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University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill ranks 27th best in the nation for its graduate education program, study finds

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill finished 27th in a ranking of best education schools by U.S. News that examined 258 campuses around the nation.

Bertie County ranks the poorest of North Carolina counties, study finds

Bertie County was ranked the poorest county in North Carolina in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the least affluent regions in all 50 states.

Analysis: Wake County has fastest growing local economy in North Carolina

Wake County was ranked the top-performing local economy in North Carolina in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

Duke University ranks 10th best in the nation for law schools, study finds

Duke University finished in a tie for 10th in a ranking of best law schools by U.S. News that examined 192 campuses around the nation.

Walmart rated top employer in North Carolina, study finds

Walmart employs 57,431 workers in North Carolina, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill ranks 3rd best for library studies, study finds

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill finished third in a ranking of best library and information studies programs by U.S. News that examined 51 campuses around the nation.

North Carolina ranks 12th highest for its share of structurally deficient bridges

North Carolina finished 12th among the 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., in a new analysis examining which states have the highest percentage of bridges in poor condition.

North Carolina finishes 18th on best state ranking

North Carolina was ranked the 18th best state in the nation, based on criteria such as health care, public education and economic growth, according to a new analysis by U.S. News.

Average teacher salaries in North Carolina rank 29th highest in nation

The average North Carolina teacher’s 2018-19 salary is estimated to be $53,975, the 29th highest in the nation, according to annual rankings and estimates released last month by the National Education Association (NEA).

Analysis: Onslow County posts 11th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 251 properties in Onslow County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 11th highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Duke University's engineering program ranks 24th best in the nation, study finds

Duke University finished in a tie for 24th in a ranking of best engineering programs by U.S. News that examined 199 campuses around the nation.

2 Fred’s stores to close in North Carolina

The discount chain Fred’s Inc. will close 104 more underperforming stores, including two stores in North Carolina, by the beginning of summer, the Memphis-based company said this week.

Analysis: Fayetteville area posts 15th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 437 properties in the Fayetteville area started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 15th highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Office Depot store to close in North Carolina

Thirty-six stores owned by Office Depot Inc., including a store in North Carolina, are holding liquidation sales as they prepare to close their doors, according to a report in Business Insider.

Analysis: North Carolina posts 16th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 927 properties in North Carolina started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 16th highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill medical school ranks 1st best for primary care in the nation

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill finished first in a ranking of best medical schools for primary care by U.S. News that examined 120 campuses around the nation.

Analysis: IRS audit rate for Edgecombe County residents is highest in North Carolina

Edgecombe County residents were audited by the Internal Revenue Service at a greater rate than similar jurisdictions in North Carolina, according to an analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Analysis: Duke University ranks 13th best for medical research in the nation, study finds

Duke University finished in a tie for 13th in a ranking of best medical schools for research by U.S. News that examined 120 campuses around the nation.

Analysis: State and local tax burden in North Carolina is 24th lowest in U.S.

On a scale of lowest to highest, the state and local effective tax rate for North Carolina ranks 24th in the nation, according to a new WalletHub.com study of tax burdens imposed by the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: North Carolina ranks 5th lowest on state cigarette taxes

The state cigarette taxes charged in North Carolina ranked 46th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on 2016 data.

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