Monday, May 6, 2013
Something to ponder for young adults
This content is provided courtesy of USAA. By Scott E. Halliwell "Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!" So wrote the beloved author, Dr. Seuss, in the classic "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" This story was such a staple in the bedtime routines of my children that I can still quote from it all these years later. And while Dr. Seuss covered the life lessons of stepping out on your own, I'm focused on the financial lessons. So, whether you're graduating from high school or college, here are five money ideas to get your real-world journey off on the right foot. Think before you spend (budget): This sounds pretty simple, but it's harder to pull off than you might think. Increase your odds of success …
The plan aims to put thousands of veterans to work in the information technology industry.
By Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON -- On April 29, First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the new Information Technology Training and Certification Partnership to put thousands of service members to work with industry-recognized IT certifications in hand before they leave the military. Obama, who made the announcement at the White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing at the White House, said a public-private partnership will offer the certification program. “This new partnership will provide up to 161,000 service members with the chance to gain the certifications they need for 12 different high-demand, high-paying technology careers … from IT security analysts to computer programmers to quality …
The community supports Fort Bragg servicemembers.
A new business has opened their doors. Game Day Pizzeria, located at 524 S. Reilly Rd, wants to honor the military by providing a free lunch buffet to those in uniform on Wednesday from 11a.m. to 1p.m. Menu items also include sub sanwiches. GameDay Pizzeria everyday specials include: * Family Feast - 1 Specialty Large topping, 1 Two topping pizza, cheesy bread sticks, 2 Liter choice of soda. - $20.99 *Big Ten Special- 1 Large topping, Cheesy Bread Sticks, 2 Liter choice of soda- $11.99 *GameDay Gourmet Special- Any large specialty Pizza- $10.99
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Bipartisan letter requests funding be used to save 149 Contact Towers including towers in Concord, Hickory, Winston-Salem, New Bern and Kinston
U.S. Senator Kay Hagan yesterday sent a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration asking Secretary LaHood and Administrator Huerta to use authority provided by recently passed legislation to avoid the planned closure of 149 contract towers. The bill, which Hagan cosponsored, was designed to give Secretary LaHood the flexibility to end both the furloughs for 47,000 FAA employees and the closure of 149 contract towers. “While ending furloughs for tens of thousands of FAA personnel is a common sense decision due to the impact that flight delays had on the traveling public, we are equally concerned about the status of the contract tower program,” Hagan and her colleagues wrote in the …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Watch the derby horse race and win.
Join the fun at Scrub Oaks Contemporary American Pub, at 5780 Ramsey Street. Derby hats optional, but drop in for a traditional Mint Julep made with top spirits. In the spirit of the races, enter the contest to choose your winning horse. The winner receives a $50 gift certificate. The race runs at 7p.m. and Kentucky Sin appetizers are featured all day with their Kentucky bourbon.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The annual fundraiser for Fayetteville's Urban Ministry happens on Saturday.
Saturday's annual Duck Derby takes place at Campbellton Landing from noon to 5p.m. The Fayetteville Duck Derby is a free admission festival with lots of family friendly fun in the sun. There will be many “Duck-tivities” for the whole family to enjoy, including merchandise and food vendors, live entertainment, a hot contest, and 2 Duck Races. With the support of over 30 local non-profit organizations, they are helping to get ducks adopted for $5 each. The finishing duck will be awarded the grand prize of new Toyota. To view a timeline of events see their website. Yes, parking will be tight, but there will be a free shuttle service to and from the event at Christ Gospel Church (918 Person St), Covenant Love Church (420 Dunn Road) and the …
There are many ways to save and pay for college, do you have all the knowledge to make the best decision for your family?
This content is provided courtesy of USAA. By Scott E. Halliwell My 5'1" middle-school-son recently delivered some great news to our family: We can stop saving for his college because he's going to get an academic scholarship. Suhweet! We are off the hook! Of course, it wasn't that long ago that professional football was going to be his ticket, so I think I'll keep on saving...just in case. The reality is, saving for college is a topic that comes up quite a bit in my line of work. Specifically, I'm often asked whether or not 529 college savings plans are the best way to sock away money for this intimidating expense. As a financial planner by trade and an owner of a couple of 529 plans by choice, here are my thoughts on the subject. The …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Another great place for lunch
There is another sandwich shop open that is sure to be a hit: Firehouse Subs. It just opened its door two weeks ago at 5590 Camden Rd, right down from the Millstone. Firehouse Subs favorites include the Hook & Ladder sandwich, with smoked turkey and Virginia honey ham smothered with Monterey Jack cheese and the New York Steamer, inspired by New York delicatessens, combining corned beef brisket and pastrami topped with melted provolone. All large specialty subs boast a half-pound of meat. Other top sellers include the Smokehouse Beef & Cheddar Brisket, Italian and Firehouse Meatball subs. View their menu here. The restaurant features a Coca-Cola Freestyle fountain, offering 120-plus beverage brands via a touch-screen operated with regular …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Durham’s Andrea Harris to Co-Chair Hagan’s New Advisory Committee
Tuesday, April 30
By U.S. Senator Kay Hagan North Carolina’s economy depends on people like Andrea Harris. Andrea has served at the helm of the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development for the past 25 years, where she has helped build minority- and women-owned businesses, and a result she’s helped create jobs and economically sound communities. Andrea never set out to win awards for her efforts, but she has won several in recognition of her terrific work and commitment to the business community. Just last December, I met with Andrea in my Washington Senate office to congratulate her on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency. With her years of experience providing…
The Main PX has a part-time position for stocking and restocking DVD and games.
Specialized Marketing International, a division of Eurpac Service, is seeking a part time Base Associate at Ft. Bragg . Military ID required. This person is responsible for ensuring the DVD's, games & CD's in the Main Exchange are stocked on post. Experience is helpful but not required; a positive customer service attitude is most important. This position is for 6-12 hours per week, and perfect for someone seeking a part time position on base. Tuesday is required. Apply online here.