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September 3, 2014

Head on Collision on Highway 210

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Head on Collision on Highway 210 According to sources a head on collision took place on 210 near Bill Shaw Rd in Spring Lake leaving one driver pinned in the vehicle. The victims were transported to Cape Fear in Cumberland County.  

Head on Collision on Highway 210

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Head on Collision on Highway 210 According to sources a head on collision took place on 210 near Bill Shaw Rd in Spring Lake leaving one driver pinned in the vehicle. The victims were transported to Cape Fear in Cumberland County.  

Congratulations to Harnett Central High Soccer Coach

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        Congratulations to Harnett Central High Soccer Coach, Johnny Pilkington, who recently celebrated his 300th win in high school men’s soccer. On August 26, the HCHS team defeated Triton, 6-0, gaining Coach Pilkington his 300th career win in varsity men’s soccer. Coach Pilkington started his coaching career in 1989 at Western Harnett and came to Harnett Central in 1999.

Fact Check About Teacher Pay Raise

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FROM WRAL: Fact Check of Senate Race 12th District Political Mailers In recent mailers supplied to residents of Harnett County by the North Carolina Republican party in support of Senator Ron Rabin many are asking about the claims made about the teacher’s raises. Fact Check from Wral.com Fact Check: Teacher pay claims raise questions They touted what was called “the largest teacher pay raise in state history,” a claim that has since been repeated by other campaigns despite being numerically dubious.   Because this claim comes in three different flavors, this fact check will offer three different ratings.   THE …continue reading

Drake Landing will be Allowed to Operate

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   Drake Landing will be allowed to operate a gun range on its property, the Harnett County Board of Adjustment ruled late Thursday night.   The late night decision comes after two days of debate over whether to grant the northern Harnett County farm a conditional use permit to operate the shooting range.   In its decision, the board issued the following rules:   Shooting is only allowed Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The range must be reviewed by certified range designers. No explosives are allowed. No rifles over .22 caliber and no handguns larger than …continue reading

Harnett Health System Reports Over 24 Million Dollar Loss

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Harnett Health System Reports Over 24 Million Dollar Loss After many months of rumors flaring about the financial stability and lack of ability to pay outstanding debt,  The Harnett Dispatch has uncovered  tax form 990 filed by Harnett Health system for the fiscal year that ran from October of 2012 to September 2013, the report shows that Harnett Health had a $24,374,390 loss.  Harnett Health owns and operates Betsy Johnson and Central Harnett Hospitals along with primary care physician practices in Angier, Coats, Dunn, and Lillington as well as OB/GYN and pediatric practices in Dunn.  Their outpatient centers include Lillington …continue reading

Former Overhills High Principal to take on Role as Program Coordinator.

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Former Overhills High Principal to take on Role as Program Coordinator.   In a unanimous decision made today by Harnett County School Board Dr. Kylon Middleton, former OverHills High Principal has been reassigned to the Success Program that is part of the Star Academy.  Success Academy provides intervention and prevention services, such as credit recovery, which will improve quality educational opportunities for students at risk of failure and dropping out. This center also provides an environment that optimizes students’ chances of graduating and becoming productive citizens.          

Home Destroyed By Fire

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  Home Destroyed By Fire   A home was destroyed by fire on Clayhole Rd , Coats-Grove, Buies Creek and Erwin fire crews responded.

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