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Questions on officer-involved shooting deferred to SBI

The Sampson County Sheriff’s Office deferred questions about an officer-involved shooting in Newton Grove to the State Bureau of Investigation Wednesday.

Officer involved shooting reported in Newton Grove

On Tuesday around 2:40 p.m., the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting involving a Newton Grove police officer in the town’s city limits, reported Lt. Marcus Smith with the SCSO.

Commission approves bonuses for certain county workers

When the financial dust finally settled, Harnett county employees came out on top. Faced with leftover money from COVID-19 funding, county commissioners on Tuesday elected to pass the surplus onto …
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Lesson will be taught at the polls To the editor: To the (Harnett County) commissioners, I could not face the county and citizens of Harnett County after denying the nonprofits a few dollars especially at a time of crucial …
Nonprofits save county money To the editor: The recent decision by the three new commissioners shows the citizens of this county they can make decisions without knowing all the facts. Previous Boards of Commissioners have …
Nonprofits save county money To the editor: The recent decision by the three new commissioners shows the citizens of this county they can make decisions without knowing all the facts. Previous Boards of Commissioners have …
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Biden’s big boondoggle The Biden administration wants to prove that government can do everything better than the private sector, which often means creating solutions to problems that do not exist. And proving that point is …
How to survive cancel culture As a Black conservative for more than 40 years, I’m an expert on being canceled. I was canceled by the political left long before cancel culture was all the rage. If there’s one thing …
Painful call may still be right Spending other people’s money is a big responsibility. And the Harnett County Board of Commissioners showed how true that is when they voted 3-2 not to give tax money to private not-for-profit …
More harm than good President Ronald Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” Those words couldn’t …
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Users should pay for highways RALEIGH — As a fiscal conservative who thinks government is generally too large and taxes too high, I am grateful for the gas tax. You should be, too. When Oregon instituted the first state …
Dog parks set an example My canine friend and I were recently introduced to the modern phenomenon of dog parks, and, frankly, one of us loves them and it is growing on me. Observing the behaviors of the canines at the …
Does county follow its own rules? The funding of nonprofits in Harnett County has been a focal point in current events here in the county. Many people have strong opinions on both sides regarding this issue. For clarification, …
The state of Black America Listening to all the rhetoric in the popular media, you would think America is the most unfair, racist nation in the world. You would think that Black Americans are uniformly living in oppression and …
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