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Breakfast, parade, rally Monday to honor Dr. King

The city of Dunn will once again play host to a celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a breakfast and parade followed by a rally in the Dunn City Council chambers …

Johnston Co. School board approves wellness audit

Less than two weeks after newly elected school board chairman Todd Sutton held a press conference and announced Johnston County Schools had a “clean bill of health as it relates to the financial …

Lillington leaders planning for the future

LILLINGTON ­— The Lillington Board of Commissioners and the city planners decided to meet later this month to discuss future growth and expanding the community. Town Manager Joseph …

Driver leads officers on 3-county high-speed chase

A 33-year-old woman, wanted for failing to appear in court, led officers from three counties on a weekend high speed chase. It started around 1 a.m. Saturday after Johnston County Sheriff’s …

New information on Spring Lake death investigation

More information is emerging regarding the investigation into the death of a Spring Lake man. According to Harnett County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Aaron Meredith, investigators are now treating the …
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Cancer center at Central Harnett welcomes new physician The Harnett Health Cancer Center at Central Harnett hospital recently announced that Dr. Madhuri Vithala is joining the Cancer Center team as lead medical oncologist. She will begin seeing patients …
Triangle South hosts awards banquet The eighth annual Triangle South Workforce Development Board Awards Banquet was held Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Central Carolina Community College Harnett Health Sciences Center in Lillington. The …
Lunch and learn on leadership Jan. 28 The Angier Chamber of Commerce will host a lunch and learn on “Leadership Skills for Small Businesses” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Ed’s Family Restaurant. The program will …
Coats Chamber to host info session Thursday The Coats Area Chamber of Commerce will host a meeting for businesses and residents Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Coats Community Building, 127 S. McKinley St. Guest speakers Collin Peregoy and …
Daily Record to host exclusive workshop for business leaders The Daily Record is hosting an exclusive workshop with international media consultant Mike Blinder to help business leaders learn how to reach the most eyes in their targeted markets and maximize …
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Letters to the editor
RECORD FORUM Give the ‘gift of life’ on Jan. 8 To the editor: Let me introduce you to my husband, Jonny. He was a husband, father, brother, Christian, friend, farmer, mechanic and Harley rider who …
Be thankful for this country To the editor: The beauty of the flag of the United States of America, and of the meaning of the pledge of the United States of America is something we the people of this great United States of …
Hunters can help change lives To the editor: North Carolina deer hunters have a unique opportunity this fall to make a real difference in the lives of their neighbors. North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry (NCHFTH) makes this …
Editorials
Grants should push to increase pre-K funding It’s welcome news that two new federal grants will give North Carolina $56 million over the next seven years to help early childhood programs, but the extra money comes within a disappointing …
Cancer death rates show a record drop Cancer remains a dreaded diagnosis, but there’s heartening news. America is showing great progress against some of the most deadly forms of the disease, particularly lung cancer and the aggressive …
Pope warns of ‘walls of indifference’ in the age of refugees In our tumultuous political climate and too often cynical world, even pleas to help the most vulnerable among us are sometimes interpreted as personal attacks used to score points against one’s …
Everything depends on honor – lest we forget Have you ever thought about it? America’s entire way of life depends on honor. You may not think so, but it is a fact. Absent self-respect, respect for others, a sense of perspective on one’s …
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Katiedid vs. ... tornado bunker On Christmas, my husband got a signed picture of Carson Wentz, the quarterback of his favorite football team, the Philadelphia Eagles. He didn’t get it from me. “Great,” he said. “For the …
Out with the old, in with the new Every Friday morning, I have one job that I must complete before my Friday workday begins. Every Friday morning, I have to pick up my mom from the beauty shop. Every Friday, except for the one …
207 members of Congress ask court to rethink Roe v. Wade In March 2020, the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of Louisiana’s new abortion law, which requires that physicians doing abortions have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 …
Choosing protection over public scrutiny It was just a week ago when news broke that Buckingham Palace was in an uproar after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle voluntarily defected from their royal duties. My question to them is, what took you …
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