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72nd Mule Days festival coming to Benson

The population of the Johnston County town of Benson will grow by a few thousand starting Thursday when its four-day festival gets underway. It’s time for the 2021 Mule Days, a tradition …

Quarantine problem bad, but school leaders say it could’ve been worse

The Harnett County Schools Board of Education received a lot of pushback from parents when it elected to reinstitute a mask mandate last month for staff and students before the start of the new …

Lillington woman accused of stealing 82 lottery tickets

A Lillington woman is facing 242 felony charges after she was accused of stealing lottery tickets from a former employer.
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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 …
Editorials
Where does Biden get the authority? President Joe Biden decreed on Thursday that private companies with more than 100 workers would have to make it a condition of employment for them to get vaccinated — either that, or take …
Under Biden, why work? The latest jobs report for August was disappointing. Job growth fell by more than half and was one-third of expectations. This was partly because of COVID concerns. But we still don’t have …
Transparency and choice You are craving a Caesar salad, but you have a problem: There is only one restaurant in town, and it won’t tell you what it is serving until you have paid. Stomach rumbling, you take a chance, …
Too much D.C. interference President Joe Biden endorsed legislation that would give car buyers $2,500 for buying a union-made electric vehicle (EV) and another $2,500 for buying an EV if it is made in America. A better …
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The front porch As I drive down Main Street in Benson, I am reminded of the exciting adventures I once had there as a child. Some would say the pace of the place was about as stimulating as watching moss grow. …
Comments from the clip file Every columnist keeps a “clip file” — articles, stories or ideas from which to write future pieces. Sometimes that file becomes so full it’s hard to choose just one topic on …
Clarence Thomas and the Declaration of Independence Last week, Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas arrived at the University of Notre Dame to speak about the Declaration of Independence. Speaking invitations like this that Thomas …
Labor force shouldn’t be shrinking RALEIGH — North Carolina’s economy has enjoyed a substantial recovery from the depths of the COVID-19 downturn. Most businesses are back up and operating. So are schools and universities. …
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