COVID-19 surcharge: why some businesses are tacking on an extra fee to your bill

Businesses are adding fees to help cover various costs that allow them to stay open during the pandemic.

  Wilmington bank processes thousands of PPP loans, allowing businesses and non-profits to stay afloat

Wilmington group organizes t-shirt fundraiser to help struggling restaurants due to pandemic

Duke Energy waives late fees to help customers during pandemic

  Financial expert urges calm after Dow’s worst day since the financial crisis of 2008

PPD files for IPO that could raise $1 billion

  100 years after Prohibition, alcohol’s economic impact continues to grow

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  Corning Credit Union cuts ribbon on new regional office in Wilmington

  Deadline to file tax returns is Monday at midnight

  Travel to Castle Hayne for a home considered a local best buy in real estate the week of April 7

  No new taxes: City of Wilmington looks at economic growth, cost cutting to keep promise

  Leaders discuss plan that could bring hundreds of jobs to Columbus County

  Prepared meals tax on the table in Brunswick County

  Local Real Estate Considered a Best Buy the week of February 10th

Bradley Creek home, at $995,000 considered a great buy for a high end homeowner.

  Rep. Davis seeks $8 million for new visitor center, other projects at Fort Fisher Historic Site

Rep. Ted Davis (R-New Hanover County) filed a bill in the North Carolina House of Representatives on Monday to secure $8 million in funding for projects at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach, the first step in getting the money included in the upcoming state budget.

  Ohio lawmakers push to end sales taxes on diapers, tampons

Two sales tax exemption bills will be introduced on the Ohio House floor Tuesday, one focusing on diapers and another focusing on products like pads and tampons.

  Tax experts encourage filing before Feb. 15 in case of another shutdown

With the possibility of another government shutdown on February 15, tax experts suggest filing your returns no later than this week.

Proposed tax could help pay for beach projects in Brunswick County

  Don’t get hooked: Protect yourself from misleading financial aid offers

Luck today will pay off tomorrow: Lottery winner puts prize money toward retirement

  Woman beats cancer three times, builds a small business because of it

Best Real Estate Deals in southeastern North Carolina 11/23

  NC treasurer addresses concerns of income tax cap hurting state’s Triple-A bond rating

  Take a look at three ‘good deals’ in real estate this week

Just For Buyers Realty is sharing its top deals of the week for real estate in southeastern North Carolina.

  Southern Brunswick islands work to boost business

That area of the county is experiencing population growth, but not much push in businesses. The purpose of the breakfast series is find ways to attract business that can accommodate the growing population.

Wilmington’s economic scorecard bouncing back from Florence

The scorecard looks at how well Wilmington ranks against peer cities in human capital, traded sector jobs, entrepreneurial activity and innovation.

  Hiring fair: Best Buy looks to bring in seasonal employees

Best Buy is gearing up to hire more employees for the holiday shopping season. The electronic store will hold a hiring fair in Wilmington Thursday, Nov. 1 for seasonal positions.

  Lack of student loans prevents entrepreneur from getting a loan

Already having an understanding about the costs associated with a start-up, Jacob Tippet had a hard time justifying college’s price tag. That amount of money could transform his career now, while the classroom had no guarantees.

Deadline extended to apply for unemployment benefits after Hurricane Florence

Workers who lost their jobs as a direct result of Hurricane Florence now have more time to apply for disaster unemployment insurance.

  How to check if you have counterfeit money

Just by looking the $100 bills seized by the Wilmington Police Department on Wednesday, you would never know they were fake.

  Millennials prioritize prenups

Compared to other generations, millennials are embracing prenuptial agreements in higher numbers. The trend could be partially rooted in seeing their parents go through divorces (and the financial aftermath) but is likely caused by the fact that millennials tend to marry later in life.

  Home values skyrocket: Should you borrow against it?

With home values surging, owners aren't sitting on the equity in their homes, they're borrowing against it.

You could own a piece of Live Oak Bank

Live Oak Bank’s Chairman and CEO James Mahan III kicked off the company’s initial public offering Thursday morning by ringing Nasdaq’s opening bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.