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March 25, 2017

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks flirted with sharp losses but managed a mixed finish after Republicans canceled a vote on their health care bill because it became clear the bill would fail. Hospital stocks soared in response, while companies that stand to benefit from other Trump proposals faltered.…


Residents meet employers at job fair

March 25, 2017

TARBORO — More than 100 local residents came out Friday to talk to several employers looking to fill available positions at Edgecombe Community College’s annual job fair at the Fleming Building Auditorum at the college’s Tarboro campus.

The job fair featured more than 30 employers,…


Employee-owned firm enjoys growth

March 24, 2017

Since becoming an employee-owned company in November 2014, Freedom Industries Inc. in Rocky Mount has grown as a business.

The local full-service contracting company in electrical, mechanical and fabrication was recently rewarded as the 2017 employee-owned company of the year for the Carolinas…


Family opens new Mexican restaurant

March 24, 2017

A new restaurant choice for local residents recently opened in Rocky Mount.

El Jimador Authentic Mexican Restaurant held a ribbon cutting grand opening on March 15 at 2181 Lawrence Circle. The family-owned restaurant is ran by father Eleuterio Alfaro and sons Fernando Alfaro and Francisco Alfaro.…