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General Assembly to consider adding ‘right-to-work’ to NC Constitution

The General Assembly will consider a measure to enshrine North Carolina’s right-to-work policies in the state constitution. Senate Bill 624 was introduced by Sens. Jim Burgin, R-Harnett, and Carl Ford, R-Rowan.

Meth man gets 11 years in prison

Jason Hyland, 39, of Duplin County, was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years and two months in prison for crimes involving methamphetamine distribution after a traffic stop in Newton Grove.

GOP lawmakers move forward bills to ‘restore trust’ in election system

RALEIGH — Republican lawmakers are pushing forward two election-reform bills designed to shore up voting integrity following a 2020 general election that included numerous accusations of …
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Multiplying roadside litter To the editor: Last week, I came across two roadside incidents where large yellow mowers turned several pieces of trash into thousands of pieces of roadside decoration for Easter Sunday. This …
My time in the Wade/Falcon area To the editor: Growing up in the North, Iowa to be specific, southern hospitality is a phrase you would encounter in magazines, television commercials or a conversation with a family member who …
Questions exist about PAL building To the editor: I am wanting to know about the Dunn Police Athletic League and their recent move into a building, really and actually several buildings combined, that was selling for $500,000 …
Editorials
Voice of reason on filibuster Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, and raised in Richmond’s housing projects to a single mother in the segregated South, Kay C. James was one of the first children to take part in an historic …
Creating another border crisis Having been involved in public policy for nearly four decades, I’ve all too often seen the unintended consequences of liberals’ misguided compassion. I experienced those consequences …
Open government is always better Jim Zachary, editor of the Valdosta (Georgia) Daily Times and president emeritus of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, wrote the following article to observe Sunshine Week, a national initiative …
Not all women are recognized Just as the likes of the great conservative Justice Clarence Thomas —the only Black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court — are often left out of mentions of Black History Month in February, …
Columnists
The mystery Ray-Ban sunglasses Editor’s Note: Katiedid Langrock is off this week. The following column was originally published in 2016. I’m a scatterbrain. And that was before I got mommybrain. Now I’m …
Baseball makes an error Here’s a follow-up to last week’s column about the brewing battle over measures such as voter ID laws [“This is not Jim Crow”]. I mentioned Georgia’s new voting law …
There’s never been a better time to invest in North Carolina North Carolina is poised to make great gains as we recover from the pandemic. We are becoming a major hub for life sciences companies. Real estate sales and construction (especially in urban areas) …
Selecting tomato varieties for your garden Many take great enjoyment in growing tomatoes in their home garden. There is something special about growing tomato plants and reaping the benefits of eating a fresh, home-grown tomato. …
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