February 12, 2019

SPRING HOPE — A Raleigh-based call center company is now operating a facility in a former textile plant on the south side of Spring Hope and is anticipating employing more than 270 people in the future.

The company, Millennia, had been looking at possibly locating a call center either in Wake…

Traditional, Roth IRAs can be part of retirement plans

February 11, 2019

Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.

IRAs can be an important tool in your retirement savings belt, and whichever you choose to open could have a significant impact on how those accounts might grow.

IRAs, or Individual Retirement Accounts, are investment…

Southern Bank names new executive officer

February 11, 2019

Southern Bank recently promoted Judy Lynn to executive vice president and chief credit officer for the Bank.

She has been in banking for over 29 years and with Southern Bank for the past 15 years.

A native of Raleigh, Lynn is a graduate of the UNC-Wilmington, where she earned a bachelor’s…

N.C. State chancellor lauds area

February 08, 2019

N.C. State University Chancellor Randy Woodson told the annual banquet of the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce he was going to be brief in his remarks — and he was.

Woodson on Thursday evening spoke approximately 10 minutes to the civic group at Nash Community College's Brown Auditorium.…