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The Winchester-Frederick County Metropolitan Planning Commission is conducting an online survey to gauge the need for additional public transportation. Winchester currently has a bus system, and long-distance buses take commuters to the Washington area. Frederick County has grown from 50,000 to 73,000 residents since 2000. (The Winchester Star)

McGee’s Mobile Crane Inc. is moving some of its operations out of the Clarke County Business Park in Berryville. Transportation costs to job sites in Northern Virginia, plus town and county taxes prompted the company to move equipment to Manassas and Sterling. McGee will maintain office space at the Berryville location. The company built three buildings on its land in the park and has plans for a fourth. Some of the real estate holdings there have been sold. (The Winchester Star)

Median family income in the Harrisonburg area is $56,099, according to census figures. By comparison, the state median income is $70,894.  The Harrisonburg metro area includes the city, Bridgewater and Dayton and other parts of Rockingham County. (The Daily News Record)

Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. of Edinburg purchased cable assets in Virginia and West Virginia from Rapid Communications LLC. The deal adds about 17,650 customers to Shentel’s network. The new customers are primarily in the Covington, Summersville, W.Va., and Weston, W.Va. areas. Shentel plans a major expansion of services to the new areas to offer high-definition television, video on demand, high-speed Internet and voice packages. (News release)

Winchester Medical Center is seeking city rezoning of about nine acres along Linden Drive and Amherst Street to accommodate future expansion. The hospital’s expansion plans include a heart and vascular center, an expansion of the Outpatient Diagnostic Center and another office building, along with a new parking garage and a roadway connection to Linden Drive. (The Winchester Star)

The Winchester-Frederick County Metropolitan Planning Commission is conducting an online survey to gauge the need for additional public transportation. Winchester currently has a bus system, and long-distance buses take commuters to the Washington area. Frederick County has grown from 50,000 to 73,000 residents since 2000. (The Winchester Star)

McGee’s Mobile Crane Inc. is moving some of its operations out of the Clarke County Business Park in Berryville. Transportation costs to job sites in Northern Virginia, plus town and county taxes prompted the the company to move equipment to Manassas and Sterling. McGee will maintain office space at the Berryville location. The company built three buildings on its land in the park and has plans for a fourth. Some of the real estate holdings there have been sold. (The Winchester Star)

Median family income in the Harrisonburg area is $56,099, according to census figures. By comparison, the state median income is $70,894.  The Harrisonburg metro area includes the city, Bridgewater and Dayton and other parts of Rockingham County. (The Daily News Record)

Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. of Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. of Edinburg purchased cable assets in Virginia and West Virginia from Rapid Communications LLC. The deal adds about 17,650 customers to Shentel’s network. The new customers are primarily in the Covington, Summersville, W.Va., and Weston, W.Va. areas. Shentel plans a major expansion of services to the new areas to offer high-definition television, video on demand, high-speed Internet and voice packages. (News release)

Winchester Medical Center is seeking city rezoning of about nine acres along Linden Drive and Amherst Street to accommodate future expansion. The hospital’s expansion plans include a heart and vascular center, an expansion of the Outpatient Diagnostic Center and another office building, along with a new parking garage and a roadway connection to Linden Drive. (The Winchester Star)

 


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