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June 17, 2019

After having lost a Hardee’s Restaurant to a fire nearly 3½ years ago, Pinetops is going to have a new Duck Thru convenience store at the same site, the chief executive of the Edgecombe County town said.

“In this day and time, small towns struggle to start with,” Mayor…

June 13, 2019

The fate of LifeCare, Rocky Mount’s only long-term acute care hospital, is uncertain at this point as its parent company, LifeCare Health Partners, has filed for bankruptcy and Nash UNC Health Care officials are pondering what role they might play in the facility’s future.


June 13, 2019

The Twin Counties should be the scene of economic success for the rest of the year and into next year.

That’s based on a presentation a member of the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Committee gave on Wednesday morning at Station Square.

“We’re looking…

June 12, 2019

Teresa Honeycutt wanted to learn about a free online program to help people start their own businesses, so she went to the launching of a collaboration between N.C. Wesleyan College and the foundation of a nationally known philanthropist.

Honeycutt, 56, of Rocky Mount and an N.C. Wesleyan student,…


June 10, 2019

Hannah Luther’s start in the furniture and home decor business can be traced to her sister Beth Ann Luther acquiring a house in Rocky Mount.

“And she’s not exactly one for decorating or really girly things,” Hannah Luther, 22, said of the sister, 26, who is a city police…


June 10, 2019

The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce and the Carolinas Gateway Partnership are going to roll out the red carpet for state Division of Motor Vehicles employees in response to the planned relocation of the agency’s headquarters to the city.

“We felt like once we got it secure, our…


June 10, 2019

A local law firm is welcoming a new lawyer.

Alex Urquhart has joined Battle, Winslow, Scott & Wiley. 

"I look forward to serving Nash and Edgecombe counties and the surrounding communities," Urquhart said.

The Edgecombe County native will work primarily in the practice areas of litigation…

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June 10, 2019

One of the most powerful tools for building a successful business is a loyal customer base that freely advocates for the services or products you provide.

Even the smallest businesses can become a giant when the word gets out that they’ll go the extra mile to build positive relationships with…


June 07, 2019

Ryan Lippert has joined Sara Lee Frozen Bakery as the leader of the Tarboro Bakery, reporting directly to Carson Funderburk, chief supply chain officer.

Lippert backfills Chris Tripp, who has taken on the newly created role of technical services manager. 

Lippert joins Sara lee from Revlon…

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June 05, 2019

Rocky Mount again has the highest jobless rate of North Carolina’s metropolitan areas, but local leaders remain optimistic such a status is going to become history.

“We’re ready to pass that baton on to someone else,” Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO…

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