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Crime reports 11.27

The following information on felony arrests was provided by local law enforcement agencies.

Woman fires BB gun into truck that drove on her lawn, deputies say

ANGIER – A 62-year-old Johnston County woman was arrested Friday night after she allegedly fired a BB gun into a pickup after the vehicle drove onto her grass. Susan Lynn Parry of Massengill …

Dad accused of running over baby is in jail

A man accused of running over his infant in a car seat during a custody argument is in jail. Harnett County deputies were looking for 45-year-old Jamar Raynique Griffin after charging the mother …
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Public works location needs change To the editor: As a citizen who lives in the so-called “low income minority community” of east Dunn, I’m writing about the correction of a mistake made over 100 years ago. That …
Surveys point to more talk on politics in schools To the editor: I am a student at Triton High School sending a letter for a school civics project regarding incorporating more politics inside of the school system instead of somewhat hiding …
Keeping roads safe this Halloween To the editor: Impaired driving kills. Last year, North Carolina lost 35 people during the week of Halloween, and nine of those deaths were caused by impaired drivers who were drunk, high or …
Editorials
There’s no need to ‘rethink’ free speech Consider the following statement: “I’m not against propaganda. Every country does it, and they have to do it to their own population. And I don’t necessarily think it’s that …
Too early to let guard down Several recent headlines in The Daily Record suggest it is still too early to let our guard down on COVID-19. One announced the disappointing news that Lillington canceled this year’s …
Kudos to commissioners COVID-19 disrupted just about every aspect of American life this year. And one of those disruptions was in how local government bodies meet. It became more difficult for members of the public to …
National unity will take time “For all those of you who voted for President Trump, I understand the disappointment tonight. I’ve lost a couple of times myself. But now, let’s give each other a chance,” …
Columnists
Watch for side effects of COVID ‘cures’ You’ve seen the drug commercials. They often show older affluent adults riding around in convertibles, or on bicycles, or on horseback. Maybe walking on a beach. Or playing with grandchildren. …
GOP future depends on more voter diversity Big questions remain about what exactly happened in the 2020 election. I’ve been looking over history, compiled on the Statista website, of total votes cast in presidential elections …
Discrimination and prejudice Some of the confusion in thinking about matters of race stems from the ambiguity in the terms that we use. I am going to take a stab at suggesting operational definitions for a couple terms in our …
Katiedid vs. ... Traditions We’re about to celebrate the oh-so-American holidays of Thanksgiving and Black Friday. This year, my family and I will be celebrating both holidays from an RV. Because of our limited space, I …
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