Volume 1 Issue 10: Oct 8, 2021


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Oct 14, 2021

Work hard, play hard: Fayetteville goes extra mile to attract sporting events

FACVB is constantly on the lookout for interesting sporting events and competitions to bring to the region.  Photo provided by FACVB.In basketball, they call it a “sixth man.” Fayetteville’s Ray Floyd and Charlotte's Davis Love III loved playing ...

Oct 14, 2021

Legacy Pediatrics expands to Spring Lake

Legacy Pediatrics opened its Spring Lake location, pictured with staff on the right, on September 13.Leaving a legacy is a fundamental part of what drives Ana Hodges and what inspired the name of her pediatric clinic. Legacy Pediatrics opened its sec ...

Oct 14, 2021

Capital gains tax: What impact could Biden administration's proposed changes make?

A proposal to increase the capital gains tax has many taxpayers asking how it will affect them.The proposed increase in capital gains tax would raise the tax from 20 percent to the highest of 39.6 percent, affecting the wealthiest taxpayers on gains ...

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Diane Cherry
North Carolina Military Business Center

Transportation Electrification at Military Installations

Posted Aug 1, 2022
Military bases across the country are in the process of transportation electrification. This runs the gamut from developing electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure options, considering what and how many vehicles to purchase, and how to maintain
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Oct 14, 2021

Local businesses make BNC125 2021 list

Every year, Business North Carolina releases BNC125, a list of the top 125 private companies in North Carolina. The list highlights the largest privately held companies within the state by collecting employment and revenue information from the compan ...

Oct 14, 2021

The impossible task

Every professional has had a moment in time where a task has seemed unmanageable. But learning how to manage those kinds of tasks can combat workplace complacency, which oftentimes leads to burnout. The word “burnout” was introduced by a psychol ...

Oct 14, 2021

Visioning the future of Spring Lake

A vision for the future of Spring Lake is being created through a new comprehensive land use plan, and a kickoff meeting was held on Thursday, Sept. 30 at the Spring Lake Recreation Center as one of the first steps to updating the plan for the first ...

Oct 14, 2021

Wellons makes a mark on Spring Lake

Billy Wellons President of Wellco Contractors and Principal Officer of WS Wellons RealtyBilly Wellons, president of Wellco Contractors and principal officer of WS Wellons Realty, has served the Spring Lake and greater area for more than five decades, ...

Oct 14, 2021

Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes new staff members

FACVB announced on Sept. 24 the hiring of three new team members, Isaiah Griffin, Joie Schubert and Jennifer Betshlimon. Griffin will serve as the sales coordinator for the FACVB. He will work alongside other coordinators within the organization ...

Oct 14, 2021

Select Bank & Trust board of directors honor two individuals

President and CEO of Select Bank & Trust WILLIAM HEDGEPETH and Chairman of the Board GARY CICCONE were honored on Sept. 17 with Resolutions in Recognition and Appreciation for Service to Select Bank & Trust.   “We began this jo ...

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In The Current Issue

Economic concerns affect spending: Consumer spending patterns show more caution toward everyday spending

Sharon McCutcheon/UnsplashIn recent months, areas across the country have witnessed spikes and drops in the economy. For some this works in their favor, however, the biggest trend across the board is people being more cautious with their money. 

Moving up the ranks: North Carolina holds coveted spots on two ranked lists on business environment

Giorgia Trovato/UnsplashNorth Carolina’s business community has been the talk of the town across the nation as it has been recognized as an ideal place to work.  Last year, Business Facilities released an annual ranking that placed North Ca

Military veterans get to work: The Heroes MAKE America program & FTCC help transition military members into the civilian workforce

Photo by Heroes Make AmericaEvery year, men and women prepare to leave their life of military service and transition to civilian life – 200,000 in fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. For those service men and women, finding work in