• Eating with all the fixings

    There is a new business in town: Sunbright Eatery and Repair recently opened to serve the local community members and also visitors to Morgan County.

    Owner, Theresa Mayhew and Everett Miller have created a warm, family and community environment where people can come together to enjoy a good meal and a great conversation.

  • CFB: Serving Morgan County since 1997

    What began as a vision from Billy Rice, now CEO of Citizens First Bank, has been a business proudly serving Morgan County since 1997.

    When Rice resigned from his position as president from another local bank, he wanted to continue to help the community. Rice said people in the community were not happy with the other establishments as many of them charged a large volume of fees and even outsourced their loan programs. Because of that community outcry, Rice sought out a group of businessmen in order to raise the capital needed to open what is now Citizens First Bank.

  • Rite-Aid Focuses on Wellness

    Rite-Aid in Wartburg has a new look, feel and outlook both on the inside and out.

    Steve Barnhart, store manager, said that the current remodel was done to fashion their location after the Rite-Aid wellness format.

    “They have been remodeling various locations for about five years,” Barnhart said. “They are continuing to work on seven more from here to Nashville.”

  • Repairing Morgan County through Service

    Wartburg Body Shop has been in the Morgan County community since the early 60s and has been family owned and operated throughout that time. Owner Vernon Justes said he has been running the body shop since 1990.

    “My family has been in business since the early 60s,” Justes said. “I grew up in a body shop.”

    Justes’s son, Brandon is also currently employed at Wartburg Body Shop as it continues in the family.

  • Home cooking served at Pilot Mountain


    Pilot Mountain Diner in Lancing is owned and operated by Victoria Nelson. Nelson took over the family business from her mother, Pat Goad, just about a month ago. Previously, Nelson and her mom ran the business for the last nine years. Goad still works in the diner daily and helps with cooking, food preparation and customer service.

  • England Family Legacy Continues

    England's service station has been a staple in the Sunbright community for 56 years. Since the passing of its original owner, Wiley (W.E.) England Sr., the business is continuing thanks to the efforts of his son and grandson.

  • Harrow Road gets a makeover

    The Harrow Road Café in Rugby has a new look, new menu and new management.

    Teresa Bowman, executive director for Historic Rugby, said they began making plans last December to make changes with the café. They had received an in kind donation of an HVAC unit and saw it as an opportunity to take the time to make the needed changes and renovations.

  • Evergreen World Picks-Up Morgan County

    Evergreen World Weekly Garbage Pick-Up Service has been in the capable hands of Spring and Jerry Picca since 2011. Evergreen World provides weekly trash pick-up to residents in Morgan County. They run routes from Monday-Thursday and pick-up household garbage.

    To the Picca family, Evergreen World Weekly Garbage Pick-Up Service, is more than just a business.

    “Our customers are the greatest people,” Spring Picca said. “Many of them have even become dear friends.”

  • American Tax Service helps meet deadline

    American Tax Service in Oliver Springs is ready to help local Morgan County residents meet the April 15 deadline. This is the second location for owner Farhaz Nooralli who has had a similar tax service in Maryville since 2013. This is the first year American Tax Service has had a location in Morgan County.

  • Animal hospital readies for opening

    WARTBURG—Morgan County residents will soon have access to the area’s only fulltime veterinary clinic.

    Owner and veterinarian Linda James is planning an April 18 grand opening of Morgan County Animal Hospital.

    “I’m really excited to be in Morgan County because I’ve gotten to know some of the people up here and I just love them and I know they love their animals,” James said. “I’ve been a big fan of Frozen Head for years. I love the wilderness up here.”