It’s about a four-hour drive southwest of McLean to get to Salem. Many fans of Mac and Bob’s restaurant there in the Roanoke Valley would have argued that the drive was worth it to enjoy the fare at the Salem institution.
It appears to be what’s left behind after a monster sins its claws into metal and rips downward. The recognizable jagged, green “M” appears on cans of Monster Energy drinks.
At the center of the dispute is the mattress, a Virginia family and a pair of businesses. Two brothers have squared off over business opportunities in an inter-family power struggle, a recent Virginian-Pilot article states.
Long ago, he answered his nation's call and fought in the Korean War. Today, the 88-year-old Navy veteran and Virginia landowner is fighting a new foe: developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
Virginia’s Smithfield is America’s largest producer of pork products, with famous brands such as Eckrich, Nathan’s, Armour and others in its portfolio (not to mention its eponymous ham product line). The company owns hundreds of thousands of sows, raised in places such as its industrial-sized facility in North Carolina.
Few of us think of Volkswagen as an American company. But the German automaker's U.S. division -- Volkswagen Group of America Inc. -- is just a few miles west of McLean in Herndon.
If you drive southwest of McLean for about four and a half hours, you will come to the tiny town of Bent Mountain. The unincorporated community has fewer than 800 inhabitants, but one of the finest views of the Roanoke Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains.
The tension was thick as two Virginia grocery chains stared each other down like gunfighters in an old Clint Eastwood western. German grocer Lidl is the new kid in town with a reputation for burying the competition with low prices. Kroger is the old hand, having survived many previous showdowns.
A Virginia business accelerator recently offered advice to entrepreneurs: read carefully before signing on the dotted line. Virginia courts often rely on the words spelled out in written contracts when trying to resolve disputes between businesses.
On one side is the nation's largest grocer, Kroger, and its 2,800 stores. On the other side is one of the smallest grocery chains in the nation: Lidl, with just 10 outlets. Three of Germany's discount chain stores are here in Virginia; and the company has plans to have 100 stores open by summer of 2018.