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Video of 2012 Dunn traffic stop showing officer's kick raises questions

Dunn, N.C. - Did Dunn police officers cross the line during a traffic stop five years ago? Dash cam video obtained recently by WRAL News shows a Dunn police officer kicking a suspect who was already handcuffed and on the ground. City leaders, prosecutors and the NAACP are now taking a closer look at

WRAL - 2017-11-22 23:22:46

Going Back To The Beginning Of Dunn

Of The Record Staff The Dunn City Council voted 4-to-2 to give Dunn resident Jimmy Coats of South McKay Avenue $8,000. The money was awarded for the sewer flooding which occurred in his home during Hurricane Matthew last year. Heavy rain caused the sewer to flood into Mr. Coats' home, which is estim

MY DAILY RECORD.COM - 2017-11-22 00:00:48

Salvation Army Closes Dunn Location

Of The Record Staff After more that eight years the Salvation Army Family Store's located at 1404 W. Cumberland St. in Dunn closed its doors. The store has been closed for six weeks and now residents in Harnett County will have to travel to Smithfield to receive service. Maj. Kari Booth, who is

MY DAILY RECORD.COM - 2017-11-22 00:00:00

Churches Bring In The Harvest To Children's Home

Of The Record Staff Around 100 children lined North West Street as the Harvest Train chugged past the Falcon Children's Home Tuesday morning. With just above freezing temperatures, there was still frost on the grassy shoulder of the town's main road before 8 a.m. From within the children's hom

MY DAILY RECORD.COM - 2017-11-22 00:00:04

Church Leaders Get A Lesson In Security

Daily Record Photo/Rick Curl - Area church leaders and congregation members gathered Tuesday night in Lillington to hear a presentation by the Harnett County Sheriff's Office concerning safety from active shooters and other emergency situations. Above, instructor, Lt. Josh Christensen addresses the

MY DAILY RECORD.COM - 2017-11-22 09:58:18

Robert W. Womack, 62

Robert Welton Womack, 62, of Lillington died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at home. He was born in Harnett County, son of the late Welton and Elaine Gilchrist Womack. Mr. Womack worked in the construction industry for 44 years. He enjoyed cooking out for his family and friends. A funeral service will

MY DAILY RECORD.COM - 2017-11-22 00:00:44

Harrell, Hardee Unite In Marriage

Brittany Nicole Harrell and Jonathan "Michael" Hardee were united in marriage Nov. 4 at The Barn at Camp Nellie in Middlesex. The Rev. Gil Wise, cousin of the groom, officiated the doublering ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Trenna and William Harrell of Fremont. She is the granddaughter of

MY DAILY RECORD.COM - 2017-11-22 00:00:39

Ferguson, Burgess Exchange Marriage Vows

Megan Nicole Ferguson and John Scott Burgess were united in marriage Sept. 16 at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden in Fayetteville. Bill Alman officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Sheila Ferguson of Bunnlevel. She is the granddaughter of the late Bill and Karl

MY DAILY RECORD.COM - 2017-11-22 00:00:38

Local teacher, student receive awards

A student and a teacher from Riley Elementary School received awards on Tuesday for all their hard work this school year. Sixth-grade student Norma Blair and special education teacher Traci Miller received the Exemplary Student Award and the Exemplary Teacher Award from the Great Bend Masonic Lodge

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 23:33:00


Randy and Sandy Smith, who portrayed Santa and Mrs. Claus at Christmas in Great Bend for decades, will serve as the grand marshals for the Home for the Holidays Parade Saturday night, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said. The annual honor goes to local residents who have made a significant im

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 00:43:00

Elizabeth Ileen "Betty" Zimmerman 1934-2017

Elizabeth Ileen "Betty" Zimmerman, 83, died Nov. 20, 2017, surrounded by her family at River Bend Assisted Living, Great Bend. She was born June 4, 1934, at Hays, the daughter of Edgar Joseph and Helen Lucida (Hammerschmidt) Sanders. She married Donald Dean "Zip" Zimmerman Oct. 21, 1952, at Hays. H

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 00:40:00

Mathilda M. "Tillie" Penka 1921 - 2017

ODIN - Mathilda M. "Tillie" Penka, 95, died Nov. 21, 2017, at Salina Regional Health Center. She was born Dec. 11, 1921, on the family farm near Odin, the daughter of William B. and Frances (Frenzel) Zecha. A lifetime resident of Odin, she was a homemaker. Tillie was a member of the Holy Family Cath

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 00:20:00

Debra "Debbie" Branstetter 1955 - 2016

CLAREMORE, Okla. - Debra "Debbie" Branstetter, 60, passed away Jan. 2, 2016. She was born Feb. 13, 1955, at Great Bend, the daughter of Donald Dean "Zip" and Elizabeth Ileen "Betty" (Sanders) Zimmerman. She married David Lee "Dave" Branstetter March 26, 1976, in Great Bend. He preceded her in death.

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 00:18:00

Douglas James Wells 1957 - 2017

Douglas James Wells, 60, died Nov. 17, 2017, at his home in Great Bend. He was born April 20, 1957, at Great Bend, the son of Kenneth and Ruby (Popp) Wells. A lifetime Great Bend resident, Mr. Wells was an installer for Wells Seamless Guttering and owned Wells Shoe Repair. Survivors include his fat


Zoo loses Bonnie the Black Bear

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo made the difficult decision Friday to humanely euthanize Bonnie, the North American Black Bear. Bonnie had called Great Bend her home since April of 2004, when she came to the zoo at just 11 weeks old with 7-week-old Clyde. The two of them lived happily as companions u


Community holds fund-raiser for former teacher with rare disease

For 25 years Darrell Tossie has been there for others as a Hutchinson police officer; now, his wife Kristine Tossie, a former teacher, is in trouble. The 54-year-old is currently being treated at the Cleveland Clinic for a rare disease which has no cure. Friends and family have organized the "Team K


Fire guts two Chesterfield businesses

A text message from an employee alerted Ken Long that a fire threatened his drugstore in Chesterfield. The building next door, the Pink Door boutique, was on fire, but it "should be under control soon," read the text. Long saw the text at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, about an hour after a Chesterfield dispat

PAGELANDPROGRESSIVE.COM - 2017-11-22 22:22:00

Man found dead in North Carolina prison cell

Public Safety Department spokeswoman Pam Walker said in a news release that Terry Poole was found unresponsive in his cell about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Anson County. Walker said Poole was serving a 24-year sentence for second-degree murder from Lee County. Wal

WSOC-TV - 2017-11-22 15:04:56

Murderer convicted in Lee County commits suicide

An inmate who was sentenced in Lee County to 24 years in prison for second-degree murder died Tuesday after an apparent suicide, according to a release from the N.C. Department of Public Safety. Terry J. Poole, 36, was found, unresponsive, in his cell at Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Polkton

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-11-22 02:50:13

Voters' group getting head start on redistricting

HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around, according to a voter education group. This seems to be the rallying cry of the League of Women's Voters of South Carolina, whose local members held an information meeting recently at the Hartsville Memorial Libr

SCNOW - 2017-11-22 20:01:00