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May 18, 2023

Southern Pines area CVB sets aside $1 million for One-Time- Project grants for tourism related projects

The Pinehurst, SouthernPines, Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has opened applications for a $1 million One-Time Project Fund formed by the CVB. The OTPF is a grant program open to qualifying Moore County municipalities and non ...

Apr 26, 2023

United Bankshares, Inc. announces earnings for the first quarter of 2023

United Bank Logo provided by United Bankshares, Inc.United Bankshares, Inc. recently reported earnings for the first quarter of 2023 of $98.3 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, as compared to earnings of $99.8 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, f ...

Apr 17, 2023

KS Bank opening full-service branch in Dunn

Photo courtesy of KS BankKS Bank has received regulatory approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the North Carolina Commissioner of Banks to open a full-service branch in Dunn.In May 2022, KS Bank opened a Loan Production Office i ...

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Posted Jun 2, 2023
An institution in the military world and a city within itself, Fort Liberty‚Äôs resiliency and spirit have come to represent strength and tradition for North Carolinians and military communities alike.  In the past year however, Fort Liberty has u
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Mar 27, 2023

First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company to assume all deposits and loans of Silicon Valley Bridge Bank, N.A., from the FDIC

Frank B. Holding, Jr., chairman and CEO of First Citizens - Photo provided by First Citizens BankFirst-Citizens Bank & Trust Company, a subsidiary of Raleigh-headquartered First Citizens BancShares, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a ...

Feb 16, 2023

New name, new tenants: Local downtown landmark has new name - Dogwood State Bank celebrates grand opening of Fayetteville location

Dogwood State Bank hosted a limited gathering of partners and local media alongwith representatives from the Fayetteville Chamber to celebrate the new facility - Photo provided by GFBJA new company is taking up residence in one of Downtown Fayettevil ...

Feb 6, 2023

Dogwood State Bank Regional President calls new branch location in iconic downtown building the "perfect fit"

Photo courtesy of Dogwood State BankDogwood State Bank, a North Carolina state-chartered community bank, announces the opening of its newest location in Fayetteville, NC. The full-service branch, located at 225 Green Street, in Fayetteville, NC conti ...

Jan 27, 2023

United Bankshares, Inc. announces record earnings for the year of 2022

Photo courtesy of United BankUnited Bankshares Inc. is reporting record earnings for 2022. Jim Strickland is the Market President for the Fayetteville/Lumberton region of United Bank, which  includes offices in Fayetteville, Hope Mills, Lum ...

Dec 28, 2022

Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union distributes $1,000,000 in Loyalty Dividends

Photo courtesy of FBFCUFort Bragg Federal Credit Union announced today that it paid $1,000,000 in Loyalty Dividends to 20,500 qualifying member-owners on Dec. 20, 2022. For the fifth year in a row, Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union has paid a Loyalty D ...

Dec 20, 2022

North Carolina communities receive $42.3 million in Neighborhood Revitalization Grants

Photo courtesy of the N.C. Dept. of CommerceThe North Carolina Department of Commerce awarded 30 Community Development Block Grant - Neighborhood Revitalization fund requests to 27 local governments totaling $42.3 million. The requests will provide h ...


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Summer in the gardens: Taking a look at the current and future displays and events as the Cape Fear Botanical Garden kicks off the summer season

PHOTO PROVIDED BY CAPE FEAR BOTANICAL GARDENCFBG is connecting local history and agriculture with NASCAR with their Horticulture, Hooch & Outlaws in Fast Cars exhibiton display until August 20.New activities, events and day trips are coming up fo


The Cozy Heron: Lillington "glamping" experience allows for a comfortable yet unforgettable time in the great outdoors

Each individual wagon is eight and a half feet tall, twenty-five feet long, and contains one hundred and eighty squarefeet of space to relax in - Photo provided by Cape Fear River AdventuresSummer is approaching rapidly in North Carolina, and we all


C&S Ice: Family owned mobile food stand brings a northern frozen treat to beat the southern heat

Carla (left) and Sean Stansberry, (right)are the team behind C&S Ice, workingtogether to make all of their food byhand and with care - Photos provided by GFBJC&S has loyal fans of all ages who travel to meet them at their location for the day