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 …

    • 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 …

    • 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 …

    • Parents must take charge

      In the last two years, Americans’ trust in public schools fell more than a third, from 41% to 28% . More than 1.2 million children …

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 …

Democratic justices reject democratic vote

RALEIGH — On Nov. 6, 2018, the people of North Carolina voted to amend their state constitution. By a 57% to 43% margin, they added a provision to protect the right to hunt and fish. By the …

No apologies

Performers censor themselves ­— fearing they might offend. Those who offend Hollywood lose work. Some lose friends. Adam Carolla doesn’t care. That’s why he’s the …
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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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Perpetuating lies

To the editor: Your editorial [July 26, “A manufactured climate emergency” from National Review] claiming that climate change is not real shows a significant ignorance of the …
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Bill a step forward in protecting dogs

To the editor: For the first time ever, there is pending legislation that would strengthen protections statewide for the countless dogs kept chained outdoors 24/7 in all weather extremes, …
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Disabled veterans undercompensated

To the editor: Our disabled veterans are grossly undercompensated. Since June of 2009 our disabled veterans, their advocates and their family and friends have contacted Congress and/or various …
Sound off
Sound Off A sad, sad time We all know there is a lot of bad things going on in this world, but when drugs are free and sick people have to choose between food and medicine (such as diabetics) it is really a …
Where is common sense? EDITOR’S NOTE: The caller did not offer enough information to know which case he or she is referencing or where it might have happened. What in the world has happened to common sense in …
Huge epidemic in our backyard Harnett County, we have a huge epidemic happening in our backyard. It’s called methamphetamine. You want to know who’s breaking in, trespassing on your property, who’s stealing your …
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 …
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