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February 07, 2019

A baker apparently has found the ingredients for success since opening in Rocky Mount's busy northwest commercial and retail area the week before Thanksgiving.

Winde Jackson began serving customers in a brick-and-mortar location off Independence Drive. Now, Jackson's place, Winde Jackson Cakes…


February 06, 2019

The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce is ready to begin celebrating 115 years of service with the 2019 annual banquet on Thursday at Nash Community College.

N.C. State University Chancellor Randy Woodson is set to be the featured speaker.

Chamber President David Farris said the civic…

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February 05, 2019

North Carolina’s jobless rate is up, while Rocky Mount again posted the highest jobless rate among the state’s metro areas and Edgecombe County posted the fifth-highest jobless rate among the state’s 100 counties.

Recently released data from the state Department of Commerce showed…


February 04, 2019

The Twin Counties chief business and industrial recruiter said he believes giving an iPad with local information to a site consultant to Triangle Tire was a factor in securing a commitment from the company to build a massive facility in rural Edgecombe County.

In updating the progress of economic…


February 04, 2019

TARBORO — A new convenience store and sandwich shop is set to be open by Thursday morning at the corner of Western Boulevard and Wilson Street, replacing an older and smaller convenience store on an opposite side of the intersection.

The new store is going to be a Shell EP Mart and is going…


February 04, 2019

To say the financial markets were a bit bumpy in 2018 may be an understatement.

The S&P 500 was down 6.2 percent, the first time this index fell since 2008. So what can you anticipate in 2019?

Let’s review the causes for last year’s market volatility. Uncertainty was a major…


February 03, 2019

Troy Davis' story is one of redemption the Rocky Mount way.

Davis, 31, grew up in the Ward 1 neighborhood of Meadowbrook.

"My mom lives there, my grandmother lives there, I live there," Davis said Thursday morning while sitting at his desk in his Starling Way office surrounded by friends and…


February 03, 2019

Progress is continuing on Triangle Tire's plans to build a massive plant in rural Edgecombe County.

"They're selecting a contractor now," Carolinas Gateway President and CEO Norris Tolson said. "We've got the site ready for 'em. So, when they're ready to build, the site is ready to build on.…


February 02, 2019

The Twin Counties business and industrial recruiter believes the state Division of Motor Vehicles being shifted from Raleigh to the former Hardee's Food Systems building would be quite a prestigious catch for the Rocky Mount area.

"To have a state agency put a major headquarters/location in Rocky…


February 01, 2019

A local restaurant and pub has been in business more than 22 years now, with the longtime owner always working to make sure patrons continue to come and go with smiles on their faces.

Westridge Grill opened in the Westridge Shopping Center along Sunset Avenue and has remained in the same location…

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