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One-time bonuses for N.C. teachers head to Cooper’s desk

The North Carolina legislature has agreed to offer $350 bonuses to public school teachers this fall and asks Gov. Roy Cooper to spend federal COVID-19 funds to provide even more one-time compensation.

Virginia family out for ride finds nearly $1 million in road

It's not finders keepers for one Virginia family. They returned nearly a million dollars they found in bags in the middle of the road.

First wave of coronavirus stimulus payment deposited

The first batch of stimulus payments promised to American taxpayers amid the coronavirus pandemic were direct deposited on Saturday, the Internal Revenue Service said.

$50,000 Powerball ticket sold in Wilmington

Check your tickets! Although it wasn't the jackpot, someone in the Cape Fear won big in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.

8 million student loan borrowers must do this in 2020

More than 8 million federal student loan borrowers use income-driven repayment plans.

Holiday tipping: Why we do it, and how much to give

For many, the winter holidays bring a slew of rituals that are tiresome, expensive or stressful, and one ritual that's often all three: The year-end tip parade.

Bank mistakenly puts $37M in woman’s account

A Texas woman got quite the surprise when she discovered $37 million in her bank account.

Scammer uses fake ‘movie money’ to steal iPhone

At a time when high-tech scams are running rampant, police in Houston are warning residents to be aware of a low-tech swindle after a college student was cheated out of her iPhone by a scammer using a stack of phony cash known as "movie money."

Federal Reserve, FDIC approve merger of BB&T, SunTrust banks

The Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Tuesday approved the $66 billion merger between BB&T and SunTrust, clearing the last hurdles in creating the sixth-largest bank in the U.S.

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Pender County Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting in Burgaw

The Pender County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting in Burgaw Thursday afternoon.

US traffic deaths fell 2% in 2019; 3rd straight yearly drop

The government's road safety agency says U.S. traffic deaths fell for the third straight year in 2019.

Parrots forced to separate at zoo for excessive swearing

A British wildlife sanctuary has been forced to separate five parrots who wouldn't stop swearing at visitors.

Subway bread isn’t bread, Irish court says

Ireland’s Supreme Court has ruled that bread sold by the fast food chain Subway contains so much sugar that it cannot be legally defined as bread.