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Campbell’s shared graduation offers closure

Campbell University’s graduation season made room for the first group of students to take on the COVID-19 pandemic.

64-unit apartment complex coming to Erwin

Members of the Erwin Board of Commissioners gave the green light Thursday night for a new 64-unit multi-family apartment complex.

PAL Community Fair extended one week

The carnival has been extended one week until Saturday, May 15. It is located in the Walmart parking lot at 590 Jackson Blvd.
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Dunn, Benson, Four Oaks form economic alliance To the editor: We all face the same challenges — let’s conquer them together! In spite of the fractured state of our society, leaders of the city of Dunn and the towns of Benson …
Cattle ranchers are committed to the environment With Earth Day, sustainability is top-of-mind. As a rancher, I am proud that I provide both high-quality beef ...
Multiplying roadside litter To the editor: Last week, I came across two roadside incidents where large yellow mowers turned several pieces of trash into thousands of pieces of roadside decoration for Easter Sunday. This …
Editorials
This isn’t infrastructure President Biden is trying to sell the American public a huge far-left wish list of new spending and programs, including his “American Jobs Plan.” Infrastructure has been commonly …
Protect students’ private speech Imagine that a public high school student posts an editorial cartoon criticizing efforts to expand the Supreme Court on his Facebook page. The next day, when the student arrives at school, …
This race-baiting is insulting As a Black woman who grew up in the segregated South, I’m shocked and appalled with the race-baiting from mostly White left-wing politicians who are throwing around the “Jim Crow” …
Biden’s pointless court commission During the Democratic presidential primaries, Joe Biden was one of the few candidates against packing the Supreme Court, among other radical “reform” proposals. Bernie Sanders happened …
Columnists
Missing one on Mother’s Day With the holiday having passed, imagine attending your 12-year-old son’s funeral this past weekend rather than celebrating Mother’s Day. That’s precisely what happened to the …
Flexibility needed to grow As a general rule I keep politics out of this space as much as possible. It is for enlightening and entertaining and not enraging. This week a rare exception arose as I watched a group of elected …
Here comes growth For the longest time, it seemed like any house on the market in Dunn took forever to sell. No more. “It’s definitely a different ballgame these days,” City Manager Steven …
Biden’s era of big government When I began my work 25 years ago, my vision for fixing our poor, broken communities was driven by my belief in America and what made it successful. It’s what I call the 3 C’s: the …
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