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The law firm of Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC in Harrisonburg has announced Alexandra E. Humphreys and Lucas I. Pangle have joined the firm. Humphreys received her law degree from the William and Mary School of Law and undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston. While in ...

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Westminster-Canterbury 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. Lilley holds a bachelor’s ...

Paws and Reflect aims to pamper pets

Dogs have a new place to relax and unwind now that Paws and Reflect, a spa for pets, is open in Front Royal. The business is holding its grand opening today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Owned by a trio of seasoned dog groomers, Paws and Reflect, located at 10269 Winchester Road, is designed to ...

Bank of Clarke County reports growth

Eagle Financial Services, Inc., the 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 the third quarter 2015 and $183,000 lower than the previous ...

Fairfield Inn and Suites sold to Sanwood Hospitality

The Fairfield Inn and Suites in Strasburg has been sold for $6,250,000 by Inns of Strasburg L.L.C. to Sanwood Hospitality L.L.C., based in Chester, Virginia. The sale, finalized on Oct. 28, includes the plot on which the hotel sits as well as the building itself. Built in October 2008, ...

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  Modern Woodmen of America Gaylin A. Sommers, a life insurance agent with Modern Woodmen of America in Broadway, has achieved membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table. Shenandoah Telecommunications The Board of Directors of Shenandoah ...

Tiny houses, big plans: Partnership starts from great minds thinking alike

MAURERTOWN – Big things can come in small packages. Just ask Woodstock-based contractor H.B. Sager. Usually a builder of full-sized homes, his latest ventures are anything but. Sager has begun building tiny houses, made popular by television shows touting the low maintenance and high ...

New housing development is unveiled

WINCHESTER -- OakCrest Builders unveiled OldTowne Commons, a new housing development at the corner of Braddock and Pall Mall streets on Friday morning. Jim Vickers, CEO of OakCrest Companies, spoke about the journey of taking the lot, where a 7-11 once stood, and transforming it into the ...

First Bank releases earnings report

Parent company of First Bank, First National Corporation, showed positive growth over the prior quarter and the third quarter from 2015, according to its third quarter earnings report published Wednesday, continuing a trend of "consistency." The quarter ended Sept. 30. Earnings of $1.7 ...

Students learn about jobs at Virginia’s ports

MIDDLETOWN – Students from Winchester and Frederick, Warren, Shenandoah, Clarke and Page counties gathered Wednesday at Lord Fairfax Community College for a career seminar to learn about opportunities offered at and created by Virginia's ports. The seminar, "The Global Economy Won't ...

Co-op manager to participate in DOE program

Jason Burch, manager of system engineering for the Shenandoah Electric Cooperative, will serve as one of two co-op industry representatives in a “major Department of Energy research project” over the next three years, the co-op has announced. Burch, a Harrisonburg native who has worked ...

Tourism departments blaze new trail

Shenandoah County Tourism recently rolled out its new “Shenandoah Spirits Trail.” The trail, designed to focus on regional breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries, features 27 stops from Winchester to just south of Harrisonburg. Jenna French, director of tourism for Shenandoah ...

Construction company opens Front Royal headquarters

Terra Site Constructors LLC, which specializes in retaining walls and highway, commercial, government and industrial construction projects, held a ribbon-cutting Thursday marking the opening of its new building in Front Royal. Co-founder Babur Mian described his business. “We're ...

Conveyor belt company celebrates 70th anniversary

WINCHESTER – Ashworth Bros. Inc., a company specializing in conveyor belt production, will mark 70 years in business Sunday, with a celebration scheduled for later in the month. The company moved to Winchester in 1955, nine years after its founding in Worcester, Massachusetts, and ...

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Overtime rules workshop The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce and Yount, Hyde & Barbour will offer a workshop on new overtime rules at noon Thursday at the Chamber office on South Main Street in Woodstock. Discussion will center on salaried employees earning under $47,000 per ...

Century-old drug store to close doors

STRASBURG – Peoples Drug Store, a Strasburg institution located at 145 E. King St., will be closing its doors at the end of the business day on Tuesday. The business has been sold to pharmacy giant Rite-Aid for an undisclosed amount. Michelle Rimel has owned Peoples for the past 11 ...

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Ribbon cuttings Two Rev Up Strasburg grant recipients will hold ribbon cutting ceremonies today. • Debbie Ritenour will hold a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting of Simply Divine Candles & Decor at 9:45 a.m. at her new location, 150 E. King St. • Tammy Dellinger will hold a ...

Speaker addresses economic growth at museum business luncheon

WINCHESTER – The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley held its eighth annual Business Forum Luncheon on Wednesday. The event featured a presentation from distinguished economic and finance professor Edwin “Ed” T. Burton entitled “Economic Prospects for the US and the Global ...

Candle shop opens at new location

STRASBURG -- Debbie Ritenour's Simply Divine Candles and Decor will hold a ribbon cutting and grand re-opening at its new location at 150 E. King St. downtown on Saturday. Ritenour said there are some giveaways and other promotions planned. “We're having the ribbon cutting at 9:45,” ...