January 19, 2019

Betsy Strandberg is being remembered as a can-do person in Rocky Mount who took charge of her husband's company after his untimely death and as the first woman to serve in key local civic positions — yet also as someone who enjoyed life outside the business world.

"She was not necessarily a…

Sisters open new clothing stores

January 18, 2019

TARBORO — Two sisters are in the fashion business in side-by-side locations along North Main Street in downtown Tarboro.

Thomasine Whitehead, 49, operates Imagine Dis, while Zina Moore, 53, operates Imagine Dat. 

Whitehead said she caters more toward young people and said Moore caters to…

Tyson to lead state soybean association

January 18, 2019

Jeff Tyson, a soybean producer from Nashville, recently was elected president of the N.C. Soybean Producers Association at the 52nd Annual Meeting in Durham.

As president, Tyson will seek to build an understanding of and appreciation for agriculture among consumers, while ensuring soybean farmers…

Chamber to honor Barker as distinguished citizen

January 17, 2019

If you're driving by a Providence Bank, John Barker had much to do with the locations being there.

Not only that, Barker, 68, is a Rocky Mount native who has long been deeply involved in community life.

Barker's background in finance — and as one of the founders of Providence Bank —…