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SAMPSON COUNTY

Sampson 911 — ‘I need help’

For the first nine months of 2022, it took deputies 30 minutes or more to arrive on the scene of 595 calls for help in Sampson County.
HARNETT COUNTY

Leaders address opioid funding

Taking a proactive stance and educating the community on the dangers of drug abuse is just the beginning phase to combat opioid use in Harnett County. Government leaders, law enforcement, …
ERWIN

Mill workers to reunite Saturday

Step inside the old Erwin Mill and take a trip through time. Cobwebs hang in corners. The morning sun glistens through dust-covered windows. Listen carefully and you can hear the loud …
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Letters to the editor
Day honors Gold Star families To the editor: The Gold Star Mothers/Family Day is observed the last Sunday in September each year. It is not a public holiday. These mothers and family members paid the ultimate price of those …
Sidewalk safety a concern To the editor: I am writing regarding the new sidewalk that was just completed and connects Keith Hills to the campus of Campbell University.  The sidewalk is a great asset for the …
Editorials
Overstepping authority President Biden declared “the pandemic is over” and now is trying to walk it back. Little wonder: With just a few words in a “60 Minutes” interview, Biden completely …
A $100-billion problem Over their lifetimes, all the illegal immigrants President Biden has so far added to the United States will cost us about $100 billion. Immigrants don’t create such a large cost for …
Freeze brings threat of energy nightmare As Europe braces for energy shortages and a brutal winter after Russia shut down shipments through the Nord Stream pipeline, a new analysis shows President Biden pushing America to a similar fate by …
Responses to Biden speech President Joe Biden, in his address to the nation last week, said former President Donald Trump and his supporters “represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our …
Columnists
Memories of food I don’t know how this writer’s mind works. I never know on a weekly basis what will come forth here, but after some thought, I decided to take a look at the lighter side of life. …
Just icing on the cake … I want to share this heartwarming story I ran across this week. Having just celebrated a birthday myself, this circumstance truly resonated with me. A few years back, little Gerald Hamilton begged …
Too many channels to follow Decisions, decisions. Ever have one of those days when your brain gets overloaded and you feel like you’re going to blow out a circuit … or two? That started happening in early …
The eyelet dress One of the things I remember most about my childhood is the white eyelet dress my mother had made for me one Easter when I was about seven years old. She couldn’t afford the one in the …
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