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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 …

No turning back

Even as the father of two grown children I never like to miss out on an opportunity to teach my children a valuable life lesson. When I was a younger man, whenever my father would punish me for …
Letters to the editor

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 …

Thank you Dr. Gregory

To the editor: Betty, Deana and I wanted to extend our appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Sam Gregory, a superlative dentist who has served us almost 40 years. As Dr. Gregory winds down his …

Thank you, NC Sen. Jim Burgin

To the editor: Recently, I was invited to sit in at a meeting of concerned parents in Harnett County. The meeting was hosted by Brandy Brown, executive director of 1 Voice Inc., and was attended …

Who is pipeline really for?

To the editor: As an impacted landowner from the Atlantic Coast Pipeline I have just a few questions for Duke Energy. You say that your pipeline will bring industrial development to parts of …
Sound off
Sound off Kudos to you I would like to make a comment concerning the bank robber at the PNC Bank in Benson. My comment is that this guy didn’t realize that instead of being card-carrying Communists like …
Sound off Don’t want your trash I am a Sampson County resident, and I saw in Friday’s paper that the household trash from Harnett County is being hauled to Sampson County [“Trash can is first stop in …
Sound off Why do they wait? You hear these people say “he touched me wrong.” Well, why didn’t they say something when it happened? Why do they have to wait until someone is running for office? …
Sound off Is there a difference? Have you ever noticed you’ll get more jail time for abusing a dog than you will for abusing a child? Why is it they call pig farming a pig factory, but they don’t call …
Sound off Love each other Nobody enters the kingdom of God with hatred in their heart. So, when we hear someone talking about racism, just remember we won’t hear them in heaven, because they won’t be …
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