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Sale of First South Bank knocks another N.C. financial institution

With First South Bank of Washington, N.C., selling this week, North Carolina loses another homegrown community bank. In the last year, nine N.C.-based banks have sold or are being sold, all but two acquired by out-of-state institutions. Many of those banks, including BNC Bancorp, Paragon Commercial and Yadkin Financial, were top performers by profitability and […]

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Gardening in the South

Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum, Mark Weathington, has published a new book —Gardening in the South: The Complete Homeowner’s Guide.  He reveals the #1 secrete to successful gardening in our region, his predictions for challenges gardeners may soon face, and offers a message of hope for the frustrated.

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Rare Water Lilies Bloom in South Carolina

Visitors to Landsford Canal State Park in Catawba, South Carolina usually venture to the park for its spectacular beauty of the Catawba River and incredible canoeing and kayaking along the waterway. But for a few short weeks each year, the luckiest adventurers can partake in all these activities while surrounded by the rare Rocky Shoals […]

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South Carolina man who kept woman chained in container pleads guilty to 7 murder charges

A South Carolina man who admitted killing seven people over nearly 13 years while running a successful real estate business has pleaded guilty to seven counts of murder

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