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December 11, 2017

Few issues generate more discussion and debate than taxes. 

One reason taxes generate such interest is they take a significant amount of money. All taxes in the country — federal, state and local — collect almost 30 percent of every dollar earned in the economy. By far the…


S&A Cherokee founder to retire

December 11, 2017

Nash County native Ron Smith, founder of the communications company S&A Cherokee in Cary, has announced his retirement effective Jan. 1, 2018.

He will remain as a part owner of the company, having slowly ceded the day-to-day operational duties over the past year to Chuck Norman and Bill Zadeits,…


Can You Afford to Retire Early?

December 11, 2017

Some people dream of retiring early. Are you one of them?

If so, you’ll need to plan ahead — because a successful early retirement can’t be achieved through last-minute moves.

Consider taking the following steps:

Pick a date. It’s important to pick an exact age, whether it…


Key Republicans oppose effort to reduce corporate tax cut

December 08, 2017

WASHINGTON — Key Republican lawmakers oppose efforts to scale back a proposed cut in the corporate income tax rate to pay for other tax breaks, complicating efforts to appease Republicans from high-tax states.

Both the House and Senate tax packages would reduce the corporate income tax rate…