Edgecombe County’s February unemployment rate was improved over January and marked the fifth out of seven months when the rate declined. February’s data was released on April 7 by the state Department of Commerce.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Construction is underway to expand a pair of nearly 20-year-old subdivisions in Edgecombe County that will add 129 affordable three- and four-bedroom single-family homes to what has been a tight housing market since Hurricane Floyd ravaged the county in 1999.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

The City Council recently approved a rezoning of land in the Meadowbrook area, which in turn gave the go-ahead to a developer to construct affordable apartments.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Crews are building what is going to be the Rocky Mount Harris Teeter Fuel Center at the busy southeast corner of Sunset and Winstead avenues in the immediate vicinity of the Rocky Mount Harris Teeter supermarket.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Ted E. Whitehurst, president and CEO of PB Financial Corp., the holding company for Providence Bank, reported net income for the quarter ended March 31, of $2,150,425 compared to $1,515,938 for the same period in 2020, an increase of 41.85 percent.

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Hardee’s Furniture, a family-owned and locally operated business that has been serving the community since 1981, is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

The Small Business Center at Nash Community College recently announced the successful completion of the Launch Rocky Mount program by nine local entrepreneurs.

NASHVILLE — Nash County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved an economic incentive agreement for Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant in Whitakers as the company announced its plan to invest more than $40 million in its Nash County operations.

Work continues on the project that has been labeled as the “game changer” for Edgecombe and Nash counties in regard to industrial development, although the completion date continues to be delayed because of COVID-19.

Sunkissed Valley Boutique will be hosting Small Business Pop Up Shop weekends from April until June at Golden East Crossing mall.

Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients located on the campus of Universal Leaf in Nashville is in the process of closing its facilities after roughly six years of doing business in Nash County.

The Nash Community College Small Business Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a series of webinars to discuss the different government certification programs and the benefits.

First Carolina Bank recently celebrated the grand opening of its new full-service branch in the La Promenade Distinctive Shoppes development at 1864 Laskin Road in Virginia Beach, Va.

Janet Watson, owner and broker of Coldwell Banker Watson Properties, recently presented sales awards to agents in the company with high sales production and excellent client service.

Mayor Sandy Roberson told the Telegram a Suddenlink governmental affairs liaison has reached out to him and expressed the cable and internet service provider’s willingness to try to do better in the local marketplace from a service and cost perspective.

Anthony J. Engrassia of Rocky Mount has completed the educational requirements of the National Association of Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage Producers Inc., a national trade association, and as such was accorded full membership in NAMSMAP.