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.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Ted E. Whitehurst, president and CEO of PB Financial Corp., the holding company for Providence Bank, recently announced that the Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.23 per share on common stock outstanding to shareholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 9.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry donated more than $64,000 to local charities in 2020 through the jeweler’s A Time to Give program, in spite of its stores being closed for in-person shopping for a period of time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, February 08, 2021

Ted E. Whitehurst, president and CEO of PB Financial Corp., the holding company for Providence Bank, announced that the company reported net income for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2020, of $1,892,886 compared to $1,733,759 for the same period in 2019, an increase of 9.18 percent.

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Two agricultural businesses with operations in Edgecombe County — Greenleaf Nursery of Tarboro and O.J. Smith Farms of Whitakers — will pay a minimum of $160,000 to settle a lawsuit.


The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce’s agenda is going to be extensive for the rest of 2021, with plans including to find new members after several members ended up off the rolls last year, as well as to secure new businesses.


The leaders of the Rocky Mount Mills commercial and residential development along the Tar River are pursuing the chance to have something that would be cutting edge: A remote work hub.

At the end of the first year of the new Nash County Economic Development Department, director Andy Hagy said efforts are going well despite the challenges of the pandemic.


Rocky Mount now is the home of the relocated headquarters of the state Division of Motor Vehicles — and the DMV’s chief official has accepted an invitation to speak to the chief local civic organization.

One of Rocky Mount’s most high-profile restaurants was not doing business late last month and early this month as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a Nash County Environmental Health official told the Telegram.

The city of Rocky Mount is urging eligible small businesses with 25 or fewer employees based in the city to apply for CARES Act Community Development Block Grant funding to assist in the preparation, prevention and response to coronavirus.

Tired of fielding complaints from residents regarding what is generally viewed as substandard service from its cable and internet provider, Tarboro town officials have asked state Attorney General Josh Stein to investigate the business practices of Suddenlink and its parent company Altice.


The year 2020 saw the world of businesses and commerce have to adjust or deal with the coronavirus pandemic by either having to shut down, downsize, limit employees’ working hours or switch to dealing with clients or customers via drive-up or internet-powered service.


The old saying “Home, Sweet Home” now can apply to a residence that had been vacant for about half a decade in the Berkshire Acres area of Southeast Rocky Mount.