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Benefits of shopping localBenefits of shopping local
[Mar. 27, 2013] Just wanted to share what was discussed at the Siler City Merchants Association meeting this morning. 10 Reasons to Shop Local. By Pat
 
Our Neighborhood School update
[Jan. 18, 2010] As many of you know, my dad passed away three days after Christmas. Fortunately we were up in New York for my niece's wedding and I was able to be with him during his last moments. It really is a relief to know that he has shed his heavy, cumbersome, earthly body and his soul is now free to roam the heavens and watch over us all. Many of you had an opportunity to dance with him while he was staying with me last summer for about five weeks and I thank you all for making his stay here fun. He did win a jitterbug contest when he was in his early 20's and he was singing and trying to dance right up to the end. By Donna Bianco
 
UNC Kenan-Flagler assists 15 early-stage sustainable businessesUNC Kenan-Flagler assists 15 early-stage sustainable businesses
[Jan. 13, 2010] The Business Accelerator for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (BASE) at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School begins its second year assisting early-stage sustainable businesses. BASE will connect the entrepreneurs in 15 organizations to a range of sustainability resources—from expertise to capital—to accelerate their growth and impact.
 
We're working on a "Buy Chatham" discount cardWe're working on a "Buy Chatham" discount card
[Jun. 5, 2009] I am still working on getting the new "Buy Chatham" discount card going. I have talked to 42 businesses county wide that are in agreement with a card that will work much like a VIC Card. The business would give you a 10% discount on your purchase when you show the card. By Mary Millard
 
Stamp prices are going up one cent May 12Stamp prices are going up one cent May 12
[Feb. 13, 2008] The price for a one-ounce First-Class stamp will increase from 41 to 42 cents on May 12.
 
Postal rate increase and product changes effective May 14, 2007Postal rate increase and product changes effective May 14, 2007
[Apr. 10, 2007] The Postal Service Governors approved an increase in the price of a First-Class stamp to 41 cents, authorized the issuance of the Forever Stamp, approved shape-based pricing and set a May 14 implementation date for these changes. However, they delayed implementation of periodicals and requested reconsideration for some mail classes.
Also: United States Postal Service
 
Postal Rate Commission approves rate hikePostal Rate Commission approves rate hike
[Nov. 2, 2005] The independent Postal Rate Commission approved a postage rate increase expected to take effect in early 2006. The cost of a First-Class stamp will go up two cents, to 39 cents, while the postcard rate will rise to 24 cents. The increases will enable the Postal Service to meet a $3.1 billion escrow payment due in 2006.
 
Rebates: Savings or scam?Rebates: Savings or scam?
[Jun. 26, 2005] We’ve all had our issues with rebates. Remember the time you purchased that “free” product from Comp USA or Circuit City who then promised you would get your money back? What an easy purchase! But, did you know that the majority of folks never redeem their rebates? If you really ever did get that check in the mail, you’re one of the few savvy consumers out there. If not, I want to let everyone in on how to ensure they’re going to be getting the savings they signed up for. Get out a pen and pencil; this may require a little work. By Gary Gray
Also: Coupon Chief
 
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