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December 04, 2018

The unemployment rate rose in all 100 counties in North Carolina in October, including the Twin Counties, according to the state Department of Commerce.

However, David Rhoades, communications director of the Commerce Department, said it’s important to note that employment estimates are…

December 03, 2018

Even though Cargo Transporters Inc. opened its Rocky Mount terminal less than two years ago, the site has already proven itself effective in connecting the company with its main objective: Recruiting and retaining truck drivers.

“The facility has delivered what we hoped it would,” says…


December 03, 2018

A few insurance enrollment deadlines are coming up quickly.

The annual enrollment period for individual health insurance ends on Dec. 15. For people receiving Medicare benefits, the enrollment period for a prescription drug plan ends even sooner, on Dec. 7.

Medicare Part D plans are vital for…


December 03, 2018

Bad online reviews can discourage potential customers, but sticking your head in the sand by ignoring a bad review is not your best option.

In fact, responding to customer reviews can result in better ratings and improve your business’ online reputation.

A study analyzed tens of thousands of…


December 01, 2018

The state Rural Center recently recognized a small business in the Twin Counties during a two-day event in Raleigh.

Franca and Steve Gilbert, owners of Alimentaire Wholesome Breads in Tarboro, were honored as the 2018 Rural Entrepreneurs of the Year at this year’s state Rural Assembly held on…


November 30, 2018

Many Twin Counties residents will be searching for the perfect Christmas Tree in the coming weeks.

Longtime Christmas tree farmer and local seller Ricky Sharpe of Nash County said he expects to sell more than 700 trees this season at his lot at 1288 E. N.C. 97 in Rocky Mount. He’s been…


November 30, 2018

For the second straight year, small businesses in downtown Rocky Mount are hosting a holiday event to help create more exposure in the central part of town.

The second annual “Ugly Sweater Sip-N-Shop” event will be hosted by Dynamik Learning and the Rocky Mount Downtown Merchants…


November 28, 2018

Roses is urging people in the Twin Counties to come out for a special upcoming event at one of its Rocky Mount locations.

The regional discount retail chain will be hosting a grand re-opening ribbon-cutting event at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Roses store at 3030 Sunset Ave. in the Englewood Square…


November 27, 2018

The Rocky Mount Mills has hired a local woman to oversee a new meeting and event space that will be opening next year on the campus of the 150-acre mixed-use development on the Tar River.

Nashville native Leslie Keen recently was hired as the new event space manager of the Power House at the…


November 26, 2018

As 21st century industry sectors go, wholesale enterprises get short shrift.

Next to R&D and advanced manufacturing, the movement of consumer goods from the hands of producers to retailers seems, on the surface, somewhat “old economy.”

But these days warehousing, transportation and…

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