Planning for Social Security Retirement

While Social Security Retirement benefits are the cornerstone for many individual retirement plans, it is important for individuals to understand the basics of the program and the importance of planning relative to the timing of the benefit payments.  Social Security benefits are payable as early as age 62 to individuals who have worked and paid in to the system for a minimum of 10 years.  The actual benefit payments are computed using 35 years of earnings.  If an individual does not have 35 years of work, zeroes are added in…

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“Snakes and the California Boy” by Nils Skudra

Before coming out to Greensboro for graduate school at UNCG, my Virginia-born god-mother sat me down and painted a vivid picture about what to expect in NC: different social traditions from those of the West Coast, a phenomenon famously known as “southern hospitality”, food the likes of which I’d never heard of: pulled pork, vinegar-based fried chicken, and  chocolate chess pie. I would be greeted by the slow drawl of speech mixed with expressions of gentility (‘bless your heart”) and life would be infinitely slower and simpler.  At every turn…

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Economics of Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp has been grown in the United States since our forefathers founded the country.  The first drafts of the Declaration of Independence were written on paper made from hemp.  Hemp is easy to grow, requires very little maintenance and no harmful chemical treatments, and it can be used for a number of things. Hemp’s downfall in the United States can be traced back to the 1937 Marihuana Act, which imposed taxes and bureaucratic burdens on farmers. The culprit was the First Federal Bureau of Narcotics commissioner, Harry Anslinger, whose…

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Premiere Pediatrics – Celebrating 10 Years in 2017

Premiere Pediatrics Celebrating 10 Years in 2017 How do you celebrate your 10th anniversary in business if you are a busy pediatric office – you expand, of course! Premiere Pediatrics moved into their current space in April, 2014 right next door to Carolina Pharmacy, which offers their patients’ great convenience as the staff can call or fax over a prescription, and by the time mom walks in or puts the kids in the car and drives around the building to the drive-thru window, it’s ready. This month, Premiere Pediatrics began…

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Asheboro Magazine begins publishing “Website-only content”

Photo of the Asheboro Magazine website on a computer, tablet and smartphone

At Asheboro Magazine, we’ve made a real effort to focus on upbeat, positive, hyper-local and community focused content. There are things that are worth writing about that fall outside that criteria.  Because of this,  we’ve decided to add a new category to our website titled ‘around the web’.  Here we will write about interesting things that we discover on the Internet that we think will add value to your day.  New Health & Wellness Content We are also going to be adding a comprehensive health and wellness section to the magazine…

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Randolph Health and Cone Health Sign Non-Binding Letter of Intent

The chairs of the governing boards of Randolph Health and Cone Health have signed a non-binding letter of intent. The agreement does not commit either organization to a future affiliation. However, it is the next step in a due diligence process that began in January. The letter comes after extended discussions over the framework for a potential integration. The non-binding letter of intent spells out several initial points: Cone Health would commit to a more than $100 million investment, including upgrading facilities and technology at Randolph Health. The core health…

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HEART’S CORE ART STORE CREATES EXCLUSIVE LEGGINGS FOR RELAY FOR LIFE

Asheboro, NC native and founder of Mightier Than The Sword Records, Photography & Literature, Tyler “Ty Bru” Brueilly began a side venture with his wife Megan as they created “Heart’s Core Art Store” in 2013 and shortly after he began designing women’s clothing. In the Spring of this year he released his first official line, “Inspirational Spring,” which includes tanks, skirts and leggings. A booth with these articles will be set up at Relay For Life. These new leggings, “Purplecup Hope” is an original design by Brueilly that he created…

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Strawberry Coconut Milk Scones

Nothing better on a rainy spring morning than hot Strawberry Coconut Milk Scones, made with fresh Whitaker Farm strawberries, and a cup of coffee.  Print Recipe Strawberry Coconut Milk Scones Course Breads, Breakfast Cuisine American Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 15-18 minutes Servings Scones Ingredients 4 cups all-purpose flour1 cup granulated sugar I reduce the sugar to 3/44 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt2/3 cups cold unsalted butter, coarsely grated 11 tblsp (1-1/3 sticks)1-1/3 cup coconut milk 1 14 oz can2 cups fresh strawberries diced1 lemon zest the skin of…

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Business Buzz – Turnleaf Designs

Suzanna Chriscoe has always been creative.  She grew up in a very business oriented family. Her grandfather owned coal mines as well as other collateral businesses and her dad and sister have created several successful small businesses throughout her life.  Though she inherited her business sense from her dad’s side of the family, her creative side certainly came down through her mom. When she graduated from high school she attended UNCG, working towards a Biology Degree.  During class, she would doodle on her margins of her papers to make classmates…

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Reverse Culture Shock

It is amazing how easily we, as human beings, adapt.  Most people, mental illnesses aside, can and do adjust to their surroundings very quickly.  After living in Ecuador for two years, I had all but forgotten about the conveniences in the United States that I missed when I first arrived.  Things like getting a hot cup of gourmet coffee just about anywhere, super stores that carry everything from artichokes to zinc, and fast food restaurants open until the wee hours of the morning were quickly forgotten as I adjusted to…

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