Last week was a stressful one for many of us as we stared down the daunting tax code to file our taxes by Wednesday's deadline. To say our tax code is a mess is an understatement.
Last week in the Legal Corner, we covered freehold and non-freehold estates. The discussion described in some detail the interest the owner or an individual leasing from the owner could have in the estate property. Our focus this week is on concurrent...
Uncomfortable feelings are part of the survival package we were given when we were born. Whatever you feel, millions and millions of us are experiencing a similar feeling at this very moment in time as I put these thoughts to ink and paper. It makes...
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RALEIGH — Have you been eating right? Getting enough exercise? How far away are you from your ideal weight?
It would seem logical to determine whether there is a problem before proposing a solution. Too often, that is not the case.
In most states, when the department of transportation or a local government needs land for a highway, it obtains it the old-fashioned way — by buying it. It uses the state's power of eminent domain to condemn the property, and it...
One of the biggest problems with the so-called Carolina Comeback frequently touted by Gov. Pat McCrory and state legislative leaders is that it is leaving thousands of North Carolina workers behind— and not just the ones who are unable to find a...
An important direct-marketing tool for producers has become the subject of research, articles, studies and initiatives and is one of the most sought-after activities in every American downtown. Farmers' markets are the place for entrepreneurs to...
April is Stress Awareness Month.While there are many different techniques, supplements, foods and activities that help reduce stress, research supports that exercise is the best source of stress reduction.
I am sure all of you out there — just like me — have experienced embarrassing moments that stand out in your memory. The one I'm going to tell you about today happened when I was 12 years old. It was Easter weekend and my family was...
Hi guys! So, you all know that it's springtime. Spring is a time when old things pass away and things become new. New trees, new flowers — just fun new stuff! To me, it also means new beginnings.
Here are five recent books, starting with a novel featuring a thinly disguised Jesse Helms, by North Carolina authors to put on your bedside reading table.
At a time when barbaric terrorists like ISIS and murderous regimes like Iran wreak havoc throughout the Middle East and threaten global security, America owes it to our allies and our citizens to lead. Unfortunately, President Obama and his...
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Last week in the Legal Corner, we began covering the topic of various forms of property ownership. We concluded our discussion by listing the different types of estates and detailing the interest an individual may have in his or her property. Our...
This administration has been successful in the sense that they hit the bull's-eye on the target. There's only problem — the bull's-eye they hit was not on their own target, it was on Iran's.
To the editor:This is in reference to Mr. Larry E. Veach's new letter to the editor in the Richmond County Daily Journal, dated April 10 (“Don't play the race card in political debate.”)
North Carolina could license a force of armed “homeland security” marshals if a bill pushed by a gun-rights group is enacted. The newly minted guardians would even carry badges.
To the editor:Re: “Hillary diatribe betrays writer's prejudice,” by Patti Almanza, letter, April 9.
When state lawmakers return next week from their unusual spring break, debate over the budget will take center stage as the House puts together its spending plan for the next two years.
Recent events lead me to restate an argument I made several years ago in response to a belligerent correspondent: Mind your own business.
Sometimes certain local officials' treatment of local small business owners who offer sweepstakes is a bit confusing and downright unfair.
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There are always many fad diet plans are out there — everyone is looking for a quick fix. The recent fad is “calorie-shifting” diet plans. These diets promise rapid and easy weight loss, which is always a warning sign.
Now that the spring weather is finally here, many people have started to clean their houses. The kitchen is a very important area to focus on to help prevent foodborne illness. Here are some tips to cleaning and organizing your kitchen.
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Last week, my wife and I took our annual spring trip to Lumberton. The main reason we take this trip is to buy lawnmower blades and farm-related items at Ag Supply just off N.C. 211.
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If you just want to read about the incredible basketball game described by Scott Ellsworth in “The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball's Lost Triumph,” you can skip the first 250 pages.
On your growing list of things to do this week, dealing with a sudden illness or a medical emergency of a loved one is probably not part of it. But folks get sick and accidents happen.
Mourners and fitness buffs are at odds over who should be allowed in Rockingham's Eastside Cemetery.
So far this year, the Legal Corner has focused on correcting your finances, filing your taxes and informing you how to successfully start a business. Now we are shifting gears a bit to discuss land and real property ownership. There are different...
If I was reading this story and it was about someone else other than myself, this would be funny. It is not funny at the moment. Maybe at the end of this story I will be able to laugh, but I can't right now. At moments when I was going through...
Every two years, North Carolinians go to their polling places to cast votes for the people who will represent them in the U.S. Congress, and the North Carolina House and Senate. On Election Day, we want our voices to be heard. But our voices are not...
According to most economic indicators, North Carolina's economy is on the upswing. Job growth exceeds the regional and national averages. The state's recent decline in unemployment — even when you include discouraged workers...
Raleigh is buzzing this week about Gov. Pat McCrory's tough words for his fellow Republicans running the General Assembly — even though it's not clear yet what they mean.
Public records in North Carolina will become a lot less public if a powerful government lobby and a handful of state senators have their way.
Summer is just around the corner. Now is the time to start planning activities that will keep your child learning and off the couch. 4-H Summer Fun consists of a series of educational activities designed to make the most of summer vacation by...
Nowadays with preventive health care being the focal point of a healthy lifestyle, we are seeing foam-rolling become more prevalent than ever.
Last time, I told you about our family dog who was an English collie named Blackey. Today I wanted to tell you a little bit more about Blackey, who sometimes seemed smarter than some people I know.
To the editor:Because of a recent letter to the editor I wrote on March 12 (“Help police, deputies wipe out meth scourge,”) I have been called out as a traitor.
“Were you a part of the Army that made the Indians leave their homes?”David, my 5-year-old grandson, had been learning about American Indians in his preschool.
March Madness is quickly coming to an end, and at this point, your basketball bracket might be either busted or barely hanging on. Whether we're N.C. State, UNC or Duke fans, we can all agree that North Carolina's teams have had a good run...
I am very glad to see sunshine and blooming flowers in place of the ice and snow we experienced in late February. The bad weather caused delays at the legislature and we have been very busy trying to meet deadlines for filing bills and meeting with...
Last week, we reviewed the start-up process for limited-liability companies. This week, let's focus on the beginning steps for successfully forming a corporation.
In a perfect world with perfect people, I could theoretically paint you a perfect picture. Problem is, we do not live in a perfect world with perfect people.
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