Running smooth

Bill and Freda Palmer work in their auto repair shop in Strasburg recently.  Palmer's Garage, which opened 35 years ago,  will close on March 31 and will be opened the next day under new ownership. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 27th, 2015

STRASBURG—Bill Palmer has been working on cars for as long as he can remember.

Business Ledger

February 27th, 2015

Partlow expands
Partlow Insurance Agency Inc. in Winchester has expanded and acquired an office in Fredericksburg.
The new location, which

Report: Local corporations doing well

February 27th, 2015

The big three of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, publicly traded corporations headquarted in Shenandoah and Frederick counties, have released some good news for investors this week.

Dream machine

Matthew Vollmers, general manager of Don Beyer Volvo and Volkswagen of Winchester, kneels beside this Volvo XC90 Lego car inside the Winchester showroom.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 26th, 2015

WINCHESTER—Amidst the shiny, new 2015 model sedans at the Don Beyer Volvo dealership sits a 2004 Volvo XC90, which has been from San Diego to New York City to Boston.
But this car hasn’t been driven a mile, because it’s made out LEGOs, a popular children’s modeling brick.

First Bank moves forward on sale

February 25th, 2015

First Bank has cleared a major regulatory hurdle toward closing a deal in which the bank will buy six Bank of America branches in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia.

Governor signs bill to freeze reviews

February 24th, 2015

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday signed into law legislation that bars the State Corporation Commission from conducting two-year reviews on rates and profits for Dominion Power and Appalachian Power for the next five years.

Business seminar to be held

February 23rd, 2015

The Town of Front Royal will host a seminar about building a better business climate for local businesses on Wednesday morning.

Filling the gaps

Herb Melrath, owner of the Daily Grind on Main Street in Front Royal, stocks his shelves with coffee last Thursday.   Rich Cooley/Daily

February 22nd, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — President Calvin Coolidge once said, “The chief business of the American People is business,” and that is certainly true of the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority.

Ride sharing firms could expand into region

February 22nd, 2015

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation into law legalizing and regulating the operation of ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft in the commonwealth.

Firm rated among best Va. workplaces

February 20th, 2015

Edward Jones, a nationwide financial service firm, has been named the second best large company to work for in Virginia by Virginia Business magazine.

Business ledger

February 20th, 2015

Christendom College president Timothy O’Donnell will be a speaker at this year’s World Meeting of the Families, which will be held Sept. 22-27 in Philadelphia.

Bank’s computer glitch affects some accounts

February 19th, 2015

Customers with the Bank of Clarke County may have seen extra money temporarily pulled out of their accounts this week after using their debit cards at gas pumps due to a computer glitch.

Business ledger

February 13th, 2015

The financial services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 1 in a recent evaluation of brokerage client statements by DALBAR, according to Ann Stalbird, a financial adviser serving the Shenandoah Valley in Woodstock.

Inland port doing swell, officials say

Russell Held, director of  economic development for the Port of Virginia, speaks during a news conference on the health of the port held Thursday  in Front Royal. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 12th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — The Virginia Inland Port is driving commerce, employment and setting record numbers of shipments, officials with the Port of Virginia said Thursday afternoon.