First Bancorp (FBNC) in Southern Pines, N.C., saw its earnings nearly double in the first quarter from a year earlier behind higher net interest margin, lower provision for loan losses and higher fee income.

The $3.3 billion-asset company reported net income of $5.5 million during the quarter, compared to $2.9 million a year ago.

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