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September 19, 2017

Several national retailers are looking to come to Rocky Mount within the next few years.

Alan Matthews, director of economic development for the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the city of Rocky Mount, said Jimmy John’s, Panera Bread, Starbucks, DQ Grill and Chill,…


September 19, 2017

U.S. homebuilders are feeling less optimistic about their sales prospects, reflecting concerns that rebuilding efforts following hurricanes Harvey and Irma will drive up costs for construction labor and materials.

Even so, builders’ overall view of the new-home market remains positive.


Builder Sentiment

September 18, 2017

A 24-hour laundromat opened a few months ago in Rocky Mount.

Benvenue Express Laundromat is located at  1550 Benvenue Road across from Walmart and next to Walgreens. The laundromat is a partnership between brothers Faiz and Muhammad Chaudhry, along with their brother-in-law Muhammad Omer.…


September 18, 2017

Nash UNC Health Care has hired Rocky Mount native Dorsey Tobias as director of marketing and communications to replace long-time director Jeff Hedgepeth, who recently announced his retirement.

Tobias most recently managed national public relations for PNC Bank’s asset management group.



September 18, 2017

In today’s digital age, it’s more important than ever to pay attention to your online reputation.

Just like your home or office, your online presence needs a spring cleaning to get rid of old unwanted items, brush the dust off what’s valuable, and make sure there are no surprises…


September 16, 2017

NEW YORK — Texas and Florida are usually the biggest markets for ReelSonar’s fishing devices and apps. But recreation isn’t a priority right now — and may not be for a while — in the states amid the devastation left by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Though ReelSonar is…

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September 15, 2017

WASHINGTON — Higher gas and housing costs boosted U.S. consumer prices 0.4 percent in August, the most in seven months. The increase suggests inflation could be picking up, but the figures were likely distorted by Hurricane Harvey.

Consumer prices climbed 1.9 percent last month compared with…

Consumer Prices

September 15, 2017

A local retailer is holding a special pet adoption event Saturday as part of its parent company’s Pet Appreciation Week celebration. 

The Tractor Supply Company store at 506 Sutter’s Creek Blvd. will host the event in partnership with Friends of Rocky Mount Animals in hopes of…

September 14, 2017

WASHINGTON — Higher energy costs led to prices at the wholesale level rising in August at the fastest pace in four months.

The Labor Department said Wednesday that its producer price index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach the consumer, rose 0.2 percent last month. It was…

Producer Prices

September 13, 2017

Rocky Mount is gearing up to host one of its largest and most profitable events of the year.

The 2017 Down East Viking Football Classic will take place between Fayetteville State University and Elizabeth City State University. The game takes place at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Rocky Mount…

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