Money

Freeman Park visitors talk increase in park rates
Spring break is in full swing and that means a lot of people are heading out to the beach. This weekend Freeman Park visitors got a first-hand look at some changes this year. Sat, 04/04/2015 - 2:52am
NC commerce secretary defends need for more incentives money
A top advocate of Gov. Pat McCrory's request for more money for North Carolina business incentives is facing skepticism from Senate Republicans who believe lower tax rates is the better way to attract companies. Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:51am
Commissioner, GOP legislators back NC insurance bills
Republican lawmakers and Democratic state Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin back legislation they say would improve the process to set North Carolina homeowner insurance rates and give insurers a new way to cover huge losses after a hurricane. Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:38am
Bladenboro getting new company, 50 jobs
Bladen County will get a piece of a $6 million pie. The N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 18 grants or loans with a commitment of more than 600 new jobs. Fri, 02/20/2015 - 3:40am
Lottery winner takes more than $50,000 home to Winnabow
Brunswick County continues its lottery luck winning streak. Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:04am
Early-session spending bill approved by NC Senate
The state Senate supports making spending changes to help a panel reviewing public school academic standards do its work and so a rule-making body can defend itself in a lawsuit against the State Board of Education. The chamber voted Wednesday in favor of a bill that locates $275,000 to operate the committee recommending changes by the end of the year to Common Core. The vote was 38-11. Thu, 02/05/2015 - 2:42am
NC Senate budget-writers roll out early spending bill
Top Senate budget-writers have written an early-session spending bill that in part seeks to ensure a panel drafting new academic standards for North Carolina's public schools has money to perform its work. The bill filed Monday directs the Department of Public Instruction to transfer $275,000 to help the panel, which was created last year. Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:47am
BB&T apologizes for problem that emptied customer accounts
BB&T Corp. is apologizing for a processing problem that caused some customer accounts to show incorrect balances or zero funds The Winston-Salem-based bank posted an apology on its Facebook page Wednesday, adding that it fixed the problem, corrected account balances and refunded overdraft fees. Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:03am
AP: Carolinas politicians get payouts from lender
An Associated Press investigation has found that soon after taking office, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina accepted six-figure stock payouts from Tree.com, the corporate parent of the online mortgage broker LendingTree. Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:05am
Bank of America taking $400M litigation charge
Bank of America says it is taking a $400 million charge to cover additional litigation costs and cut its results for the third quarter. The Charlotte, North Carolina, company says it is in talks with U.S. banking regulators about its foreign exchange business. Citigroup cut its third-quarter earnings by $600 million on Oct. 30 for similar reasons. Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:58am