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BENEFITS

Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – Should I claim family benefits?

By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens      Dear Rusty: I was born in 1956 and my wife in 1961. I’ve ... Read more

2 days ago by Guest Columnist.

FLOUNDER SEASON

Guest Opinion: Dare commissioner addresses short flounder season

By Wally Overman I am a lifelong recreational angler. It has been a while since I have addressed any fishing related issues, but due to ... Read more

3 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Vietnam

Gig Line: Attention Vietnam Veterans

As a Vietnam veteran or the spouse of a deceased Vietnam veteran, you may have received a letter from the Department of Veteran Affairs within ... Read more

4 days ago by Marsha Brown.

BENEFITS

Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – Should I claim Social Security at 62 or wait longer?

By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens   Dear Rusty: I turn 62 next year, and I am getting different answers ... Read more

6 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Guest Opinion: Cooper maps an alternative path

By Gary Pearce North Carolina may go a third straight year without a new state budget. We definitely will go an 11th straight year without ... Read more

6 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Vietnam

Gig Line: If you truly believe it, then say it

Typically, when most of us wake up in the morning, we get our first cup of coffee, sit down and reach for our cell phone ... Read more

1 week ago by Marsha Brown.

ECONOMY

You Decide: Which economic scenario – good or bad – will emerge?

By Dr. Mike Walden Mark Twain once said, “It’s difficult to make predictions, particularly about the future.” Economists like me often use the comment as ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

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