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Affordable-housing project coming to Hillsboro

Affordable-housing project coming to Hillsboro

This large area of property at the corner of Third and Lincoln streets will become the location of four duplex units, following approval of a tax-credit proposal put forward by Mark Cox, of Vintage Construction, LLC. Cox will build six duplexes in all, the fifth along the 300 block of North Ash and the sixth on a lot in the […]

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Four timely tire tips to keep teenage drivers safer

Four timely tire tips to keep teenage drivers safer

Getting a driver’s license is a pivotal moment for many teens, and with the privilege of driving comes greater freedom and independence. For parents, this can be both a moment of great pride and overwhelming anxiety. In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that drivers 19-years-old and younger were more likely to be involved in motor vehicle collisions […]

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Battling blood clots

Battling blood clots

Golf Legend Arnold Palmer and actor-writer-comedian Kevin Nealon find common ground in fight against blood clots. Arnold Palmer is one of the world’s greatest professional golfers; Kevin Nealon is one of his generation’s most beloved actors and comedians. Though seemingly worlds apart, they’ve experienced conditions that raise their chances for developing blood clots or stroke. The unlikely duo has set […]

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The link between snoring and heart disease

Snoring isn’t pleasant for anyone—not the partner who has to sleep beside the snorer, nor the snorer whose breathing may pause repeatedly throughout the night. But did you know that loud, excessive snoring is often a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that—if left untreated—can cause you to be five times more likely to die from heart disease? Along […]

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What business owners need to ask before retirement

Small businesses are the backbone of the Ameri­can economy. In fact, the number of small businesses in the United States has increased 49 percent since 1982, according to the U.S. Small Busi­ness Administration, and the 23 million small businesses in America today account for 54 percent of all U.S. sales. “For many people, owning a small business is part of […]

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What every homebuyer should know about termites

What every homebuyer should know about termites

More than half of Americans (52 percent) have never had their homes inspected for termites, according to an NPMA survey. Yet 38 percent worry about discovering termites in their homes and 33 percent have had termite damage or know someone who has, the survey found. It’s a cruel coincidence that the spring’s real-estate buying season corresponds with another far less […]

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With diabetes, don’t overlook annual eye exams

With diabetes, don’t overlook annual eye exams

Diabetes can affect many aspects of a person’s health, such as increasing the risk for heart disease, stroke or serious kidney damage. However, many people may not realize that diabetes can also damage the eyes. More than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 2.3 million of them have Diabetic […]

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How to secure the home loan that you need

How to secure the home loan that you need

Springtime represents new beginnings and is the prime time to get the house in order. Whether you’re looking to make a first-time purchase, refresh an existing home or simply leverage built-up equity for other reasons, it’s important to figure out which path is right for you and understand the lending options available. Fortunately, many financial institutions offer various free online […]

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Five upgrades under $5,000 that can sell your house

Five upgrades under $5,000 that can sell your house

Dress up and differentiate a kitchen while adding style and flair with fresh air skylights and designer blinds in colors and patterns. Powered by the sun and operated by remote control, Energy-Star-qualified solar powered skylights and blinds, plus installation costs, are eligible for a 30 percent federal tax credit. It’s a sobering truth of real estate that sellers often have […]

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Providers uniting for county health fair March 21

Marion County residents can become better aware of local and area health and wellness services by attending the Marion County Health Fair planned for Saturday March 21. Organized by the Marion County Health Department and the two local hospitals, St. Luke in Marion and Hills­boro Com­munity, the fair will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gymnasium at […]

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