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September 25, 2017

Southern Bank has expanded its footprint in the Twin Counties.

The bank with more than 60 locations throughout Virginia and Eastern North Carolina recently opened a branch in an old bank building last month at 102 E. Hamlet St. in Pinetops. The Southern Bank branch in Pinetops has four employees.…


Financial consultants group honors Kornegay

September 25, 2017

The International Association of Registered Financial Consultants has recently awarded Lemuel W. Kornegay III, of Paladin Financial Services Inc. the “Ethics Approved Seal” for his adherence to the IARFC Code of Ethics.

This historical verification includes background checks from the…


Keeping stock market performance in perspective

September 25, 2017

The stock market has enjoyed an extended period of strong performance that dates back to the end of the last bear market in early 2009.

While stock market performance can be measured in a myriad of ways, it’s the Dow Jones Industrial Average that has surpassed several one thousand point…


Businesses forced to deal with drug abuse

September 24, 2017

NEW YORK — After a troubled youth himself, Phillip Cohen made it a practice to hire people at his woodworking business who have also struggled with addiction and mental health issues. But when an employee died from a drug overdose, he adopted a zero-tolerance policy.

“I think I have…