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May 13, 2019

The State Employees’ Credit Union recently announced the appointment of Mark Fleming to its Board of Directors.

Fleming will fill the seat of Jim Johnson, who served on the board from 2001 until his retirement in April 2019. During Johnson’s tenure, he held the positions of board…


May 13, 2019

U.S. Cellular has named Duane Sherrod as sales manager at both Rocky Mount stores at 2520 Sunset Ave. and 1440 Jeffreys Road.

In this role, Sherrod is responsible for leading his team of wireless technology experts to help customers select the devices, plans and consumer electronics to best meet…


May 13, 2019

If you want to help pay for your children’s college educations, you might want to consider contributing to a 529 plan.

With this plan, your earnings grow federally tax-free as long as the withdrawals are used for qualified higher education expenses such as tuition and room and board. Yet, you…


May 09, 2019

The heart of Rocky Mount is home to a relocated barbershop.

Dennis Ramsingh, 47, has moved D's Cutzz to 118 N.W. Main St. downtown from 1438 S. Church St. in South Rocky Mount, where he had worked since 2010.

"I had been down there for so long — and to me it seemed like nobody knew I was…


May 07, 2019

Tonja Philbeck, Nash County agent for North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co., was named among the Top 75 Agents for 2018 by Steven D. Carroll, executive vice president and general manager.

Philbeck was selected for this honor based on her outstanding sales and service record for multi-…

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May 06, 2019

Southern Bank has named William P. “Will” Johnson as vice president and commercial lender for the Wake County, Rocky Mount and Wilson markets. He has been in the banking industry for the past 10 years.

A native of Rocky Mount, Johnson earned his bachelor’s degree from Barton…


May 06, 2019

Kevin McLaughlin has long dreamed of operating his own coffee business — and he plans to do so at a location across from the Edgecombe Community College campus in downtown Rocky Mount.

McLaughlin is working to open the future Larema Coffee House at 121 Tarboro St., in what had been First…


May 06, 2019

More than 3 billion people use social media monthly, according to recent reports.

So if you’re not leveraging this massive audience for your business, you could be missing out on growth opportunities. Here are eight options to consider, in no particular order.

LinkedIn is a social network…


May 04, 2019

A lo­cal New Holland deal­er­ship is un­der new own­er­ship.

Premier Equip­ment Co. of Rocky Mount pur­chased the prop­erty at what had been Hines Equip­ment at 1751 S. Wes­leyan Blvd.

Premier Equip­ment is vis­i­ble from the high­way as a…


May 03, 2019

Southern Bank recently announced that Sondra McCorquodale has been promoted to executive vice president and chief digital officer for the bank.

She has been in the banking industry for the past 25 years serving in many roles, such as Help Desk manager, operations manager service delivery, senior IT…

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