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A life-transforming Easter

In four days we’ll celebrate the most holy of holidays — Easter. With it, this year, comes a huge diversion from what normally takes place. There’ll be no need for a new, pastel, Easter …

Manipulation through racial hoaxes

We black people are so convenient and useful to America’s leftists. Whenever there’s a bit of silencing to be done, just accuse a detractor or critic of racism. A recent, particularly stupid, …

Where are the eggs, and why?

In case you haven’t noticed, there seems to be a shortage of chickens in this country all of a sudden. I never realized the dreaded virus — which for purposes of this column will remain nameless, …

Things to be grateful for

Even in the throes of a global pandemic, it’s possible to find things to be grateful for. In fact, I would argue that we are doing things and appreciating things that we really should have been …

Look before you leap on prisons

RALEIGH — Does North Carolina lock up too many people? I’ve long thought so. I’ve advocated criminal-justice reforms that employ intensive parole and probation, restitution, and other …

Victory over the virus

The late television comedian, Jack Benny, was known for his deadpan facial expressions and for being tight with money. On one show he was approached by a robber, who pointed a gun at him and said, …
Letters to the editor

Expansion needed for mental health care services

To the editor: As a registered nurse, I am writing to voice my concerns about the mental health care shortage in North Carolina as related to the coronavirus crises. With the coronavirus …

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Give the ‘gift of life’ on Jan. 8 To the editor: Let me introduce you to my husband, Jonny. He was a husband, father, brother, Christian, friend, farmer, mechanic and Harley rider who …

Be thankful for this country

To the editor: The beauty of the flag of the United States of America, and of the meaning of the pledge of the United States of America is something we the people of this great United States of …

Hunters can help change lives

To the editor: North Carolina deer hunters have a unique opportunity this fall to make a real difference in the lives of their neighbors. North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry (NCHFTH) makes this …

Two additional pilots remembered

To the Editor: Enjoyed reading the article “Airports in Dunn, 100 years ago” [“Into the Past” Dunn Area History Museum column, Sept. 24]. I was familiar with some of the locations and two …

Councilman serves with integrity, honesty

To the editor: The city of Dunn municipal election is on Oct. 8 and early voting has already started! You have the opportunity to cast your vote for your city council representative. I want to …
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Sound off How can you afford to hoard? If the people are losing their jobs and filing unemployment, then where are they getting money to hoard the groceries and everything from the grocery stores? …
Sound off Stay in prayer I would just like to comment on the coronavirus. Let’s stay in prayer for ourselves and others. Let’s read Psalm 30 and 91. What is happening is strange to all of us, but the …
Sound off Just keep it This is for whoever stole the air compressor from my backyard. You’re welcome to it. I’m sure you figured out by now that it doesn’t work, so you can keep it. Please don’t …
Sound off Check your water bills I’m calling to find out if anything can be done about the water bills in Erwin or Harnett County. I just got mine and it was for 38 days. That makes no sense. Help …
Sound off I’m with Bernie, there I don’t mind Bernie Sanders wanting to take things away from the rich people to pay for free college. They’ve done nothing but sit there and be rich. ‘Just as …
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