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January 17, 2017

An estimated 80 black-owned businesses in the Twin Counties and surrounding area came out to Greater Joy Baptist Church on Monday to showcase their services, products and provide information about their establishments to the people in the community.

The first-ever “Black Business…


Retail group launches training for entry-level job seekers

January 17, 2017

NEW YORK  — Trying to stem high turnover in store jobs, nonprofit groups and chains such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot and the Home Shopping Network are launching a program to help people develop the skills to land entry-level jobs and advance in a retail career.

As more people shop online,…


Cooper to speak at Chamber's annual meeting

January 16, 2017

Gov. Roy Cooper will return to Nash County to speak at next month’s Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting. 

The Chamber along with presenting sponsor Rocky Mount Mills and host sponsor Nash Community College will hold its 113th annual meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 2.…


Many companies don't keep enough cash on hand

January 16, 2017

NEW YORK — When Rafael Romis started his website design company five years ago, he kept enough cash on hand to last about two weeks. That worked well until the company’s income taxes had to be paid.

“Even if you have a good amount in the bank, it’s not really your money till…