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This weekend we will celebrate Memorial Day, a time to remember those who have died in defense of our liberties. Following is a list of area people who have made that sacrifice. Let’s always … more
Last week, North Carolina became the first state to file a lawsuit against Juul Labs Inc., maker of a top-selling electronic cigarette, contending that it targets underage youths with its products. … more
Johnston County’s school board chairman censored a concerned citizen’s remarks last week, enforcing a ban on discussion of personnel matters that a neighboring county scrapped last year after … more
It is an understatement to say that a hole was left in the Dunn community when former mayor and current Harnett County Commissioner Abe Elmore died Sunday. The influence of this great man was felt … more
On Sept. 29, 1918, infantrymen of the “Tar Heel Brigade” of the 30th (“Old Hickory”) Division broke through the so-called “Hindenburg Line” The bloodiest day in North Carolina history … more
We are slowly killing ourselves. The human race is stubbornly pursuing self-destructive behavior, rapidly destroying much in the world that is essential for human survival. A summary of a new … more
Those who are in favor of religious exemptions to vaccines that are otherwise mandatory before children attend school claim that the issue is about religious freedom. That may be true in some … more
Spurred by a public health scare, Congress is considering a big-government power grab to save young adults from themselves. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, is reintroducing legislation to raise the … more
North Carolina is spending more than $37 million this year to subsidize the tuition that families of 9,640 students pay to private and parochial schools. Now, the Republican majorities in the state … more
Not since extra-loud TV commercials have Americans and Congress stood so united against a peace-shattering electronic scourge. This time, the offender is robocalls, which take a greater toll than … more
Just a couple of years ago, we believed America’s military services had finally begun to deal effectively with a huge and out-of-control problem: a virulent epidemic of sexual assaults. The problem … more
Facebook’s terms of service are clear: “We do not allow hate speech on Facebook because it creates an environment of intimidation and exclusion, and in some cases may promote real-world … more
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