Daily Archives: May 12, 2020

Small businesses struggle to survive

NORTH CAROLINA – Small business operations across the state are being knocked for a loop. We have reached the point where every extra day of government-ordered disruptions will destroy more and more of North Carolina’s economic backbone. Enough is enough. May God Bless Brantley Norman, Jr. of Oriental:  Last week on April 30, Mr. Norman attempted to re-open his popular restaurant, which was established in 1978. After a well-attended breakfast and lunch in which almost all customers practiced the ‘new normal’ of social distancing, authorities showed up to shut down the valiant effort. Du…