BrightSide is a community driven effort to shine light on the positive stories, places, and people of Wayne County, IN. Come, take a walk on the bright side.

Candle business glows with success

Twenty-three years ago, Jackie and Alan Carberry started a candle-making business in the basement of their home. Today, Warm Glow Candles are sold in 2,000 stores across the nation. The Carberrys manage an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that during peak season employs more than 20 and produces as many as 10,000 candles a day. Almost half […]

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Locally grown food takes root in Wayne County

The demand for locally grown food is on the rise ‚Äì around the nation and in Wayne County, Indiana. Some local entrepreneurs are banking on it. One year ago, Scott and Tina Johnson planted their dream near Fountain City. The couple grew up in the area, Tina in town and Scott in the country. He […]

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EDC joins new life in long-vacant historic building

Back in the day, it was one of the hubs of Richmond. The former Pennsylvania Railroad Depot was designed by nationally-known architect Daniel Burnham. From 1902, it was where countless families, college students, people traveling on business or vacation, and even U.S. presidents came on their way to or from Richmond. The decline of passenger […]

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