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January 21, 2018

The person in charge of one of the largest electric power holding companies in North Carolina highlights the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce’s 114th annual meeting sponsored by the Rocky Mount Mills.

Duke Energy North Carolina President David Fountain, who is also chairman of the N.…


Business owners help employees with emotional problems

January 21, 2018

NEW YORK — An employee is severely depressed and unable to complete a task. Or has mood swings and outbursts, unnerving colleagues and disrupting the workplace. These are some of the hardest situations small business owners and managers can face.

John Crossman has had employees at his…


First South Bank purchase finalized

January 20, 2018

A Rocky Mount bank was recently part of a purchase by a South Carolina financial institution that bank officials say has created the second largest community bank in the Carolinas with total combined assets of more than $3 billion.

Carolina Financial Corp., the holding company of CresCom Bank,…


Stocks close higher as market sets latest record high

January 20, 2018

Investors shrugged off the potential for a federal government shutdown Friday, driving U.S. stocks higher and setting new milestones for several of the indexes.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index, Nasdaq composite and Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks finished at record highs as…