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Guest Column: School-reopening debate strains old ties

By Gary Pearce One of North Carolina’s most enduring political alliances – teachers and the Democratic Party – is being tested by the debate over ... Read more

15 hours ago by Guest Columnist.

REDUCTIONS

Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – Avoiding WEP and GPO reductions

by AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens Dear Rusty: I am a retired Texas teacher receiving my state pension. I ... Read more

1 day ago by Guest Columnist.

Memories and Musings: The powder blue suit

By Gene Gallelli While rummaging around the upstairs storage space, I chanced upon a photo album my mom had kept. It was buried in a ... Read more

4 days ago by Guest Columnist.

history

One on One: When do we change names and history?

By D.G. Martin Last week the Raleigh City Council removed the historic designation of Wakestone, the former home of Josephus Daniels. That action is just ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

MINIMUM WAGE

You Decide: How will a higher minimum wage affect workers?

By Dr. Mike Walden There is a proposal in Washington to more than double the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The increase would be ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

REDUCTIONS

Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – How will my wife’s benefits be affected by my state pension?

by AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens Dear Rusty: I am 73 and receive a pension from my state’s Police ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

Editorial: Legislation aimed at public notices still a bad idea

Like a bad penny, legislation to hide public notices from the public is back in N.C. General Assembly. House members have filed separate bills that ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

VALENTINE'S DAY

Gig Line: Get your Valentine groove on!

If you research the origin of Valentine’s Day, you’ll likely read different versions of how it “came to be” but no matter what, when or ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Marsha Brown.

FANS

Column: Who needs fans in the stands?

As we sat watching the Super Bowl this year, I wondered if sport as we know it is a thing of the past. There was ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Gregory Clark.

REDUCTIONS

Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – About Social Security’s “first year” rule?

by AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens      Dear Rusty: I am 63. My birthday is 10/23/1957. I currently draw a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

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