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Grayson County’s first snow, autumn 2014

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Grayson County snowFirst day of November and there’s 6.5 inches of snow in Grayson County. This photo is by my cousin who lives outside Independence in southwest Virginia. It’s beautiful! In the Shenandoah Valley we’ve got overcast skies, blustery winds, and temps in the mid-40s. It’s fall in Virginia….

Photo by Linda Osborne
November 1, 2014

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Core Health & Fitness brings 250 new jobs to Grayson County

StairMasterBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Grayson County is located among the scenic mountains and quiet isolation of southwestern Virginia so the news of 250 new jobs is welcomed especially since Nautilus closed several years ago after 34 years as a county employer. Core Health & Fitness LLC, a leader in developing and marketing advanced strength and cardio equipment for the fitness industry, will invest $2 million to expand the former Med-Fit operation in Grayson County. They will locate in the former Nautilus facility in Independence.

Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, the company markets and distributes the legendary StairMaster StepMill,® StairMaster StairCimber®, Schwinn® indoor cycling bikes, Star Trac® strength and cardio products and Spinner® bikes worldwide.

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