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March 26, 2017

Stacey Wise, Nash County agent for the North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co., was named among the Top 75 agents for 2016 by Steven D. Carroll, executive vice president and general manager of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co.

Agent Wise was selected for this honor…


Stocks wobble as GOP pulls plug on health bill

March 25, 2017

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks flirted with sharp losses but managed a mixed finish after Republicans canceled a vote on their health care bill because it became clear the bill would fail. Hospital stocks soared in response, while companies that stand to benefit from other Trump proposals faltered.…


Residents meet employers at job fair

March 25, 2017

TARBORO — More than 100 local residents came out Friday to talk to several employers looking to fill available positions at Edgecombe Community College’s annual job fair at the Fleming Building Auditorum at the college’s Tarboro campus.

The job fair featured more than 30 employers,…


Employee-owned firm enjoys growth

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…