MIDDLEBURG TOWN PLANNER HAS NEW EXPANDED ROLE
Will Moore has a new position
The Town of Middleburg has announced that Will Moore has a new role as Deputy Town Administrator/Town Planner/ Zoning Administrator. For the past four and a half years, he has served as Town Planner/Zoning Administrator. His additional duties will include working alongside Town Administrator Danny Davis and overseeing management of certain town functions, enhanced responsibility, and the authority to act on behalf of Town Administrator Davis in his absence or incapacity.
This change is a result of a strategic review of the town’s organizational structure, resources, capabilities, and future needs. Davis identified this as a key opportunity for a strategic reorganization to position the town for continued success. Specifically, Moore will oversee planning and zoning, utilities, buildings and maintenance, and special projects.
In addition to Moore’s current work for Middleburg, he has 13 years prior experience in the City of Winchester and six years of operations experience with the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division Band.
“Mr. Moore has demonstrated the skills and capabilities to take on these additional leadership and management responsibilities,” said Town Administrator Davis. “In this expanded role, I am confident he will help the organization accomplish the Town Council’s strategic goals, prepare for long-term planning, and ensure responsiveness to citizen and visitor concerns.”
UNION BANKSHARES CORPORATION COMPLETES ACQUISITION IN MIDDLEBURG
Big news in Middleburg… Union Bankshares Corporation has acquired Access National Corporation, the most recent owner the Middleburg Bank.
“Access was the last piece of the jigsaw puzzle for Union to complete its Virginia footprint and further solidifies our position as the first statewide independent regional bank headquartered in the Commonwealth in nearly 20 years,” said John C. Asbury, president and CEO of Union. “Our combined lending power and footprint will bring additional convenience to our customers and better position ourselves as a stronger competitor against the large national banks, super regional banks and smaller community banks alike.”
Union will operate the former local Access National Bank branch as Middleburg Bank, a division of Union Bank & Trust of Richmond, Virginia, until systems are converted in May, 2019. Union also will retain the Middleburg brand to identify its core wealth management businesses.
Watch this space for more…and stay tuned.
BRENDA GRIFFIN’S “BIRDS IN OUR BACKYARDS”
Running from April 1 to May 18, the second bi-annual “Foxes on the Fence,” sponsored by the Middleburg Garden Club and the Middleburg Arts Council, will go up at Middleburg United Methodist Church and the Safeway on West Washington Street. Thirty-plus artists have used their talents to decorate a four-foot fox using paper mache, mosaic, flowers and paint. The display will include four vixens (a first ever for the female) and eight fox hounds. Those interested can bid on them by going to a link to Foxes on the Fence Facebook page. Proceeds go to Middleburg Beautification Committee and other community projects.
By Vicky Moon
Vincent Perricone, a Marshall resident described by virtually anyone who knew him as one of the kindest, most caring men on the planet, sadly passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7 after a long battle with cancer. He was 77.
Mr. Perricone was the founder, owner and operator of Middleburg Printers for 30 years, a business he started in 1986 and sold to the current owners in 2016.
He also was a fixture at countless social events all around the Middleburg area as a bartender or the master of a charcoal grill, moonlighting as a multi-talented jack-of-all-trades at the Back Street Cafe in Middleburg and for the catering company of the same name, both owned and operated by his wife, Tutti.
They were married in 1986, the same year they both opened their respective businesses, which also happened to be located across from each other on Federal Street in Middleburg.
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