Front Royal facade improvement plan moving along

December 9, 2016

The Town of Front Royal held its final meeting regarding its facade improvement plan Thursday evening. Felicia Hart, the town’s community development director, said the meeting was well-attended and productive.

Woodstock salon celebrates a decade

Tara Smith, owner and stylist at Hairspray Salon in Woodstock, styles her mother Brenda Pedersen's hair. Hairspray is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Saturday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 8, 2016

Hairspray Salon has come a long way in its ten years. From a barn to a shopping center and from 140 regular clients to thousands, said Tara Smith, co-owner and stylist for Hairspray, located at 1023 S. Main St. in Woodstock.

Recall issued after Valley Milk probe

December 5, 2016

After a raid by federal authorities last week, the result of a summer investigation into sanitation practices, Valley Milk Products has announced a recall of certain batches of milk powder and buttermilk powder.

Company to add jobs, invest in headquarters

December 2, 2016

American Woodmark, a company located in Frederick County that specializes in kitchen and bath cabinets for homes, has announced a $30 million headquarters consolidation that will retain 377 jobs and add 55 new ones.

Business Ledger

December 2, 2016

Bonnie Blue Southern Market & Bakery of Winchester was featured in the New York Times article “13 Essential Barbecue Stops” that was published in the Sunday Travel Section.

‘Exactly where I want to be’

Michael Wages, left, and his son Tre, 17, assemble a garage door piece recently in a new garage construction project in Strasburg. Wages quit his job as a safety director for a trucking company and bought Valley Garage Door, so he could be his own boss and have more time to spend with his family. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 25, 2016

EDINBURG – Mike Wages is a man of faith. That faith is at the core of who he is and was the driving force behind his taking over of Valley Garage Door Company.

Black Friday draws hundreds

Mary Helen Ritchie, who usually works in the Rural King's agriculture department, filled in as an emergency cashier Friday to help the store try to keep up with the flood of customers as she checks out Michelle Dugan and Thomas Polk of Winchester.  Nathan Budryk/Daily

November 25, 2016

Even before most area residents had awoken from their turkey-induced coma Friday, another annual tradition had begun – Black Friday. While the shopping holiday has become less prevalent in recent years, there was no shortage of bargain hunters around the area.

Business ledger

November 25, 2016

John “Jay” Jones has joined First Bank & Trust Co. as a commercial lender.
Jones has over 21 years of

Business Ledger

November 18, 2016

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, a wealth management, financial services and investment banking firm headquartered in Philadelphia, has announced Edward A. Bartlett has joined the firm and been named first vice president/wealth management and branch office manager of its Harrisonburg office.

Shentel revenue, costs up

November 11, 2016

Shenandoah Telecommunications reported revenue increases from this same time last year in its third quarter earnings report published Nov. 9. A significant portion of the increase was due to an acquisition of nTelos, completed on May 6.

Business Ledger

November 10, 2016

The law firm of Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC in Harrisonburg has announced Alexandra E. Humphreys and Lucas I. Pangle

Business Ledger

November 6, 2016

Todd Lilley has been named foundation director of Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury. He will be responsible for maintaining an ongoing fund development program that solicits funds for operational capital and endowment needs.

Paws and Reflect aims to pamper pets

Margaret Keith, from left,  Jessie Lee and Cyndi Jones are the owners of Paws and Reflect, a new pet spa in Front Royal. Courtesy photo

November 5, 2016

Dogs have a new place to relax and unwind now that Paws and Reflect, a spa for pets, is open in Front Royal, which is holding its grand opening today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bank of Clarke County reports growth

November 4, 2016

Eagle Financial Services, Inc., holding company for Bank of Clarke County, saw growth in the third quarter of 2016, but at a slower rate than the prior year. The company posted a net income of $1.4 million, $1.9 million lower than quarter three in 2015 and $183,000 from the previous quarter in 2016.

Business Ledger

October 28, 2016

Modern Woodmen of America
Gaylin A. Sommers, a life insurance agent with Modern Woodmen of America in Broadway, has

New housing development is unveiled

OldTowne Commons, a nine-unit housing development at the corner of Braddock and Pall Mall streets in Winchester, was unveiled Friday morning. Nathan Budryk/Daily

October 28, 2016

WINCHESTER — OakCrest Builders unveiled OldTowne Commons, its new housing development at the corner of Braddock and Pall Mall St. Friday morning. A few dozen people milled around a model home, which showcased the townhomes’ features.