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November 11, 2019

TARBORO — There’s a new florist in Tarboro and business is already in full bloom, according to manager Kaitlyn Anderson.

“It has been crazy,” Anderson said, as a wide-eyed expression overtook her face.

She said that after opening the doors on Nov. 4 at Anderson Flower Co.,…


Completion of I-87 project remains years away

November 10, 2019

People hoping to see Interstate 87 signage posted beyond the Rolesville Road exit in Wake County and through Franklin County into the Twin Counties and the rest of eastern and northeastern North Carolina apparently are going to have to wait a long time.

The goal is for I-87 to eventually be a…


Panera Bread slated to open Friday

November 05, 2019

Rocky Mount Councilman Tom Rogers is delighted the future Panera Bread later this week is going to begin serving customers at the northeast corner of Sunset Avenue and Wesleyan Boulevard.

“I don’t have my Friday day scheduled yet, but I’ll tell you, if I’m not there at 6,…


Coffee shop aims to forge bonds

October 28, 2019

For the past six weeks, Kevin McLaughlin, owner and operator of Larema Coffee House on Washington Street, has been busy brewing coffee and forming relationships and bonds with community residents.

“I’m really pleased with how the business side of things has been going. But this place is…