August 24, 2017

NEW YORK — Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it's not doing it alone.

The world's largest retailer said Wednesday it's working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for voice shopping through Google…

Stocks surge as banks, tech firms lead indexes higher

August 23, 2017

NEW YORK — Stocks around the world jumped on Tuesday, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 had one of its best days of the year, as markets put a shaky last couple of weeks further behind them.

Shares of technology companies and retailers helped lead the way in the United States. And with…

Baker Distributing Co. opens new store in city

August 21, 2017

A longtime air conditioning, heating and refrigeration company with more than 200 locations opened a store in the Twin Counties earlier this summer.

Baker Distributing Co. opened for business in May at 101 Patrick Court off Zebulon Road in Rocky Mount. Ronny Taylor, store manager of Baker…

Southern Bank honors its own

August 21, 2017

Southern Bank recently held its annual Best Bankers Event at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa at Grande Dunes.

J. Allen Corbett III, vice president and commercial lender in Wilson and Nash counties, was recognized as a Top Commercial Banker. 

A native of Rock Ridge, Corbett attended…