March 17, 2018

The largest manufacturing investment in rural North Carolina coming to the Twin Counties is likely to be even larger than anticipated and will break ground soon, according to local economic development officials.

Norris Tolson, CEO and president of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership, was the guest…

Meeting to help link local businesses with state road projects

March 17, 2018

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s 2018-27 State Transportation Improvement Program identifies a number of projects targeted to receive funding in the Twin Counties and across the state.

These projects present an opportunity for local businesses to grow revenue streams.


Toys R Us demise to have ripple effects on economy

March 16, 2018

NEW YORK — The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords.

The 70-year-old retailer is headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, jeopardizing the jobs of some 30,000 employees while spelling the end for a chain known to…

Impossible for market to ignore latest Trump policy moves

March 14, 2018

NEW YORK — Markets can’t ignore Washington politics any longer.

Last year, investors calmly brushed aside every surprise that came out of Capitol Hill or the White House. Whether it was President Donald Trump barring the arrival of travelers from certain countries, firing his FBI…