In local news:

The Carolinas are among the nation’s leaders in wage growth, according to Business Insider’s take on new data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The news outlet ranked the 50 states based on earnings growth in 2017, a figure that includes wages and salaries but not income from other sources, such as payments from rental properties.

North Carolina cracks the top 10, where it is tied with Georgia at No. 9 with a gain of 3.8% in earnings. South Carolina follows just a bit lower…