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Is your child addicted?

“My son was Josh Barefoot. I joined ‘the club’ Aug. 4, 2017. That club being a mother who lost her child,” Valinda Barefoot told a group gathered for a recent drug awareness …

Fugitive surrenders after long manhunt, standoff

The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a wanted felon Wednesday evening following a car chase, foot chase, K9 search, air search and armed standoff with the suspect. The manhunt lasted …

4-hour manhunt ends in arrest

The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a wanted felon Wednesday evening following a car chase, foot chase, K9 search, air search and armed standoff with the suspect. The manhunt lasted …
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My attempts to file for election led to 911 call One man's attempts to run for a county commissioner seat ended in a missed deadline and a 911 call.
Election letters are due by noon May 5 Letters to the editor which support or oppose candidates, or from candidates, in the May 17 Primary elections must be in our hands by noon on Thursday, May 5. The last such letters will appear in the …
Editorials
That is not democracy They may or may not have been playing the song “The World Turned Upside Down” when Lord Cornwallis’s troops surrendered to General Washington at Yorktown in 1781, but there’s …
This move would punish workers By any normal standard Uncle Sam should declare bankruptcy. Publicly held federal debt is more than 100 percent of GDP. Yet proposals for more spending continue to emerge. Activists are pushing …
What is ‘free speech?’ Hypocrisy is the constant in all politics, and politicians who preach principles (such as free speech) typically wield those principles instrumentally rather than adhere to them …
Border disaster fuels crime wave The crime wave in America keeps getting worse, as evidenced by the bloody Easter weekend in New York City, during which 29 people were shot, one fatally, in 24 different incidents. And New York is …
Columnists
Miss the days of the ‘church key’ Remember the “church key” everyone used to carry around with them, especially the young people? It was in the days before the quick lift tabs we see on cans today. The church key …
When Carolinians killed Carolinians RALEIGH — Two hundred and fifty-one years ago this month, two large groups of armed North Carolinians camped about 6 miles away from each other in what is now Alamance County. A thousand state …
Hoping short session is truly short When lawmakers return to Raleigh May 18 for the “short” session they will be greeted by good news. The fiscal research division of the legislature projects that by June 30 (the end of the …
Protesters target homes of justices After angry public reaction to the leaked Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito draft opinion on reversing Roe v. Wade, Justice Clarence Thomas said: “We are becoming addicted to wanting …
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