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Shentel closes fourth quarter strong

Edinburg-based Shenandoah Telecommunications Company, commonly known as Shentel, saw an across the board rise in subscription rates in 2014, according to its latest quarterly report. The fourth quarter report saw year-end postpaid cell phone service subscriptions, which are done in ...

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Lawrence P. Vance of the Winchester law firm Buchbauer & McGuire, P.C., spoke on the impact of the decision allowing same-sex marriage on family law cases involving divorce, custody, visitation, adoption and child support at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association annual divorce practice ...

SVP to have new executive director

The Shenandoah Valley Partnership executive committee announced its new executive director for the organization Wednesday. Carrie Hileman Chenery was named the new executive director and will be leaving her position as assistant secretary of agriculture and forestry of Virginia for her new ...

Port Authority enjoys record performance

Port of Virginia has completed its sixth consecutive month of profitable operation. The Virginia Port Authority operates the Norfolk International Terminals, Portsmouth Marine Terminal, Newport News Marine Terminal and the Virginia Inland Port in Warren County, and leases the Virginia ...

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Wendy Thrane has joined Coldwell Banker Premier Properties in Front Royal as a sales associate. Previously affiliated with Weichert, she has 10 years of industry experience and has earned numerous awards as well as the Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource designation. Thrane ranks among ...

Shenandoah chamber elects new board

The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce elected new members to its board of directors and honored members for their service to the community at its annual meeting this month. The new members include Mike Ashley, owner and operator of Ashley Laundromats and Car Washes; Linda Kurtz, ...

Cafe offers recovering addicts new skills

BASYE — At the foot of the mountain on Orkney Grade, across from the Bryce Ski Resort, residents and visitors can now treat themselves to a hot cup of coffee in a café environment. Redeeming Beans Café opened Jan. 16, offering locally roasted coffee by Lucas Roasting in Broadway, ...

Business forum to be held Thursday

FRONT ROYAL-- The Town of Front Royal will hold a business forum for local business owners and operators on Thursday. The Front Royal business forum is an opportunity for business owners to meet with town staff to discuss issues facing entrepreneurs in the town and how the town staff can ...

Hiring firm to add new jobs in valley

A technology company plans to expand into Frederick County and add 100-300 jobs for the area. Seattle-based TalentWise Inc. picked Fort Collier Industrial Park, north of Winchester, for its new East Coast operations center, the Frederick County Economic Development Authority announced ...

Obama’s tax plan: ‘Mixed bag’

Industry insiders sounded off on the tax plan President Barack Obama presented to Congress in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. The plan, expected to bring $320 billion of revenue over a 10-year period, would involve raising the capital gains tax on couples earning more than ...

Warren County Board of Supervisors to vote on rezoning application

The Warren County Board of Supervisors will vote on a rezoning request for a potential site of a Dollar General on Strasburg Road on Tuesday night. The four-acre lot at 1453 Strasburg Road, owned by Vicky Jimenez, is zoned as an agricultural location according to the county’s approved ...

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Mary June Williams, owner/agent of Alpha Voyages Inc. in Winchester, earned a Chairman’s Outstanding Sales Achievement Award for the Northeast Region at the 13th annual Sandals Travel Agency Recognition Awards held recently at Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort in ...

Investing in comfort

Home buying in 2014 had a strong finish in Shenandoah and Warren counties and is off to a good start in 2015, according to some area real estate agents. Statistics from Metro Regional Information Systems, a home sales database, show Shenandoah County saw 44 homes sold in December, with ...

Chamber to honor community leaders and businesses

The TOP of Virginia Regional Chamber, which serves Clarke and Frederick counties and the city of Winchester, will honor chamber members for their leadership in the community at the Best Western Lee-Jackson Inn and Conference Center on Jan. 30. For more than 60 years, the Greater Good Award ...

Winchester-Frederick area set for economic growth, forecast says

The Frederick County Economic Development Authority has announced that the Winchester Metropolitan Statistical Area is projected to lead all Virginia metropolitan statistical areas in 2015 economic growth. In a study conducted by Chmura Economics and Analytics, an economics consulting firm, ...

Governor seeks solar energy proposals

Gov. Terry McAuliffe released a “request for information” for the Virginia Office of Public-Private Partnerships and the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to explore solar energy development on state owned property on Thursday. The “request for information” is a call ...

Front Royal jeweler to move to Sperryville

FRONT ROYAL — Sitting at her work bench, Gina Sweatt, co-owner and jeweler at Ridge Line Designs Estate and Fine Jewelry, files a piece of silver as Pearl Jam plays in the background. “I know my work space is cluttered and messy, but that’s okay because I heard somewhere a messy ...

Public hearing set on Dollar General store

A public hearing on Toms Brook's proposed Dollar General store has been scheduled for next month. The hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Toms Brook Volunteer Fire Department station. Depending on the turnout at the meeting, it could be moved across the street to St. Peter ...

Delicious distributing

EDINBURG — Seventy-seven year-old Dean Pence is a man who “works until the job is done.” Standing in the truck garage at Wholesome Foods, Pence wipes the grease off his hands with a rag. Pence said it all started back in 1946, when his family started cutting chickens by hand for ...

Strasburg plant adding another 180 jobs

The auto industry is back in high gear, and that means more jobs in Strasburg. The International Automotive Components plant on Queen Street has hired about 120 new employees since 2012, said company spokesman David Ladd, and plans to add about 180 more jobs through 2016. The Strasburg ...