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Since the first of the year, Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina (BBB) has seen a 59.5 percent increase in local complaints compared to the same time last year. Complaints are up around the country as well, with the national complaints increasing over 50 percent.

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Resurfacing work on U.S. 1 in Southern Pines and Aberdeen will begin Tuesday evening, June 1. Construction will be performed between 7 p.m and 7 a.m., weather permitting, and is expected to continue for up to six weeks.

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First Bancorp, the parent company of Southern Pines-based First Bank, and Select Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of Dunn-based Select Bank and Trust Company, announced Tuesday the signing of a definitive merger agreement.

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The Moore County Airport Authority is posting a record-breaking year in fuel sales thus far in 2021, That has put its current fiscal year budget “nicely on track,” with about $2.5 million in expenditures and around $2.7 million in revenue, plus $1 million in reserves.

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The design of Golf House Pinehurst honors the rich tapestry of the village’s late 19th century and early 20th-century building styles. That is the goal, at least, as the United States Golf Association readies its preliminary architectural plans for review.

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The complementary nature of the portfolios of two locally-based companies has brought them together, joining forces to develop a strategic marketing and behavioral science management consulting firm under a single banner.

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The N.C. Local Government Commission (LGC) will consider approval of more than $1 billion in financing applications when it meets on Tuesday, June 1. The bulk of that is being requested by the cities of Charlotte and Raleigh, and Forsyth, Hoke, Moore and Orange counties.

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A 52-year-old man has been arrested in Myrtle Beach after being charged with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend Debbie Owens, 40, whom he lived with in Seagrove, according to Moore County Sheriff's Investigators. 

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FirstHealth of the Carolinas broke ground Thursday morning on its new $68 million comprehensive cancer center. The all-encompassing facility represents a major step forward for cancer treatment and patient care, from diagnosis to treatment, and most importantly, survivorship.