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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 …

Special Forces training coming to a county near you

Students seeking to earn the title of Special Forces Solider will be coming to Harnett and surrounding counties very soon. According to the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and …

290 animals find homes in Clear the Shelter events

National Clear the Shelter Day events in neighboring counties provided 290 area animals with new homes. Harnett, Johnston, Cumberland, Sampson and Lee counties all participated in the nationwide …

Crews near completion on Benson sewer project

The town of Benson has learned some valuable lessons from the project aimed at upgrading the sewer system in the downtown area. Benson Mayor Jerry Medlin said when crews opened up the street, they …
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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
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 …
Report: Global warming to cause mass starvation Our love for steaks and burgers is contributing to rapidly exploding climate change and ironically setting up the planet to one day not have enough to eat. That’s the warning more than 100 …
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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 …
Escaping to Greenland I have to say it’s been a pretty slow news week in America when our national media spends time obsessing over President Trump’s stated interest in the purchase of the island of Greenland. For …
The humility of the Fort Fisher hermit Henry David Thoreau once said, “Humility — like the darkness — reveals the heavenly lights.” That may have been exhibited by the Fort Fisher hermit, Robert Harrill. Since my last …
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