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Luther Jackson leaves behind a legacy of caring, leadership

When a person takes on the responsibility of belonging to the emergency medical community, they assume a responsibility to be caring and dedicated. In the case of Luther Jackson, he was both of …

Guittard wins county spelling bee

LILLINGTON — Elizabeth Guittard stepped up to the microphone Thursday morning needing to spell just one more word. Highland Elementary’s fifth grade prodigy studied plenty leading up to the …

Deputy responds to his shooter’s sentencing

It took nearly two years, but justice was finally served for Harnett County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Eric Cook. He and his fellow officers, family members and Sheriff Wayne Coats watched as a guilty …

Property revaluation process well underway

The revaluation process in Harnett County has been underway since late in 2019 and with one township completed and a second nearly finished, revaluation teams will continue to canvass the county’s …

Erwin honors its finest

It was an emotional night in Erwin Tuesday as the town came together at its annual chamber of commerce banquet to honor outstanding professionals and businesses. The town presented a total of …
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Tractor Supply holds annual fundraiser to benefit FFA BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Tractor Supply Company continues its efforts to support youth across the country by kicking off the year with its annual Grants for Growing campaign. The fundraiser, which will …
Career Awareness Fairs coming in March Harnett County Schools and the Harnett County Business Education Partnership will be hosting Career Awareness Fairs in March and local businesses are asked to participate. The fairs give 11th grade …
Audentes selects Sanford for new facility SANFORD — Audentes Therapeutics, an Astellas company based in San Francisco, California, will open a new facility in Lee County, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday, Feb. 18. The life-sciences …
Employers needed for March 18 job fair FAYETTEVILLE – Employers are invited to participate in the 21st annual Cumberland County Department of Social Services March to Work Job Fair, which will be held March 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at …
Four growers recognized at annual Gold Star Growers meeting RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Labor presented special awards to four North Carolina growers during the 26th annual Gold Star Growers meeting held Feb. 7 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. …
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Letters to the editor
RECORD FORUM Give the ‘gift of life’ on Jan. 8 To the editor: Let me introduce you to my husband, Jonny. He was a husband, father, brother, Christian, friend, farmer, mechanic and Harley rider who …
Be thankful for this country To the editor: The beauty of the flag of the United States of America, and of the meaning of the pledge of the United States of America is something we the people of this great United States of …
Hunters can help change lives To the editor: North Carolina deer hunters have a unique opportunity this fall to make a real difference in the lives of their neighbors. North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry (NCHFTH) makes this …
Editorials
US has its own virus to worry about The flu has infected and killed way more people in the U.S. this season than the coronavirus has in China. Americans these days seem to have two main ways of reacting to a problem. First, …
The #MeToo movement let victims be heard At last, the disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein has been held legally accountable for his reprehensible sexual misconduct and the trauma it caused to far too many women working in the …
Mishaps, mistakes help globalize the coronavirus pandemic Professionals devoted to preventing global pandemics know best how to do their jobs _ when they’re left to do their jobs. The danger comes when politicians and bureaucrats intervene with an eye …
Boy Scouts must use bankruptcy for moral purpose, not just financial The declaration landed with a thud. The 110-year-old Irving, Texas-based institution we know as the Boy Scouts of America declared bankruptcy this week in what is a very messy fight over sexual abuse …
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America’s favorite story Editor’s note: Katiedid Langrock is off this week. A Springfield, Ohio, man spotted a van — guess what color — that he thought was trying to kidnap a girl, and he ran off to chase it in the …
The prescription pad of hope For all the political insanity I have had to endure over the course of my life in the world, once again this morning I said a prayer thanking the Lord that I was not a native stuck in the state of …
Will African Americans abandon Biden for Bernie? Democrats appear to be walking the same walk that Republicans walked in 2016. They want something new and completely different. Former Vice President Joe Biden must be in shock that he is …
Grumpy while growing old? Do you recall the 1993 comedy, “Grumpy Old Men?” During a near-sleepless night Sunday, I began visualizing what a reprise of that movie — aptly entitled, “Grumpy Old Dogs” — would look …
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