It was depressing to read of Lowes Foods closing its West Jefferson store.
The service the employees provide to customers has been outstanding. In fact, one of the former employees won the Ashe Chamber Outstanding Service Award a few years ago.
Over the years the store has been a great help to the Blue Ridge Brutal Bike Ride, which is a fundraiser for the Ashe Civic Center.
After the closing of the Gates plant in Jefferson, it is sad to see another group of hard working employees lose their jobs.