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If there is one anytime soon, it's hard to tell how long or deep it will be. But many economists think it might be relatively mild. That's because American households are in stronger financial shape than before the Great Recession. Mortgages and household debts, as a percentage of overall incomes, are lower. And ultra-low interest rates make it easier for consumers to stay current on their debts.

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In the seven years since the housing crash ended, home values in more than three-quarters of U.S. metro areas have climbed faster than incomes, according to an Associated Press analysis of real estate industry data provided by CoreLogic.

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The Burke branch of Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC hosted the annual Bowl For Kids' Sake recently. The event was a great success because of o…

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A Morganton-based loan officer was recently ranked inside the top 10 for the profession in the state by the North Carolina Housing Finance Age…