Luke DeCock

Basketball coaches and the tie game

College basketball coaches don’t wear a uniform, but for most, a suit and tie is the same thing. For some others, it’s hard to tell if they even own a tie. Suits and sportcoats hold sway, but neckwear is the wild card.

Wake County

Scaffolding collapse points up risks, lack of OSHA rules

The construction accident in Raleigh that killed three men and badly injured a fourth involved mast climbers, a type of scaffolding that is generally regarded as safe but that requires special training and expertise to install and operate safely. Labor advocates say Latino workers, on whom the building industry relies, don’t always get the training and safety equipment they need on the job.

Luke DeCock

This is Duke’s moment, but NC State, UNC wait in the wings

In the disappointment over the way the Tar Heels and Wolfpack exited the NCAA tournament, there is this: Both are in position to return almost their entire teams next season. With Duke facing a likely NBA exodus, and a retooling if not a rebuilding, the balance of power in the Triangle is going to shift.

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Personal Finance

Money Matters: How to remove excess IRA contributions

You have until the typical tax filing date of April 15, regardless of extensions, to make an IRA contribution for the previous tax year. You have until your filing date including extensions to remove an excess contribution from a Roth IRA and avoid a 6 percent excess contribution penalty tax.

Cary News

Cary residents weigh in on Cary Towne Center proposal

Cary Towne Center’s request to allow three-story buildings at the mall prompted a mixture of responses from Cary residents on Thursday in what was seen as the first step in a long process toward welcoming TopGolf, a Texas-based company that builds elaborate driving range/restaurant complexes.

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