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A Business Lesson

As a career academic who teaches entrepreneurship, I am very familiar with the anti-business sentiment that pervades so much of higher education and the public discourse about policy in this country. …

What We Could Learn From A Child

It is hard not to be inspired by an incident at a Major League Baseball game last week when a young child caught a foul ball at a game in Detroit. The young man deserves to be recognized for what was …

We Are Not The Enemy

Cooke Communications N.C. today [Aug. 16] joins newspapers across the nation writing in response to President Donald Trump’s regular attacks against journalism and the press. Too many nights to …

It’s Not All Charlotte And Raleigh

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s two most-populous counties, Mecklenburg and Wake, are home to about 21 percent of the state’s population and 28 percent of its jobs. Over the past four years, about …

Defending The First Amendment

If you tell a lie long enough and often enough people will eventually believe it. That certainly seems to be the theory behind trying to convince people that the press is filled with fake news and is …
Shaun of the Read

Enlightened Age Of Connectivity

Some people choose to believe that our current place in time is vapid, bereft of social interaction and detracted by technology. Simply put, those people are wrong. Today’s society does not …
Letters to the editor

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Latest In Long Line Of ‘Progressive Liberals’ It is not clear when the DNC/Old Media bestowed the term “liberal progressive” upon their constituents. A hundred years ago “liberal …

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline ... Thinking About Our Safety? A few people call us protesters and wonder why. We are not protesters, we are protectors and here are a few reasons why. In our state …

Holding Did Vote To Discriminate Against Pre-Existing Conditions

We have all seen the dueling TV political ads. One ad claims that Rep. George Holding voted to discriminate against older people and those with pre-existing health conditions when they purchase …

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Thank You To Maxwell Road Endless Yard Sale Participants Again I’m just amazed and just so full of happiness for each of you (who participated in the Maxwell Road Endless Yard Sale held Aug. …

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Not Your Enemy In response to the Boston Globe’s call for a unified “expression of disdain” (Aug. 16, 2018). An individual reply to the administration’s “war on the press.” The free …

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The Dangers Of Drinking And Driving I stopped by a bar just to have one drink, then I was going to drive home while I could clearly think, but as I got up to head for the door, a friend said sit …
Sound off
Sound off Erwin Needs New School I knew it was coming, the Harnett County commissioners have been giving the money away to this and that and the other and for a new government complex when they’ve already …
Sound off Go Ahead, Spend More I’m reading in the Aug. 2 paper about the $20 million government complex building that the Harnett County commissioners are in the progress of opening in the summer of 2020. …
Sound off Enjoys Weekly Lett Column Thank God for the Sound Off edition of this paper. And I want to say that nobody enjoys the Lett family page as good as I do because I came along back in those days and …
Sound off Trump Separated The Children This is about the person who wrote in to Sound Off about Donald Trump being accused of separating children. Well, he should be accused of it because that’s exactly …
Sound off Something Besides Lett I’m just calling as a subscriber that, I don’t know about others, but I’m so tired of reading and seeing the AlexSandra Lett, the Lett family, every time I turn …
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