Winchester-area unemployment fell six-tenths of a point to 8 percent in April. Most of the local job gains were in services, and losses in the goods-producing sector totaled only 100, according to Virginia Employment Commission data.
STRASBURG -- As lawmakers continue to haggle over how to spend federal stimulus dollars, two local organizations have launched efforts to stimulate their towns' economies by bringing customers to restaurants and shops.
Openings The Wine Cellar is now open on the lower level of the Edinburg Village Shop at 201 S. Main St. The shop features wines from Virginia, California, Oregon and Washington as well as premier vintages from France, Germany, Italy, Australia, Argentina and South Africa....
STRASBURG -- International Automotive Components has furloughed 133 workers due to the shuttering of General Motors and Chrysler assembly plants, and unless IAC changes course on one of its GM contracts, 110 of them won't be coming back.
Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative will pick up Page County, Winchester and portions of Warren, Frederick and Highland counties as a result of Allegheny Power's planned divestiture of its Virginia operations.
WINCHESTER -- The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber has released a statement expressing its concern about the U.S. Postal Service's plans to consolidate bulk mail processing from the Pleasant Valley Road post office to a regional mailing center near Washington Dulles International Airport.
STRASBURG -- There was a point during Thursday afternoon's ceremonial groundbreaking for Homewood at the Shenandoah Valley when the weather seemed to suggest it was time to begin collecting two of every animal.
BB&T announced Thursday that its capital levels are more than sufficient and exceed the government's minimum stress-test requirements, according to a report issued by federal regulatory agencies following a rigorous examination of the nation's 19 largest financial institutions.
STRASBURG -- The view from Interstate 81 promises to be quite different this time next year. Site work has begun on a 36-acre mixed-use project off Va. 55 from Winchester developers Walter Aikens and Robert Claytor.