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March 24, 2017

Since becoming an employee-owned company in November 2014, Freedom Industries Inc. in Rocky Mount has grown as a business.

The local full-service contracting company in electrical, mechanical and fabrication was recently rewarded as the 2017 employee-owned company of the year for the Carolinas…


Family opens new Mexican restaurant

March 24, 2017

A new restaurant choice for local residents recently opened in Rocky Mount.

El Jimador Authentic Mexican Restaurant held a ribbon cutting grand opening on March 15 at 2181 Lawrence Circle. The family-owned restaurant is ran by father Eleuterio Alfaro and sons Fernando Alfaro and Francisco Alfaro.…


Sears faces hard times as retailer notes doubt about future

March 23, 2017

NEW YORK — Sears, a back-to-school shopping destination for generations of kids, has said that after years of losing money that there is “substantial doubt” it will be able to keep its doors open. But it also insisted that its actions to turn around its business should help reduce…


Banks nosedive as health care speedbump tanks stocks

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…