Editorials
    • Family trumps equity

      “California should abolish parenthood, in the name of equity.” That’s the headline the Ventura County Star put on a column by …

    • Kudos to Josh Stein

      North Carolina Attorney General John Stein deserves an attaboy for his continued efforts to strike at the Facebook monopoly. Earlier this …

    • 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 …

    • 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 …

Our columnists

Should felons be able to vote?

RALEIGH — Do you think felons should lose their right to vote? If so, do you think they should be able to regain that right after getting out of prison or should they have to wait until they …

Time goes by

People often asked where I come up with ideas for this space. It is not always an easy task. Being creative takes effort at times. That is where I find myself this week pondering what words I want to …

Lessons from a war-torn garden

Walking home from dinner, we heard an explosion. It wasn’t close, so we didn’t worry. The next morning, we learned a demobilized Serbian soldier had committed suicide in his garage with a …
The Woodshed

Legislature votes to move primary to June 7

The N.C. General Assembly voted along party lines Wednesday to move the 2022 primary election back three weeks from May 17 to June 7. The Senate passed the measure, House Bill 605, with a 26-17 …

Keep the kids in class

Omicron is spreading faster than Kudzu, especially among our children. Some educators and health officials are suggesting we halt in-class learning and return to virtual learning. That would be a …

End of the Roe v. Wade Era?

After a COVID-19 driven timeout last year, March for Life returns to Washington, D.C., for the 49th year, noting the anniversary of and support to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision of Jan. 22, 1973. …
Letters to the editor
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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 …
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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 …
Record Forum

You have a hero on your team

To the editor: I would like to reach out to The Daily Record in hopes of recognizing that you have an amazing writer who truly cares and loves his job and his community around him. A long …
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Closing gap will save money

To the editor: I strongly support the North Carolina businesses you reported on in your story “Businesses to Lawmakers: Close the Gap” (Aug. 17). They are right that closing the …
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Spruce up city with flowers

To the editor: Everyone in Dunn needs to go to Angier and see their beautiful downtown. It’s full of pots overflowing with lovely flowers. They have a new section of single tables down …
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Giving officers a bad name

To the editor: In reference to the article on June 22, (“$6M payout settles excessive force lawsuit”) the officers are still on duty and no discipline was mentioned. It seems like …
Sound off
Tired of looking I am writing in regard to the piece of land on U.S. Highway 301 south of Dunn (that used to be the site of) Alphin Brothers Inc. (which was destroyed by a tornado in April of 2011). If my memory …
Kids need permanent homes Foster care is designed to be temporary. It is not meant to be a years-long “lifestyle.” Unfortunately, too many innocent vulnerable children in Harnett County are lingering in foster …
Present all viewpoints I am new to the area and I love reading the paper cover to cover. My only disappointment is in the opinion page where all the political cartoons are very biased.
What’s wrong with voter ID? When we have voter ID, dead people cannot vote, votes cannot be counted twice adding up to more votes than there are registered voters, underage voters cannot vote and machines that shift votes will …
Sound off Sept. 24 Do your job I’m disappointed that the majority of Harnett residents have refused vaccinations, but I’m ashamed of those parents who marched in favor of “exercising their …
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