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Wednesday, April 04, 2018
SkyWest Starts ServiceBy VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record          Apr 3, 2018 The first flight operated by SkyWest Airlines under the United Express brand arrives at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport during a ceremony on Tuesday.​ WEYERS CAVE — At 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, the event Joe Bowman had wished for years to take place finally happened.That’s when the first jet operated by SkyWest Airlines, ...read more
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Friday, March 16, 2018
Students Learn Ins, Outs Of IndustryBy VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record          March 16, 2018TIMBERVILLE — Eleven high school seniors spent about four hours Thursday learning about banking and didn’t see a single bit of currency.Farmers & Merchants Bank gave the students a behind-the-scenes look at the industry as part of the Virginia Bankers Association’s Bank Day program. Each has an opportunity ...read more
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
NEWPORT NEWS, VA (3/13/18) – PBMares Wealth Management, a division of PBMares, LLP, has hired Shelly Braden and Kurt Johnson to help increase the firms’ footprint across the region.  “We are expanding our team to better serve our clients’ increasing needs,” said Rob Klingensmith, director of PBMares Wealth Management. “Shelly and Kurt have strong backgrounds in wealth management and their ...read more
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Monday, February 26, 2018
Two new videos from Everence® – called Giving moments of grace – illustrate how much a man’s end-of-life planning meant to his family.The videos feature interviews with the family of Daryl Garber, a former member of Akron (Pennsylvania) Mennonite Church who died at 81 in March 2016. Daryl made sure that Lila, his wife of more than 60 years, and their sons and daughters-in-law knew his wishes, and ...read more
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
·        By VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record  2/22/18    HARRISONBURG — Old Hill Cider plans to improve its facilities outside Timberville, and the business will receive $50,000 in state and local grant money to help with that effort.Gov. Ralph Northam’s office announced Wednesday afternoon that the Rockingham County business will receive $25,000 from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry ...read more
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Daily News Record 2/22/18Many people work their entire lives to achieve a lifelong dream. Some don’t achieve it at all.For Jeff Moon, however, it only took 27 years before he was able to put a big fat check next to one item on his bucket list: owning his own brewery. In November, Moon bought Wolfe Street Brewing from its previous owners and, as of Saturday, Feb. 24, the brewery will run under the ...read more
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Bridgewater, Va., February 2018 –  Effective January 2018, Joel Shank stepped into the role as Chair of the Board of Director’s with the Harrisonburg Rockingham Chamber of Commerce. Shank’s chief responsibility is providing leadership and oversight to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. In this role, Shank will be the Community Spokesperson for the Chamber, attending all community ...read more
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Friday, February 16, 2018
Breaking News: James Madison University is now an official partner university of the Peace Corps Prep program – “a certificate program for undergraduates that centers on one empowering question: How can you prepare yourself to be the best Peace Corps Volunteer you can be?”   This partnership was made possible through a collaborative effort between the Center for Global Engagement, JMU Outreach ...read more
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Friday, February 16, 2018
With February being Black History Month, it was only fitting for Harrisonburg’s Virginia Quilt Museum to open their 2018 season with exhibits celebrating the quilts of different cultures.“On Feb. 20, we’re going to open with all new exhibits,” said Jenny Miller, interim co-director of the museum. “The exhibits are going to feature African-American quilt artists and African inspired art quilts.”In ...read more
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Richmond, Va. (Feb. 9, 2018) – The Virginia Wineries Association Governor’s Cup® Virginia Wine Competition judging is final, and the list of golds are announced. Ninety-nine Virginia wines have been awarded gold medals in the 2018 Virginia wine competition, which was held over a four-week period during late January and early February. Now in its 36th year, the competition was revamped in 2012 to ...read more
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
LENHART PETTIT ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT Lenhart Pettit is pleased to announce the election of Michael E. Derdeyn as President of the law firm effective January 1, 2018. “This is an exciting time for Lenhart Pettit,” said Mike Derdeyn, “we are deepening our bench in both Charlottesville and Harrisonburg to respond to the ever-expanding needs of our clients.  I am happy to contribute what I can to ...read more
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
   Do you want to be informed? If so, register for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Alert today! Anyone who lives, works or attends school in the city of Harrisonburg or Rockingham County are asked to sign up for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Alert. The emergency alert will notify you in the event of an emergency situation or life-threatening weather event taking place in your ...read more
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/02/microgrid-to-boost-savings-energy-resilience/  With a new microgrid for campus, Eastern Mennonite University is increasing its energy resilience and enhancing its sustainability culture.The microgrid, set to come online during week of March 12-16, will use three new 500-kilowatt natural gas-fired generators to strengthen EMU’s ability to respond during periods of ...read more
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Friday, February 09, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/02/exploring-paradigm-south-koreans-visit-emu-learn-roots-restorative-justice/  Last year in South Korea, middle school teachers Yongseung Roh and Kyungyun Hwang read Howard Zehr’s seminal text Changing Lenses with a study group. This year, they were part of a South Korean delegation that came to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) to learn directly about restorative ...read more
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
“You can’t spell ‘heart’ without ‘art.’”  When Dawn Murray talks about her passion for art and people, it’s easy to see that she’s the personification of her own phrase. That’s why it’s no surprise Murray took that passion and ran with it.She opened the Village Arts Center in Broadway in July 2016 as a way to bring children and adults together through art, movie and game nights and other social ...read more
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
On Saturday, February 3, 2018 the Valley Olive and Leaf Company held its official ribbon cutting with the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce. Owners Christina He'bert and Daniel Mclaughlin opened in December and according they carry the highest quality imported and U.S. gourmet extra virgin olive oils, infused and fused olive oils, and balsamic vinegar selection. The business offers ...read more
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber, the Front Royal- Warren County Chamber of Commerce, Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce have formed an Improve I-81 Chamber Coalition. The coalition was formed because of the significant need for improvements to increase safety and relieve congestion on I-81. ...read more
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Welcome  B R A D   R E E S E  TO Melinda Beam Shenandoah Valley Real Estate   540 578 1494brad.reese@outlook.com    Brad brings a successful background in customer service.Combined with his business acumen, Brad mirrors Melinda's quest to provide exemplary client service with attention to details, timely response and local real estate market knowledge.  Brad also embraces the responsibility ...read more
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Friday, February 02, 2018
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- On Wednesday morning, leaders with Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance shared the results of a market analysis.  It highlighted how venues like the Agora Market help out small businesses, and can even lead to opportunities to expand their own business.The Agora Market in downtown Harrisonburg is officially full, and with stores like the Isle Co., Bluestone Running, New ...read more
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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Elkton Store Specializes In Flavored Oils, VinegarsELKTON — Of Valley Olive and Leaf’s 28 flavors of oils and vinegars, one of the most popular is the butter-flavored olive oil, co-owner Christina Hebert said.“It tastes just like what you put on your popcorn, but there’s no fat in it, so it’s guilt-free,” she said.Hebert and her partner, Daniel McLaughlin, both 38, marked the soft opening of their ...read more
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Thursday, February 01, 2018
HARRISONBURG — A local food truck owner who opened a restaurant has begun offering catering and event-planning services.Diane Roll, owner of Dayton Tavern and the Mama’s Caboose food truck, recently announced that the two businesses have teamed to form Dayton Catering Co. & Event Planning. The enterprise offers services ranging from pick-up and drop-off orders to full-service catering.Using Mama ...read more
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Thursday, February 01, 2018
HARRISONBURG — Less than three weeks into 2018, Rocktown Realty already is set up to add a significant amount of new revenue to its books.Bernard Hamann, co-owner and chief marketing officer for the company, said it has struck deals to take over management of 180 rental properties in Harrisonburg and 10 property owners associations in Harrisonburg, Rockingham County and Franklin County.“For us,” ...read more
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/01/emu-awarded-record-breaking-total-3-3-million-grants-2017/  In 2017, Eastern Mennonite University was awarded grants in excess of $3.3 million, including more than $2.2 million in federal funding.The grants support the health and wellbeing of local and state residents through such initiatives as improving behavioral health treatment and counseling to underserved ...read more
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Bridgewater College has announced a two-to-one $250,000 challenge grant from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation (MMPF) of Richmond, Va., to help fund the renovation of the Alexander Mack Memorial Library to create the John Kenny Forrer Learning Commons. In order to obtain the grant, Bridgewater must raise $500,000 in cash and pledges by November 2018. “The Mary Morton Parsons ...read more
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Friday, January 26, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/01/emu-receives-672000-bequest-virginia-college-fund/  Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) has received a portion of a $2.7 million bequest from the Virginia College Fund.The university will receive $672,000, primarily to be used for student scholarships and capital improvement, according to President Susan Schultz Huxman.“We are thrilled with this very generous gift ...read more
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Friday, January 26, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/01/cjp-alumni-cooperative-design-facilitate-lexington-church-name-change/  When R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church in Lexington, Virginia, embarked on a long and difficult exploration of what it might mean to change its name, two alumni of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University walked alongside them.Barbara Robbins MA ’11 and The ...read more
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Friday, January 26, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/01/early-learning-center-teaches-children-future-educators/  Free to pursue their interests, the seven two-year-olds spread about the room, some pushing toy cars and trucks across the floor, others shaping green playdough at a low table.And at another table, early elementary education practicum student Kelsey Troyer led a lesson: Her own.Eastern Mennonite University ...read more
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
HARRISONBURG — A city retailer has much to pop about after winning a regional business competition on Saturday. PrePOPsterous Gourmet Popcorn claimed the top prize at the final round of the Spark Tank $20,000 Business Accelerator Giveaway at James Madison University. The online retailer was one of eight finalists to make it to Saturday’s competition. One hundred businesses signed up during ...read more
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
IN THE NEWS - DNR ARTICLE  Many late nights of pizza, Chinese takeout, beer and academic stress took a toll on Stephanie Walker when she was a student at James Madison University.After graduating in 2003, Walker realized she gained almost 50 pounds and needed to get in shape.  "I wasn't eating well and I wasn't exercising," she said. "I was an English major at the time, so I was staying up late ...read more
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation announced Saturday it was able to preserve an additional 158 acres of the Cedar Creek Battlefield — a move that the organization touts as a major victory.The 158-acre parcel lies in Warren County and was where Confederates under Gen. Joseph Kershaw and Gen. John B. Gordon launched a predawn assault on the morning of Oct. 19, 1864 — the day ...read more
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — A new business is open in Elkton, specializing in balsamic vinegars and olive oils!Valley Olive & Leaf is a "try before you buy" fusti bar, and they have 28 flavors of olive oils and balsamic vinegars.The shop has almost any flavor you can think of, and each product is infused with fruit, botanical ingredients and herbs.Christina Herbert and Daniel McLaughlin are ...read more
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Friday, January 19, 2018
The Virginia College Fund, a Richmond based nonprofit was the recipient of a $2,700,000 gift from the Guy E. Beatty Revocable Trust. The gift is the largest in the history of the organization.  The funding will be used for scholarships and general support at the member institutions, noted Jim Dill, Executive Director, and President.  “This is a transformational gift for The VCF.  We are grateful ...read more
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Lenhart Pettit proudly announces that Brian A. Craddock, Seth J. Ragosta and Andrew B. Stockment were elected shareholders of the firm effective January 1, 2018.  Brian Craddock concentrates his practice on business transactions, advising business clients at all stages and specifically focusing on entity formation; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; regulatory compliance; and drafting and ...read more
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
MT. CRAWFORD – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) wants to make member-owners aware that with the recent stretch of bitterly cold temperatures, higher electric bills could result because of increased electric use.  Wintertime usually means higher heating bills, but the temperatures have been remarkably cold recently, and for longer periods of time.  With highs only in the lower to mid ...read more
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Thursday, December 28, 2017
Newport News, VA (December 28, 2017) - More than 125 PBMares employees volunteered on-site at 10 charitable organizations December 8 and 15 as part of PBMares Cares. #PBMaresCares was started in 2016 for employees to volunteer together and make a stronger impact in the communities in which they work and live.  Duties included stocking food pantries, organizing clothing at shelters and even ...read more
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Thursday, December 21, 2017
Harrisonburg, VA – December 20, 2017: Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery, Inc. partnered with Shenandoah Art Therapy for “Rockingham County - Unmasking Brain Injury” as part of Survivors With A Goal (SWAG), a monthly support group designed to help individuals with a brain injury lead more independent and productive lives. “Unmasking Brain Injury,” a North Carolina based organization, nationally ...read more
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Thursday, December 21, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Following an extensive national search, Bridgewater College has selected Michael Post to join the College as its Vice President for Enrollment Management. Post, who joins Bridgewater after nearly a decade of experience in enrollment management, will begin on July 1, 2018. He comes to the college from Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland, where he is Vice President for ...read more
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Harrisonburg, VA, December 14, 2017:  Thomas Hook, COO of Friendship Industries, Inc. and Able Solutions, Inc., announced he will be retiring December 31, 2017, completing 25 years of growth for the contract packaging companies that provide employment for individuals with barriers to employment.  “It is with mixed emotions that I complete my career with Friendship Industries and Able Solutions.  ...read more
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Monday, December 18, 2017
TIMBERVILLE, VA ‐‐ On December 1, 2017, the Board of Directors of F&M Bank Corp. (OTCQX: FMBM) named Mark C. Hanna as the new President of F&M Bank.  “The board and I are delighted to have Mark join our team,” said Ellen Fitzwater, F&M Bank Board Chairman, “we are confident that Mr. Hanna’s well-rounded banking experience will serve our customers, shareholders, and communities well, and we look ...read more
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Monday, December 18, 2017
Harrisonburg, VA – December 18, 2017: Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery is pleased to announce Brenda Zimmerman has joined the organization as a board member. Zimmerman resides in Augusta County, has a background in home healthcare, and is a caregiver.  “As a caregiver Brenda brings unique insights to our Board,” stated Jacob Penrod, President of the Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Board ...read more
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
The accounting firms of Brown Edwards and Gibbons & Kawash are pleased to announce their merger, effective January 1, 2018. The merger will create one of the largest CPA offices in West Virginia. Brown Edwards is a Top 100 firm based in Roanoke, Virginia with nine offices including Charleston and Bluefield, West Virginia while Gibbons & Kawash has a 25‐year history serving Charleston and ...read more
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Tickets available today at www.united.com     Weyers Cave, Virginia, Dec. 11, 2017 – Daily United Express jet service from Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Washington Dulles (IAD) begins April 3, 2018! Operated by SkyWest Airlines, the daily flights will provide Shenandoah Valley travelers seamless access to United’s global network via the airline’s Chicago ...read more
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    Harrisonburg, VA – December 11, 2017: Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery is pleased to announce Mr. Kyle Yeager will bring his knowledge and experience to the organization as a board member. Yeager is a director of development within the James Madison University's Strategic Gifts office and is the athletics liaison for University Advancement. Yeager is a graduate of James Madison University ...read more
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – A group of Bridgewater College student-athletes dedicated to promoting a safer, healthier campus environment has won one of only five national awards for its education of high-risk students about alcohol and making responsible decisions in the presence of alcohol. STEP UP of Bridgewater College was presented the Outstanding Peer Education Group award from Boosting Alcohol ...read more
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Friday, November 17, 2017
Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) uses many different pieces of equipment to bring safe, reliable electric service to homes and businesses. Electric meters are utilized to accurately measure the amount of electricity used, and they are property of the Cooperative. Member-owners should never risk tampering with a meter for any reason.  “The most important thing to always consider with ...read more
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Combined entity means new public TV Channel in Harrisonburg and CharlottesvilleThe board of Shenandoah Valley Educational Television Corporation (SVETC) announced today that WVPT is consolidating its operations with Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation (CPBC), which operates the Richmond-based public radio station and PBS-member stations in Richmond and Charlottesville known ...read more
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
First Bank & Trust Company Appoints New Branch ManagerHarrisonburg Office Welcomes Umar Ali     Umar F. Ali Branch ManagerOctober 23, 2017 First Bank & Trust Company, a diversified financial services firm today announced that Umar Ali has been appointed as Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager.   Ali is a former graduate of James Madison University where he obtained his ...read more
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Fredericksburg/Northern Virginia reinforce position as Virginia’s largest AB wholesaler  Virginia Eagle Distributing Company (VED) — is pleased to announce the acquisition of J.F. Fick, Inc. of Fredericksburg, Virginia.  The new territory for VED will include the Counties of Caroline, King George, Prince William, Spotsylvania and Stafford, as well as the city of Fredericksburg.  Additionally, all ...read more
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Monday, November 06, 2017
During the past decade, Arts Council of the Valley has awarded nearly $350,000 to support community-based initiatives in the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County through its Advancing the Arts grants. These funds are awarded to organizations, art educators, and artists working in the visual, performing, and literary arts to support the art that makes for a vibrant community. For the Fall ...read more
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Friday, November 03, 2017
    Harrisonburg -- U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the eighth consecutive year, announce the "Best Law Firms" rankings.     Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC has been ranked in the 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list regionally in 13 practice areas.     Firms included in the 2018 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently ...read more
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Friday, November 03, 2017
 INFINEX INVESTMENTS, INC. and Farmers & Merchants Bank are not affiliated.  Farmers & Merchants Financial Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of Farmers & Merchants Bank.Securities and Insurance Products:Not Insured By FDIC or any Federal Government AgencyMay Lose ValueNot a Deposit of or Guaranteed by the Bank or any Bank AffiliateTIMBERVILLE, VA—November 1, 2017—F&M Bank is excited to announce the ...read more
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
HARRISONBURG - The law firm of Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC is pleased to announce that Briana A. Stevens has joined the firm.Briana A. Stevens received her J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law, where she was a member of the Public Interest Advocates and a board member of the West Virginia Fund for Law in the Public Interest.  While in law school, she worked as a student attorney in ...read more
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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