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March 11, 2019

Jason Davis wants Twin Counties residents to be able to meet appraisal experts, home builders, representatives of financial institutions, paint suppliers and tradesmen — and anyone else with expertise in housing and residential upkeep.

Davis is president of the Rocky Mount Area Home Builders…

March 11, 2019

The Tar River District of the East Carolina Council of the BSA presented its 2019 Distinguished Citizen Award to Norris Tolson, president and CEO of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership, at the Friends of Scouting banquet on March 5 at the Rose Hill Conference Center.

State Commerce Secretary…


March 11, 2019

I am sure by now you or someone you know has gotten some not-so-good news in filing your 2018 tax returns.

If you are one of those receiving results with less refund or had to pay, go to your employer and update your W-4 Form to get your withholdings on track of where it should be. A few things you…


March 05, 2019

A proposal was approved Tuesday for Rocky Mount to be the future headquarters of the state Division of Motor Vehicles, prompting reactions of elation from key officials in the Twin Counties.

“I think it’s exciting news for Rocky Mount,” Mayor David Combs said. “I think…


March 04, 2019

Sherlon Page, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Rocky Mount, recently attended the fourth annual Edward Jones Women's Conference in St. Louis.

The conference recognizes top female Edward Jones financial advisors and provides attendees with the opportunity to network, hear from…


March 04, 2019

First Carolina Financial Services Inc., parent company of First Carolina Bank, announced last week the completion of a private placement of mandatory convertible subordinated notes to local accredited investors.

The notes will pay interest quarterly at 4 percent for three years until they…

March 04, 2019

Why is business credit important?

For business owners, having a separate legal entity, such as a corporation or limited liability company, provides the opportunity to create a credit identity with business credit reporting agencies, also known as a business credit profile. A credit profile is…


March 01, 2019

A Rocky Mount business wants to help women feel good about themselves by offering properly fitting bras for sale.

Courtney Vitale, 24, manages The Classy Couturier, a specialty bra-sizing and bra-fitting boutique in the 100 block of North Winstead Avenue and inside her mother’s Rocky Mount…


February 27, 2019

North Carolina's chief business development official on Tuesday got the chance to take a close look at Rocky Mount Mills.

"It's marvelous," state Commerce Secretary Anthony Copeland said as he toured the business and residential site.

Copeland compared what he saw to a renaissance going on in many…


February 26, 2019

A new local insurance agent who's in the business of selling health and life policies is himself lucky to be alive.

"I almost lost my life right out of high school," said Albert Rodgers, 64, who recently opened The Rodgers Agency in Suite 292 of Station Square in downtown Rocky Mount.

Rodgers, who…

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