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Issues surface in second week of early voting

Several issues are starting to arise as early voting continues at sites around Harnett County. More than 15,000 people cast their ballots at the four sites as of Tuesday while more than 5,000 have …

Bunnlevel man facing child sex charges in 2 counties

A Bunnlevel man is facing child sex charges in two counties. Jerry Lee Hall, 58, is accused of sexually assaulting a female minor known to him over a several year period, according to Harnett …
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Benson knows county’s great resources To the editor: Many people in our state consider Harnett County to be just a large rural county “down east.” How many rural counties have a state park, a battlefield museum, a …
A parent’s perspective After the first two days of school, I believe it is important for county leaders to hear a parent’s perspective of how things are so far...
RECORD FORUM Request absentee ballots now To the editor: I served as director of elections for Harnett County during the 2012 Presidential Election. I am writing to encourage everyone to help the Board of …
Editorials
Folwell has earned a second term Everybody is talking about the presidential election. And this year, some in North Carolina are also talking about the races for governor and U.S. senator. But the race that may directly affect the …
‘Because you lived, you cared, you loved and you taught’ It was a good day and a sad day that hot August day in Dunn when we watched our neighbor, Louise Thaggard, put her trunk in her father’s car. Louise was on her way to college, St Augustine College …
Our print days are changing, our mission isn’t Where can you find the weather, a crossword puzzle, what’s coming up on TV, what your local elected leaders are doing and an historical fact that can spark conversation? If you’re lucky …
The young are not immune Some gentle words of advice for the spring break revelers, blissful beachgoers and corona carousers who have poohed-poohed social distancing out of a reckless sense of both entitlement and …
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Sparks fly in state treasurer debate RALEIGH — The person who manages most of state government’s financial assets — the $107 billion pension fund for state and local employees, for starters — is not an appointee …
Censorship is not what our founders had in mind Freedom of the press. Established in the First Amendment of the Constitution, a free press provided “the absence of interference from an overreaching state.” George Orwell wrote …
Newspapers get my vote There is more content available today about the upcoming election than likely in any previous cycle. While we could fill this page with media sources that have some type of information about the …
COVID shapes debate on worker safety RALEIGH — For 16 years, former state Rep. Cherie Berry has served as North Carolina’s labor commissioner. Now she’s retiring, and another Republican state representative, Josh …
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