Harnett County

Harnett County, North Carolina

PO Box 759
Lillington, NC 27546
Phone: (910) 893-7555
Fax: (910) 814-2662
www.harnett.org

In central NC, north of Fayetteville; organized Feb 7, 1855 from Cumberland County. Name Origin: For Cornelius Harnett (1723-81), patriot and member of the Continental Congress (1777-80)

Area (sq mi):: 601.30 (land 595.01; water 6.29) Population per square mile: 174.30
Population 2005: 103,692 State rank: 24 Population change: 2000-20005 13.90%; 1990-2000 34.20% Population 2000: 91,025 (White 68.90%; Black or African American 22.50%; Hispanic or Latino 5.90%; Asian 0.60%; Other 5.80%). Foreign born: 4.60%. Median age: 32.50
Income 2000: per capita $16,775; median household $35,105; Population below poverty level: 14.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,616-$22,837
Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.70% Median travel time to work: 29.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 60.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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David Lewis, a Harnett County Republican, said holding new primary elections made sense because unusual absentee ballots results also cropped up during May's primary.
In Harnett County, just a few miles north of Fort Bragg, judicial officials are celebrating the fifth anniversary of the county's Veterans Treatment Court, North Carolina's first court designed to help veteran offenders get their lives back on track.
The Humvee and its platform landed in an approximately 2-acre wooded area between two residential properties in Harnett County, North Carolina.
Officials in nearby Harnett County urged residents of about 1,100 homes to clear out because the Lower Little River was rising toward record levels.
That offense occurred in Harnett County. According to the warrant, the false pretense charge consisted of Bunch receiving $1,149 for that claim.
One of the grants will serve 60 students in Harnett County, and the other grant will serve 60 students in Lee County.
During the rest of NPHW, student- and community-led activities took place throughout Harnett County. Public health students volunteered at a local soup kitchen, provided education to young girls at a health fair and served alongside campus ministry in local churches, stores and schools.
− District 8 - Harnett County Animal Services, Lillington
From the official catalogue distributed to pavilion visitors: The Sierra Madre at one time was the USS Harnett County, built as a tank-landing ship for World War II and then repurposed as a floating helicopter and speedboat hub in the rivers of Vietnam.
The maverick Harrington, postmaster in Harnett County, N.C., "handwrote up to a hundred copies of each issue of his own various newspapers," press materials state; he "'blogged' in longhand about everything from the plight of slaves to unrequited love, international relations, and technology," becoming "an outspoken dilettante journalist" and "a defender of press freedom." Elliot King, Professor of Communication at Loyola University Maryland, applauds: "A well-researched and well-written story of a little-known but compelling aspect of the history of journalism.
Hasty is a retired school administrator formerly associated with the Harnett County Heritage Book Committee in North Carolina, and Winfree, her sister, is a retired lab technician associated with the Cooleemee Historical Association in North Carolina.