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The five golden rules of job reference etiquette
Monday, August 29, 2016
DETROIT – It makes good business sense – and is respectful professional etiquette – to stay in touch with your former bosses, says Allison & Taylor, the nation’s oldest professional reference checking firm. As your career advances, your efforts to stay connected with past employers could pay dividends many times over when they
 
US government wants voter ID ruling enforced
Saturday, August 27, 2016
RALEIGH – The federal government and others who sued to overturn North Carolina's voter identification law told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday that keeping the photo ID mandate and other rules in place for the November elections would harm black voters and increase confusion. Their lawyers also want early in-person voting restored to 17 days in
 
Whitfield on her new role in ‘Greenleaf’
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Although Lynn Whitfield’s earliest aspiration was to become a ballerina, she knew at a young age that she wanted to be an actress. Whitfield went on to appear in some of what have become part of the African-American canon of stage and screen: “For Colored Girls…,” “The Josephine Baker Story” – for which she won an
 
Fall season gets underway
Friday, August 26, 2016
New Fayetteville State women’s basketball coach Selena Coleman-King is holding tryouts Sept. 7 at 5:30 a.m. on campus. Dang, that’s about the time CC is going to bed. Anyway, anyone interested can email trbrown02@uncfsu.edu. So, let’s see if CC has this straight: Lincoln (Pa.) Athletics Director Darryl Pope fires men’s basketball
 
Churches keeping the faith in campaign season
Thursday, August 25, 2016
RALEIGH – It's hard to exclude morality from the conversation this election season, particularly when discussing polarizing issues like immigration, a woman's right to choose and proposals to ban people of a particular faith from the country. For many North Carolinians, morality is rooted in faith. And in September, congregation leaders will gather
 
Urban pastors plan for more church plants
Thursday, August 25, 2016
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Kenny "KP" Petty has been there and done that, so what he says rings true to others who are as he was. Too busy with his gang life to finish high school, he was shot for the first time at 17, and then again at 18. He went to jail at 19, facing an attempted murder rap but was later acquitted. Today, not quite 20 years later, Petty and
 
Social Security Q&A
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Q: I am receiving Social Security retirement benefits, and I recently went back to work. Do I have to pay Social Security taxes on my income? A: Yes. By law, your employer must withhold FICA taxes from your paycheck. Although you are retired, you do receive credit for those new earnings. Each year Social Security automatically credits the new earnings and,
 
More affordable housing coming to Triangle
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The DHIC again has been awarded Low-Income Housing Tax Credit allocations from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. This time the tax credits will go towards Booker Park North (Raleigh) and Greenfield Commons (Chapel Hill) developments, adding 141 units of high-quality and affordable housing for seniors with limited incomes. DHIC also was awarded a 4
 
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The five golden rules of job reference etiquette

DETROIT – It makes good business sense – and is respectful professional etiquette

US government wants voter ID ruling enforced

RALEIGH – The federal government and others who sued to overturn North Carolina's voter

Whitfield on her new role in ‘Greenleaf’

Although Lynn Whitfield’s earliest aspiration was to become a ballerina, she knew at a