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PLEASANTS

One on One: A great teacher teaches on

By D.G. Martin When Julian Pleasants died September 7, North Carolina lost one of its most important academic and popular historians. Pleasants grew up in ... Read more

The Nature Corner: Three ways of experiencing a thunderstorm

By Ernie Marshall I enjoy watching a summer thunderstorm — rain, wind, thunder, lightning, the works — that is, from someplace snug and dry such ... Read more

climate change

Letter to the Editor: Why did climate change skip over Glacier National Park?

To the Editor: We live in unusual times. Every environmental crisis – be it a Texas winter storm, a Hurricane Ida, or forest fires burning uncontrollably in ... Read more

COLA

Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – About including “COLA” in benefit projections

By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens Dear Rusty: In your reply to “Confused Senior” about when to claim Social ... Read more

economy

You Decide: What made today’s North Carolina economy?

By Dr. Mike Walden During one of my recent early morning workouts at the local YMCA in Raleigh, I met an impressive young person. He ... Read more

climate change

Letter to the Editor: Kill Devil Hills resident speaks out about close call with distracted driver

September 11, 2021 Dear speeding and distracted driver, What makes your existence more important than those around you? You almost killed our 14 year old ... Read more

PLEASANTS

One on One: John Rosenthal asks, why?

By D.G. Martin Why? Why? Why? This question haunts anyone who has lost a family member or friend to suicide. We deal with the question ... Read more

COLA

Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – Is it always best to wait until age 70 to claim Social Security?

By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens Dear Rusty: I’m 66 years old and still (self) employed as a home ... Read more

gig line

Gig Line: Flowers in the valley

It is important to acknowledge the precious innocent lives that were taken September 11th 20 years ago, to remember them, to give them honor as ... Read more

climate change

Letter to the Editor: Manteo resident apologizes for driving error

To the Editor: September 1, 2021 To all those who were in danger around 5:30 p.m. on this day when I slowly entered the intersection ... Read more

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