Sara Lee to expand area bakery

Sara Lee to expand area bakery

By WILLIAM F. WEST Staff Writer Sara Lee Frozen Bakery is going to begin a $19.8 million expansion of the company’s plant just off U.S. 258 southwest of Tarboro that is going to create 108 new jobs. “Food manufacturers like Sara Lee Frozen Bakery choose communities...
CSX rail hub construction remains on track

CSX rail hub construction remains on track

By WILLIAM F. WEST Staff Writer Construction of the future CSX intermodal facility is on schedule to be complete by the end of the year. That is what state Transportation Department spokesman Andrew Barksdale told the Telegram in response to recent written questions...
The Best States For Business 2019: North Carolina And Texas On Top

The Best States For Business 2019: North Carolina And Texas On Top

Written by Samantha Sharf Forbes Staff  Dec 19, 2019 Forbes has rated the business climates of the 50 states since 2006, with only North Carolina (three times), Utah (six times) and Virginia (five times) ever claiming the top spot. Texas has ranked second twice...
Business development boosts economic prospects

Business development boosts economic prospects

By WILLIAM F. WEST Staff Writer Gov. Roy Cooper and scores of other VIPs and residents gathered on a sunny and humid day on April 24 on the lawn of N.C. Wesleyan College for a ceremony signaling the start of construction of the future CSX intermodal rail facility....