Editorials
    • This isn’t infrastructure

      President Biden is trying to sell the American public a huge far-left wish list of new spending and programs, including his “American Jobs …

    • Protect students’ private speech

      Imagine that a public high school student posts an editorial cartoon criticizing efforts to expand the Supreme Court on his Facebook page. The …

    • This race-baiting is insulting

      As a Black woman who grew up in the segregated South, I’m shocked and appalled with the race-baiting from mostly White left-wing politicians …

    • An outrageous double standard

      A state recently passed a law limiting early voting to nine days, only requiring some Election Day polling locations to be open during that …

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Missing one on Mother’s Day

With the holiday having passed, imagine attending your 12-year-old son’s funeral this past weekend rather than celebrating Mother’s Day. That’s precisely what happened to the …

Flexibility needed to grow

As a general rule I keep politics out of this space as much as possible. It is for enlightening and entertaining and not enraging. This week a rare exception arose as I watched a group of elected …

Here comes growth

For the longest time, it seemed like any house on the market in Dunn took forever to sell. No more. “It’s definitely a different ballgame these days,” City Manager Steven …

Biden’s era of big government

When I began my work 25 years ago, my vision for fixing our poor, broken communities was driven by my belief in America and what made it successful. It’s what I call the 3 C’s: the …

CFVH employees are key to exceptional health care

At Cape Fear Valley Health, we are very proud of our long list of accreditations, certifications, performance awards and top grades. We have received recognition for our services from A to Z — …

Survey building picture of broadband access

Still cannot get high-quality, reliable, high-speed internet service at home? You are not alone. In fact, more than 500,000 North Carolinians do not have access to broadband because of a lack of …
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Dunn, Benson, Four Oaks form economic alliance

To the editor: We all face the same challenges — let’s conquer them together! In spite of the fractured state of our society, leaders of the city of Dunn and the towns of Benson …

Cattle ranchers are committed to the environment

With Earth Day, sustainability is top-of-mind. As a rancher, I am proud that I provide both high-quality beef ...
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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Liability burden left on taxpayers

To the editor: My name is Gary Peacock and I have been the corporate manager of Warren Aviation for the past seven plus years. We were awarded the contract in 2013 and since that time we have …
Sound off
Sound off for April 30 We ask you to share your thoughts, opinions and comments via email at soundoff@mydailyrecord.com, text to soundoff@mydailyrecord.com, by snail mail at P.O. Box 1448, Dunn, NC 28335 or by notes left …
Sound off Why are public bodies private? Gov. Roy Cooper has relaxed COVID restrictions, so why are Harnett County officials still meeting in private, not allowing the public to attend? Show me the …
Sound Off We ask you to share your thoughts, opinions and comments via email at soundoff@mydailyrecord.com, text to soundoff@mydailyrecord.com, by snail mail at P.O. Box 1448, Dunn, NC 28335 or by notes left …
Sound Off: Stop funding nonprofits with tax dollars EDITOR'S NOTE: We ask you to share your thoughts, opinions and comments via email at soundoff@mydailyrecord.com, text to soundoff@mydailyrecord.com, by snail mail at P.O. Box 1448, Dunn, NC 28335 or …
So much homework Why do teachers at Coats-Erwin school give so much homework? These students are under enough stress as it is now trying to do face-to-face and remote learning. They do not need to spend hours each …
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