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New SAAA director named Linda Holtzapple has been named the new executive director of the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging. She replaces Cathie Galvin, who retires this fall. Holtzapple's first day on the job will be Sept. 11. According to an SAAA news release, Holtzapple has 25 years of ...

Pain at the gas pumps

Warnings of increased gas prices as a result of Hurricane Harvey hitting the Gulf Coast came true Thursday. Gas prices jumped dramatically on Thursday, leaving consumers who did not heed the warnings to fill up earlier a little lighter than expected in the wallet. Bill Holtzman, president of ...

BB&T closing Middletown branch

The only bank in Middletown is closing. BB&T bank is expected to close its Middletown branch at 7800 Main St. in early December. “For several years BB&T has reviewed the business strength of our financial center in Middletown, Virginia. Based on many factors, including ...

Text of AP’s interview with William Dudley

NEW YORK (AP) — Below is the text of an interview The Associated Press conducted Monday with William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York: Q:  I guess if we could just start with kind of your outlook for the economy, in particular the idea that at the beginning of the ...

Business Ledger: Aug. 12

Women in Business The Strasburg Chamber of Commerce will host Women In Business, a mid-day marketing luncheon, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Chamber office, 132 W. King St. The guest speaker will be Linda Parker Carter, independent Plexus ambassador. The cost for lunch is ...

Strasburg chamber joins in on rock game

Strasburg residents have gone crazy over a game they call “Strasburg rocks.” The idea is simple: paint rocks, hide them, search for rocks other people have hidden and post pictures of your finds. Now, the Strasburg Chamber of Commerce has joined in. The chamber held a free event Wednesday ...

Business Ledger

Marketing competition The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce and the towns of Strasburg, Woodstock, Edinburg and Mount Jackson are partnering with People Inc., the Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center and Shenandoah County Tourism to develop a program designed to support small ...

Business Ledger: July 29

Ridge Runner Farms Ridge Runner Farms and Brewing Co. will celebrate its grand opening from noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 5 at 6895 Back Road, Maurertown. The Concrete Blues will provide special music. Food available. Information: 571-201-2963. Exhibit Shenandoah Valley artist Ren Crawford will ...

Business Ledger: July 22

Free Medical Clinic Kathy Tagnesi has been appointed interim executive director of the Free Medical Clinic of Northern Shenandoah Valley. Tagnesi, formerly vice president of nursing at Winchester Medical Center, has been serving as chairman of the FMC board of directors. The former ...

Fashion Trendz opens to inspire others

WOODSTOCK —Nothing has ever been easy for Jenny Utley. The 38-year-old Filipina woman has had to fight and work for everything she’s ever wanted. But that’s OK with her because she was willing to put in the work, knowing that it wouldn’t last forever. “I knew it was going to be ...

Local Radio Shacks find stability amid national uncertainty

WOODSTOCK -- While the list of Radio Shack corporate stores has dwindled to 70 and the franchise stores are now down to a few hundred across the country,  the two Radio Shack franchise locations in Woodstock and Strasburg are both going strong. “A lot of it has to do with overhead,” said ...

Shenandoah Spirits Trail awarded $22,000 grant

To help expand its marketing, the Shenandoah Spirits Trail recently applied for, and was awarded, a $22,000 grant through the Virginia Wine Board. Jenna French, director of tourism and marketing for Shenandoah County, said that the money will go a long way in getting the Spirits Trail national ...

Shentel honored

Cablefax, a national trade publication, has awarded Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. (Shentel) its ninth annual Independent Cable Operator of the Year for 2017 award. Shentel Executive Vice President Earle MacKenzie accepted the award at the Cable TV Innovation Summit on June 8 at the New ...

Business Ledger

Wedding venue Brenwood Lake Weddings, a new wedding venue, will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8 at 245 Log Cabin Drive in Stanley. Further information is available by calling Brenda Moyer at 540-224-9262 or visit  www.brenwoodlakeweddings.com. Edward ...

Woodstock celebrates new businesses

June has been a busy month for Woodstock as the town has seen two new businesses open their doors to the public. The Pantry at 117 held its ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday and Assisting Angels Home Care cut the ribbon on Friday. The owners of both businesses are first-time business ...

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Marketing college Jenna French, director of tourism and marketing for Shenandoah County, joined more than 300 tourism industry professionals from across the United States for the Southeast Tourism Society’s 26th annual Marketing College on May 14-19. STS Marketing College is a ...

McAuliffe announces Winchester Metals expansion

Winchester Metals will expand its manufacturing operations in Frederick County with an $870,000 investment, creating 17 new jobs in the process, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced in a press release Thursday. The expansion calls for the addition of laser/punch combination equipment, which will ...

Top Shentel exec plans retirement

EDINBURG - When telecommunications entrepreneur Earle A. MacKenzie was hired by Shentel 14 years ago, the Shenandoah County telecommunications company was a small player in a rapidly changing industry. MacKenzie, executive vice president and chief operating officer, has announced his ...

Half of Shentel’s stock owners live in Shenandoah County

Shentel is one of Shenandoah County’s oldest and most successful businesses, beginning in 1902 as the Farmer’s Mutual Telephone System of Shenandoah County with one share of stock costing $10. The owner then had to string his own copper wire from his home to the switchboard office. That ...