For the Record - Shenandoah Valley

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen a site on Natasha Way in Staunton for a new outpatient clinic. The 7,500-square-foot facility will serve 14,000 veterans in the Central Shenandoah Valley area and will be managed by the Salem VA Medical Center. (News Virginian)

K-VA-T Food Stores Inc., an Abingdon-based owner and operator of grocery stores, will sponsor the Jack C. Smith scholarship program to help graduates from western Virginia community colleges attend the James Madison University College of Business. The program honors the company’s founder. His son, Steve, president and CEO of the Food City grocery chain, is a JMU graduate. (News release)

Invista Inc., a carpet and apparel manufacturer, will lay off 110 employees and contractors from its Waynesboro plant over the next few months. Decreased demand for goods produced at the facility was cited for the move. (News Virginian)

James Madison University joined the Chesapeake Innovation Alliance, a consortium of colleges in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., promoting innovation and global competitiveness in the region. The university’s work on alternative energies and its partnership with SRI International Inc. were major factors in the invitation. (News Leader)

NTelos Holdings Corp., a Waynesboro-based communications company, will lay off 48 employees in its wireless sector and corporate headquarters. The move was made as a result of changing conditions in the wireless market, as well as current economic conditions. (The Roanoke Times)

REI Consultants Inc., a provider of environmental laboratory services based in Beaver, W.Va., will open its second Virginia office in Verona under the name REIC Labs. The expansion allows REI to better serve its current client base. A lab in Roanoke opened in 2004. (News Leader)

Silver Lake LLC, a Winchester development company, bought the former site of Clarke Motors on Berryville Pike for $3.6 million. The 10-acre site has a 20,000-square-foot building plus a separate body shop facility. Plans for the property have not been announced. (The Winchester Star)

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