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June 25, 2017

A Spring Hope hemp plant is continuing its efforts to make hemp the next cash crop for local farmers.

Industrial Hemp Manufacturing on N.C. 581 in Spring Hope, a subsidiary of Hemp Inc, recently announced its farming associates, who are licensed by the N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission, have…


Sears closes another 20 stores

June 25, 2017

NEW YORK — Sears is closing another 20 stores as the ailing retailer tries to turn around its business.

Real estate investment trust Seritage, which owns the 20 real estate properties, confirmed the closings— 18 Sears stores and two Kmart stores — in a government filing Friday.

In…


Page wins award for client achievement

June 25, 2017

Sherlon Page of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Rocky Mount recently won the firm's Frank Finnegan Award for her exceptional achievement in building client relationships.

Page was one of 880 of the firm's 15,000 financial advisors to receive the Frank Finnegan award.

The award is named…


Stocks inch higher as energy firms claw from the hole

June 24, 2017

NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes nudged higher Friday after energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week.

After meandering up and down through the day, the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 3.80 points, or 0.2 percent, to end at 2,438.30. The Dow Jones…