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Massage Envy will open next month in Winchester

Massage Envy, a full-service massage chain, is moving into Winchester with a January opening planned, said franchisee Chris Ganoe. The address will be 2638 Pleasant Valley Road. “(We offer) Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, sports massage, hot stone massage, lymphatic massage, and we ...

Front Royal facade improvement plan moving along

Front Royal held a final meeting regarding its facade improvement plan Thursday evening. Felicia Hart, the town's community development director, said the meeting was well-attended and productive. “It went very well,” she said. “We had about 20 some in attendance total. Property ...

Woodstock salon celebrates a decade

Hairspray Salon has come a long way in its 10 years. From a barn to a shopping center and from 140 regular clients to thousands, said Tara Smith, co-owner and stylist for Hairspray, located at 1023 S. Main St. in Woodstock. Smith said that her goal in opening the salon was to create an ...

Recall issued after Valley Milk probe

After a raid by federal authorities last week, the result of a summer investigation into sanitation practices, Valley Milk Products has announced a recall of certain batches of milk powder and buttermilk powder. The products being recalled are 50-pound bags of high heat nonfat dry milk ...

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Bonnie Blue Bonnie Blue Southern Market & Bakery of Winchester was featured in the New York Times article "13 Essential Barbecue Stops" that was published in the Sunday Travel Section. The eatery was singled out as having the best collard greens between New York City and Memphis, ...

Company to add jobs, invest in headquarters

American Woodmark, a company located in Frederick County that specializes in kitchen and bath cabinets for homes, has announced a $30 million headquarters consolidation that will retain 377 jobs and add 55 new ones. The state has also awarded a $550,000 grant to the project, explained ...

Edinburg Dollar General to hold grand opening

The new Dollar General store in Edinburg will be holding its grand opening Saturday at the site of the former C.E. Thompson store, 201 Stoney Creek Blvd. Grand opening festivities are slated to begin at 8 a.m. and include giveaways and special deals, according to a news release from Dollar ...

‘Exactly where I want to be’

EDINBURG – Mike Wages is a man of faith. That faith is at the core of who he is and was the driving force behind his taking over of Valley Garage Door Company. A former account manager and later an area risk manager for J.B. Hunt, Wages had a stable, well-paying job with the shipping ...

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John "Jay" Jones has joined First Bank & Trust Co. as a commercial lender. Jones has over 21 years of financial experience, most recently with Ameriserv and Union Bank & Trust in Staunton, where he served as commercial relationship manager and private bank client ...

Black Friday draws hundreds

Even before most area residents had awoken from their turkey-induced coma Friday, another annual tradition had begun – Black Friday. While the shopping holiday has become less prevalent in recent years, there was no shortage of bargain hunters around the area. Some do it with family ...

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Janney Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, a wealth management, financial services and investment banking firm headquartered in Philadelphia, has announced Edward A. Bartlett has joined the firm and been named first vice president/wealth management and branch office manager of its Harrisonburg ...

Front Royal rebranding work continues with public input

FRONT ROYAL – The town unveiled three "big ideas" on Wednesday toward its goal of giving it a fresh, new and consistent brand. With the help of Darwin, brand consultants hired to help the town on its rebranding efforts, the town held the second of three meetings  for input from ...

Shentel revenue, costs up

Shenandoah Telecommunications reported revenue increases from this same time last year in its third quarter earnings report published Nov. 9. A significant portion of the increase was due to an acquisition of nTelos, completed on May 6. The year-to-date total revenues reported in the third ...

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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 ...