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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 …
Sports
Triton's Derreon Burnett lays up 2 of his team-high 19 points in the win at Midway on Tuesday.
Triton boys win third straight
Triton was able to hold off an improved Midway team and come away with a 71-60 victory in Spivey’s Corner on Tuesday. The win make …
Midway's Jenna Pope puts up an easy two points in the Raiders' win over Triton on Tuesday.
Midway girls blow by Triton
With 5:43 left in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s game against Triton, Midway senior J.J. Sankey hit a three-pointer from the left …
Midway quarterback Carson Calcutt scrambles against Hobbton earlier this season. Calcutt was named to the East Central All-Conference team.
Local students receive All-Conference football honors
With football season coming to a close, head coaches have voted on All-Conference selections. Tri-County Conference 3A Among the …
Midway Middle girls handle Hobbton
Midway middle’s girls’ basketball team put on a dominant performance against Hobbton on Monday. The Raiders jumped out to a …
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Business
Adams law firm in top 10 for client satisfaction The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of North Carolina’s personal injury law firm, Brent Adams & Associates, as 2018 10 Best Personal …
Benson launches economic development website — GrowBenson.com Are you interested in opening a business in Benson? Looking for commercial or industrial property? Land? Buildings? Office space? Today, the Town of Benson introduces GrowBenson.com — your …
How to maintain your motivation during a job search Let’s be honest — job searching can be very difficult. And even for the strongest of us, it can get to you — I know, I’ve been there. The job search is a process that takes time and …
McCann joins Transitions LifeCare Peter N. McCann has joined Transitions LifeCare as chief strategy officer and vice president of marketing. Mr. McCann brings an extensive background in growing healthcare organizations, including …
Cape Fear Farm Credit distributes an early patronage Cape Fear Farm Credit distributes an early patronage of $10.67 million to its customer-owners. “We understand that recovering from a natural disaster, such as Hurricane Florence, takes time and …
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Letters to the editor
Here’s two reasons against the pipeline To the editor, Atlantic Coast Pipeline, is it safe? One may ask why are families against this pipeline? Well, here are two reasons: Corrosion. The coats on these pipes is supposed to reduce …
In Defense of Sam To the editor: Recently Orange County District Judge Scarlett compared Silent Sam to Hitler and by extension the human suffering of slaves to that of the Holocaust. Based upon her remarks, it is …
To the editor: Appreciates Kindness During Evacuation I write you while sitting in the wonderful, new Hampton Inn in Benson. My wife and I arrived here on Wednesday, Sept. 12, after evacuating our home in …
Editorials
Google is a tricky case Everyone involved in politics has bad days, when one’s interests conflict with one’s ideals. Some conservatives had a bad day on Tuesday when Google CEO Sundar Pachai appeared before Congress to …
Demolition of pool significant for local residents The Dunn City Council voted to demolish the Westhaven pool and for the sake of the community it was the correct move to make, but there is a note of sadness in their action. The move to demolish the …
Time’s salute to truth-telling during ‘the War on Truth’ All journalists enjoy getting recognition for their work. But by nature and tradition, they’d much rather tell the story than be the story. What motivates reporters, from Maryland to Myanmar, is …
Start planning a new election Although the investigations of what went bad in the 9th Congressional District elections have only begun, we already know enough to be certain we need a new election. It’s clear that there was …
Give gifts of kindness, forgiveness and tolerance It’s about two weeks until Christmas. Christmas should be a peaceful time, a holiday where many can reflect on the religious meaning of the season as well as enjoy time with family and …
Columnists
Family breakdown explains social unrest As France is gripped by civil disorder, many commentators identify, quite correctly, as the culprit the outsized burden that France’s bloated welfare state places on its citizens. According a …
Christmas shopping I have to say, at least up until now, I have thoroughly enjoyed this Christmas season. Don’t get me wrong I haven’t been to any Christmas parades. I haven’t been listening to Christmas music …
You get what you pay for, I guess Today, I would like to share a tale with you which I hope will serve as a both entertainment and a warning to be weary of what you order online. While on Facebook several months back, I saw an ad …
Take time to broaden the mind RALEIGH — In the January 1953 edition of the magazine If: Worlds of Science Fiction, a fan of the genre from Texas, Marilyn Venable, made her debut as an author. “Time Enough at Last,” …
Acceptable racism How appropriate would it be for an American company to hire a person with a history of having publicly made the following statements and many others like them? “The world could get by just fine …
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