Top stories

‘It is always so good’

An event that has filled Benson’s Singing Grove with gospel music for 99 years returned this weekend to the delight of hundreds in attendance. The melodious tunes of the State Singing Convention …

Local girl earns internship from Television Academy

It’s a long road between finding what you want to do and actually being successful doing it. But when you know your destination is one few people ever reach the road can seem even longer. In the …

Harnett offering Emergency Food and Shelter Program grant

Harnett County has been chosen as the recipient of a federal grant to support local emergency food and shelter programs. County officials said in a press release that Harnett is set to receive …

Field Day highlights amateur radio community involvement

What do Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival, late singer Jim Croce, legendary actor Marlon Brando, late news icon Walter Cronkite, Daily Record reporter Rick Curl, billionaire Howard Hughes, Van …

Beer and wine may soon be sold at NC stadiums

Private universities like Campbell University will still make their own decisions regarding the selling of alcohol at athletic events if a law opening the way for state-supported universities to sell …
Community News
Business
Coats welcomes new Domino’s Pizza Residents of Coats now have a new option in restaurant choices. Domino’s Pizza opened its doors at 78 S. McKinley St., N.C. Highway 55, in the heart of town. A ribbon-cutting to celebrate the …
Truliant files trademark suit against BB&T/SunTrust Truist name WINSTON-SALEM — Truliant Federal Credit Union announced Monday that it has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina challenging Truist bank, the …
BBB study shows North Carolinians losing money to timeshare exit businesses RALEIGH ­— Hundreds of timeshare owners – from at least 46 states, including North Carolina – have lost thousands of dollars each to timeshare exit businesses that set up operations in …
Four Oaks Chamber welcomes new business The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting to welcome C’s Septic Tank Pumping LLC, owned by Coty Lewis. C’s Septic Tank Pumping is a family-owned company located in Four …
BB&T, SunTrust to merge as Truist Bank While the merger of BB&T and SunTrust is months away, officials announced on Wednesday, June 12, that the combined financial institution would operate as Truist Bank. “With the merger of …
Follow us on Facebook
From the Opinion page
Letters to the editor
Why I like Trump To the Editor: My lawyer asked me this question back in 2015, “Why do I like Trump?” I supported Donald Trump since the day he came down the escalator. I knew he was a winner. I knew all …
RECORD FORUM The word ‘spying’ angers Democrats To the editor: Attorney General William Barr testified Wednesday [May 1] in front of the Senate Judicial Committee on special counsel Robert Muller’s …
Matter of life versus death To the editor: North Carolina wept on Holy Week leading up to Easter as Gov. Roy Cooper used his veto power to exercise his radical left agenda protecting infanticide for the powerless. With …
Editorials
The case for Medicaid expansion in NC It looks as if a showdown is brewing between Roy Cooper and the Republican-run legislature over the issue of Medicaid expansion. The governor says Medicaid expansion has to be on the table if …
Sound off Takes the bait Donald Trump reminds me of a fisherman. He just throws out the bait and waits on them Democrats to bite it. They keep taking the bait when he says he has something to say. …
Help them turn tragic loss into a life preserver We’ve all heard variations on the saying, “Trust them. They speak from experience.” In these times of back-and-forth sniping on social media, we wonder if Americans have lost the ability — or …
Lemonade stands deserve protection from bureaucrats It’s time to follow the Lone Star State’s lead — North Carolina needs a lemonade freedom law. On June 10, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 234 to prevent overzealous police …
School board allows uncensored remarks but won’t fix policy The Johnston County Board of Education righted a wrong last week when it allowed previously censored public comments to be read, but it also compounded its mistake by doubling down on unlawful and …
Columnists
Senator takes right position on alcohol sales It is clear in today’s society that alcohol abuse is a problem among college students. Students die every year from over indulging. That is why the stance of Harnett County’s representative in …
If things are so good, why is everybody so mad? A friend recently posited the question, “If things are so good, why is everybody so mad?” At first, I chuckled, later realizing his premise made two assumptions worth pondering. The first is are …
Public views split on government size RALEIGH — Do most voters want government to get bigger or smaller? This seemingly simple question obscures a range of complexities. The answer depends, in part, on whether we are building a budget …
Katiedid vs. ... lingering in lingerie The only lingerie I own is from leftover costumes I’ve kept from my high school theater performances. I’ve never worn it off-stage, but it has hung in my closet for 20 years, somehow making the …
President Trump is delivering According to news stories, the Trump campaign fired pollsters who allegedly leaked polling results that show President Trump performing poorly against Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in battleground …
Today's Editorial Cartoon

2019 High School Seniors