Fox’s Pizza and Whitesell & Whitesell CPAs are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month for September.
Kevin Lyons, left, is the owner of Fox’s Pizza. The husband and wife team of Shirley and Harry Whitesell, both Certified Public Accountants, are the owners of Whitesell & Whitesell. They have been married for 50 years.
Whitesell & Whitesell are celebrating 37 years of service, having gone into business in 1983. They are currently located at 101 Foxmoor Road in Belington about half-way between Belington and Philippi. Most of their clients, they say, have been helped by the firm for more than 30 years. Whitesell & Whitesell may be reached at (304) 457-5102 or by writing to P. O. Box 236 in Philippi, 26416.
The Whitesells are retiring the accounting side of their business in June of 2021, but will continue their tax practice, although they plan to not take on any new clients. Shirley is a graduate of Philip Barbour High School while Harry is from Pennsville, New Jersey. They have two sons, both graduates of Philip Barbour and West Virginia University. Shirley is a member of the Board of Directors of Premier Bank.
Fox’s Pizza, at the corner of U. S. 250 and the Blue & Gray Expressway in downtown Philippi, is owned by entrepreneur Kevin Lyons and managed, for more than twenty years, by Tim McLean. Limited to drive-through and pick-up only because of the pandemic, Fox’s offers much more than pizza, including strombolis, oven-baked hoagies, salads, wings, wedgies, beverages, and desserts.
Online, the food service is available @foxspizza.com, or by telephone at (304) 457-5000. The restaurant is located at the intersection of U. S. 250 and the Philippi bypass directly opposite the Philippi fire house, or can be contacted by mail by mail at P. O. Box 307, Philippi, 26416. Fox features monthly specials which began during the first week of April of this year. Mailers are sent to households every three months detailing special discounts, Lyons says, while other offers are available on Facebook at Fox’s Pizza Den Philippi.
Fox’s has ten employees and is open Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 9 pm and stays open until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant opens again at noon on Sunday and closes at 9 pm. They pledge they never use deep fryers in any of their preparations. Owner Kevin Lyons is a member of the Board of Directors of BC Bank and belongs to the Philippi United Methodist Church. He was born and raised in Barbour County and is a graduate of Alderson-Broaddus College.