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July 01, 2016

NASHVILLE — Small businesses are often known as the main driver of smaller economies, especially in areas such as the Twin Counties.

The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce again rewarded several local small businesses for their success and positive impact in the community during the 2016…


Five basic steps for legacy planning

July 01, 2016

What long-term impact do you want to have on the people and causes that are important to you? Legacy questions are tough, and estate planning, an essential part of documenting your intentions, can be complex. Consider the following basic steps:

— An updated will — Your will is…


Bunting earns two Edward Jones award

July 01, 2016

A Rocky Mount financial adviser has earned two honors from Edward Jones.

C.B. Bunting III was presented the Century Award and the Edward Jones Sr. Founders Award.

Bunting was one of only 369 of the firm's more than 14,000 financial advisers to receive the Century Award, a release says.

"I am…


Hershey rejects $22.3B takeover bid from maker of Oreo cookies

July 01, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Hershey on Thursday rejected a takeover offer from Oreo maker Mondelez that would bring some of the world’s best known cookies and chocolates under one company.

It confirmed receiving a preliminary offer from Mondelez for a mix of cash and stock totaling $107 for each…