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August 11, 2018

A local restaurant owner is making another try in the Rocky Mount dining scene.

Robert McBride, who was the owner of the former Washington Street Grille that closed down last year, has jumped right back into the fray as the owner of Cokey Road Diner and Catering Services at 1100 Cokey Road.



August 11, 2018

A civic organization that provides networking opportunities for businesses located in Edgecombe County is hosting an upcoming event to help showcase local businesses.

The Edgecombe Entrepreneur Organization will be holding a Small Business Expo from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday in the breezeway of the…

August 10, 2018

Rite Aid shares plunged Thursday as the company headed into an uncertain future after calling off its merger with the grocer Albertsons.

Analysts and retail insiders questioned the drugstore chain’s prospects after it ended a planned takeover by Albertsons before Rite Aid shareholders could…

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August 10, 2018

Marianne Miranda was on the verge of shutting down Miranda’s Sweet Addictions, a small local bakery in Rocky Mount.

Miranda, who has relocated the store to 1137 Jeffreys Road in the Benvenue Plaza Shopping Center, opened the specialty bake shop that’s known for selling homemade wedding…


August 09, 2018

NEW YORK — The microwave ate my homework? Reusable notebooks where writing disappears with heat are among the basic school supplies raising their game against gadgets like iPads.

Also hot in the paper aisle this year: Decorative tape, creative journals and scented pencils in smells like bacon…

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August 08, 2018

WASHINGTON — Even with the U.S. economy booming and the job market strong, hiring has slowed among one category of employers: Small businesses.

Yet it isn’t because these companies are hurting. Far from it. Small businesses today are generally optimistic, and most say they’re…

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August 08, 2018

Motorists across the Twin Counties and throughout North Carolina should expect to see gas prices rise again before the summer vacation season is over, according to AAA Carolinas officials.

“We will likely see a spike at the pump before summer draws to a close,” said Tiffany Wright,…


August 07, 2018

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks finished broadly higher for the third day in a row Monday. Media, retail and technology companies rose, and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway led gains for the financial sector.

Most sectors climbed as companies including Facebook and Netflix recovered some of…

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August 06, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court on Monday threw out two key permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a ruling environmental groups said should halt construction on the 600-mile natural gas pipeline, but project developers insisted should not result in a lengthy delay.

A three-judge…


August 06, 2018

Every year around this time, folks in Tarboro line up to be a loser.

The TECC-TIME Reverse Raffle makes winners losers and losers winners. As raffle tickets are drawn, each winner loses their chance at being the biggest loser of the night and pocketing $3,000. Other prizes will be up for grabs as…

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