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negative income tax

You Decide: Should we revive the idea of a negative income tax?

By Dr. Mike Walden Income inequality, poverty, hunger, unemployment – these are all issues that have been with us for a while but became worse ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

driving

Op-Ed – Commissioner Causey: Avoid distracted driving; keep your focus on the road

By Mike Causey As April winds down, so does Distracted Driving Awareness Month. It is my hope that the emphasis we’ve placed on getting drivers ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

gig line

Gig Line: Because of my Billy and you

Sometimes folks ask me what I hope to accomplish writing Gig Line and this is what I tell them: I write it to honor my ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Marsha Brown.

SOCIAL SECURITY

Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – When can I get benefits from my ex-spouse?

By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens Dear Rusty: I know that I am able to get Social Security from ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

parkway

One on One: Remembering Wilber’s real barbecue and real hospitality

By D.G. Martin What really makes for a good barbecue restaurant? Barbecue expert John Shelton Reed and I have different ideas. I spoke with him ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

MEDIA

Guest Opinion: Media narrative distracts from focus on improving lives

By Brian Depew Each of the past several elections has thrust rural people into the media spotlight. Rural and urban people are divided, the pundits ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

freedom

Letter to the Editor: Reader shares open letter to the Dare County Board of Commissioners

Dear Commissioners, Thank you all for your efforts and time in follow up activities (emails and phone calls) with my previous communications with you. I am ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

parkway

One on One: Quirky characters save the Hatteras lighthouse

By D.G. Martin Do you remember back in 1999 when the Hatteras lighthouse was moved about 1,000 yards to escape the rising ocean? A happy outcome ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

National Wildlife refuge

The Nature Corner: What is it like to work on a national wildlife refuge?

By Ernie Marshall An interview with Wendy Stanton. Q: I know you have had years of experience with National Wildlife Refuges, but are presently both acting ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Guest Column: FDR to LBJ to Joe Biden

By Gary Pearce Joe Biden’s surprisingly progressive presidency looks more like Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson than his more recent Democratic predecessors – ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

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