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Check this out: No more fees at libraries

Harnett County’s library system set out to change a narrative. Studies show libraries developed a negative stigma over the years and mainly for one reason: overdue fines. Another …

Traffic stop leads to drug charges

CLINTON — A traffic stop in Sampson County Thursday afternoon resulted in a drug arrest of a New York man. Around 4:30 p.m., the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction …

Afghanistan: Lawmakers representing NC in Washington demand answers

Republicans in Congress, including those representing North Carolina, are seeking detailed answers from the Biden administration over the United States’ catastrophic exit from Afghanistan.
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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 …
You have a hero on your team To the editor: I would like to reach out to The Daily Record in hopes of recognizing that you have an amazing writer who truly cares and loves his job and his community around him. A long …
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Back to the ’70s Want proof that the Biden administration is really the second incarnation of the Carter administration? We have runaway inflation, Americans trapped overseas, a member of the first family who tried …
Don’t believe the price tag President Biden hit the road in an attempt to peddle the Democrats’ mega spending package — a package that originally carried an eye‐popping price tag of $3.5 trillion. It now appears …
Addressing unemployment Joe Manchin said it best: “We have 11 million jobs that we haven’t filled, 8 million people still unemployed. Something’s not matching up here.” The West Virginia …
History-making access to government records now within reach When the 2021 session of the General Assembly began, passage of legislation to advance public access to records of disciplinary actions taken by those employed by taxpayers in state and local …
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Mortgage discrimination claims are bunk RALEIGH — A few weeks ago, the Associated Press and a nonprofit journalism outfit called The Markup released a dataset and news stories purporting to prove the existence of pervasive …
Fair memories Following a year’s absence because of the dreaded COVID plague, and frankly that is what is has been, the North Carolina State Fair is back. The lights, action, animals and, of course, food are …
About that asphalt plant When Highland Paving Company of Fayetteville decided to spend over $5 million to build an asphalt plant outside of Lillington, that sounded like good news. Thirty or so jobs initially, I hear, and 40 …
Hidden costs of child tax credits President Biden and others in Washington recently argued their mammoth $3.5 trillion spending plan has “no cost” since it is “fully paid for.” …
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