Questions and answers of general interest and consumer topics.
Q: Who in Fayetteville does taxes for free? — W.D., Fayetteville
A: We found several places that provide free income tax service, but it is based on your income.
The state’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Coalition, made up of nonprofits across North Carolina, offers help to individuals or families earning $53,000 or less annually, according to the VITA website.
In Fayetteville, the service is offered by the Consumer Credit Counseling Service through the nonprofit Action Pathways. Call 485-6131 or 323-3192 for more information.
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation for “low to moderate” income and especially for those who are 50 and older. This service is available at the Fayetteville Senior Citizens Center, 339 Blue St. The phone number is 433-1574. It is also available at the Hoke County Public Library, 334 N. Main St. in Raeford. The library phone number is 910-875-2502.
Q: What is the address for Mack Brown, former football coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill? — D.P., Hope Mills
A: Brown, who was coach at UNC from 1988 to 1997, is now a college football analyst for ESPN. He joined the network in 2014; he works a variety of studio shows and also at games.
You can write to him at ESPN's address, which is ESPN Plaza, Bristol, CT 06010.
After he left UNC, Brown coached the University of Texas, which won the national championship in 2005 while he was there. He coached the Longhorns from 1998 to 2013.
Brown was also head coach at Appalachian State University in 1983, and at Tulane University from 1985 to 1987.
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