Grant provides foreclosure prevention help

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency has been awarded a $2 million grant enabling an additional 8,000 households statewide to receive foreclosure prevention counseling. The $2,009,013 award, from NeighborWorks America under the National Foreclosure Mitigation...

IRS warns of phishing scam

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service warns consumers to be on the lookout for a new e-mail phishing scam. The e-mails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number. The fake e-mails may include the following message: “Your reported...

Cooking for one or two

The following tips can make meal preparation for one or two people efficient and cost-effective: •Divide and store. Buying in bulk can help individuals save money, but it may not always be practical for people living alone or with one other person. After shopping, immediately...

The doctors of rhythm and blues

Podiatrists by day, Jim Judge and Mike Hodos work nights as part of a nine-piece band. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — At 7:40 a.m., on Sunday, April 13, a pair of Wake Forest podiatrists will be standing by to kick off the Rock & Roll Marathon in Raleigh. But they won’t be...

Gas prices continue to rise

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have risen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.52 Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.3 cents per gallon in the...