Receiving housing benefits? A trip to Social Security may not be necessary

Receiving housing benefits? A trip to Social Security may not be necessary

FAYETTEVILLE — Social Security is constantly evolving to make your life easier. If you are currently receiving benefits from the U.S. Department...

March 2nd, 2017 |  


Let’s foster more new businesses

Let’s foster more new businesses

In today’s highly polarized climate, can we get our politicians to agree anything? Well, I can think of at least one proposition that attracts n...

February 26th, 2017 |  


A ‘new’ barbecue holiday from 1776

A ‘new’ barbecue holiday from 1776

How about a new holiday that would support North Carolina’s “First in Freedom” slogan and, at the same time, call attention to our p...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Gambling or not,sweepstakes arenot going away

Gambling or not,sweepstakes arenot going away

Even gambling’s fiercest opponents have to grudgingly tip their cap to the innovators who power North Carolina’s video sweepstakes industr...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Albemarle inmate: Take charge of your destiny

Albemarle inmate: Take charge of your destiny

Hello world,Hey, how are you doing? I pray that all is well and in the utmost health and strength by the time this message reaches you. As for me, I h...

February 22nd, 2017 updated: February 22nd, 2017. |  


2017 brings changes to ‘full retirement age’

2017 brings changes to ‘full retirement age’

Every worker’s dream is having a secure retirement to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Social Security is here to help you secure today and tomo...

February 21st, 2017 |  


You decide: Is farming a high-tech industry?

You decide: Is farming a high-tech industry?

My paternal grandfather was a farmer in Ohio. He raised a variety of crops, but his “bread and butter” were hogs. In southwestern Ohio hog...

February 21st, 2017 |  


What they sought was freedom

What they sought was freedom

In what had once been a land of opportunity and progress, the state had grown large and oppressive. Its leaders lost their way. Its people nearly lost...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Wingate writer: Actions are louder than our words

Wingate writer: Actions are louder than our words

When I was short enough to touch the slop bucket without bending over, I watched as Daddy threw a Lucky Strike into it. It must have fallen onto a cab...

February 19th, 2017 |  


Fiscal uncertainty hurts state economy

Fiscal uncertainty hurts state economy

Do governors and state legislators really have much to do with the performance of state economies? If governors and state legislators are to be believ...

February 18th, 2017 |