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Monthly Archives: August 2020

Pastor of county’s oldest church retiring after 41 years

  It only took Darryl Peebles a few decades to find a name that could cover the many roles he’s held over a long and wide-ranging career. “You’ve heard of a jack-of-all-trades, a master-of-none?” he asks. “A polymath is a jack-of-all trades and a master-of-all.” The term,...

Cone Health, ARMC to be merged into Virginia healthcare company

Cone Health plans to merge with larger, Norfolk, Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare, both organizations announced Wednesday. According to Sentara, a not-for-profit system, it now operates 12 hospitals with 1,200 physicians and 30,000 employees. In addition to the hospitals and medical facilities in its home base of...

Whitsett industrial park lands Canadian furniture maker

A Canadian rival of Ikea has announced plans for a new furniture factory near Whitsett that seems to dovetail quite well with the hopes which local officials have long entertained for the development of this rural community. Prepac Manufacturing, a Vancouver-based maker of socalled “ready-to-assemble”...



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