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September 19, 2017

Several national retailers are looking to come to Rocky Mount within the next few years.

Alan Matthews, director of economic development for the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the city of Rocky Mount, said Jimmy John’s, Panera Bread, Starbucks, DQ Grill and Chill,…


Homebuilder sentiment falls in September

September 19, 2017

U.S. homebuilders are feeling less optimistic about their sales prospects, reflecting concerns that rebuilding efforts following hurricanes Harvey and Irma will drive up costs for construction labor and materials.

Even so, builders’ overall view of the new-home market remains positive.

The…


Partners open new local laundromat

September 18, 2017

A 24-hour laundromat opened a few months ago in Rocky Mount.

Benvenue Express Laundromat is located at  1550 Benvenue Road across from Walmart and next to Walgreens. The laundromat is a partnership between brothers Faiz and Muhammad Chaudhry, along with their brother-in-law Muhammad Omer.…


Tobias joins Nash UNC Health Care

September 18, 2017

Nash UNC Health Care has hired Rocky Mount native Dorsey Tobias as director of marketing and communications to replace long-time director Jeff Hedgepeth, who recently announced his retirement.

Tobias most recently managed national public relations for PNC Bank’s asset management group.

Tobias…