Editorials
    • Reactions to court ruling

      Following are a few reactions to Friday’s historic U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson. The ruling overturned both the …

    • Giving up on pump prices

      With people rightly fuming over record-high gas prices, President Joe Biden recently announced his latest plan for fighting inflation, including …

    • Shortage should spur new thinking

      No one should be happy about the baby formula shortage. There’s nothing good about watching families scramble to meet life-and-death needs …

    • ‘Equity’ isn’t the answer

      As a charter school leader in the South Bronx for the past decade, I’ve seen what happens when resources are forcibly removed from the …

    • Biden wants high gas prices

      As Americans struggle to put gas in the tank, President Joe Biden appears to praise high gas prices as a necessary part of our historic shift …

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Odds & ends

Last week’s Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade was met with less hysteria than many had expected. Much of the brouhaha has been limited to a few protests in large cities, too many …

Pro-choice versus pro-life

Now abortion law is up to states. Some will ban it, while most blue states will allow it in some form. Because libertarians want government out of our lives, people assume we are pro-choice. Some …

Voter ID should have been settled

RALEIGH — Movie sequels are almost always worse than the original films. Notable exceptions, such as this summer’s “Top Gun: Maverick,” merely prove the rule. For every …

Court restores culture of life

The cries from the left predicting the end of the world in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is a familiar sound. We heard the same after the historic reform …

Supreme Court asserts its role in history

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of abortion, and most of us stand on one side or the other, it is clear Friday’s Supreme Court decision was historic. It is a good time to look at the …

Will Joe Biden really go stag?

RALEIGH — Soaring prices. Social unrest. A resurgent Russia. A military withdrawal followed by the collapse of a pro-American regime in Asia. A feckless and unpopular Democratic …
Letters to the editor
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Bill a step forward in protecting dogs

To the editor: For the first time ever, there is pending legislation that would strengthen protections statewide for the countless dogs kept chained outdoors 24/7 in all weather extremes, …
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Disabled veterans undercompensated

To the editor: Our disabled veterans are grossly undercompensated. Since June of 2009 our disabled veterans, their advocates and their family and friends have contacted Congress and/or various …
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My attempts to file for election led to 911 call

One man's attempts to run for a county commissioner seat ended in a missed deadline and a 911 call.

Election letters are due by noon May 5

Letters to the editor which support or oppose candidates, or from candidates, in the May 17 Primary elections must be in our hands by noon on Thursday, May 5. The last such letters will appear in the …
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Cause and cure in the departments

To the editor: YES!!!!! Sheriff (Wayne) Coats is right. It takes dedication to be a law enforcement officer. But it also requires more -— like integrity, fidelity, honesty. We live in sad …
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CTC revisions need to be permanent

To the editor: When we think about American values, family is at the very core. In some way, we all want to produce a fulfilling and meaningful life for our children. This is why we need to make …
Sound off
Where is common sense? EDITOR’S NOTE: The caller did not offer enough information to know which case he or she is referencing or where it might have happened. What in the world has happened to common sense in …
Huge epidemic in our backyard Harnett County, we have a huge epidemic happening in our backyard. It’s called methamphetamine. You want to know who’s breaking in, trespassing on your property, who’s stealing your …
Tired of looking I am writing in regard to the piece of land on U.S. Highway 301 south of Dunn (that used to be the site of) Alphin Brothers Inc. (which was destroyed by a tornado in April of 2011). If my memory …
Kids need permanent homes Foster care is designed to be temporary. It is not meant to be a years-long “lifestyle.” Unfortunately, too many innocent vulnerable children in Harnett County are lingering in foster …
Present all viewpoints I am new to the area and I love reading the paper cover to cover. My only disappointment is in the opinion page where all the political cartoons are very biased.
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