| Dec 8, 2012
| 3:35 PM
More than 150 single mothers, working couples and a few single fathers, all of whom have been hit by hard times, were on a Christmas toy-shopping trip Saturday morning at the 365 Church on 365 Mid Atlantic Parkway.
Called 365 S.H.O.P. (Saving and Helping...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:29 PM
They rolled out with empty shopping carts, and a few ideas of what a teenager might like for Christmas. Members of the Roanoke Regional Home Builders Association fanned out across the Bonsack Walmart Monday morning. And the presents began to pile up....
| Dec 16, 2012
It soon became obvious last weekend at the Westminster Senior Center that there are certainly different approaches to wrapping presents.
Westminster Police Chief Jeffrey Spaulding had a no nonsense approach, cutting fast and flipping a box quickly....
| Dec 13, 2012
| 3:53 PM
Christmas is known as the season of giving.
We are all so busy thinking about giving presents to others that it can become a hectic time of year. In an effort to avoid the rush of shoppers filling the stores on weekends, I spent Wednesday trying to...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:09 AM
It may be tempting to buy just about anything to check off your Christmas list in this final stretch of the holiday shopping season. However, financial experts say this is a crucial time to set yourself up for a financially successful 2013.
| Nov 30, 2012
| 1:06 AM
FARGO, N.D. - "What does this advertisement mean, anyway? It says 'the more you buy, the more you save,'" my college roommate remarked. She liked to read the Sunday newspaper ads to me. She was from South America and spoke Portugese and Spanish as her...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 8:11 PM
With the holiday season in full swing, many shoppers are looking for the best gift options. Many of those shoppers opt for gift cards but The Better Business Bureau warns buyers to be aware of what they're buying.
"It's a great way to give people...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The holidays are in full swing and for most people that means lots of opportunities to eat delicious, high-calorie foods that they normally don't eat during the rest of the year.
According to the Calorie Control Council, during Thanksgiving alone,...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Cheryl Knauer has a restaurant gift card in mind for her in-laws, a massage gift card planned for another family member and intends to pick up cards in smaller dollar amounts to Chick-fil-A and Starbucks for kids' stockings and teachers' gifts.
| Dec 6, 2012
| 2:34 AM
The gift card text message scam is back with a vengeance this holiday shopping season. Shoppers across the country are receiving spam text messages, called smishing, saying they won pricey gift cards.
Here's how the scam works. You receive a text...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 2:28 PM
While shoppers cram local stores to find that perfect Christmas present, one type of gift is gaining in popularity. But you won't find it at the shopping mall and it certainly won't fit under a Christmas tree. In today's Hometown Dollars and Sense, we'...