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Christmas light displays near Dunn

Here's a list of local Christmas light displays.

Police find drugs, couple dressing in ‘fogged up’ car

A man and a woman were arrested Sunday on drug charges after police say a search revealed methamphetamine, heroin and oxycodone pills in the car they occupied.

Four Oaks woman facing fraud charges

Police in Smithfield have charged a Four Oaks woman with two felonies. Tammy Lynn Neumann, 50, of Faith Church Road, was arrested Nov. 22 for identity theft and attempting to obtain property through …
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CTC revisions need to be permanent To the editor: When we think about American values, family is at the very core. In some way, we all want to produce a fulfilling and meaningful life for our children. This is why we need to make …
What are they teaching our children? To the editor: The majority of the Harnett County School Board — Duncan (Eddie) Jaggers, Don Godfrey and Joey Powell — who voted to rescind Harnett County Schools’ mask …
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‘Brandon’ chant historically tame As someone who served six years in the White House, I have a deep respect for the office of the presidency — even when I don’t particularly like or respect the current occupant. So when …
By the president of the United States of America, a proclamation Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor — and …
8 big problems with BBB House Democrats continue working to secure the necessary votes to pass “Build Back Better,” their massive reconciliation bill. Consider the following eight major flaws of the …
Please, sir, no more ‘help’ “Help is here, and hope is on the way,” President Joe Biden promised March 25, touting his just-passed $1.9 trillion “American rescue” plan. Economists had …
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Well boys, I guess you’ve got me trained I don’t know how many out there are cat people and how many are dog people or for that matter how many out there are no pets people. For me, I’m able to go with both cats and dogs, …
Odds and ends The General Assembly and Gov. Roy Cooper deserve an attaboy for passing and signing North Carolina’s first state budget since 2018. But they also deserve a few raised eyebrows for some of …
Abortion is about our core national values The Supreme Court will hear this week Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. At issue is the law in Mississippi that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.  A decision …
New budget applies constructive conservatism RALEIGH — When then-Congressman Jim Martin ran for governor in 1984, he sought to combine Reagan-era thinking about free markets with the practical approach to government he’d learned two …
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