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By TYLER DOUGLAS

Of The Record Staff

After 50 years in business, rubbing elbows with industry heavyweights and closing multimillion dollar deals, Dunn’s Pat Godwin, founder of Godwin Manufacturing, still hates golf.

“I think golf is a sin,” he said matter-of-factly from his office this week.

You won’t find Mr. Godwin in argyle socks sinking a birdie on a putting green somewhere, but you will find him at work — it’s his favorite place to be.

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By OONAGH McQUARRIE

Of The Record Staff

The Erwin Historical Society will host an event Saturday to recognize and discuss black history in Erwin.

The event, a celebration of Black History Month, will feature speakers Mattie Bailey and former Erwin Commissioner the Rev. Frank Taylor. James Howerton, originally from the Lillington area, will play a film about black history in the area. Mr. Howerton’s book, “ Unstoppable Leader,” about the late W.N. Porter ...


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By TYLER DOUGLAS

Of The Record Staff

The Angier-Black River Fire chief has been fired following a decision by the department’s board of directors.

According to Fire Board Chairman Lee Marshall, former Angier Fire Chief Frankie Beasley was relieved of his duties as chief Jan. 5 during a board meeting — the first major decision of the New Year for the department.

“We just decided to go in a different direction,” explained Mr. Marshall on Wednesday. “Frankie was...


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Harnett County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Coats man on meth charges after responding to a disturbance on Cane Mill Road just after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon.

When deputies arrived, they found William Austin Coats, 24, of Cane Mill Road, Coats, arguing with

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an unidentified subject.

Mr. Coats voluntarily told deputies he was carrying an active, one-pot meth lab in his backpack.

Emergency responders from Coats-Grove Fire Department and...


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Ten local men will show offtheir good looks this weekend as part of womanless beauty pageant to benefit a local charity.

The Cinderella’s Attic will host a Mr. Cinderella pageant Saturday afternoon on the campus of Campbell University. The contest will feature men from throughout the community including a member of the Lillington Fire Department and students at Campbell University.

There is no admission charge but spectators at the pageant are asked to consider making a...


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By KEILAH GOFF

Of The Record Staff

Dunn Police are investigating an attempted murder after multiple shots were fired into an occupied vehicle in the Super 8 Motel parking lot Wednesday night.

According to police reports, an Asheboro man flagged officers down around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Wilson Avenue and Cumberland Street. The man, reportedly a 23-year-old Marine Reserve, told police he and a Jacksonville woman had a room for the night at the Super 8...


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By TOM WOERNER

Of The Record Staff

The North Carolina Medical Examiners office has determined a teenager, who was in the area for a holiday visit and who was allegedly shot by his stepfather earlier this year died as a result of injuries from a gunshot wound.

The Medical Examiners office in Chapel Hill released an official autopsy report Wednesday for Raekwon CosellShannon, 19, of Ruth Circle in the Kipling community.

Deputies found Mr. Shannon’s body at his house on...


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From Big South Conference Media Services

The Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission (LCRAC) and the Big South Conference have entered into an agreement to host the 2016-18 league baseball tournament in Lexington, S.C.

The eight-team, double-elimination tournament that will determine the Big South’s automatic bid recipient to the NCAA Championship. The 2016 event will be contested May 24-28.

The league’s postseason event had previously been hosted by the conference...


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From CU Media Services

Due to inclement weather in the forecast, the schedule for Campbell’s season-opening softball tournament has been modified.

Today, Campbell will take on Delaware for a doubleheader scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at Amanda Littlejohn Stadium.

Two Teams Bow Out

Dayton and Presbyterian elected not to travel for this year’s event due to the potential of the weather.

Campbell’s softball facility, Amanda Littlejohn Stadium, in Buies Creek.

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From Staff Reports

Third-seeded South Johnston will host sixth-seeded Western Harnett in the first round of the Two Rivers 3-A Conference girls basketball tournament on Tuesday.

Hobbton’s Jason Scrivner is shown driving against Lakewood earlier this season. The Wildcats visit the Leopards tonight to close the regular season.


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From CU Media Services

The Campbell women’s basketball team was dealt a 67-55 loss at Liberty on Tuesday night at the Vines Center.

RaeChaun Edwards paced the Lady Camels (8-14, 3-10 Big South Conference) with 12 points and 10 assists.


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