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My high school friends were all in a group text on Valentine’s Day. Those of us with kids began it around 8 p.m. because, well, we weren’t doing anything. The married ones joined in around 9:30, …

Fire the gatekeepers

A few weeks back during the last government shutdown, I predicted the shutdown would end soon and the president would feel the pressure to accept a deal that would absolutely do nothing to secure our …

In health care, we need less government, not more

In a new Gallup poll, 35 percent say government is the worst problem facing the U.S. In the 55 years that Gallup has asked the question — “What do you think is the most important problem facing …

Is it a hoax or honestly an attack?

We have all heard what appeared to be repeated, horrifying accounts of an alleged attack of a Hollywood actor in Chicago on Jan. 29. We sat contemptuously as “Empire” star, Jussie Smollett, …

Sometimes self-reflection can be caustic or soothing

There are times in everyone’s life when they try to make the best out of the worst, and I’m no exception. Trying to make up for it when things go sour, on the other hand, can often do more damage …

Plunder: An American way of life

Frederic Bastiat, a French economist and member of the French National Assembly, lived from 1801 to 1850. He had great admiration for our country, except for our two faults — slavery and tariffs. …
Letters to the editor

‘Dear Abby’ needs to stay

To the editor: My mom subscribes to your paper and shares each paper with me. I was born in Erwin in 1958, then moved to Wilmington in 1984 due to a job opportunity. Love The Daily Record. Keep up …

Silent Sam not for Harnett

To the editor: I am writing to express concern over the suggested movement of the Silent Sam statue to Harnett County. The Confederates were nothing more than domestic terrorists who took up …

Keep hate out of Harnett

To the editor: It is abundantly clear that our freshman N.C. Sen. Jim Burgin has so soon lost touch with the people of Harnett. Perhaps the drive from Harnett to the North Carolina General …

‘Dear Abby’ needs to go

To the editor: I subscribe to your paper, and am not one to write letters to the editor; however, I have been really disappointed in the topics of discussion over the past few months in your …

Leaders should put people first

To the editor: This government shutdown goes on day after day with people working, but getting no pay, wondering how they will pay their bills while our so-called leaders dig in their heels. …

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 …
Sound off
Sound off Worry more about saving souls Some of y’all preachers need to take lessons from Jerome Pope. Some of the churches need to look at when King White was in church, church was in Sunday morning, …
Sound off Kudos to new store I would like to thank Tropicana grocery store in the Roses shopping center for coming to Dunn. They are the most courteous, and the store is so clean. They have very good …
Sound off Agrees with term limits Thank you, George Holding, for proposing a Constitutional amendment that will limit lawmakers for no more than 12 years in Washington. For a long time I said it would be …
Sound off Vacation on taxpayers Seems the city council members are determined to have a vacation at the taxpayers’ expense since Billy Barfield is gone. According to The Daily Record at a price of $20,000 …
Sound off Appreciates local officers I didn’t know yesterday [Jan. 9] was [National Law Enforcement] Appreciation Day, but I’d like to lift up the police here in Dunn ... the police all over the county …
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