Business forum to be held Thursday

January 23rd, 2015

FRONT ROYAL– The Town of Front Royal will hold a business forum for local business owners and operators on Thursday.

Cafe offers recovering addicts new skills

Justin Franich, executive director of Shenandoah Valley Teen Challenge, stands by the espresso machine at Redeeming Beans Cafe. Franich said this is his first restaurant and he hopes they can stay in business because he "loves coffee and might drink too much of it."  Photo by Henry Culvyhouse

January 23rd, 2015

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.

Shenandoah chamber elects new board

January 23rd, 2015

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.

Business ledger

Wendy Thrane

January 23rd, 2015

Wendy Thrane has joined Coldwell Banker Premier Properties in Front Royal as a sales associate.

Obama’s tax plan: ‘Mixed bag’

January 20th, 2015

Industry insiders sounded off on the tax plan President Barack Obama presented to Congress in his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Governor seeks solar energy proposals

January 16th, 2015

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.

Investing in comfort

Beth Waller, lead agent for Team Waller Realty in Front Royal, records information on this home she just listed on Donald Drive in Warren County on Thursday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 16th, 2015

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 realtors.

Local firm produces emission technology

January 16th, 2015

EDINBURG — For five years, Wholesome Energy, a subsidiary of Wholesome Foods, has partnered with NoNox, a Florida based engineering firm, to manufacture and distribute a fuel emulsion system for industrial and naval uses.

Front Royal jeweler to move to Sperryville

Gina Sweatt, co-owner of Ridge Line Jewelry, displays examples of her Native American-inspired work. Sweatt said she sold out of her favorite pieces of work over the Christmas season. Photo by Henry Culvyhouse

January 16th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL— Sitting at her workbench, 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.

Chamber to honor community leaders and businesses

January 16th, 2015

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.

Business ledger

Mary June Williams

January 16th, 2015

Mary June Williams, owner/agent of Alpha Voyages Inc. in Winchester, earned a Chairman’s Outstanding Sales Achievement Award for the Northeast

Delicious distributing

Dean Pence cracks a smile in the truck garage at Wholesome Foods.   Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

January 9th, 2015

EDINBURG— Seventy-seven year-old Dean Pence is a man who “works until the job is done.”

Manufacturer to open new facility

January 8th, 2015

The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority announced Thursday that a new manufacturing facility will open on Strasburg Road later this year.

Meals tax collection a problem in some towns

January 4th, 2015

Under Virginia state law, localities are allowed to collect a tax on prepared meals, from sit-down establishments to fast food restaurants, if it so chooses.

A dream come true

Holly Carper, owner and designer at Carper's Florist in Front Royal, arranges a candle centerpiece. She said candle centerpieces are very popular this time of year. Photo by Henry Culvyhouse

January 2nd, 2015

FRONT ROYAL—When Holly Carper was 17, she graduated high school and took her first steps into the workforce. Her mother found a classified ad for a florist assistant in the Northern Virginia Daily and got Holly to make the call.