New Location Jean Pope has decided to return to the floral business. For over 25 years she was the face and owner of Flowers By Jean in Coats, now she’s taken up shop in Benson with 4 The Season …
U-Haul Added To Sunshine Quick Lube In Lillington U-Haul Company of North Carolina announced that Sunshine Quick Lube has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Lillington community. Sunshine Quick Lube at 1645 N. Main St. will …
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From the Opinion page
Letters to the editor
To the editor, The Dangers Of Drinking And Driving I stopped by a bar just to have one drink, then I was going to drive home while I could clearly think, but as I got up to head for the door, a friend said sit …
Do Not Judge My son, Aaron Gregory, is a gift from God. There are some people who don’t look at it like that. He loves God. But there are some places that are very nice to him, WPYB, WCKB, Taco Bell, Hot Dog …
Tax dollars not used The “Tighten Budgets” comment in last week’s Sound Off [June 8] made some false assumptions about the use of Harnett County tax dollars to fund the Harnett County Public Utilities annual water quality report insert.
Editorials
Landing Of RNC May Not Be A Real Victory What if you were entertaining bids for a convention that figured to be a big pep rally for a president seeking re-election and almost no city wanted your business? And what if you are Charlotte, …
Tar Heel Editors Speak Out Thumbs up to Wilson County farmers who pooled their money and labor to repair the Silver Lake dam, a fix that’s already begun transforming the dry lakebed into a reservoir for agriculture and a …
Time For GenX Plans And Leadership The word “GenX” entered our lives about 13 months ago. As the summer of 2017 stretched into fall, we began to understand how ubiquitous this threat to health and safety really was. The chemical …
N.C. Voters Won’t Get Chance To Support Schools The GOP supermajority in Raleigh has decided that it’s important to let voters decide in November on six changes to the state constitution. Perhaps no priority is more important than enshrining …
Be The Adult It’s about that time of the year again. Softball and baseball regular seasons have wrapped up, and All-Star teams are selected to take part in tournaments against other teams from around the state, …
Columnists
Smelly Business As a young boy I would sometimes walk out of my Greenville home and smell rotten eggs. My mother explained this smell came from the paper mill in Plymouth, some 40 air miles away. The same could …
Over The Hip-Hop Hill I’m young. I’m hip. I’m cool ... at least that’s what I keep telling myself. Part of being adorned with the dubious distinction of office millennial, is being in tune and in touch with …
Push Back On Budget Deficits RALEIGH — Right after the 2016 elections, I observed that the combination of Donald Trump’s rise and continuing GOP strength across the landscape of American politics had yielded three distinct …
I Scream For School My cousin makes himself an ice cream sundae every evening. It began as self-medicating. For the principal and father of three, the chopped nuts, whipped cream, hot fudge and maraschino cherry served …
Jordan, Kavanaugh First it was Republican Congressman Jim Jordan. Now it’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. These men are considered guilty by association for being in proximity of wrongdoing that took …
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