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Camel milk expert working with Campbell on COVID-19 study

A Campbell University alum hired her alma mater to help develop a potential COVID-19 treatment using tailor-made camel milk. Dr. Millie Hinkle, one of the country’s leading experts on camel milk …

Dunn seeking county property for water treatment facility

The city of Dunn may have to look elsewhere to build a new water treatment plant after the man in charge of Harnett Regional Water said the county needs the land for its own expansion. Dunn Mayor …

Sampson superintendent named new JCPS leader

As first reported Tuesday on The Johnston County Report, the Johnston County Board of Education formally named Dr. Eric Bracy on Wednesday as the next superintendent of the Johnston County Public …
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Running for justice, racial equality

Duffy Johnson ran 2.23 miles in Erwin Friday night to raise awareness of racial equality and justice after Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was shot and killed while out on a jog in southern Georgia on Feb. 23.

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Little touch-up would make things bearable Little touch-up would make things bearable To the editor: I didn’t really know what color my hair was until the coronavirus. I was one of the first to go out and buy masks, gloves, hand …
Be safe and stay home To the editor: I write this sitting in the living room of my mother’s house in Statesville some 170 miles away. I came here March 13 as mom lay dying in the hospital. By the time my family had …
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 …
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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 …
Adjustments can stem the tide of economic downturn As the coronavirus public health crisis continues to spread, it’s also creating an economic crisis that will impact the world. Last week, Congress approved a stimulus package that will provide some …
To wear a mask or not to wear a mask I wore a face mask outside for the first time Tuesday morning. It wasn’t a new one; I purchased it last summer to clean out a critter infestation. In the last few weeks, as the coronavirus …
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Go-slow reopening may be costly RALEIGH — Over the first two months of the coronavirus crisis, our labor-market cratered. The number of employed North Carolinians dropped by 820,000, or 17%. Only 56.3% of working-aged residents …
Katiedid vs. ... smile behind the mask “Let me see,” my 7-year-old said. I smiled at him. “Mama,” he said, “your mask is on.” “Oh! Right.” I lowered my mask. Our local orthodontist’s office had just opened up …
Well I made it back from teleworking, I think There was no drum roll, no red carpet and a lot of surprised faces when I walked into The Daily Record newsroom Monday morning. Not that I expected any of the above, but at least I’m …
Church attendance essential to America’s greatness President Donald Trump stepped up to declare houses of worship “essential places that provide essential services” to the American people. “The governors need to do the right thing and allow …
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