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With all the doom and gloom in the world, it’s nice to be reminded that there are good, unselfish people among us. So it was a couple of weeks ago when Aiken, S.C., residents Wayne Heath and his … more
What does it take to get our attention? Those of us who still have common sense must be wondering this as we watch tragedy after tragedy unfold, experience or see natural disasters unleash their … more
Last week’s prominent bouts of violence and threats of violence, seemingly motivated by political and racial animosity, were troubling to most Americans. Last Wednesday, police arrested a … more
Through the long lens of history, we will look back at this tumultuous time in America and realize how culpable we all are. We, as a society, draw the boundaries around what we tolerate, and it is … more
As she withdraws from a long and distinguished public life, Sandra Day O’Connor offers Americans an important parting gift. We should listen to her call for people — “young and old” — to … more
The Harnett Regional Theatre Board of Directors posthumously awarded the Patron of the Arts award to the late Vicki Wade for her many years of dedication to the many facets of the theater. Ms. Wade … more
Children in North Carolina aren’t learning to read fast enough or well enough. The state has invested millions. Hands are wringing, and heads are hitting hard against the wall. “Success” … more
Halls of higher learning are becoming a refuge for the intellectually fragile and perpetually offended. A majority of American college students believe controversial speakers should be thrown off … more
Local government meetings can get pretty dull when the one issue you really care about isn’t on the agenda. The only people who show up to every meeting are the council members, the government staff and the reporters. And people like Billy Barfield. more
The latest Global Competitiveness Report offered another clear sign of the United States’ roaring economy as the U.S. regained the top spot as the world’s most competitive country for the first … more
This season’s flu is expected to be less severe than the previous one, but that’s not saying much. Nationwide, there were more than 80,000 flu-related deaths during the 2017-18 flu season, the … more
We are encouraging prayer to whatever higher power one might call on — prayer for the family and friends of a N.C. Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed last week while conducting a traffic stop … more
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