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When icons leave too soon

I literally had no idea I would be writing this column until about five minutes before my fingers started pounding the keys, but as is so often the case in the news business, things happen quick and …

We have miseducated boys and girls alike

Last month, The Atlantic magazine ran a powerful article by Peggy Orenstein about young men in America. Titled “The Miseducation of the American Boy,” the article is poignant and deeply …

State’s economy flourished in 2019

RALEIGH — I gather from my social-media feeds and hate mail that North Carolinians are supposed to be infuriated at the way things are going in our state. I have my frustrations with certain …

Three governors talk about North Carolina

Three former Governors, who led our state for 28 years, took center stage at Memorial Hall on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus last week. Sponsored by the UNC Institute of …

Take action on affordable housing

RALEIGH — Though often skeptical about the benefits of government intervention, I am by nature an optimistic person. Indeed, I consider my skepticism and optimism to be two sides of the same …

Katiedid vs. ... saber-toothed contact

This morning, I dropped my contact lens in the sink, and it took me no less than 10 minutes to find it. Yes, the lens is transparent, making it difficult to find, but the thing about losing your …
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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 …

This is government-controlled insurance

To the editor: From the time that the Affordable Care Act was passed until the present, North Carolina Republicans have broadcast their policy that the government should not control health …
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Sound off Evacuate, where? You know, I hear people say that if you’re in the way of a storm, evacuate. What about the people who are in a wheelchair or are wheelchair-bound? Where are they supposed to go …
Sound off Bullied into redistricting? The school system always talks about bullies in the school system, but it seems the school system is bullying a certain part of the county into redistricting. Is this …
Sound off I bet they’ll think twice I saw on TV, Chuck Schumer saying we shouldn’t go over and bomb the Iranians. Well, he’s wrong, we needed to do it. I bet them people will think twice about …
Sound off Thinking of new year I want to wish everybody at The Daily Record a merry Christmas and a blessed New Year’s. And let’s pray Trump stays in there and comes back in 2020. People elected …
Sound off Thanks for the help I would like to say thank you to the security officer at Betsy Johnson Hospital for helping me last Friday morning, Dec. 5. It was appreciated. Day a disappointment Last …
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