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Guest Opinion: 50 years ago, NC played a historic role in securing voting rights for young Americans; let’s continue that legacy today

By Bob Phillips It was 50 years ago this month that North Carolina became the final state needed to ratify the 26th Amendment to the U.S. ... Read more

9 hours ago by Guest Columnist.

Memories and Musings: Decision Paralysis

By Gene Gallelli Once upon a time (don’t worry this isn’t a fairy tale) what to have for breakfast didn’t make me anxious. Why? Because ... Read more

21 hours ago by Guest Columnist.

COLUMN

Letter to the Editor: Reader responds to guest column

To the Editor: Responding to Guest Columnist Gary Pearce’s Guest Column entitled “What Boris Johnson Can Teach Democrats.” Mr. Pearce, your column is a total hoot, coming from a ... Read more

2 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

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One on One: A missing woman in Manteo and it’s not Virginia Dare

By D.G. Martin What happened to her? If you raise this question in Manteo on Roanoke Island at the edge of the Outer Banks, people ... Read more

3 days ago by Guest Columnist.

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One on One: Comic strips, O. Henry and this column

By D.G. Martin It has happened again. As reported in this column recently, the Library of America honored the late Elizabeth Spencer on June 1 by adding ... Read more

6 days ago by Guest Columnist.

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Gig Line: Something nobody wants to talk about – Part Six

Over the previous weeks I’ve written about my personal journey prior to my hero husband becoming ill with brain cancer and passing from this world ... Read more

7 days ago by Marsha Brown.

SURVIVOR

Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – When should I claim my survivor benefit?

By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens      Dear Rusty: My wife passed away in 2014. I’m 60 years old and ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

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The Nature Corner: Gardening

By Ernie Marshall  I begin as I did in my last month’s column with a disclaimer. I will not attempt to deliver advice on how ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

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One on One: Reckoning with our history

By D.G. Martin Having gone through a tenure battle at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill based, in part, on conflicting views about ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

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Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – Am I able to collect late husband’s benefits even though we were only married a short time?

By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens      Dear Rusty: My husband and I were only married five years before he ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

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