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Animal shelter plan on horizon

Harnett County’s animal control shelter is too small and inadequate to provide the essential services needed. That fact is not disputed by anyone. What to do to proactively resolve the issues …

Dunn man indicted in old murder

A Dunn man, finishing up a sentence in federal prison on a weapons charge, was recently indicted on a count of murder in the 10-year-old slaying of a Rose Hill man.
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Mom seeks justice after unseen drug kills daughter

A Benson woman still awaits closure after losing her youngest daughter to a drug-induced homicide 19 months ago.
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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 …
Save the babies To the editor: When I was a little girl, I used to love to play house with my sister. We would take all our baby dolls and sit them on the couch or in chairs and pretend we were a family. In …
Editorials
Hold on to your wallets President Biden and congressional Democrats are bragging that the (misleadingly named) Inflation Reduction Act will reduce deficits because its new taxes exceed its new spending. But why are …
How to fix the economy Recession talk has dominated the news lately with an endless supply of pundits debating whether the United Sates is in a recession. It’s good to have that debate, but virtually everyone seems …
Pelosi mustn’t let China dictate I’m not in the habit of saying Nancy Pelosi is right. But if she wants to visit Taiwan this month as part of a congressional delegation to several countries in the Indo-Pacific, she really …
Biden’s manufactured climate emergency There is no climate emergency. The Biden administration knows this, which is why the president has — so far — declined to declare a state of emergency regarding climate change. But he …
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Prejudice makes us all worse off RALEIGH — Prejudice is morally wrong. It’s also immensely foolish, producing self-inflicted wounds for individuals, companies and communities. If you refuse to hire certain workers …
A Hallmark kind of mindset  Having just returned from an extended weekend in Pasadena, California — my mom, my daughter and I found the vacation to be quite enlightening. Despite its close proximity to Los …
What about those who ‘deny elections’? After the recent annual Conservative Political Action Conference convention in Dallas, CNN published a video with the following headline: “Election deniers take over CPAC after primary …
Will hospitals kill Medicaid expansion? RALEIGH — For more than a decade now, advocates of the Affordable Care Act have pressed the North Carolina General Assembly to implement the federal law’s most expansive and expensive …
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