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Lincoln City Outlets announced that it will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. This will be the second year in a row the outlet center has joined many national retailers in closing on the holiday. The center will be open early on Black Friday and only extending hours on very select days, like th…

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Thanksgiving Day begins the holiday season and gives us an opportunity to be grateful. When you think of gratitude and how it relates to your finances, what comes to mind? Maybe how thankful you are to have enough money to cover your needs and wants? The ability to provide a warm meal in you…

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NEWPORT — What started as an entrepreneurial experiment at the beginning of the pandemic has evolved into a niche business for a Newport woman.

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division is hosting a hiring event and job fair on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lincoln County Search & Rescue Building, 830 NE Seventh St., Newport.

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The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon at the Hallmark Resort on Friday, Nov. 12, at noon. The featured speaker will be Rian Martinsen, business partner at BBSI, who will be sharing on the topic, “Strategic Business – From Planning to Leadership.”

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There are a lot of questions about President Biden’s Build Back Better plan and potential tax law changes, including an adjustment to capital gains taxes.

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Residents and visitors to Newport have the opportunity to win a commemorative glass float given away by Newport merchants this winter. No stormy beachcombing or wave dodging are required to find one of these luminous artisan collectibles, hand-blown by Oregon Coast Glassworks and The Edge Ar…

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Tamale Time in Seal Rock has changed its name and menu. Now known as Good Mood Food, it will be serving up a variety of homemade comfort cooking for preorder and takeout instead of its previous Mexican fare.

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Julia Carlson, a financial advisor at Financial Freedom Wealth Management Group, LLC in Newport, has been recognized as a 2021 Top Wealth Advisor Mom, according to a list recently published by Working Mother magazine and SHOOK Research.

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It is never too early to teach your children about saving money. Some of the biggest lessons your child may learn happen when they’re entering adulthood and getting ready to live independent lives. However, young adults face many challenges. With uncertain job prospects, rising housing costs…

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NEWPORT — The COVID-19 pandemic changed most peoples’ lives in some form or another, but for Sira Balderas, it was the catalyst that brought a long-time dream to reality.

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Pediatrician Dr. Leah Swift has joined Samaritan Depoe Bay Clinic. She provides a full range of health care to children from birth through age 18.

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NEWPORT — Restaurants have been one of the hardest hit industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Forced to shut down early in the pandemic, then allowed to re-open with limited capacity or take-out only, many restaurant owners had to lay off staff or close their doors permanently. Adding to t…

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According to one study done by the U.S. Small Business Administration, 88 percent of small business owners feel their business is vulnerable to a cyber-attack.1 These concerns may be well founded: according to another study, 46 percent of all small businesses have, at some point, been the ta…

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As of Sept. 16, the Shell gas station and Porter’s convenience store at the corner of Highway 101 and Highway 20 in Newport have been under new management and are being converted into a Circle K gas station and store. Circle K banners now hang over the Shell logos on the station’s sign and c…

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Registrations have been coming in at a good pace, but there is still room for additional participants in a workshop this month, created to help Lincoln County residents learn more about how to launch a child care business on the coast.

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Navigating the myriad rules regarding human resources, payroll, family leave, disciplinary actions and more can be overwhelming for many small businesses. Layered atop this year’s exceptionally tight labor market, the situation is even more challenging.

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The proverb “Necessity is the mother of invention” and the saying “Happy wife, happy life” encapsulate what led two friends to invent a product that not only led to happy wives, but thousands of happy customers.

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Whether you’re looking for new regular clothes for your toddler or searching for the right outfit to dress your newborn for a special occasion, Salty Kisses Children’s Boutique in Waldport offers a variety of children’s clothing with a hint of southern flair.

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TOLEDO — While most of the talk regarding housing in Lincoln County tends to focus on developing large-scale affordable rental complexes, the market is short on all types of rental dwellings, including higher end, luxury apartments.

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Inflation is the steady rise of prices for goods and services over a period of time. It also is a result of how the Federal Reserve controls our money supply. At different times and circumstances, inflation can be either good or bad for us. It is dependent on our own situations. If you owe m…

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Lincoln County business owners have struggled to find the necessary workers to keep up with a busy tourist season this summer, and that trend may be indicative of a greater statewide labor shortage.

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It’s easy to sign up and commit to monthly subscription services that fit your interests. However, the cost of subscription services can be pricey, especially if you have more than one or if you forget about them.

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Up Our Alley, a business that has had a presence on the Newport Bayfront for the last 30 years, will be closing its doors at the end of September.

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Starting Sept. 5, the waiting week will again apply to unemployment insurance benefit claims. The waiting week does not impact the number of weeks claimants receive in benefits or the total amount they may be paid. It does mean people need to wait until after the first week they are otherwis…

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One of the first stops as you enter Lincoln City from the south, Tastebuds Bistro offers a full range of classic breakfast, lunch and dinner options with unique flavor and a welcoming dine-in first atmosphere that might be hard to find these days.

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Oceanlake Veterinary Clinic will be celebrating its new facility with an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28.

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NEWPORT — If you’re looking for a drink to compliment your morning workout routine, to chat with other health-minded beachgoers or sub out a daily meal for a low-calorie alternative, consider taking a trip to Nye Beach and check out its newest shake and energy bar.

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The news keeps getting better for Social Security recipients. It’s now projected that benefits will increase 6.1 percent in 2022, up from the 4.7 percent forecast just two months ago. That would be the most significant increase since 1983.1,2