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Prepare for Winter Storm Izzy, state officials say

People in the Sandhills are bracing for a mix of winter weather Sunday as Winter Storm Izzy sweeps up the eastern United States. The National Weather Service in Raleigh was calling for snow, …
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Boyfriend arrested in shooting death of Broadway woman

The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office issued an arrest warrant for the man they believe shot and killed 22-year-old Jamaica Delona Allen of Sanford Saturday afternoon. Allen was reportedly …

Relief is on the way

The final phase of Harnett County’s Kentucky Area Relief and Support (KARES) is complete and the trucks are loaded. Residents, municipalities, public officials, law enforcement agencies, …
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CTC revisions need to be permanent To the editor: When we think about American values, family is at the very core. In some way, we all want to produce a fulfilling and meaningful life for our children. This is why we need to make …
What are they teaching our children? To the editor: The majority of the Harnett County School Board — Duncan (Eddie) Jaggers, Don Godfrey and Joey Powell — who voted to rescind Harnett County Schools’ mask …
Editorials
The problem is bad ideas Lefties and much of the media are hating on Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for standing up for the filibuster and so thwarting the latest bid to impose progressives’ desires on the country. Will they …
Jobs report: policies aren’t working Another bad jobs report shows the obvious: Bidenomics is a total disaster. President Joe Biden knows it, too, even though he cheered Friday’s jobs report — before accusing Republicans …
The year in media It’s obvious that the media’s hatred for Donald Trump colored nearly everything they wrote or said during his presidency. But one hoped that after he left the White House, the media might …
The meaning of Christmas Christmas means different things to different people. Christmas traditions and customs vary from household to household, from church to church and from country to country. The important thing …
Columnists
Staying true to one’s calling To ring in the new year, a friend and I hit up Hobby Lobby last Saturday, one of our favorite places to shop. I’ll admit, we do walk up and down those colorful aisles for hours. After learning …
Local weather comes through again People make fun of us in North Carolina because of the way we respond to the weather. They have good reason to do so but in our defense, it’s impossible to be consistent when dealing with our …
Our sky was never falling RALEIGH — From July 2020 to July 2021, there was a net inflow of 637,729 Americans into these top-five destination states: Florida, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina and South Carolina. During the …
Two ‘Porkers of the Year’ The non-partisan watchdog Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has announced the results of its online poll for the 2021 Porker of the Year. The group does a masterful job of shining light on …
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