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City hosts recognition ceremony for Barfield

Dunn Mayor Oscar Harris and the Dunn City Council hosted a ceremony Tuesday night during the board’s meeting honoring the life of council member Billy Barfield who died after a brief battle with …

Campbell’s AD steps down

Bob Roller, who has served as Campbell University’s director of athletics since 2011, has announced his resignation to become the national director of sports marketing for Shriners Hospitals for …

Board hears from council candidates

The Dunn City Council took the next steps Tuesday night in filling the District 6 seat on the board left vacant with the death of Council member Billy Barfield in October. Three people applied for …

Jury rules for Griggs family

A Harnett County jury has ruled in favor of the family of a man shot and killed by an Angier minister more than three years ago. After a little over an hour of deliberation, jurors found that Pat …

Barrel racing has become her passion

When most teenagers get their driver’s license it usually means the first steps to freedom. For Madison Desien, it’s a whole lot more meaningful. Madison has taken her love of the equine …

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Christmas on Main Street is tonight in Coats
The Coats Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them at the second annual Christmas on Main Street tonight. The festivities …
'Tarheel Traveler' to be at Broad Street Deli Tuesday
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Event being held to help hurricane victims
A music event will be held this weekend to help raise money to benefit the victims of this year’s hurricanes in North …
Commissioners to approve Harnett County Promise
The Harnett County Commissioners will officially approve an agreement expanding educational opportunities for graduates from Harnett …
Bomb threat evacuates Overhills Middle
Students at Overhills Middle School were evacuated after a bomb threat was received Wednesday morning around 9:47. The Daily Record …
Sports
Midway quarterback Carson Calcutt scrambles against Hobbton earlier this season. Calcutt was named to the East Central All-Conference team.
Local students receive All-Conference football honors
With football season coming to a close, head coaches have voted on All-Conference selections. Tri-County Conference 3A Among the …
Midway Middle girls handle Hobbton
Midway middle’s girls’ basketball team put on a dominant performance against Hobbton on Monday. The Raiders jumped out to a …
Shirley Coble poses before competing in Santiago, Chile.
Coble competes in Senior World Water Ski Championships
The Coble family is at it again. Water skiings’ most prolific family added another impressive accomplishment. Shirley Coble of …
J.J. Sankey is this week's Student Athlete of the Week. Sankey leads Midway with 14.6 points and 6.1 steals per game.
Midway’s Sankey brings intensity
Midway’s varsity girls basketball team is off to another hot start this year. The Raiders are 8-0, and senior point guard J.J. …
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Glaser named defensive coordinator
Campbell head coach Mike Minter has named Weston Glaser defensive coordinator. Glaser joined the CU staff prior to the 2018 season …
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Business
Adams law firm in top 10 for client satisfaction The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of North Carolina’s personal injury law firm, Brent Adams & Associates, as 2018 10 Best Personal …
Benson launches economic development website — GrowBenson.com Are you interested in opening a business in Benson? Looking for commercial or industrial property? Land? Buildings? Office space? Today, the Town of Benson introduces GrowBenson.com — your …
How to maintain your motivation during a job search Let’s be honest — job searching can be very difficult. And even for the strongest of us, it can get to you — I know, I’ve been there. The job search is a process that takes time and …
McCann joins Transitions LifeCare Peter N. McCann has joined Transitions LifeCare as chief strategy officer and vice president of marketing. Mr. McCann brings an extensive background in growing healthcare organizations, including …
Cape Fear Farm Credit distributes an early patronage Cape Fear Farm Credit distributes an early patronage of $10.67 million to its customer-owners. “We understand that recovering from a natural disaster, such as Hurricane Florence, takes time and …
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Letters to the editor
Here’s two reasons against the pipeline To the editor, Atlantic Coast Pipeline, is it safe? One may ask why are families against this pipeline? Well, here are two reasons: Corrosion. The coats on these pipes is supposed to reduce …
In Defense of Sam To the editor: Recently Orange County District Judge Scarlett compared Silent Sam to Hitler and by extension the human suffering of slaves to that of the Holocaust. Based upon her remarks, it is …
To the editor: Appreciates Kindness During Evacuation I write you while sitting in the wonderful, new Hampton Inn in Benson. My wife and I arrived here on Wednesday, Sept. 12, after evacuating our home in …
Editorials
Time’s salute to truth-telling during ‘the War on Truth’ All journalists enjoy getting recognition for their work. But by nature and tradition, they’d much rather tell the story than be the story. What motivates reporters, from Maryland to Myanmar, is …
Start planning a new election Although the investigations of what went bad in the 9th Congressional District elections have only begun, we already know enough to be certain we need a new election. It’s clear that there was …
Give gifts of kindness, forgiveness and tolerance It’s about two weeks until Christmas. Christmas should be a peaceful time, a holiday where many can reflect on the religious meaning of the season as well as enjoy time with family and …
A bad solution for Silent Sam UNC-Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees recently proposed a solution to the “Silent Sam” conundrum that sounds like a punch line to a bad joke. The board voted to build a $5.3 million University …
A master of statesmanship and dignity If we’re looking for proof that we don’t know what we’ve got until it’s gone, the presidency of George Herbert Walker Bush makes the point. He set the gold standard for genuine human decency …
Columnists
Family breakdown explains social unrest As France is gripped by civil disorder, many commentators identify, quite correctly, as the culprit the outsized burden that France’s bloated welfare state places on its citizens. According a …
Christmas shopping I have to say, at least up until now, I have thoroughly enjoyed this Christmas season. Don’t get me wrong I haven’t been to any Christmas parades. I haven’t been listening to Christmas music …
You get what you pay for, I guess Today, I would like to share a tale with you which I hope will serve as a both entertainment and a warning to be weary of what you order online. While on Facebook several months back, I saw an ad …
Take time to broaden the mind RALEIGH — In the January 1953 edition of the magazine If: Worlds of Science Fiction, a fan of the genre from Texas, Marilyn Venable, made her debut as an author. “Time Enough at Last,” …
Acceptable racism How appropriate would it be for an American company to hire a person with a history of having publicly made the following statements and many others like them? “The world could get by just fine …
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