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ROCKINGHAM — With four decades in the business world, Gene McLaurin has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve as chairman of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.

Published in Local News
Monday, 22 February 2021 11:12

OPINION: Picking winners is for losers


RALEIGH — When it comes to giving out business incentives, you won’t find North Carolina at the top of the list. Don’t worry — that’s actually good news.

Published in Opinion

HAMLET — Abdelaziz Aldeek began playing soccer when he was 2 years old. By age 10, he was recruited to play for a European team based in Milan, Italy. Since then, the 23-year-old who was born in Jordan but raised in Kuwait has traveled his way to five continents and more than 35 countries doing what he loves: playing soccer.

Published in Lifestyle

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all of our lives. But few in North Carolina can argue that they’ve taken as big a hit as owners and operators of private bars.

Published in Opinion

DILLSBORO — As he stood on his porch, watching the flames consume his studio, Brant Barnes wasn’t thinking about the fire. 

Published in Local News

ROCKINGHAM — A national video chain is closing all of its locations across the nation, including one in Richmond County.

Published in Local News
Monday, 04 January 2021 14:03

Biscuitville building new Rockingham location

ROCKINGHAM — A regional chain restaurant is working on a site a little more than a mile down the road from its current spot.

Published in Local News
Monday, 28 December 2020 14:02

Burkes Outlet coming to Richmond Plaza

ROCKINGHAM — A new store is coming to Richmond Plaza to fill part of the vacant property left by the recent closing of J.C. Penney.

Published in Local News
Monday, 28 December 2020 11:36

OPINION: Lower taxes attract key leaders

When Democrats attack pro-growth tax reform as “trickle-down economics,” I can understand their rhetorical intent. But the charge is silly on multiple levels — including the fact that every Democrat who ever serves in state or local office spends great time and effort to try to recruit business executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and high-value professionals to their communities.

Published in Opinion
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