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SOCIAL SECURITY

Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – Can I claim my Social Security now and switch to spouse benefits later?

By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens      Dear Rusty: I am 62 and have been a homemaker for much of ... Read more

2 days ago by Theresa Schneider.

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Gig Line: Please mark your calendars!

In conjunction with the Dare County Saving Lives Task Force, the Dare County Health & Human Services and the Dare County Veterans Advisory Council, a ... Read more

3 days ago by Marsha Brown.

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Guest Column: Nine steps for turning your idea into a business

By Kim Preston You have a great idea for a new small business. Congratulations! Now, what do you do to turn that idea into a ... Read more

3 days ago by Guest Columnist.

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Letter to the Editor: Reader responds to op-ed about voting

To the Editor: RE: The Coastland Times of 4-28-21 After reading what Bob Phillips (the Executive director of Common Cause NC) had to say about ... Read more

4 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

SOCIAL SECURITY

Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – Will taking 401K distributions affect my Social Security benefit?

By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens      Dear Rusty: I’m 63 and retired from work, but not drawing Social Security. ... Read more

7 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Op-Ed: In North Carolina, we need to protect everyone’s freedom to vote

By Bob Phillips Voting is the right by which all our other rights are protected, to paraphrase Thomas Paine. Equal access to the ballot box ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

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One on One: A woman takes over the Parkway, and thanks to Josephus Daniels

By D.G. Martin The National Park Service’s recent announcement that a woman would be the new superintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway is a reminder ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

Guest Opinion: Will Governor McCrory become Senator McCrory?

By Gary Pearce Maybe you can’t stand Pat, but former Governor McCrory could be future Senator McCrory. When McCrory announced he’ll run for the Senate ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

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Letter to the Editor: SADD holding virtual prom, reminding all to be safe

To the Editor: The 2020-21 school year has been especially difficult for our teens, and significant life events like prom and graduation will undoubtedly look ... Read more

1 week ago by Letters to the Editor.

Memories and Musings: The long and short of it

By Gene Gallelli If I had a jelly donut for every length, shade, shape and style my hair has suffered through, I might not be ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

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