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May 19, 2018

RALEIGH — Gay-rights advocates are divided on whether to cheer or bemoan a potential marriage between the state of North Carolina and one of the global corporations most friendly to LGBT workers and causes.

Feelings remain raw over North Carolina’s so-called bathroom bill, which…

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May 18, 2018

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The prospect of legal sports betting throughout the United States has prompted a flurry of deals among gambling and technology firms who want a foothold in the billion-dollar industry.

Casinos, race tracks, daily fantasy sports companies and others are itching to offer…

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May 17, 2018

U.S. stocks notched solid gains Wednesday, recouping some of the market’s losses from a day earlier.

Technology and health care companies drove much of the rebound, outweighing losses in safe-play stocks like utilities and real estate investment trusts. Small-company stocks fared better than…

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May 16, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appellate court has vacated a key permit granted to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, an order Tuesday that means all work on the multistate project must stop, according to attorneys who argued the case for environmental groups.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says…


May 16, 2018

The N.C. Department of Labor recently honored local businesses for outstanding on-the-job safety achievements in 2017 during it’s annual Rocky Mount Safety Awards banquet at the Rose Hill Conference Center in Nashville.

N.C. Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry said it was an honor for her to…

May 15, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A glut of legal marijuana has driven Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet — one that doesn’t come with a high.

Applications for state licenses to grow hemp…

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May 15, 2018

Elma Farmer of Farmer’s Produce, the large tent-looking setup on Sutters Creek Boulevard, has accepted credit cards as a means of paying for his fruits and vegetables for about four years now.

But he still can’t figure that darn swipe system out.

Legally blind and in his 24th year of…


May 14, 2018

Healthy Transformations Counseling, a new business that will serve the community, recently opened in Enfield.

Nicole Benjamin, licensed professional counselor and owner of Healthy Transformations Counseling, grew up in Enfield but left to pursue her studies.

"Enfield is my home, and I always…


May 14, 2018

The unemployment rate decreased in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties in March, including the Twin Counties, according to figures from the N.C. Department of Commerce. 

Edgecombe County’s unemployment rate dropped from 8.1 percent in February to 7.5 percent in March, while Nash…

May 14, 2018

The state is planning to open a license plate agency office in southern Nash County.

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is seeking applicants to operate a new license plate agency in southern Nash County, which includes the towns of Bailey and Middlesex, said DMV spokesman John Brockwell.…

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