Throwback candy store now open in Front Royal

Stephonie Baker, of Linden, bags candy recently in I Want Candy, a retro penny candy store located on Chester Street in Front Royal. Baker shop offers more than 150 varieties of candy.   Rich Cooley/Daily

May 27, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – I Want Candy, a retro penny candy store is now open just off of Main Street. The store, located at 12 Chester St., offers bulk candy, candy by the piece and unique candy creations and presentations for weddings, birthdays and other events.

Rural King to fill empty Kmart

May 23, 2016

Rural King, a home and farm store based in Illinois, will open a store in the vacant Kmart building in the Royal Plaza Shopping Center this September.

Antique shop owners cherish local items

David Burgess, co-owner  of Still River Days Antiques, stands beside a display case in the New Market shop. Nathan Budryk/Daily

May 20, 2016

Still River Days Antiques held the first day of its grand opening Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The store, located at 9408 South Congress St., stresses the importance of local items, and cherishes the stories behind them even more, said Trudy Burgess, who owns the store with her husband David.

Business Ledger

May 19, 2016

Arnette Landscapes
Arnette Landscapes Inc., a Winchester-based Central Boiler dealer, was awarded the 2014 bronze sales achievement award at the

Shentel completes nTelos acquisition

May 9, 2016

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company announced Monday it has completed its acquisition of nTelos Inc., a transaction that Shentel executives say will not affect the company’s cable or Internet customers in the area.

Business Ledger for May 7

May 6, 2016

New wealth management office
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, a full-service wealth management, financial services and investment banking firm based in

Moving franchise opens in Stephens City

Steve Arvoy

May 6, 2016

A College Hunks Hauling Junk franchise has been opened in Stephens City. Steve Arvoy purchased the franchise, which specializes in junk removal and moving.

Awards presented at Chamber of Commerce event

Charlie Sackett, left, smiles after being presented with the Citizen of the Year award by past Warren County Chamber of Commerce Chairman Mike Gochenour and new Chairwoman Katie Tewell during their annual dinner on Thursday.  Nathan Budryk/Daily

May 5, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Yearly awards were presented and a new chairwoman announced at the 71st Warren County Chamber of Commerce dinner Thursday night at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club.

Area strawberry crop looking good

May 5, 2016

Area growers are reporting positive signs that this year’s strawberry crop yield will be high.
“It looked like to me it

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.