Pending home sales decline in January

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January, as the recent hot streak appears to have been curbed by a shortage of properties for sale and colder weather.

  • What a recession does to your money

    NEW YORK – If we are indeed in the midst of a recession – and we won’t know we’re in one until well after it’s begun – stocks likely still have a long way to go down.

  • New brewery opens in Tarboro

    TARBORO – Beer from the Tarboro Brewing Co. is now available at local pubs with its taproom set to open soon.

  • Consumer spending jumps in January

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy got a double dose of good news Friday.

  • Stocks post solid gains on rising oil prices

    NEW YORK — A late-day surge pushed U.S. stocks sharply higher Thursday, propelled by a recovery in energy companies and bank stocks, which have been hit hard this year.

  • Stocks erase early losses to post modest gains

    NEW YORK — The stock market reversed steep declines and ended slightly higher on Wednesday, thanks in part to a pickup in the price of crude oil.

Bank earns A+ rating

First Carolina Bank has earned an A+ financial health rating from

  • State offers market manager seminar

    The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will hold a workshop for farmers market managers March 18 in Mount Olive.

  • Providence Bank earns chamber honor

    Providence Bank has been presented the Small Business of the Month Award for February by the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Community college announces training programs

    The Small Business Center at Nash Community College will offer a series of free business training programs in March.

  • Center offers free business programs

    The Small Business Center at Nash Community College has scheduled a number of free seminars for February, a release says.

  • College offers free business programs

    The Small Business Center at Nash Community College has scheduled a number of free seminars for February, a release says.

League named pharmacy manager

Mickey League has been named pharmacy manager at Almand's Drug Store in the Westridge Shopping Center.

  • Speight tapped to attend conference

    A Rocky Mount financial adviser has qualified to attend the Edward Jones Financial Adviser Leaders Conference.

  • Yenney joins brokerage staff

    Kaleigh Yenney has joined Century 21 The Combs Co. as a broker-Realtor.

  • Two take positions at The Fountains

    The Fountains at The Albemarle has moved a longtime employee into a sales associate position and named an former intern its community life director.

  • Hicks joins clinic staff

    A Rocky Mount veterinarian has returned to the city to become the fourth generation in his family to practice at his family’s clinic.Dr.

  • Redhage joins law firm

    A Tarboro-reared lawyer has joined Battle, Winslow, Scott & Wiley as an associate.Eleanor Redhage joined the firm in November, a release says.

Sound reasoning should guide investment decisions

When the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates in December, did you feel obligated to buy, sell or change your investing strategy solely on that knowledge?

Sanitation Inspections

The Nash County Health Department conducted sanitation inspections at the following sites from Nov. 24-30.Key Foods Take-Out; 2404 S. Church St., Rocky Mount; 96.

  • Deeds

    The following deeds were recorded with the Nash County Register of Deeds from July 2-8. Each $2 in revenue stamps is equal to $1,000 in valuation.

  • Building Permits

    The Nash County Inspections Department issued the following building permits from July 28 through Aug. 1. Estimated value listed is that of the finished project.

  • Incorporations

    The following entities were incorporated by the N.C. Department of State from June 11-18.

  • Demolition Permits

    Rocky Mount Inspections Department issued the following demolition permits from March 13-19.

  • Deeds

    The following deeds were recorded with the Nash County Register of Deeds from March 27 through April 2.

Back in Max(ima)

I have to say, the new Nissan commercials advertising Black Friday deals while playing the AC/DC “Back in Black” anthem are catchy.

  • TT coupe offers cutting edge design, power

    The Audi TT gets a great redesign for 2016. Audi has produced a beautiful roadster and let its engineers concentrate on making it a driver’s car first.

  • Nissan’s Juke offers a stand-out hatchback

    The Nissan Juke is one of those cars that as soon as you see it, you either love it or you hate it.

  • F-Type Jags are a Coupe-full of luxury, fun

    For those looking for a speedster coupe, the Jaguar F-Type coupe is a no-brainer.

  • The Evoque gets top spot in style category

    While there are many things to love about Land Rover’s crossover size SUV, the Evoque, the most notable thing is its styleWhile SUVs are many different things to different people, there are few people who say, “I bought my SUV because it’s just a really good-looking vehicle.”The Evoque is a really handsome auto and wins top marks, among other things, for design.

  • Volvo S60 offers safe, quiet and roomy ride

    The safety feature laden and luxurious Volvo S60 gets a few updates for 2016.