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October 18, 2018

TARBORO — An established regional discount retail chain is expanding across the Twin Counties.

Henderson-based Roses that’s owned by Variety Wholesalers Inc. and has more than 100 stores including two Roses in Rocky Mount, will be opening a new location next year at the Riverside…


October 17, 2018

With the Rocky Mount Event Center a week away from its scheduled opening date, another locally owned small business recently opened up with the hope of being a part of the revitalization of downtown Rocky Mount.

Sisters Tiffany Grant-Lane and Requita Williams have started a family business as co-…


October 16, 2018

A once-empty building on Sunset Avenue has probably caught the attention of passing motorists.

That’s because of a mural being painted by a local high school student.

Lorah Beth Currin, 16, a junior at Faith Christian School, has been hard at work for the past few weeks painting several…


October 16, 2018

North Carolina will continue to have robust job growth coupled with low employment going into 2019, which is a good sign for struggling areas like the Rocky Mount metropolitan area that has made modest gains economically as it continues to slowly recover from the recession, according to national…


October 15, 2018

It's a company with Dutch roots and Italian parents.

And its products are critical to the functioning of the world's most breathtaking trophy properties — like the 154-story Burj Khalifa in Dubai, currently the world's tallest building.

The company is Draka Elevator Products, and it calls…


October 15, 2018

The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Month for September is Woodard Dentistry.

The dental practice started in 1968 with Dr. Lyle Crumpler and was originally located on Foy Drive in Rocky Mount. Dr. Dan Ballance took the helm of the business in 1975 and the company…


October 15, 2018

Personal exemption is no longer available on your tax returns. In prior years, each person claimed on a tax return was able to get a personal exemption amount — for 2017, that was $4,050 for each person.

Standard deduction amounts have gone up for the 2018 Federal Tax Return. Those amounts…


October 15, 2018

Youth organizations in Nash County can now earn up to $1,000 through U.S. Cellular’s Community Connections program.

Now in its fourth year, Community Connections provides sponsorship support to help youth groups pay for uniforms, equipment, travel and other group expenses. Since the program…

October 14, 2018

The largest private employer in the Twin Counties has added to its workforce this year as it works toward opening a nearly $200 million facility.

The Pfizer Rocky Mount plant has increased employment from 2,200 to 3,000 employees, according to Samantha Reardon, manager of Global Media Relations at…

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October 14, 2018

Braswell Family Farms, one of the foremost producers of premium and specialty eggs and feed on the East Coast, celebrated its 75th year in business on Oct. 6.

The fourth-generation, family-owned farm held a company-wide event at Boddie Mill, the business’ first location.

Braswell Family Farms…

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