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January 18, 2019

Jeff Tyson, a soybean producer from Nashville, recently was elected president of the N.C. Soybean Producers Association at the 52nd Annual Meeting in Durham.

As president, Tyson will seek to build an understanding of and appreciation for agriculture among consumers, while ensuring soybean farmers…


January 17, 2019

If you're driving by a Providence Bank, John Barker had much to do with the locations being there.

Not only that, Barker, 68, is a Rocky Mount native who has long been deeply involved in community life.

Barker's background in finance — and as one of the founders of Providence Bank —…

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January 14, 2019

Eric Ghiloni makes no secret of his criticism of the offerings by American commercial beer companies.

"It's bland and boring to me," the head brewer at Koi Pond Brewing Co. at Rocky Mount Mills said.

So Ghiloni, with nudging from his friends, started brewing his own beer.

"And I just fell in love…


January 14, 2019

Bunch & Company LLP, a certified public accounting firm, recently announced that Jeffrey O’Donoghue CPA has been admitted to the firm as a new partner and Zachary Carver has been admitted to the firm as a new staff accountant.

O’Donoghue joined the firm in 2010 and has 20 years of…

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January 14, 2019

Express Employment Professionals surveyed business owners, decision makers and human resource professionals about the overall hiring trends in their markets and how they impact their hiring decisions.

Businesses are generally optimistic about a strong start to 2019, although signs of caution emerge.…


January 10, 2019

A local businesswoman this weekend is opening a place in Rocky Mount where people can have space for business seminars, birthday parties, graduation parties and weddings at reasonable prices.

Sandra Bryant-Richardson is going to be the owner and operator of the Platinum Room Event &…


January 07, 2019

Every American could use a laugh when it comes to current medical insurance woes. Or maybe a long cry.

Politicians, pharmaceutical companies and insurers are stalemated over how to fix things. Maybe we need a superhero to solve the problem. I watched a TV commercial recently…

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January 06, 2019

The head of N.C. State University is going to be the keynote speaker at the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting on Feb. 7 at Nash Community College.

Randy Woodson, N.C. State’s chancellor since 2010, is going to address the 115th gathering of the Twin Counties’…

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January 06, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a sniper on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn., but a local minister is continuing to press forward with the slain civil rights leader’s dream.

King’s dream not only called for the end of white racist oppression, but economic…

January 04, 2019

Edgecombe County posted North Carolina’s third highest unemployment rate for November, but a local industrial recruiter is upbeat about progress in the Twin Counties, given that major companies are committed to opening manufacturing facilities or expanding their operations.


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