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President Donald Trump may be right that not one, but two, sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are “totally political.” Then again he could be very … more
THUMBS UP to animal advocates and concerned citizens whose support for animal rescuer Tammie Hedges of Goldsboro led Wayne County District Attorney Matthew Delbridge to drop a dozen criminal charges … more
But this year? Who could have seen Florence coming? And it turns out that as agricultural profit killers go, Florence was a perfect storm. Florence was just the right combination of timing and … more
The Food and Drug Administration has threatened to pull flavored electronic cigarettes off the market if the tobacco industry doesn’t do more to combat their growing use by children and teens, The … more
Now that Hurricane Florence has dissipated, it’s easy to think that the worst of this disaster is over. But for many residents of North Carolina and our neighbors in South Carolina, the disaster … more
As circumstances improve for more people, it will be important to remain mindful of the ongoing critical needs of tens of thousands of our fellow Tar Heels. In a column [this week], Tom Campbell … more
A tale of two lootings might start this way: It was the best of responses. It was the worst of responses. The contrast between break-ins at a Family Dollar store in Wilmington and a family-owned … more
One thing that will be absolutely essential is patience, especially in the next several weeks as emergency and life-threatening conditions persist. How much destruction and misery can one region … more
Want to know how to stay ahead of a storm like Hurricane Florence? Plan and invest. This is exactly what the Town of Benson did in anticipation of massive floodwaters that normally accompany a … more
Citizens of Harnett and surrounding counties have come to expect excellent service from public servants during emergencies. The men and women of the law enforcement, fire and rescue departments once … more
It’s quite a sight, that big, blue crane downtown. It’s just a tool, of course — an essential one at that. It’s lifting the girders and other steel work that will build a new parking deck, … more
Since 1999’s Floyd, we’ve come to the conclusion that with hurricanes, water is the new wind. Smarter construction methods — from beefed-up building codes to plain old common sense — seem … more
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