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Consumer confidence up slightly in July

U.S. consumer confidence was relatively unchanged from June to July, but remains at its highest level since February 2020, just before the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S.

Shortages cut into sales of existing US homes in April

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes fell for the third straight month in April as the number of properties for sale hit a record low, driving prices to new highs.

Boat builder buying NC company, seeks to create 500 new jobs

The world’s largest fishing and recreational boat builder has announced its acquisition of North Carolina-based Hatteras Yachts.

Bank of America to raise minimum wage to $25/hr by 2025

Consumer banking giant Bank of America plans to set the minimum wage for all positions at the company to $25 an hour by 2025, the bank said Tuesday.

CFPUA expands capacity at Richardson Water Treatment Plant

CFPUA’s Richardson Water Treatment Plant can now treat and distribute an additional 1 million gallons of water per day (MGD), keeping pace with growth in Northern New Hanover County.

Gas Buddy estimates about half of gas stations in NC are still without fuel

North Carolina gas prices have risen 15.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.92/g today, according to GasBuddy.

Target suspends in-store sales of sports cards, cites safety

Target is pulling in-store sales of popular trading cards, citing employee safety, after a parking lot brawl in one of its stores last week.

Gas Buddy estimates 68% of gas stations in North Carolina are out of fuel

Governor Roy Cooper and officials at North Carolina Emergency Management continue to monitor the effects of the Colonial Pipeline shutdown on gas supply in North Carolina.

McDonald’s raising US workers’ pay in company-owned stores

McDonald’s is raising pay at 650 company-owned stores in the U.S. as part of its push to hire thousands of new workers in a tight labor market.

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UNCW men’s and women’s soccer schedules released

Both teams' schedules have been released as of Thursday.

Habitual felon sentenced to up to 4.5 years in prison

Evidence was presented by the State that Jones had committed a similar breaking and entering into a storage building in January of 2018 on Virginia Avenue.

Dept. of Insurance fines Humana $630,000

Humana has accepted the voluntary settlement agreement without admitting any liability or violation of any federal or state laws, regulations or rules.

Interior Department announces next steps for proposed offshore wind energy project

This project, if approved, would be the first to operate off North Carolina's shore and has the potential to provide considerable economic benefits to the region during construction and throughout the project's lifetime.