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Memories and Musings: Hurry-up and wait!

By Gene Gallelli It dawned on me while sitting silently with random thoughts flying through my head like ...

korea

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One on One: Blowing Rock and Korea in 1950

Count on Ron Rash to use his stories to take his readers on a trip back in time, ...

irmaa

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Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – About Medicare’s dreaded ‘IRMAA’ provision

Dear Rusty: My wife is on Medicare and receiving Social Security benefits each month. We built a house and ...

folwell

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Guest Opinion: Five candidates run to replace Folwell

By John Hood RALEIGH — After eight years as state treasurer of North Carolina — and prior public-service ...

irmaa

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Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – How is my Social Security benefit calculated?

By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens Dear Rusty: I appreciate your recent ...

korea

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One on One: Losing great poets

By D.G. Martin Fred Chappell, former North Carolina poet laureate and longtime professor at the University of North ...

folwell

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Guest Opinion: Vying for state auditor

By John Hood RALEIGH — The former state auditor of North Carolina, Beth Wood, never lost an election. ...

LINES

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The Bright Side: In between the lines

A little fun fact about me is I really like to make lists. It must have been a ...

TOURISM

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Op-Ed: Preserving the past, building the future: The rise of inland tourism in the Albemarle Region

By Josh Bass In recent years, tourism throughout the region has expanded. Traditionally, tourism occurred only on a ...

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You Decide: What went right to prevent the 2023 recession?

By Mike Walden The 2023 economy ended with a bang. In the last three months of the year, ...

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