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New building code changes push YMCA project over budget

Inside the old Cagle’s Furniture Store along N.C. Highway 25-87 near Spout Springs, the Harnett County YMCA is starting to take shape. Construction is halfway complete, but new building regulations …

Suspicious person call leads to drug arrest

A call to police about a person suspected of shoplifting resulted in a drug arrest Thursday afternoon in Dunn. Officers were dispatched to the Dollar Tree store in the Rivers Edge Centre around …

Two killed, 10 hospitalized in I-95 wreck

Two people were killed and 10 others were hospitalized after a Chevy van carrying 14 passengers left the roadway on Interstate 95 and crashed into a tree Saturday night. Troopers say the van was …

School hosts first Chinese immersion program

The first day of school is right around the corner, and North Harnett Primary School is gearing up for its first day of the Chinese Language Immersion Program. North Harnett has two new teachers, …

‘Illegal burn’ sparked blaze that sent firefighters to hospital

The Harnett County Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding residents of the dangers sparked by burning materials near a home and the laws that prohibit it after a destructive fire ­— caused by an …
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Central Carolina Hospital Broadway location reopens Central Carolina Hospital reopened its newly renovated Central Carolina Sandhills Family Care practice, located at 101 Church St., Broadway. Certified Physician Assistant Julia Gumpert began …
Largest renewable natural gas project in NC coming to area CLINTON — North Carolina’s largest renewable natural gas project will be coming to Duplin and Sampson counties, according to a recent announcement from Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods …
Cape Fear Valley awarded arts council grant for patient therapy FAYETTEVILLE – Cape Fear Valley Health has been awarded a $7,935 grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County. The money will help fund the Art Therapy for Behavioral Health …
Dunn Chamber Business Fest booths available Applications are now being accepted for the Family Medical Supply Business Fest 2019, Dunn’s annual Business Expo. The show will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the …
Getting ready for Business Fest Learn how to make the most of your time and money at the Family Medical Supply Business Fest on Sept 17 by attending a free seminar. On Aug. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Dunn Area Chamber of …
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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 …
Multiple-shot rifles need banning To the editor: I am surprised that no politician has come up with a simple solution to the terrible mass slayings that are taking place in the United States. It is perhaps the NRA and its members …
Disagrees with column on charter schools To the editor: I am writing in response to Tom Campbell’s recent article entitled “We Are Re-Segregating Our Schools.” On “NC SPIN’s” website, you display the famous quotation by …
Editorials
The years America went to work In quirkily related business news that may have caught your eye: Uber plans to lease enough space in Chicago’s soon-to-be-renovated old post office building to accommodate thousands of workers, …
Include measles vaccine on back-to-school supplies checklist Worry about measles fades over the summer. Kids scatter to parks and beaches instead of congregating in classrooms and cafeterias, where a cough or sneeze can leave the virus hanging in the air for …
Booze bureaucrats censor beer labels, drown free speech While local liquor boards try to make the case that bureaucrats can do a better job than private businesses when it comes to managing the sale of alcoholic beverages, some small-minded censors at the …
Ending the religious exemption for vaccines is constitutional Acting like members of some cult blind to science and public health, a mob of anti-vaccine kooks packed an Albany [New York] courtroom Wednesday to watch lawyers argue their ludicrous case that …
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North Carolina is a middle state RALEIGH — In the context of American politics, North Carolina is a middle state — which is not the same thing as saying North Carolinians are especially moderate. It simply means that our …
Spend, save or return? If you come to the end of the year and you’ve got surplus money in the bank what do you do? This seldom happens in most homes, but would you spend it? Save it? Or, with a government, would you …
Katiedid vs. ... buffet people We are buffet people — at least my dad’s side of the family. Having grown up with little money and seemingly never quite enough to eat, my dad considers buffets the only kind of dining experience …
Israel right to shut out Tlaib and Omar It perplexes me why anyone would question the perfectly logical move by Israel to deny Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar entry to the country. Who invites guests whose motive is to destroy their …
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