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Stars Aligned To Birth Two Music Legends 80 Years Ago
Apparently the stars were aligned in June 1942. As World War II blazed, two of the most legendary composers of our lifetime were born: Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Couples Retiring On The Same Page
The Social Security Administration currently projects an average retirement of 18 years for a man and 21 years for a woman (assuming retirement at age 65). So, sharing the same vision of retirement (or at least respecting the difference in each other’s visions) seems crucial to retirement happiness.
Monday, June 27, 2022

After-Thoughts on Roe v Wade
The US Supreme Court reversed a previous decision dating back to 1973 this past week, overturning a precedent set by the  Roe v Wade decision.  
Sunday, June 26, 2022

She Saw But Did Not See
She rocks in the chair and remembers... Remembers the wonderful memories... Memories made with those loved Grandparents...
Sunday, June 26, 2022

Sky Valley Music Camp
Aunt E's friend owned and operated the camp... They had two weeks to get her there... It was in the N.C. Mountains... Uniforms were exchanged for blue jeans... “Big Blue” suit case was filled again... Off she went...
Sunday, June 19, 2022

Air Travel Best Suited For The Birds
Recently, while I was checking in to a flight at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the security line stretched the length of the Departures lobby. After two years of COVID restrictions, folks are eager to get out of Dodge while the getting’s good.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Why Don't All Affluent People Become Wealthy?
Some people are better off economically at 30 or 40 than they are at 50 or 60. In some cases, fate deals them a bad hand. In other cases, bad decisions and inaction are to blame.
Monday, June 13, 2022

Long Time Ago
In the 40's children were protected... There were no TVs... There were no I phones or I pads... No evening news about killings... Children had less to worry about... Children worried but about things... Things like missing the Lone Ranger Radio show...
Sunday, June 12, 2022

Chairman Mitchem Should Not Resign
By now, we assume that almost everyone knows that Carrol Mitchem, chairman of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, was arrested Wednesday night (June 8th) for driving while impaired.  Some have called for his resignation because of the arrest.  We do NOT believe he should resign.
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Pride In Self
She was a little girl in 1950... Her Mother was going to work... Her Mother's first job... Her Mother was 31 years old... Her Mother was so proud of herself...
Sunday, June 5, 2022

Yoder Map A Window On Early Catawba County
Few things intrigue me as much as old maps, and the 1886 chart of Catawba County is no exception. The poster-sized drawing was rendered by Rev. R. A. Yoder and sponsored by the county school board.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

How Market Cycles Can Impact Retirements
Sequence of returns can play a role in your overall portfolio.
Monday, May 30, 2022

Grandma's Porch
She sat on her porch... She drank her coffee... She watched her wild birds eating... She enjoyed the spring day...
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Timing
Life is all about timing... Timing is not always something... Something we can manage... No matter how hard we try...
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Picking Strawberries A May Adventure
Nothing says May quite like fresh strawberries. And no, I’m not talking about packages of berries in the produce section. I mean the ones you pick yourself.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Are You Retiring Within The Next 5 Years?
What to focus on as the transition approaches.
Monday, May 16, 2022

Rules --- Thank You
Rules made her life easier... Born into a family who had rules... She learned early that rules were good... She did not like to be in trouble... Learn the rules... Follow the rules... Stay out of trouble... Simple...
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Paying Tribute To Fallen Law Enforcement Officers In Observance Of National Police Week
In observance of National Police Week, United States Attorney Dena J. King recognizes the service and sacrifice of federal, state, local, and Tribal law enforcement and pays tribute to the officers who have fallen in the line of duty.
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Everyone Should Have An Opportunity To Become A Somebody, Not A Nobody!
Being an avid history buff, it is interesting to learn about great men and ladies who throughout their life and actions made our world a better place. How many of these 12 awesome people can you identify without googling them?
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Thursday, May 12, 2022

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
You've no doubt heard the old saying, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!"  The grammar may be unacceptable, but the idea is solid; and it's why the Lincoln Herald is endorsing Sheriff Bill Beam and County Commissioners Bud Cesena and Milton Sigmon in their quest for re-election.
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Is France Doomed Without Le Pen?
Or are there reasons to hope, even as Europe drowns in liberalism?
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Life Is Short. Use The Good Dishes.
Most young adults aren’t into the stuff Baby Boomers have collected. What one generation treasures, the next one rejects.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Getting (Mentally) Ready to Retire
Even those who have saved millions must prepare for a lifestyle adjustment.
Monday, May 2, 2022

Where Did It Go
She is 80 years old... Her great-grandchild is 11-years-old... They both live in the same city... In the same state... But not the same country...
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Flagpole Sitting, Flappers, Frivolity Marked Life In '20s
What did people do for fun 100 years ago? I researched 1920s entertainment for a program I gave recently to my DAR chapter.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Updated Premiums And Deductibles For Medicare
Medicare’s premiums and deductibles have seen a larger-than-expected rise this year. For example, Medicare Part B monthly premiums have risen to $170.10, a 14.5% increase. The deductible for Part B rose to $233. The Part A deductible increased to $1,556.1,2
Monday, April 18, 2022

About That Proposed New Licensure System For Teachers
Perspective: Together we can develop a new licensure system that empowers our teachers.
Monday, April 11, 2022

Dick Van Dyke Is A National Treasure!
It’s a-Dick-ting! It’s “Diagnosis Murder,” and it’s the best thing Dick Van Dyke ever did. My wife and I just finished binge-watching all of the episodes of the murder-mystery show that ran for long years on CBS.
Sunday, April 10, 2022

Ft. Dobbs Offers Deep Dive Into Frontier Past
My young granddaughter likes to build pillow forts. One day, as she was busy rearranging the cushions in my den, I suggested we visit a real fort.
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Taking Charge Of Your Financial Life
When you are putting together a household, it isn’t unusual to delegate responsibilities. One spouse or partner may take on the laundry, while another takes on the shopping. You might also decide which one of you vacuums and which one of you dusts. This is a perfectly fine way to divvy up household tasks and chores.
Monday, April 4, 2022

Don't Believe The Professional Liars
They’re lying to you. The dark men (and they’re always men) of the Deep State, the Sino-liberal-controlled mass media and what writer Caitlin Johnstone calls the American intelligence cartel are all lying to you, 24-seven.
Thursday, March 31, 2022














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