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Star Readers choose “The Best” – Check out the list of winners

Best Accountant – Ken Kelley
Best Appliance Store – Ritchie’s Furniture & Appliance
Best Antique Shop – Shoppes on Hudson Antiques and Mercantile
Best Attorney/Lawyer – Keith Bowers
Best Auto/Service – Hayworth Tire Center
Best Auto/Car Dealer (New) – Mullins Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep
Best Auto/Car Dealer (Used) – Lewis’ Used Cars
Best Auto Collision Repair – Meredith Brothers Collision Specialist
Best Bank – Carter County Bank
Best Barber – Whitson Barber Shop
Best Bakery – Food City
Best Bridal/Wedding Shop – The Dressing Room
Best Building Supply – Big John’s Closeouts
Best Carpeting/Flooring Store – Lynn Valley Decorating
Best Men’s Clothing Store – Peeble’s Department Store
Best Women’s Clothing Store – Cato
Best Coffee Shop – The Coffee Company
Best Cosmetic Retailer – Merle Norman
Best College/University – East Tennessee State University
Best Consignment Store – Baby Go Round
Best Cook/Chef – David Williams
Best Credit Union – Northeast Community Credit Union
Best Daycare – Hunter First Baptist Day Care & Learning Center
Best Deli – City Market
Best Dentist – Dr. Jack Holly
Best Doctor – Dr. Arnold Hopland
Best Dry Cleaner – Quik Cleaners & Laundry
Best Electrician – David Fletcher
Best Elementary School – West Side Elementary School
Best Farm Equipment Store – Tractor Supply
Best Fast Food – Pal’s
Favorite Cosmetics – Mary Kay Cosmetics/Lora Owens
Best Financial Company – Edward Jones
Best Financial Planner – Jim Richardson
Best Florist – Betsy Floral
Best Fresh Produce – Food City
Best Grocery Store – Food City
Best Funeral Home – Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services
Best Furniture Store – Ritchie’s Furniture & Appliance
Best General Contractor – Summers-Taylor
Best Gifts & Collectibles – Jacklyn’s Hallmark
Best Golf Course – Elizabethton Golf Course
Best Greenhouse – Mills Greenhouse & Landscape
Best Dog Groomer – Doggie Divas Pet Salon
Best Hair Salon – Essence Salon & Day Spa
Best Health/Fitness Facility – Franklin Health & Fitness
Best Hearing Aid Services – Dr. Dan Schumaier
Best Heat & Air Conditioning – Climate Controllers
Best High School – Elizabethton High School
Best Home Health Care – Silver Angels
Best Home Décor Store – Lynn Valley Decorating
Best Hospital – Sycamore Shoals Hospital
Best Insurance Agency – Farm Bureau
Best Insurance Agent – Joe Alexander
Best Industry – Snap-on Tools
Best Jeweler – Jewelers’ Bench
Best Landscape Service – New Look Outdoor
Best Lighting Store – Cline-Holder Supply Company
Best Marina – Lakeshore Marina
Best Massage Therapist – Lisa Grindstaff
Best Mattress/Bedding – Ritchie’s Furniture & Appliance
Best Meat Market – H&H Meat Market
Best Movie/Drive-In Theater – State Line Drive-In
Best Nail Salon – Essence Salon & Day Spa
Best Nail Technician – Jessica Franklin
Best Nursing Home – Pine Ridge Care & Rehab Center
Best Optometrist – Dr. David Mills
Best Pastor – Randy Johnson
Best Pest Control – Chappell’s Pest Control
Best Pharmacy – Walgreens
Best Locally-Owned Pharmacy – Burgie Drug
Best Photography Studio – The Honey Nest Photography
Best Physical Therapist – Justin Smith
Best Plumber – Larry McKinney
Best Produce Stand – Farmer John’s Produce
Best Principal – Josh Wandell
Best Real Estate Company – Golden Key Real Estate
Best Real Estate Agent – Lora Owens
Best Recreational Vehicle Dealer – East Tennessee ATV
Best Pizza – Greg’s Pizza
Best Restaurant/Chinese – Hunan Chinese Restaurant
Best Restaurant/Coffee – The Coffee Company
Best Restaurant/Lunch – City Market
Best Restaurant/Dessert – City Market
Best Restaurant/Fine Dining – Peerless Restaurant
Best Restaurant/Burger – Burger King
Best Restaurant/Italian – Primo’s
Best Restaurant/Independently Owned – City Market
Best Restaurant/Mexican – Amigo
Best Restaurant/Fried Chicken – Kentucky Fried Chicken
Best Restaurant/Pizza – Jiggy Ray’s Pizzeria
Best Restaurant/Homestyle Cooking – Shirley’s Restaurant
Best Restaurant/Seafood – Captain D’s
Best Restaurant/Hot Dogs – Sammons
Best Restaurant/BBQ – Ridgewood Barbecue
Best Restaurant/Breakfast – Bojangles
Best Restaurant/Sit Down – Lone Star Steakhouse
Best Restaurant/Sweet Tea – Pal’s
Best Restaurant/Milkshakes – Chick-fil-A
Best Roofing Company – Floyd Storie Roofing
Best Siding & Window Company – Builders First Source
Best Swimming Pool/Spa/Hot Tub Dealer – Burnette’s Pools
Best Show Store – Shoe Show
Best Tanning Salon – Sun Factory
Best Teacher – Richard Thomas
Best Tire Store – Hayworth Tire Center
Best School Spirit – Elizabethton High School
Best Veterinary Clinic – Pinecrest Veterinary Clinic
Best Waiter/Waitress – Jessica Ryan
Best Weight Loss Clinic – Absolute Weight Loss
Best Window Service – Brilliant Windows
Best Wine & Liquor Store – One Stop Wine & Spirits
Best Wrecker Service – Elite Towing