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CCCC instructor accused of having drugs in prison

A Garner woman is facing several drug charges after she was busted with narcotics inside the Harnett Correctional Center Wednesday. Joanna Cox Lewis, 54, of 112 Tarpley Way, is charged with two …

Man strikes stepson with ATV

A man riding an all terrain vehicle in the street collided with his 14-year-old stepson playing basketball on Wednesday afternoon landing both of them in a local trauma center, according to …
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County manager to retire after 32 years of service

County Manager Amy Cannon informed the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners Aug. 1 that she will retire Dec. 1 after 32 years of public service to Cumberland County.
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Save the babies To the editor: When I was a little girl, I used to love to play house with my sister. We would take all our baby dolls and sit them on the couch or in chairs and pretend we were a family. In …
Perpetuating lies To the editor: Your editorial [July 26, “A manufactured climate emergency” from National Review] claiming that climate change is not real shows a significant ignorance of the …
Editorials
Pelosi mustn’t let China dictate I’m not in the habit of saying Nancy Pelosi is right. But if she wants to visit Taiwan this month as part of a congressional delegation to several countries in the Indo-Pacific, she really …
Biden’s manufactured climate emergency There is no climate emergency. The Biden administration knows this, which is why the president has — so far — declined to declare a state of emergency regarding climate change. But he …
Dems want new candidate When a reporter asked President Biden about a new poll showing most Democrats don’t want him to run again in 2024, Biden turned, walked over and snapped: “They want me to run. Read the …
Decision highlights Supreme Court misconceptions The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in a high-profile abortion case has exposed widespread ignorance about the court and its role. Use of the word “ignorance” is not …
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Tax freedom in Puerto Rico Want to pay no federal income tax? Move to Puerto Rico. Really. If you move to the island, you can legally pay none. There’s also no capital gains tax. You just have to give 4% of your …
‘Honesty is such a lonely word’ A favorite game of politicians, when reality does not conform to the facts they want, is to simply redefine reality. Democrats want big government, a lot of spending and taxation, the former of …
Revisiting putting in ‘baccer’ You don’t see too many tobacco fields while traveling on a main highway. You’ve got to ride the country roads. Around my house, there are numerous tobacco fields that have rich, …
Again with the college stuff After last week’s column, [“Woke U.”] about the rise of wokeism on American college campuses, I had hoped to leave the subject for a while. The not-so-hidden mission of …
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