Banking & Finance

May 25, 2022

Local financial literacy authors to host workshop for children

Financial literacy authors and advocates, Crystal McLean and Kishanna Heyward, have teamed with the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County to help the youth understand the value of money in fun, interactive and creative ways. Children in ...

May 12, 2022

Economic growth and development: Regional educational institutions fain insight from industry leader on entrenpreneurship

Local colleges are at the forefront of the discussions on economic development and growth as they are preparing students to enter the workforce. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY AND UNC PEMBROKE.In the past month, Fayetteville State U ...

May 11, 2022

Lumbee Guaranty Bank first quarter report shows steady growth

Lumbee Guaranty Bank’s first quarter report shows consistent earnings, asset growth, and continued improvement in asset quality. Lumbee Guaranty reported a net income of $1,057,000 or earnings per share of $0.32 in 2022, compared to 2021 with a ...

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Sandy Ammons
Fayetteville Technical Community College Foundation

FTCC Foundation Will Fund More Nursing Scholarships with $391,000 Planned Gift

Posted Sep 30, 2021
Paula Poglinco Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) Foundation is celebrating receiving the largest single gift ever in the Foundation’s 36-year history. Retired nursing instructor Paula O’Brien Poglinco made a $391,000 planned gift f entire article
Apr 4, 2022

United Bankshares, Inc. ranked no. 2 in Newsweek's Most Trustworthy Companies

United Bankshares, Inc. is among the top of Newsweek’s 2022 list of America’s Most Trusted Companies. Across the 22 industries evaluated, United Bank ranks number two in the banking category. Cumberland County is home to three United Bank l ...

Mar 21, 2022

First Bank finalizes Select Bank acquisition with office move

This morning, First Bank finalized its acquisition of Select Bank & Trust by moving into what was Select Bank’s office at 2818 Raeford Road in Fayetteville. First Bank is adding 11 branches to its footprint and adding 1,300 employees to ...

Mar 9, 2022

First Horizon sells to TD Bank Group: Toronto-Dominion Bank Group announces acquisition of First Horizon for $13.4B

The transaction is expected to close early in 2023.Toronto-Dominion Bank Group and First Horizon Corporation have announced theyhave signed an agreement for TD to acquire First Horizon in an all-cash transaction for $13.4 billion.First Horizon curren ...

Feb 15, 2022

Fidelity Bank opens newest branch in Southern Pines

Fidelity Bank recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest branch in Southern Pines with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. Many town officials were present at the event, including Southern Pines Mayor Carol Haney, town councilmembe ...

Feb 11, 2022

Bragg Mutual Federal Credit Union expands to serve 26 N.C. counties

Local Bragg Mutual Federal Credit Union was recently approved to serve 301 census tracts by the National Credit Union Association.  Bragg Mutual can now serve 26 counties in North Carolina and seven in South Carolina, extending the credit u ...

Feb 11, 2022

First Horizon Corporation releases 2021 fourth quarter report

First Horizon recently released their fourth quarter and 2021 year net income report. Fourth-quarter results were reduced by a net $41 million after-tax, or $0.08 per share, of notable items that tie to the IBERIABANK Corporation Merger. This is ...

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FTCC Foundation Will Fund More Nursing Scholarships with $391,000 Planned Gift

Sandy Ammons - Executive Director of the Foundation, Fayetteville Technical Community College Foundation
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