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Top Stories for Friday, August 28th, 2015:






By TYLER DOUGLAS

Of The Record Staff

No one would use the word “small” to describe the Kellie’s Krew Run For A Cure that takes place in Dunn each September. If anything, the event has blossomed from big to bigger with each successive run and 2015 is no different.

The run was known as the ACCRF 5K until this year’s event — named for Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (or ACC), a rare head and neck cancer that event cofounder Kellie Hinshaw battledfor over a decade before her...


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Tax money funds $15,000 in meals, $11,000 in 117 trips to Walmart over 5years.

By OONAGH McQUARRIEOf The Record Staff

A joint investigation by The Daily Record and WTSB radio in Smithfield has uncovered a pattern of potentially wasteful spending at the Johnston County Visitors Bureau (JCVB).

According to financial documents, over the past five years, the bureau has spent $11,489 — or $2,297 a year — on snacks and food at Walmart, $15,614 — or $3,122 a year — on meals...


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A Benson woman arrested earlier this month for allegedly stealing the identity of an 84-year-old victim and using her stolen credit card has now been charged with defrauding another person.

Connie Ann Valencia, 41, was initially charged with using an elderly woman’s credit card at locations in Four Oaks and Smithfield, according to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO). Now, Ms. Valencia is accused of stealing checks from a Benson-area business and cashing four of them....


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By TOM WOERNER

Of The Record Staff

Angier town officials held a special meeting to discuss economic development efforts and were told developing a distinctive brand for the town could help bring more business, jobs and people to the area.

Members of the Angier Town Board and Planning Board met in special session with economic development expert Ted Abernathy. Mr. Abernathy is chief executive officer of the Economic Leadership company that has worked with municipalities...


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A march coordinated by leaders of the national NAACP organization promoting minority issues will make its way through Lillington next week.

The NAACP has requested permission to close parts of Main Street in Lillington “on or around Sept. 1 at a time to be determined” for part of the America Journey for Justice march.

That march started earlier this month in Selma, Ala., which was one of the hot beds of the 1960s civil rights movement. Marchers will end their trek with a...


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By AL MYATT

Sports Editor

Harnett County teams were 0-4 to start the 2015 season. That will change this week as two teams will go to 1-1 in inter-county battles.

Overhills visits Triton tonight and Western Harnett travels to Harnett Central.

South Johnston also takes on a county foe as the Trojans make a short ride to West Johnston.

Midway heads to Princeton and Hobbton is also on the road to meet Chatham Central.

Overhills At Triton

Overhills is coming off a...


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