SVEC hires new president and CEO

Michael Hastings

April 29, 2016

Shenandoah Valley Electric will have its sixth president and CEO in its history, now that Michael Hastings has assumed the title. Hastings replaces current president and CEO Myron D. Rummel, who is retiring.

Blue Peacock stocks the real thing

Tanya and Scott Singleton, owners of the Blue Peacock in Winchester,  have more than 30 vendors selling a variety of antiques in the shop.  Nathan Budryk/Daily

April 29, 2016

WINCHESTER- The Blue Peacock antique shop at 326 South Braddock Street holds more than kitschy wall signs and collectible coins. According to the shop’s owners, it is home to as many stories as it is items in its 10,000 square feet, along with a level of quality that just doesn’t exist in products made today.

Business Ledger

April 29, 2016

Bonnie Blue Southern Market and Bakery took home the silver medal from’s Virginia is for Lovers Best Bakery competition.

Executive stresses importance of social media

Mary McDuffie

April 27, 2016

Winchester-Mary McDuffie, executive vice president of delivery channels and communications for Navy Federal Credit Union delivered a presentation about the importance of social media, personnel and customer involvement at the Apple Blossom Festival’s Business at the Bloom lunch on Wednesday.

Fire damages Edinburg grocery store

A pile of burned insulation rests outside the front of Larkin's Grocery at Columbia Furnace west of Edinburg on Monday afternoon. A fire Sunday night damaged the store interior and has forced the store to close. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 25, 2016

EDINBURG – Flames shooting out of the bottom of a drink cooler at Larkin’s Grocery Store startled co-owner Sunny Singh on Sunday evening.

Birth expo attracts hundreds to Winchester

April 24, 2016

Mothers, care providers and others were greeted with more than 50 vendors, several workshops and lectures by keynote speaker Nancy Mohrbacher, a breastfeeding expert at the Birth Expo in Winchester, put on by Virginia Is For Doulas.

Cold weather affecting area fruit growers

April 14, 2016

Recent cold temperatures have affected farmers throughout the Shenandoah Valley. According to Mark Sutphin, an extension agent specializing in agriculture, natural resources and horticulture, last week was especially bad.

Business Ledger

April 7, 2016

Miller, Earle & Shanks PLLC has announced the addition of Caleb J. Routhier as an associate attorney in its Luray office.

Doula agency to host birth expo in Winchester

Tim Fusaro watches as Tiffany Shank, co-owner of Virginia Is For Doulas administers care to his wife Valerie. Photo courtesy of Shenandoah Photo

April 1, 2016

Virginia Is For Doulas, an agency that matches expecting mothers with doulas, is now available in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. They will hold a birth expo as a way to launch the program. Tiffany Shank, a doula in the area, has expanded her doula business to include this new service.

Event rental company opens in Toms Brook

March 31, 2016

TOMS BROOK- Two area entrepreneurs have opened an event rental company in Toms Brook. Beau Morgan and Jarrett Christiansen started Shenandoah Rentals together, which specializes in weddings and festivals. “Basically, we noticed there was a need for a rental company in the valley, came across a really good deal on some stuff and it just kind of worked out,” said Morgan.

Edinburg OKs sewer, water increases

March 30, 2016

EDINBURG-Edinburg Town Council held an emergency meeting on Tuesday to vote on sewer and water rate increases. The increase passed with six votes in favor of the increase and one against.

Upgrades planned for Virginia ports

John Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, addresses state and local officials at the Warren County Government Center on Thursday. Reinhart gave an update on the status of Virginia's ports. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 24, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Improvements and expansions are being planned for Virginia’s ports, including the Virginia Inland Port in Warren County.