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Print date changed for July Fourth

The Daily Record office will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Commissioner accused of indecent liberties with child

A Johnston County commissioner is accused of having an “inappropriate interaction” with a 13-year-old girl.

New NC budget includes surplus, reserve, raises

The North Carolina Legislature released its latest proposed budget Tuesday night that includes raises for teachers and state employees, a school safety fund, and money for capital and infrastructure projects.
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Bill a step forward in protecting dogs To the editor: For the first time ever, there is pending legislation that would strengthen protections statewide for the countless dogs kept chained outdoors 24/7 in all weather extremes, …
Disabled veterans undercompensated To the editor: Our disabled veterans are grossly undercompensated. Since June of 2009 our disabled veterans, their advocates and their family and friends have contacted Congress and/or various …
Editorials
Reactions to court ruling Following are a few reactions to Friday’s historic U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson. The ruling overturned both the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and the 1992 decision in …
Giving up on pump prices With people rightly fuming over record-high gas prices, President Joe Biden recently announced his latest plan for fighting inflation, including elevated prices at the pump. But after months of …
Shortage should spur new thinking No one should be happy about the baby formula shortage. There’s nothing good about watching families scramble to meet life-and-death needs of society’s most vulnerable …
‘Equity’ isn’t the answer As a charter school leader in the South Bronx for the past decade, I’ve seen what happens when resources are forcibly removed from the “privileged” and given to the …
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Odds & ends Last week’s Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade was met with less hysteria than many had expected. Much of the brouhaha has been limited to a few protests in large cities, too many …
Pro-choice versus pro-life Now abortion law is up to states. Some will ban it, while most blue states will allow it in some form. Because libertarians want government out of our lives, people assume we are pro-choice. Some …
Voter ID should have been settled RALEIGH — Movie sequels are almost always worse than the original films. Notable exceptions, such as this summer’s “Top Gun: Maverick,” merely prove the rule. For every …
Court restores culture of life The cries from the left predicting the end of the world in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is a familiar sound. We heard the same after the historic reform …
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