May 02, 2016

Duke Energy recently announced a $50,000 grant to Sylvan Heights Bird Park to develop and expand programs for visitors and hands-on learning opportunities for students.

The majority of grant funding will support the development of a Native Nature Walkway and the expansion of Sylvan...


May 02, 2016

The Kevin Lee and Jason Harrell Team and the Liz Freeman Team of RE/MAX Preferred Realty recently were named in Real Trends “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” report, the industry’s largest ranking of agents based on homes sold in 2015.

This is the second year...

May 02, 2016

First South Bancorp Inc., parent holding company of First South Bank, recently reported its unaudited operating results for the quarter ending March 31.

The company’s net income for the first quarter was $1.5 million, or 15 cents per diluted common share, compared to $725,000, or 8...

May 02, 2016

Providence Bank, which has its headquarters in Rocky Mount, recently celebrated 10 years in business. The community bank on Winston Avenue opened in spring 2006.

Bank President and CEO John Barker, who was a founder of the commercial bank, said the bank has grown from 12 employees and one...

May 02, 2016

CopyPro Inc. recently announced the promotions of Anita Sutton to director of administration and Jessy Esterline to shop technician at the company’s corporate office in Greenville.

Sutton joined the company in 1999 as a front desk receptionist, then moved to sales administration to...


May 02, 2016

As the Farmville Chamber of Commerce’s April Merchant of the Month, Piggy Wiggly and owner Allen Jackson can take comfort in at least one thing.

“It shows we are doing what we are supposed to do,” Jackson said. “We are in the people business. People are our...


May 02, 2016

TUESDAY: The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Small Business Awards Breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn. The Small Business Leader of the Year will be honored. The Forever First Award sponsored by First Citizens Bank also will be presented. The cost is $25...


May 02, 2016

Another vacant storefront is filled in downtown Farmville with the opening of Harris Home Repair & Animal Feed at 3828 S. Main St.

Johnny Harris is no stranger to the downtown area, having worked at the former Farmville Hardware Co. for six years. It has been a longtime dream of...


May 02, 2016

DownEast Personal Defense and Safety LLC has been approved as an officially recognized local qualification location for “American Marksman” — a new shooting competition TV show by Outdoor Sportsman Group.

Amateur target shooters from the Greenville area will have the...

May 02, 2016

James Morgan, a risk adviser with Towne Insurance in Raleigh, recently was selected as a recipient of East Carolina University’s “40 under 40” Leadership Award.

Celebrating its second year, the awards program honors the top alumni younger than 40 who excel in their...

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