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Man accused of shooting mother

  Police arrested and charged a man with shooting his mother Thursday night.  According to Maj. Aaron Meredith with the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a …

Thursday morning fire damages church

A pastor credits passersby with helping save his church from a fire Thursday morning. Hickory Grove Church Pastor Matthew Creech was at home working on a sermon Thursday at around 11 a.m. when …

Two shot in late night incident near Buies Creek

Two men were sent to WakeMed in Raleigh, where they were later treated and released, after the mobile home they were in was struck by gunfire early Wednesday evening. James McNeill, 38, of …

Angier candidates make their case to voters

The five men seeking a place in Angier’s town government took their views to the voters Monday night in a forum sponsored by the Angier Chamber of Commerce. Three candidates for the Ward 2 …

Two shot in late night incident near Buies Creek

Two men were sent to WakeMed in Raleigh after the mobile home they were in was struck by gunfire early Wednesday evening.
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Tractor Supply campaign supports 4-H youth Tractor Supply Company has launched its Fall Paper Clover campaign, a biannual fundraiser in partnership with National 4-H Council to provide scholarships for 4-H members. The Paper Clover …
Fire safety event Saturday at Lowe’s In honor of Fire Prevention Month in October and to bring fire safety top of mind, First Alert is teaming up with more than 1,700 Lowe’s stores across the country in a joint effort to spread …
Bleecker to contribute to Dunn Parks and Rec Bleecker Chevrolet is partnering with Dunn Parks and Recreation on the Chevy Youth Sports program. The partnership will feature a one-time monetary contribution to assist Dunn Parks and Recreation …
CCCC hosts Manufacturing Day celebration SANFORD — High school students got a close-up look at how advanced manufacturing actually works when Central Carolina Community College held its annual Manufacturing Day celebration Oct. …
Cape Fear Farm Credit board announces new CEO The Board of Directors of Cape Fear Farm Credit announced they have selected Evan Kleinhans as the financial cooperative’s chief executive officer. Following a thorough succession planning and …
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Councilman serves with integrity, honesty To the editor: The city of Dunn municipal election is on Oct. 8 and early voting has already started! You have the opportunity to cast your vote for your city council representative. I want to …
This is government-controlled insurance To the editor: From the time that the Affordable Care Act was passed until the present, North Carolina Republicans have broadcast their policy that the government should not control health …
Appreciates help from good Samaritans To the editor: My friend, Carly, and I are writing you on our way home from Oak Island to Washington, D.C. On our way, we had some car trouble off of the highway and pulled off just in time for …
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News media and 5 First Amendment freedoms For centuries, citizens have turned to their local news publication for local breaking and investigative news, as well as to learn about hot-button issues in their communities. In the last 15 years, …
Newspapers protect your First Amendment rights With just 45 words the founders guaranteed five — no six — basic freedoms, fundamental American rights. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting …
Free, independent press is a uniquely American concept Religion, speech, press, assembly, petition. If you can recite that list from memory, you’re ahead of 96% of American adults, according to the Freedom Forum Institute’s 2019 State of the …
First Amendment binds all American freedoms Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment. The blood of patriots is the …
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Katiedid vs. ... DNA results I am American. I know where my grandparents were from, given that they either immigrated to America or were first-generation Americans. There is nothing exotic in my appearance to uncover, given that …
What Democrats today really want Daniel Patrick Moynihan was an American public servant with characteristics all too rare today — integrity, intelligence, wisdom. Moynihan was a Democrat who would find a hard time being at home …
Baseball bat shopping with mom Despite living in a small town that I have always considered to be one of the safest towns in America, my small hometown is not immune to violent crime and even people like my mother have started to …
Unexpected act of forgiveness Most Americans have heard the complicated accounts of former Dallas Cop Amber Guyger who was recently convicted of mistakenly gunning down her neighbor. Guyger had testified that she’d just …
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