Reader’s Choice: the winners are….

Published 8:53 am Tuesday, June 1, 2010

AHOSKIE – The readers have spoken!

The voting process has ended for the second annual Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald/Gates County Index Reader’s Choice Award.

Local citizens who read either one or both those publications were invited to participate in the event, one that selects the “best of” in the Roanoke-Chowan area.

The reader-interactive contest began in early May. There, readers filled out an entry blank, voting for what business they thought was tops in their respective type of service. That original ballot was published for two consecutive weeks. From that point, the top two voter-getters in all categories were published on a new ballot. The leading vote-getter in those head-to-head battles was crowned as the Reader’s Choice.

The following are the winners in each category:

Appliance Store – Eddie Harrell’s

Auto Dealership – Central Ford

Boutique – A Home & Garden

Bridal Boutique – Belks

Clothing Store – Belks

Electronics Store- Wal-Mart

Furniture Store – Schewells

Gift Shop – Ace

Grocery Store – Food Lion

Hardware Store – Ace

Jewelry Store – McKeel’s

Bar – Chubbies

Barbecue – Tar Heel

Breakfast – Bojangles

Buffet – O’Conner’s

Chinese – Little Panda

Coffee – MugShotz

Deli – Subway

Dinner – Tar Heel

Fast Food – Wendy’s

Hamburger – Andy’s

Hot Dog – Andy’s

Ice Cream – Charlie West

Italian – Franco’s

Lunch – Los Amigos

Mexican – Los Amigos

Pizza – Pizza Inn

Auto Body Shop – Ahoskie Body Shop

Auto Repair – Chowan Tire

Bank – State Employee’s Credit Union

Car Wash – Pro Sparkle

Cellular Service – US Cellular

Commercial Printer – Bullet Printing

Dry Cleaner – Jernigan’s

Electrician – Mack Powell

Hairstylist – Kut-N-Up

Motel – Ahoskie Inn

Insurance Agent – Farm Bureau

Veterinarian – Powellsville Pet Clinic

Photographer – Little Red Chair

Plumber – White & Woodley

Realtor – Freeman Realty

Local Band – Side Kicks

Children’s Party Spot – Pizza Inn

Dance Club – Chubbies

Golf Course – Beechwood

Movie Rental – Movie Time

Movie Theater – Ahoskie Cinema

Radio Station – WDLZ – 98.3 FM

TV Station – WAVY TV 10

Chiropractor – Cagle Chiropractic

Dance Studio – Bridgers School of Dance

Dentist – Dr. Brown

Family Doctor – Dr. Michael Alston

Gym – ViQuest

Each of the winners will be presented a certificate by the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald/Gates County Index.