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Centenarian celebration

Faith, family and friendship have been constants in centenarian Eunice Jernigan’s life. Her secret to longevity is to “always put Christ at the center of life and to be a friend to everyone and …

Vincent takes over town manager role in Angier

The Town of Angier has a new man in the town manager’s seat. His name is Gerry Vincent and he has high hopes for the future. From a discussion about the anticipated growth to the controversies …

Get ready to rumble, rock and roll

Get ready to rumble, rock and roll as a movie featuring the influence of one Dunn’s favorite sons will make its U.S. broadcast premier on Monday. “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” …

Child rapist found guilty

A man charged with sex offenses involving a young child was found guilty following a four-day trial and sentenced to at least 25 years in prison Thursday. According to a press release from …

Sheriff still looking for armed robber

The Harnett County Sheriff’s department is now asking for the public’s help to identify man who robbed a Bunnlevel store Saturday night. According to a press release from the sheriff’s …

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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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Letters to the editor
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 …
Editorials
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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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 …
Freedom starts with respect for life Tennessee’s new senator, Marsha Blackburn, has just introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act. This coincides with this year’s March for Life, noting 46 years since the 1973 Roe v. …
It’s never too early I know we have almost two years before the next presidential election, and, believe me, I’m not trying to rush anything along. It seems like just yesterday I was avoiding television and radio to …
My heart’s partner If you’re now looking at your newspaper at a funny angle, wondering where I’ve been, allow me to prelude this column with a quick explanation. I had the privilege of writing for your hometown …
Politics of immigration Here are a couple of easy immigration questions — answerable with a simple “yes” or “no” — we might ask any American of any political stripe: Does everyone in the world have a right to …
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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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