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On Finance: Planning for retirement in stages

On Finance: Planning for retirement in stages

While summer vacations and national holidays typically provide a break for everyone who would be considered a member of the working public, there is one big break ahead that’s a… Read more »

Pastor Hill: I believe God

Pastor Hill: I believe God

I believe God (Acts 27:20-25): Acts 27:25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me. Paul received a special… Read more »

Letter: McShane’s departure makes me appreciate Miranda

Letter: McShane’s departure makes me appreciate Miranda

To the Editor:  The recent resignation of  Hamlet Depot and Museum Manager Chuck McShane, after four months on the job, makes it clear how much we miss Miranda Chavis who held… Read more »

Burns: Encountering cultures which glorify our destruction

Burns: Encountering cultures which glorify our destruction

The Boston Marathon becomes a battleground      I see five faces at the finish line. All five are on a mission. All five are determined to accomplish their mission… Read more »

Martin: Is the Civil War over?

Martin: Is the Civil War over?

One hundred and fifty years later, is the Civil War finally over? On Saturday, we will mark the 150th anniversary of the April 26, 1865 final surrender by Confederate Gen. Joseph… Read more »

Harris: Both ladies have the answers on RCT stage

Harris: Both ladies have the answers on RCT stage

You may wonder why you would want to see the premiere performance of the same play twice in the same week; you may even ask how this is possible; the… Read more »

Hudson: Tax code offers more costs than benefits

Hudson: Tax code offers more costs than benefits

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… Read more »

Harris: Reversing the decline of Christianity

Harris: Reversing the decline of Christianity

There was an extremely good response to my first column on PeeDeePost.com — Jesus Christ was not a Christian, April 3, 2015 — and closer examination may lead to a… Read more »

Pastor Hill: Be filled with the Spirit

Pastor Hill: Be filled with the Spirit

Eph. 5:18-20 – Maintaining a good marriage and a strong stable family is a monumental task. How can two imperfect human beings become one in marriage? How can families be more… Read more »

Curry: Benefits unknown for new NC veterans affairs

Curry: Benefits unknown for new NC veterans affairs

Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposal to establish a new state government department for information technology makes sense. But lawmakers should revisit a similar proposal for a department targeting veterans affairs. Those… Read more »

Martin: Five NC books

Martin: Five NC books

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. What is it really… Read more »

Extension @ Your Service: Spring clean your kitchen

Extension @ Your Service: Spring clean your kitchen

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 food… Read more »

Richardson: The right to eat

Richardson: The right to eat

There’s one group of people in this country who probably get less sympathy than anyone else: felons. If you’re a convicted felon, very few Americans care about your plight. Can’t… Read more »

O’Neal: Volunteers make a world of difference

O’Neal: Volunteers make a world of difference

Volunteers are a vital part of Richmond County Hospice, and we have been fortunate to have several give of their time and talents for the last 30 years. As a… Read more »

Harris: Seeing America by Amtrak

Harris: Seeing America by Amtrak

If you can only afford a coach ticket but want a bed for the night, make a noise Unable to book a sleeper on the train from Los Angeles to… Read more »

Pastor Hill: Father forgive them

Pastor Hill: Father forgive them

Luke 23:34, “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.” The first words we hear from Jesus… Read more »

Martin: Race and basketball

Martin: Race and basketball

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… Read more »

Kreh: Why not open wild turkey season earlier?

Kreh: Why not open wild turkey season earlier?

Each year, hunters hear turkeys gobbling prior to the opening of the spring gobbler season and express interest in opening the season earlier. As a result, managers are often pressured… Read more »

Letter: Put Farmers’ Market back on Harrington Square

Letter: Put Farmers’ Market back on Harrington Square

To the editor: Citizens, patrons, and customers of the local Farmers’ Market. Once again the location of the Farmers’ Market for this year is up for grabs.   First, it was located on… Read more »

Hudson: Don’t sweep substance abuse under the rug

Hudson: Don’t sweep substance abuse under the rug

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… Read more »

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