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March 12, 2018

NEW YORK — When Michael Dwan starts interviewing job candidates, he doesn’t use the phone or an in-person meeting — he texts with them.

“It’s a real-world test of how we actually work,” says Dwan, chief technology officer at Highrise, a business software company…

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March 12, 2018

You and your spouse may have thought about retirement, but have you created a joint vision for this time of your life?

If not, you'll want to consider some key questions.

Where should we live? Once you retire, you may need to consider two key aspects of your living situation: the size and location…


March 12, 2018

Rocky Speight recently qualified for Edward Jones' Financial Advisor Leaders Conference.

The conference recognizes financial advisors who are among the leaders in the financial services firm.

Speight was among the 800 financial advisors who qualified out of the firm's 16,000 financial advisors in…


March 10, 2018

As Rocky Mount residents and business owners at the Rocky Mount Mills, Kristi Ellis and her husband, Travis, believed they needed to do something different with their local craft beer and wine bottle shop to make a better connection to the community.

The first order of business for the Ellises was…


March 10, 2018

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, amid rising business confidence lifted by the Trump administration’s tax cuts and a resilient global economy.

The surprisingly robust hiring, reported by the Labor Department on Friday, was the…

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March 09, 2018

WASHINGTON — Unswayed by Republican warnings of a trade war, President Donald Trump ordered steep new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S. on Thursday, vowing to fight back against an “assault on our country” by foreign competitors. The president said he would exempt…


March 05, 2018

A longtime jewelry store will be hosting a traditional spring event showcasing an assortment of vintage and antique jewelry.

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry will hold its ninth annual estate jewelry event from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at its Rocky Mount store at 117 Winstead Ave. in West End Plaza.…


March 05, 2018

Why do ladies live longer than men? This is a truth that spans the industrialized world.

Women live on average 5- 10 years longer than men: In the US, 6½ years longer, 5.3 years in the UK, 12 years in Russia and six months more in India. Eighty-five percent of people over age 100 are women,…

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March 05, 2018

Carpetland Carpet One Floor & Home has launched a new app to help people catch up on 2018’s home decorating trends.

From floors and finishes to faucets and fixtures, the 2018 Trends Issue of Beautiful Design Made Simple has everything you need to get inspired — and it’s…

March 02, 2018

Carolinas Gateway Partnership officials are backing off a statement made last week that the CSX trains-to-trucks terminal planned for Rocky Mount is kaput.

Partnership CEO Norris Tolson told the Telegram this week that as far as he knows the railroad company hasn’t pulled the plug on the…

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