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10 new positive cases reported, Cumberland now has 66

Cumberland County has 66 positive COVID-19 cases, according to Health Director Dr. Jennifer Green. The county received notification of 10 new cases on Tuesday

Man indicted for causing overdose death

A Johnston County Grand Jury has indicted a Four Oaks man for felonious death by distribution in connection with a 2019 overdose death. On March 2, a Grand Jury in Smithfield indicted Stormy …

Pet pig named Wilbur killed by neighbor, JCSO says

A Johnston County family is mourning the loss of a pet pig named Wilbur who was tragically killed.

New order on the way: Expect tighter shopping restrictions

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced Tuesday he expects to sign an executive order requiring retail businesses to have tighter control of social distancing measures for both customers and employees.

CDC recommends you wear a mask. Local health officials say that's just 1 tool

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended residents wear some kind of face covering when out in pubic, it was meant to be used as another tool in the fight against the …

Red ribbons adorn town, uniting in a time of division

All of the mailboxes in the Harvest Ridge neighborhood in Angier have at least one thing in common. They are all adorned with red ribbon bows. “It really makes a statement when you ride …

Fleming updates school board during online meeting

Harnett County Schools shuttered on March 13 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. HCS Board of Education members, on Monday, held a livestream meeting where officials provided progress reports on the …
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Coronavirus alters Daily Record’s print schedule In response to financial strain from the coronavirus pandemic, The Daily Record will shift its daily news coverage online and print two editions a week.
Staff furloughs reported at Cape Fear Valley Health system FAYETTEVILLE – Cape Fear Valley Health began temporarily furloughing approximately 350 employees Friday in staff reductions that are expected to continue next week. On March 27, the health …
Walmart, Target limit number of shoppers in store Customers not adhering to social distancing rule
Unemployment surpasses records COVID-19 continued its assault on the unemployment record books as jobless numbers soared to unprecedented levels. More than six million Americans filed for unemployment in the week ending on …
It’s now our time to support small businesses During this trying time facing the coronavirus pandemic, our small businesses are faced with more than just social distancing. The backbone of our communities are the small businesses we see in our …
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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 …
RECORD FORUM 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 …
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The young are not immune Some gentle words of advice for the spring break revelers, blissful beachgoers and corona carousers who have poohed-poohed social distancing out of a reckless sense of both entitlement and …
Adjustments can stem the tide of economic downturn As the coronavirus public health crisis continues to spread, it’s also creating an economic crisis that will impact the world. Last week, Congress approved a stimulus package that will provide some …
To wear a mask or not to wear a mask I wore a face mask outside for the first time Tuesday morning. It wasn’t a new one; I purchased it last summer to clean out a critter infestation. In the last few weeks, as the coronavirus …
Stay-at-home order a danger for some kids As children across the country adjust to their new normal of school at home, we’re reminded that for many of them, schools provided their only refuge from their struggles at home. Districts have …
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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 …
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