November 21, 2017

Cameron Schulz left a successful, high-paying job in the corporate world in search of another challenge.

Schulz, a graduate of Duke University, spent six years in Columbus, Ohio, working as a senior merchant for well-known upscale clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch. Although Schulz said he…

Couple opens new fitness center

November 20, 2017

Jay and Tara Whaley were looking for more space to train several of their fellow church members other than their home garage in Wilson.

After searching for different locations, the couple settled on a space in Rocky Mount. On Oct. 21, the Whaleys, who operate as trainers and coaches, held a grand…

Is a lack of sleep killing your career?

November 19, 2017

According to the National Sleep Foundation, many workers do not get proper sleep and feel tired throughout the day. Chronic drowsiness and sleep deprivation cause many people issues at work, and many say they feel their work is “sub-par” because of it.

A 2008Sleep in Americapoll…

Down economy helped entrepreneur reinvent herself

November 17, 2017

Crystal Jackson vividly remembers the unstable economy.

Jackson lost her full-time job in March 2016. She worked in direct sales for 10 years, selling women’s accessories for a company called Miche Handbags before it went out of business.

Ironically, Jackson said, she became unemployed…