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Roadside cleanups, tree-plantings held

Celebrating Mother Earth and protecting the environment is the theme as today marks Earth Day’s 49th anniversary. Across the country and throughout North America and more than 190 other …

Johnston cancels classes for teacher rally

Johnston County’s school system announced Thursday it will join others around the state in canceling classes for a teacher rally in Raleigh. Johnston County Public Schools spokeswoman Crystal …

RSVP Senior Fair set for May

The Harnett County Division on Aging is celebrating a quarter-century partnership with the Harnett County Retired Senior Volunteer Program during the RSVP Senior Fair. This year’s theme is …

Family celebrates with 100-year-old

An Erwin woman’s family reunited in Dunn to help her celebrate a century of life. Some of Thelma Moore’s relatives, including her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, surrounded …

New Link Wray music released

Fans of one of Dunn’s most famous native sons will get a special treat after two never released recordings were discovered. Link Wray, the man many call a founding father of many rock and roll …
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Public library job fair set for May 8 Meet local employers that are hiring and find support for your job search at the Cumberland County Public Library’s job fair on Wednesday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 300 …
Business Brief 4.18.19 BUSINESS BRIEF Martial arts business to hold ribbon cutting A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 19, for the Victory Martial Arts, located at 432 E. …
Job interview tips for those who are shy Nearly everyone finds interviews a little stressful, but they can be really tough on those who are naturally shy. People of this personality type often struggle with being put on the spot, and can …
Erwin Lunch & Learn event coming up The Erwin Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting reservations for the next Lunch & Learn on April 25. The event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at The Indigo Room, 121 E. H St., downtown …
Cape Fear Farm Credit cuts ribbon Last Thursday, Cape Fear Farm Credit held its ribbon cutting and grand re-opening after its recent renovations for its Dunn branch. During the ribbon cutting, Mayor Oscar Harris mentioned the …
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It can’t continue To the editor: Fellows you can’t make a woman love you so why even try. If she wants to leave be man enough to say goodbye. Telling her if I can’t have you nobody can shows that you are one …
Old cow’s home To the editor: I like sweet milk, chocolate milk. I like ice cream, ice cream sundries, ice cream sandwiches and milkshakes. I like cake, pie, candy, pudding, buttermilk biscuits and loaf …
Running deer needs to be improved To the editor: First, let me start of by saying this, I am an avid hunter and truly believe that providing for your family is important through traditions of hunting. Also, I do not have an issue …
Editorials
Apply coal-ash standards to water in Cape Fear River Basin As much as we worry about the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink, we find reason for hope in what Michael Regan said last week when he announced that Duke Energy will be required to …
Tax Day shows benefits of President Trump’s tax reform This past Monday was Tax Day, perhaps the least appealing day on America’s national calendar. This year, however, President Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act gave Americans something to smile …
Awareness for autism and its expansive effects About 1 percent of the world’s population has Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is estimated to occur in one out of every 59 births. More than 3.5 million Americans are living with an ASD. It is for …
Funding bill gives Civil War museum a necessary boost This is big for Fayetteville and even bigger for North Carolina and the South. The N.C. Civil War & Reconstruction History Center is an ambitious project with a simple mission: To tell the …
The Holocaust must be taught GUEST EDITORIAL A bipartisan bill making its way through the state legislature with strong support would require that North Carolina public school students learn about the Holocaust, the …
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Train and pay principals wisely RALEIGH — I believe that the leadership ability and management practices of school principals have a large effect on how well teachers teach and students learn. But I admit to being biased on the …
Get out there With the warm weather of springtime comes many ways to enjoy ourselves and actually get out of the house. Today is Earth Day, a day for us to focus on the environment. In 1970 Sen. Gaylord Nelson …
When will lawmakers go home? Our legislature has been in session since Jan. 30 and at last count 17 bills had been approved by both houses of the legislature and sent to Gov. Cooper’s desk for approval or veto. Traditionally …
Katiedid vs. ... bison babies “Lucas wants to marry Ellie,” one mom said. “Colton talks about marrying Sophie. Or Jade. Sometimes Ellie,” said the other mom. They chuckled and then looked at me. “Who does your boy …
Thank you, Lisa Farmer Whether your hands are holding the collated pages of a crisply pressed newspaper or you are slowly scrolling MyDailyRecord.com, keep in mind all the effort that went into what you’re reading. I …
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