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June 16, 2018

A local small hardware and appliance retail chain store is currently having a store closing liquidation sale on all items.

The Rocky Mount Sears Hometown store at 1214 N. Wesleyan Blvd. in the Tiffany Square Shopping Center is going out of business. Company officials wouldn’t disclose a final…


June 15, 2018

The person in charge of helping recruit industries to the ever-growing Triangle area and other surrounding counties spoke to local business leaders, community leaders and local officials Thursday in Rocky Mount.

The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce held the second session of its 2018…


June 15, 2018

MONTAUK, N.Y. — Caterers in Washington tweeted a photo of maroon sashimi appetizers served to 700 guests attending the governor’s inaugural ball last year. They were told the tuna was from Montauk.

But it was an illusion. It was the dead of winter and no yellowfin had been landed in the…

Fishy Business

June 13, 2018

WASHINGTON — A federal judge approved the $85 billion mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner on Tuesday, a move that could usher in a wave of media consolidation while shaping how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies.

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon green-lit the merger without…

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June 12, 2018

NEW YORK — Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change — though not right away — following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections.

Any changes are likely to happen slowly, as companies assess how much consumers will…

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June 11, 2018

NEW YORK — The age-old issue came up again recently: A potential client asked Nate Hartmann, “Hey, how old are you?”

Since Hartmann founded Yellow Box in 2010 at age 18, he’s encountered skeptics who doubted his company could design websites and create online marketing…

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June 11, 2018

U.S. Cellular recently awarded its Dynamic Excellence Award to Ronald Jackson, store manager for U.S. Cellular in Rocky Mount.

The annual Dynamic Excellence Award is given to associates that have clearly demonstrated the values of the organization. Jackson has been with U.S. Cellular since…

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June 11, 2018

Altice USA has named Spencer Walston as regional director of the North Carolina market for Suddenlink products and services, which includes Suddenlink operations in Greenville, Rocky Mount and New Bern.

In this newly created role, Walston will focus on engaging the local market with…

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June 11, 2018

Most companies dedicate substantial time and energy to researching, planning and implementing communication strategies that build stronger relationships with their customers, but the most successful also dedicate an equally significant amount of energy to communicating with their employees.…


June 10, 2018

BOSTON — It’s never been clear whether robotics company Boston Dynamics is making killing machines, household helpers, or something else entirely.

For nine years, the secretive firm — which got its start with U.S. military funding — has unnerved people around the world with…

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