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Katiedid vs. ... confessions from the bathroom

Confession No. 1,039 Topic: Coronavirus Dearest Porcelain Goddess, I bow before you, or rather, sit upon you with earnest gratitude for the physical separation you afford me from my children. …

Free people take responsibility and solve problems

Several months ago, before anyone imagined the current crisis, I read a book called “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl. Frankl was a Jewish Viennese psychiatrist who was captured by …

25 years and counting

Despite being deemed inessential and asked to stay home by the American politician this week, on April 1 my wife and I will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. With the outbreak of the …

Managing a disaster

I’m not sure whether COVID-19, first identified in Wuhan, China, in the U.S. qualifies as a true disaster. Putting the disease in perspective, we might look at current influenza illnesses. …

Quarantine crazy, but not that crazy

When you sit back and think, we are only three months into the year of 2020. But these three months have felt like its own decade. Just a few weeks ago, we started hearing about COVID-19, then …

No April Fools’ Day column for me

Usually at this time of year — April Fools’ Day — some people in my position would find a way to try and make the readers believe something that’s not real. While that may work for some …
Letters to the editor

Expansion needed for mental health care services

To the editor: As a registered nurse, I am writing to voice my concerns about the mental health care shortage in North Carolina as related to the coronavirus crises. With the coronavirus …

RECORD FORUM

Give the ‘gift of life’ on Jan. 8 To the editor: Let me introduce you to my husband, Jonny. He was a husband, father, brother, Christian, friend, farmer, mechanic and Harley rider who …

Be thankful for this country

To the editor: The beauty of the flag of the United States of America, and of the meaning of the pledge of the United States of America is something we the people of this great United States of …

Hunters can help change lives

To the editor: North Carolina deer hunters have a unique opportunity this fall to make a real difference in the lives of their neighbors. North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry (NCHFTH) makes this …

Two additional pilots remembered

To the Editor: Enjoyed reading the article “Airports in Dunn, 100 years ago” [“Into the Past” Dunn Area History Museum column, Sept. 24]. I was familiar with some of the locations and two …

Councilman serves with integrity, honesty

To the editor: The city of Dunn municipal election is on Oct. 8 and early voting has already started! You have the opportunity to cast your vote for your city council representative. I want to …
Sound off
Sound off How can you afford to hoard? If the people are losing their jobs and filing unemployment, then where are they getting money to hoard the groceries and everything from the grocery stores? …
Sound off Stay in prayer I would just like to comment on the coronavirus. Let’s stay in prayer for ourselves and others. Let’s read Psalm 30 and 91. What is happening is strange to all of us, but the …
Sound off Just keep it This is for whoever stole the air compressor from my backyard. You’re welcome to it. I’m sure you figured out by now that it doesn’t work, so you can keep it. Please don’t …
Sound off Check your water bills I’m calling to find out if anything can be done about the water bills in Erwin or Harnett County. I just got mine and it was for 38 days. That makes no sense. Help …
Sound off I’m with Bernie, there I don’t mind Bernie Sanders wanting to take things away from the rich people to pay for free college. They’ve done nothing but sit there and be rich. ‘Just as …
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