July 25, 2016

NEW YORK — Expect more talk about small business issues such as taxes and regulations as the post-convention presidential campaigns intensify, with Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton trying to woo entrepreneurs and show they know what company owners need.

It's a perennial…

Cooke expands digital marketing agency to Eastern North Carolina

July 25, 2016

GREENVILLE — Cooke Communications has opened a new location for its digital marketing agency, Two Oceans Digital, in Greenville.

Based in Key West, Fla., Two Oceans has offered digital marketing services to customers in the Sunshine State since 1994. Elizabeth Semple, a Greenville…

Act today to avoid financial regrets tomorrow

July 25, 2016

“Regrets? I’ve had a few,” Frank Sinatra said.

Sinatra, one of the more famous entertainers of the 20th century, did things his way, but he also was familiar with remorse. We all deal with regrets, and financial ones are among the most troublesome.

Here are the leading…

New furniture store delays opening

July 23, 2016

Initially slated to open next month, the new Rocky Mount Conn’s HomePlus store in Golden East Crossing mall has delayed its opening until late October, company officials said.

Conn’s HomePlus is a 126-year-old furniture and speciality home goods retailer based in Woodlands, Texas.…