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Census: 4 Carolina metro areas among nation's fastest growing
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:59:38 -0700

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday on where the heaviest population growth in North Carolina was concentrated last year. READ FULL REPORT The fastest-growing county in North Carolina between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, was Brunswick County, whose population rose 3.1 percent over the period. Brunswick County was followed by Chatham County (2.9 percent), Union County (2.8 percent), Wake ...

Alamance ranks near top third in overall health statewide
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:50:08 -0700

Published: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 04:48 PM. Alamance County isn’t the healthiest place to live in North Carolina. That title belongs to neighboring Orange County.

Brunswick among nation's fastest-growing counties
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:28:14 -0700

Brunswick County had a 10.6 percent growth rate in population between 2010 and 2014,

U.S. man pleads guilty to handcuffing boy to porch with dead chicken at his neck
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:22:49 -0700

A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to handcuffing an 11-year-old boy by his ankle to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck as punishment.

Trial to begin for NC man accused of cuffing child to porch
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 06:21:16 -0700

The trial for a North Carolina man accused of chaining an 11-year-old boy on a porch with a dead chicken around his neck is expected to start this week.

North Carolina Cop 'Pulls Over' a Tiny Pink Convertible
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:26:37 -0700

A North Carolina deputy decided to have some fun over the weekend -- pulling over a pink toy car.

Bringing new business and jobs to Rowan the hot topic at community forum
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:57:32 -0700

Hard hit by the recession, Rowan County has found the path back to prosperity to be more difficult some of its neighboring counties.

Reportedly dead Florida man who arrested in N. Carolina
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:18:03 -0700

A Jacksonville businessman reported dead two years ago in Venezuela was arrested in North Carolina on alleged fraud charges Saturday after his life insurance companies filed a lawsuit alleging he was alive ...

Truliant credit union expanding Charlotte-area presence
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:37:39 -0700

The $11 million expansion, which includes four branches that already have opened since October, will give Truliant 14 locations in the Charlotte area. The move comes as some banks, including Charlotte-based Bank of America, are scaling back their branch networks.

Bluffton's Brown Golf under contract to purchase Florida courses
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:03:33 -0700

Pacific Life and Bluffton-based Brown Golf are under contract for Brown’s purchase of the Windsor Parke Golf Club in Jacksonville, Fla., and the Champions Club at Julington Creek in St. Johns County. John A. Brown, CEO of the company that has six courses in South Carolina, seven in Pennsylvania, four in North Carolina and one each in Florida, Georgia and New York, told the Florida Times-Union ...