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Last week in the Legal Corner, we discussed how consumers can protect themselves from theft, fraud and scams. Now let's discuss identity theft and fraud and what options you may have if you unfortunately become a victim. In addition to consumer theft and fraud, identity theft and fraud is becoming a major financial issue for Americans young and old

Stop identity theft in its tracks

Last week in the Legal Corner, we discussed how consumers can protect themselves from theft, fraud and scams. Now let's discuss identity theft and fraud and what options you may have if you unfortunately become a victim. In addition to consumer theft and fraud, identity theft and fraud is becoming a major financial issue for Americans young and old

It might not be a surprise given the decisions made by the General Assembly in the four years, but North Carolina faces a teacher shortage in the not too distant future and lawmakers keep doing things to make the problem worse.
The latest turnover reports show that just over 14 percent of teachers left North Carolina classrooms last year. That's a

THEIR VIEW Teacher shortage looms

It might not be a surprise given the decisions made by the General Assembly in the four years, but North Carolina faces a teacher shortage in the not too distant future and lawmakers keep doing things to make the problem worse. The latest turnover reports show that just over 14 percent of teachers left North Carolina classrooms last year. That's a

New Year's Eve gala to support Kiwanis scholars

ROCKINGHAM — Those who are looking for something to do on New Year's Eve and give to charity at the same time can attend the fourth annual Kiwanis Club's New Year's Eve Gala. The event will take place from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Liberty Place in downtown Rockingham on Wednesday. Rick's Catering of Laurinburg will be catering heavy hors d'o

RALEIGH — A Laurinburg man was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Wake County earlier this month in the death of his girlfriend.
Benny Derrick Dimery, 25, was convicted on the felony charge on Dec. 8 and sentenced to a prison term of 1 year, 3 months to 2 years, 3 months, according to N.C. Department of Public Safety records.
On Jan.

Man convicted in train crash death

RALEIGH — A Laurinburg man was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Wake County earlier this month in the death of his girlfriend. Benny Derrick Dimery, 25, was convicted on the felony charge on Dec. 8 and sentenced to a prison term of 1 year, 3 months to 2 years, 3 months, according to N.C. Department of Public Safety records. On Jan.

As I sit here today and put my thoughts and feelings to pen and paper, I am haunted by the past and somewhat saddened. But I know the one I write about would not want this. It's not my past, but the far, far-away past of another. To some, my words will mean nothing. To others, they might mean all.
They will understand my feeling of the past and th

Echoes of past speak through cemetery

As I sit here today and put my thoughts and feelings to pen and paper, I am haunted by the past and somewhat saddened. But I know the one I write about would not want this. It's not my past, but the far, far-away past of another. To some, my words will mean nothing. To others, they might mean all. They will understand my feeling of the past and th

RCC names top achievers

HAMLET — Richmond Community College on Friday released the President's List and Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester. To be named to the President's List, a student must maintain a 4.0 grade-point average while carrying 12 or more credit hours. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 with no letter grade b

Let's be honest — no one from the NFC South deserves a spot in the playoffs. But because the division has to have a representative, it will be either Atlanta or Carolina.
Neither one of the those teams should be entertaining the notion they will still be playing this time next week. In fact, put New Orleans or Tampa Bay into the mix as well.

A wasted season for the NFC South teams

Let's be honest — no one from the NFC South deserves a spot in the playoffs. But because the division has to have a representative, it will be either Atlanta or Carolina. Neither one of the those teams should be entertaining the notion they will still be playing this time next week. In fact, put New Orleans or Tampa Bay into the mix as well.

Haughtiness undercuts economic argument

To the editor: On Dec. 26, Donald Auman appeared to depart from his typical approach of, at least, sounding rational on these pages. By such statements as: “Doug still cannot grasp the concept of facts,” “Doug still seems to have this belief that anyone who disagrees with him or Obama is automatically conservative,” and ano





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