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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…


New hotels move ahead with plans

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…


Center serving more businesses

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…


Wesleyan offers online entrepreneurial course

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,…