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Archive for June, 2009

‘One Tree Hill’ preps for filming of 7th season

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

By Amy HotzAmy.Hotz@StarNewsOnline.com

Cast and crew of “One Tree Hill” begin their first day of filming June 18, but without two of the drama series’ biggest stars.

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Native American Unity Powwow

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

A powwow kicks off the 30th Annual N.C. Indian Youth Unity Conference, a four-day event aimed at curbing the high Native American college drop-out rate, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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Marino on Money: June 16

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

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Last week we had a question about protecting yourself against identity theft. This week, our question is about how to repair your credit when it has been damaged.

The first step to repair your credit is to obtain a copy of your credit report. As I mentioned last week, you can do this at AnnualCreditReport.com. Look over the reports carefully. Take your time and make sure it’s accurate. There may be errors or outdated information. The credit agency won’t charge anything to fix your report, but it does take a little work on your part.

Even if you’ve already requested a free report, you may qualify for another one. Here are the reasons:

1. You’ve been turned down for credit
2. You’re unemployed and plan to look for a job within 60 days
3. You’re on welfare
4. Your report in inaccurate because of fraud.

Be sure to follow their instructions to contest an error. This should be done in writing, but you may also call the credit reporting agency if you need help. Once you claim that something on the report is an error, the agency will contact the creditor. At that point, it’s up to the creditor to say whether or not it’s an error. If they agree, then the creditor should contact the other agencies and tell them to correct their reports.

Tomorrow I’ll talk about why it is important to repair your credit.

If you have a financial question for Ross, you can use the Marino on Money page.

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videoIf your credit score is not where you’d like it to be you are not alone. In this Marino on Money, Ross has some useful tips for credit repair.

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Brunswick representative says everything is lined up for replacement

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

Maybe a few bumps dot the road ahead as Bonner Stiller’s replacement learns the political ropes.But because of the timing and the fact a new state representative will be a freshman and in the minority party, officials said Brunswick County and its interests really shouldn’t miss a beat with Stiller stepping down mid-session.

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N.C. Indian Youth conference fuses fun, education and culture

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

By Chelsea KellnerChelsea.Kellner@StarNewsOnline.com

A tall figure in a large feathered headdress hunches toward the earth, feet pounding the ground in time with the hollow bass beat of the drum.

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