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Robber sought in convenience store hold-up

The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office has released a photo of the man they say robbed a Cameron convenience store and are now seeking the public’s help in identifying him. According to Harnett …

Dunn mayor not seeking reelection

Dunn Mayor Oscar Harris, who has served longer than any mayor in Dunn’s history announced Thursday that he will not seek a sixth term in office. The announcement marks the end of a long career …

Angier to vote on budget

Angier Board of Commissioners will consider a budget Tuesday that will keep the tax rate the same, but increase some fees for water, sewer and waste collection. Town Manager Gerry Vincent said he …

‘He was not just the sheriff, he was a friend’

The Harnett County law enforcement community was mourning the loss of one of its own with the announcement a former sheriff died Wednesday. Former Harnett County Sheriff Larry Knott died at the age …

One hospitalized following Wednesday night crash

A 10-year-old girl was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries following a three-car crash late Wednesday night near Benson. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Gracie Perez was …
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Durham VA Health Care System prepares to launch new VA health care options The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will launch its new community care program Thursday implementing portions of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside …
Betsy Johnson receives national recognition for patient safety Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn has received recognition once again for excellence in patient safety and patient safety preventative measures. This time the recognition comes from the Healthgrades …
Duke Energy Progress ranks 4th for new solar capacity in 2018 CHARLOTTE — Duke Energy Progress continues to be one of the leading solar utilities in the nation. In the Top 10 utility solar lists compiled by the Smart Electric Power Alliance, Duke Energy …
SECU Dormitory at NC FFA Center officially opens its doors A ribbon-cutting celebration was held this week on the grounds of the N.C. FFA Center at White Lake for the official grand opening of the SECU Dormitory, a new housing facility for female camp …
SECU Foundation helps fund new NC Symphony van RALEIGH — With the support of the member-funded State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation, the North Carolina Symphony has debuted a new vehicle that will carry music education programming across …
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Why I like Trump To the Editor: My lawyer asked me this question back in 2015, “Why do I like Trump?” I supported Donald Trump since the day he came down the escalator. I knew he was a winner. I knew all …
RECORD FORUM The word ‘spying’ angers Democrats To the editor: Attorney General William Barr testified Wednesday [May 1] in front of the Senate Judicial Committee on special counsel Robert Muller’s …
Matter of life versus death To the editor: North Carolina wept on Holy Week leading up to Easter as Gov. Roy Cooper used his veto power to exercise his radical left agenda protecting infanticide for the powerless. With …
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‘Adversity index’ valid in college admissions Naysayers responded predictably to news that the College Board, the organization that runs the SAT admissions test, will measure how hard students’ lives have been. They should consider the …
Put an end to annoying and thieving robocalls The calls come during dinner. During the workday. Even in the middle of the night. They veer from annoying and laughable to frightening and dangerous. Sometimes, they’re offering debt …
Some N.C. high-seas history heads to high court We Tar Heels have gone and served up a pirate-ship case for the black-robed Honorable Justices to sort out — Blackbeard’s pirate ship, in fact. There’s Brown vs. Board of Education, Roe vs. …
The encouraging backstory of the Panthers’ move to S.C. It may have been disconcerting Wednesday to live in North Carolina and see Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper celebrating the move of his team’s headquarters with South Carolina officials. On the …
Supreme Court must retain robust freedom of information laws The Supreme Court will soon rule in a case that could give corporations effective veto power over which of their interactions with our government they get to hide from Americans. Justices must side …
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Katiedid vs. ... new businesses Let us talk, for a moment, about goat yoga. For me, it’s a big naa-aa-aa-aah. Weeks ago, my family visited a petting zoo. We walked among the goats as they stared at us with their evil eyes …
Uncle Bernie and Walmart While it’s a commonly known fact I generally avoid political speeches at all cost, occasionally I get a news alert on my phone alerting me that America’s favorite communist uncle, Bernie Sanders, …
Oberlin College’s day in court For those who despair that the rule of law in America is being crushed by liberal fake news, we have encouraging news out of Ohio. A jury has ruled that Oberlin College, one of the nation’s most …
Biden joining Dems in left field Nineteen Democrats running for president took the stage in Iowa on Sunday to woo voters. It was a circus of left-wingers going bonkers for things most Americans don’t want. The front-runners back …
Father’s Day is coming OK. If you haven’t purchased your card yet, this is fair warning: You only have four days until Father’s Day. Why don’t you impress your loved one with some trivia about the holiday? Did …
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