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Godwin to host Community Day event

The small Cumberland County town of Godwin — population 140 — will grow a little larger this weekend when it hosts Godwin Community Day. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Godwin, located just 8 …

White wolf hit and killed in Anderson Creek area

A white wolf spotted in the Anderson Creek area, according to reports, is not the same animal that was reported missing from a conservation den over the summer. Lisa Meredith, owner of the …

Benhaven deed accepted by commissioners

The Harnett County Board of Commissioners voted to accept the deed to the old Benhaven School during its regular meeting Monday night, but this deed didn’t have the numbers that made leaders balk …

Business Fest ties community to businesses

The Family Medical Supply Business Fest 2019 was once again a major success. It brought the public and local businesses together for a day filled with freebies, information, food and …

They call him ‘Lucky’

There’s a horse now sitting in quarantine you can call lucky in more ways than one. Lucky the horse was discovered abandoned last week in an overgrown pasture near Greensboro. Thanks to the …
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Local Ford dealership under new ownership A Dunn staple is changing hands. Crossroads Automotive Group recently purchased Dunn-Benson Ford, marking the first time in decades that a member of the Lamm family will not be overseeing the …
New restaurant opens at North Carolina Museum of History The North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh announced the opening of its new restaurant. Aptly named Sweet Tea & Cornbread Grill and Eatery, the new eatery serves up Southern staples and …
Tractor Supply celebrates FFA Convention with T-shirt fundraiser Tractor Supply Company’s fifth annual FFA Convention T-shirt fundraiser recently launched in stores nationwide. For a limited time, Tractor Supply customers can purchase a FFA Convention themed …
Sampson Regional Medical Center to offer free PSA screenings In recognition of prostate cancer awareness month, Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton will offer a limited number of free vouchers redeemable for PSA blood screenings performed at the …
Tractor Supply to host farmers’ market nationwide BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Tractor Supply Company is inviting farmers, craft makers and artisans to join the farmers market event at their local TSC store on Saturday, Sept. 28. The event is an opportunity …
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Letters to the editor
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 …
Appreciates help from good Samaritans To the editor: My friend, Carly, and I are writing you on our way home from Oak Island to Washington, D.C. On our way, we had some car trouble off of the highway and pulled off just in time for …
This is why there are ‘too many killings’ To the editor: I would like to respond to ‘Too Many Killings’ published in the Aug. 2 edition of The Daily Record. The caller asked why there are so many rampant killings nowadays. That is an …
Editorials
Accurate hurricane forecasting or a faster Instagram? Floridians were relieved when computer models predicted a mass of dry air was moving toward the state, essentially steering Category 5 Hurricane Dorian away from the U.S. East Coast. That Saturday …
Ban may not stop outbreak but could cut teen use The number of e-cigarette users, many of them teenagers, who have been stricken by a mysterious and acute lung illness has more than doubled around the country in just the last week. More than 450 …
Hurricanes are sending a message to North Carolina Hurricanes seem to be riding a groove that starts off the west coast of Africa, approaches Florida and then swoops north to hit North Carolina on the chin. Since 2016, the state has been struck by …
Vaping illness outbreak and teen victims After the death of an Illinois resident hospitalized for an unknown respiratory illness linked to vaping — the first in the country since a rash of hospitalizations across many states — public …
Columnists
Racist exam questions? The U.S. Department of Justice has recently sued the Baltimore County government alleging that its written test for police officer recruits was unfairly biased against black applicants. It turns out …
Sick of robocalls? Who isn’t? If you own a phone, you’ve probably been annoyed by unending robocalls. When I travel across our state, this is the No. 1 concern people share with me. We’re receiving spam calls at all hours of …
Big changes needed at the CIA to advance Trump’s smart strategy Editor’s note: Laura Hollis is off. The following column is by Armstrong Williams. After decades of American predictability, President Donald Trump’s unexpected decision to cancel a secret …
Tragedy of errors damages politics RALEIGH — It began with flubs. It ended in fury. And it made North Carolina politics even more rancorous and destructive. I’m referring, of course, to a 55-9 vote in the House last week to …
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