A pirate among us: Book says infamous smuggler spent his final years hiding in Lincolnton |  Local News

A pirate among us: Book says infamous smuggler spent his final years hiding in Lincolnton | Local News

Mary Canrobert Avast yes! I’m going to talk about a pirate. I’ve never written about one before. The subject hasn’t been one that charmed me … until now. My disinterest with those daring rogues of the sea has changed thanks to two Lincolnton authors, Ashley Oliphant and her mother Beth Yarbrough, who wrote “Jean Laffite …

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Market Plunge 2022: 3 Absolute Bargains Begging to Be Bought

Market Plunge 2022: 3 Absolute Bargains Begging to Be Bought

The stock market has gotten crushed in 2022. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index has plunged 28% year to date, even after the largely positive week of trading on July 20-24. This drop has brought shares of a few companies down to extremely appealing levels. Apple (AAPL 2.45%), Coupang (CPNG 3.61%)and Airbnb (ABNB 8.14%) have all …

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3 Things You Can Do to Stop Your Emotions From Ruining Your Finances

3 Things You Can Do to Stop Your Emotions From Ruining Your Finances

Fear is a powerful emotion. And when it gets involved with your finances, it can end up costing you. Instead of “trusting your gut,” set a long-term strategy and stick to it. Working with a professional can help. A mindfulness practice can also help you separate fear and anxiety from your money decisions. Loading Something …

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Here's how much the average working boomer has saved for retirement

Here’s how much the average working boomer has saved for retirement

Three news items that say a lot about the retirement crisis facing Americans and what we can do about it—if we want to. The first is a survey of 1,000 working Americans conducted recently showing much, or little, they have saved for retirement. And the picture isn’t so much bleak as devastating. Less than half …

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Ask Amy: Apologies for ancient transgressions don’t always deserve an answer

Dear Amy: This year several people from my past have contacted me to ask for forgiveness. I am writing because I believe my decision will offer a different perspective to your readers. The first letter was from two dorm mates writing jointly to apologize for their rude, hurtful behaviour. I went to these two women …

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Today I learned you can identify plants and flowers using just your iPhone camera

Today I learned you can identify plants and flowers using just your iPhone camera

Sometimes, even as a tech reporter, you can be caught out by how quickly technology improves. Case in point: it was only today that I learned that my iPhone has been offering a feature I’ve long desired — the ability to identify plants and flowers from just a photo. It’s true that various third-party apps …

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Track work delays snarl holiday train traffic |  News

Track work delays snarl holiday train traffic | News

A delay in track work between Tampere and Toijala caused havoc on Sunday, one of the busiest travel days of the year. Due to track work, train services between Tampere and Toijala were replaced by buses. A Jyväskylä-bound train at Pasila station on Sunday. Image: Tiina Forsberg / Yle Track work in south-central Finland that …

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