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June 24, 2019

After approximately 37 years in downtown Rocky Mount, most of them in the same location, a business is moving to the Westridge shopping center on the northwest side of the city.

Speight’s Trophy Shop will be shifting from 122 N.W. Main St. to 3667 Sunset Ave., hopefully in the second week of…


June 24, 2019

Construction of a future hotel has started along Gateway Boulevard on the northwest side of Rocky Mount, while plans for a second new hotel in the same area are pending approval at City Hall.

Crews are working at the site of what is going to be a Tru by Hilton. A sign at the edge of the site states…


June 22, 2019

Theresa Peaden knows there is a risk to starting a business, but her office can help by providing free confidential one-on-one counseling.

Peaden directs the Small Business Center at Nash Community College. In addition to giving personal assistance, the center offers a variety of educational…


June 19, 2019

The top local small businesses for 2019 are going to receive honors in less than 10 days, with Rocky Mount Mills to be the location of the annual awards gathering.

The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Celebration is set for 6 p.m. June 27 in the Power House. Chamber President…

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…

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