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March 22, 2017

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in five months Tuesday as a health care bill backed by President Donald Trump ran into trouble in Congress, which raised some questions about his agenda of faster economic growth spurred on by lower taxes and cuts in regulations.

Banks plunged as…


Imperiled rural hospitals unsure on health care bill

March 21, 2017

CLAXTON, Ga. — Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have been his last breath. He’d gone into cardiac arrest in his office, a co-worker called 911, and an ambulance drove him two miles to the small hospital that…


New market houses businesses

March 20, 2017

Jane Walker knew she had outgrown her space, while Angela Tolston was looking for another place for her salon.

The two local businesswomen are now running their separate businesses under one roof in a 6,000-square-foot building on 1000 N. Winstead Avenue. Walker is the owner of the Marketplace of…


Electrical service opens new location

March 20, 2017

People across the Twin Counties recently came out to celebrate the ribbon cutting of Evans Electrical Services’ new 6,500-square-foot facility at 2449 Eastern Ave. in Rocky Mount.

Evans Electrical Services, which provides specialized multi-crafted industrial support services for manufacturers…