Blue Ridge gets green award

It's good to be green. Just ask the Blue Ridge Eco Shop, which was honored last week by the Arlington-headquartered Virginia Sustainable Build Network as "Best Green Small Business in Virginia." The less-than-one-year-old shop, located in Preston Plaza, sells environmentally-friendly home products and touts the motto "healthier living for you and the planet."

Governor Tim Kaine was on hand for the award ceremony on June 25th, and Paige Mattson, who co-owns the store with her husband, Hawkon Mattson, says receiving the honor came as "an absolute surprise."