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October 17, 2018

With the Rocky Mount Event Center a week away from its scheduled opening date, another locally owned small business recently opened up with the hope of being a part of the revitalization of downtown Rocky Mount.

Sisters Tiffany Grant-Lane and Requita Williams have started a family business as co-…


Teen paints mural for local business

October 16, 2018

A once-empty building on Sunset Avenue has probably caught the attention of passing motorists.

That’s because of a mural being painted by a local high school student.

Lorah Beth Currin, 16, a junior at Faith Christian School, has been hard at work for the past few weeks painting several…


Jobless rate holds steady across area

October 16, 2018

North Carolina will continue to have robust job growth coupled with low employment going into 2019, which is a good sign for struggling areas like the Rocky Mount metropolitan area that has made modest gains economically as it continues to slowly recover from the recession, according to national…


Draka rides 40 years of growing success

October 15, 2018

It's a company with Dutch roots and Italian parents.

And its products are critical to the functioning of the world's most breathtaking trophy properties — like the 154-story Burj Khalifa in Dubai, currently the world's tallest building.

The company is Draka Elevator Products, and it calls…