Business ledger

Jennifer Hansbrough

December 5, 2014

Integrity Home Mortgage Corp. in Winchester has announced the addition of Jennifer Hansbrough to its team of mortgage loan originators.

Fruit packing company to open branch in Front Royal

December 3, 2014

The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority announced Wednesday a Canadian frozen fruit company will be investing $1.8 million into Warren County, creating 25 new jobs.

Electronic cigarette shop opens in Front Royal

Apryl Barb holds her box mod, the hardware of the e-cigarette,  while she stands beside a line of 36 e-cigarette flavors inside her Royal Vapors shop on South Royal Avenue in Front Royal. Barb says she gets in new flavors every day as her business continues to grow. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 28, 2014

FRONT ROYAL–When Apryl Barb was growing up in Moorefield, West Virginia, she would sneak cigarettes behind her house, trying to avoid her father who could sniff smoke out like a “hound dog.”

Job related deaths down across Virginia

November 28, 2014

The Virginia Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reported a 15 percent decrease in on the job fatalities in the Commonwealth during 2013.

Winchester set for ‘Plaid Friday’

November 25, 2014

WINCHESTER — Everybody knows the Black Friday routine. The day after Thanksgiving, shoppers, having barely digested their turkey and cranberry sauce, line up outside of retailers and malls, then jostle one another to pick up marked-down big screen televisions and the latest toys.

Diversification plan continues

A pair of welders work on the roof of this warehouse under construction at Valley Fertilizer in Mt. Jackson. The 80,000 square foot building is being constructed by Harman Construction, Inc. of Harrisonburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 21, 2014

As Bowman Andros continues expanding in Mount Jackson, a new warehouse is set to open up by February 2015.

From dogs to jewels

November 21, 2014

STRASBURG — For the last 18 years, local business owner Michelle Miller has made a living grooming dogs, but all that changed last November when she found she is allergic to dogs.

Business ledger

November 21, 2014

Winchester native Clint A. Nichols has joined Christian & Barton, L.L.P., a broad-based civil practice law firm in Richmond, as

First Bank to purchase six new branches

First Bank Corporation of Strasburg has announced plans to purchase six branches of Bank of America, including this one at Court and Main streets in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 19, 2014

The First National Corporation, the holding company of First Bank, announced Wednesday that it is buying six Bank of America branches in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia for $377.3 million, making it the largest bank headquartered in the valley north of Roanoke.

State commerce chief speaks at Shenandoah U.

Maurice Jones.

November 18, 2014

WINCHESTER—The Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade said the commonwealth is strong economically however it will need to diversify in order to meet future demands.

EDA purchases site of Stokes General Store

November 18, 2014

The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority announced Tuesday that it will purchase the Alvin Stokes General Store at 553 E. Main St., Front Royal.

Shenandoah U. to host Entrepreneurship Week

November 17, 2014

Shenandoah University is participating in Global Entrepreneurship Week this week by hosting a series of business mixers and lectures open to the public and students.

Maurertown has perfect water for bourbon

Rob Moulthrop, sales manger for Filibuster Bourbon Distillery, shows off the company's three brands of whiskey at the Maurertown facility.  Rich Cooley/Daily

November 14, 2014

MAURERTOWN — It all started as an experiment. In 2011, Sid Dilawri and his brother were selling moonshine at their father’s liquor store in Washington, D.C., when they came into possession of some whiskey barrels. One was a burgundy wine barrel, another apple wood and the other an American oak barrel. They put the moonshine in the barrels and let them sit for six months.