Some employees at LSC Communications’ printing plant in Strasburg figured its closure was imminent after financial downturns in recent months, but the loss of nearly 400 jobs is still a heavy blow. “I just started in September,” says Kimberly Carlysle, who drives a forklift in LSC’s shipping department. “This was going to be my last
Omni Homestead course takes No. 1 honor for fourth straight year
For the fourth consecutive year, the Virginia Golf Ratings Panel’s rankings of the commonwealth’s top 50 golf courses is led by the Omni Homestead Resort’s timeless Cascades course. William Flynn’s classic 1923 design in Hot Springs — nestled in the Allegheny Mountains — has both mesmerized and bedeviled golfers from throughout the world for nearly
Faced with the global economic crisis hitting the hotels industry from the COVID-19 pandemic, the resort is temporarily shutting down as of March 29.
The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs announced Friday that it is closing from March 29 until June 1, due to the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. “The global health crisis has hit the hospitality industry swiftly and significantly. Like many hotels, we’ve felt the impact and made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend
Lexington House is a section 8 affordable housing community.
Denver-based real estate company Steele Properties LLC has acquired a three-story, 78-unit apartment building in Lexington for $12.2 million. It plans to begin renovating the complex in May, Steele Properties Communications Manager Lynn Haner says. The community, Lexington House, is reserved for seniors and disabled persons in need of Section 8 affordable housing. Steele Properties
Jonathan Cadle comes from Hitt Contracting Inc.
Jonathan Cadle has been named senior vice president at Howard Shockey & Sons Inc., a Winchester-based general contractor that is 124 years old. He joins the firm from Glen Allen-based Hitt Contracting Inc., where he served as vice president, Shockey announced this week. With 25 years in the construction industry, Cadle is a member of
With Merck and Hershey deals, valley hits investment record
You’d be hard pressed to find an economic development official who had a better first year on the job than Jay Langston did in 2019. With Langston at the helm, the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, a regional economic development group, announced a record $1.5 billion in business investment last year, anchored by Merck & Co.’s expansion of its longstanding pharmaceutical production facility
JMU, BRCC partner to secure Merck investment
While grocery shopping one evening in February 2019, Melissa Lubin received a phone call from Jay Langston, the new executive director of the Shenandoah Valley Partnership. A major employer in the region was looking to expand its operations, Langston told her, with more than 100 high-paying jobs and a multiyear investment that could reach $1
Valley Scholars program offers in-need locals a path to college
The daughter of Mexican immigrants, Amy Cortes always figured that she’d go to work as a day laborer like her parents after she graduated from Fort Defiance High School. But somewhere along the way, the Augusta County teen decided, “I wanted to push myself and go to college.” Last year, Cortes, 18, was one of 31
A growing number of Shenandoah Valley communities are seeing more competition among broadband providers. Edinburg-based Shenandoah Telecommunications Co., or Shentel, founded more than a century ago by farmers seeking improved telecommunications services for their rural communities, is still focused on that mission, though these days it’s a little more high-tech than it was in the
San Francisco tech company connects college students with job and internship listings
James Madison University has partnered with San Francisco-based jobs listings tech company Handshake to produce a live feed of job and internship opportunities on its website, JMU announced Tuesday. Although more than 900 colleges and universities use Handshake, JMU says it’s the first school in the nation to fully integrate Handshake into its website, making