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Harnett Health Receives National Award For Patient Safety
Harnett Health Betsy Johnson and Central Harnett hospitals received the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award. This … Read More
Mock Mass Casualty Incident Set Saturday
The Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences along with the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine will … Read More
NCDOT Seeking Input On Projects To Pursue
Open house is today in Fayetteville The public is invited to a meeting today to share opinions on which proposed projects the North … Read More
Two Victims Die From Wreck Injuries
Two people involved in separates wrecks have died. A second person involved in a fatal accident near Erwin last week died Tuesday … Read More
This Week At NCDOT: Additional Train Trip
RALEIGH — The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The story below is also featured in … Read More
Community News
Business
Law Office Joins Downtown Erwin Businesses The Town of Erwin welcomed its newest business last week. The Erwin Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Law Office of Adam Lane Gregory PLLC, which is located at 102 E. H …
Habitat Executive Director Goes Full Time Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of Harnett County offered the current executive director of the organization, Mike Blackmon, a full-time position. “Habitat for Humanity of Harnett County has …
BBB Warns Consumers Of Summer Festival Scams Summer festivals celebrating anything from food to music to local arts and crafts have become increasingly popular in the past decade. While a lot of the festivals are legitimate, there have already …
Popular Golf Course Closes Golfers of all skill levels who have flocked to Lillington for years for a low-cost location for their hobby are now faced with finding an alternative following the closure of one of the area’s …
Johnston Health Honors Home Care CNA Ambassador Of The Month Melanie Joyner, the patient care coordinator for the SECU Hospice House, has been named Johnston Health Ambassador of the Month. During a recent presentation, CEO Chuck Elliott said Mrs. Joyner has the respect and admiration of coworkers, …
Church News
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Honour thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Church Briefs

Father’s Day Service At Trinity AMEZ

The Martins To Perform At State Annual Singing Convention

Divine Street UM Better Life Group Tours Holy Name Of Jesus Cathedral

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Letters to the editor
Do Not Judge My son, Aaron Gregory, is a gift from God. There are some people who don’t look at it like that. He loves God. But there are some places that are very nice to him, WPYB, WCKB, Taco Bell, Hot Dog …
Tax dollars not used The “Tighten Budgets” comment in last week’s Sound Off [June 8] made some false assumptions about the use of Harnett County tax dollars to fund the Harnett County Public Utilities annual water quality report insert.
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Editorials
A New HopeIn The World There’s a new hope in the world today, a hope that we are safer and more united and that more than half a century of conflict that has separated Koreans under different governments is closer to a …
Entitlement CrisisKeeps Growing One problem with living in times as interesting as these is that important news often gets lost amid the swirl of rapidly changing events. If you blinked, you may have missed the latest report from …
Suicide Is NotCause Du Jour The recent deaths of popular celebrities Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have turned a light onto a serious problem in society today — and one that is growing, in North Carolina and elsewhere. It …
Tar Heel Editors Speak Out ... It is long past time for people, whether celebrity or ordinary citizen, to realize that free speech doesn’t come with a free pass nor the right to spew venomous words against others simply …
Columnists
America Won’t Forget About Pastor Brunson Andrew Brunson is a loving father, husband, and Presbyterian pastor who has been sharing the word of the Gospel to the people of Turkey for the last 20 years. In October 2016, Brunson was arrested by …
Amtrak Owes Me Big Time For those of you who might not have read one of recent columns, my girlfriend Jackie and I traveled to Maine over the Memorial Day weekend. I have already discussed the lobster cops and how …
Dunn Summers Were The Best As the temperature clock in downtown reaches towards 100 degrees this week for the first time this year, my mind has clicked into a mode of memory and nostalgia as I remember just what it was like to …
Hollywood’s Scripted Hysteria I recently happened across the 1957 film “No Down Payment,” which has to be one of the worst films ever made. It features some (then) up-and-coming young stars, including Tony Randall, Jeffrey …