Steptoe Stepping Out

New Market Bids Farewell To Longtime Barber

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Posted: July 21, 2014

James Steptoe, longtime New Market barber, and his wife, Martha, show off his 2010 Outstanding Business of the Year and Outstanding Citizen of the Year awards he received from the New Market Area Chamber of Commerce at their home in New Market on Friday. Town Council will recognize his more than 70 years of work at its meeting today. (Photos by Michael Reilly)
A picture frame displays photos that Steptoe’s customers have taken with his barbershop combs while on vacation.

NEW MARKET — South Congress Street in downtown New Market bid farewell to its oldest business, Steptoe’s Barber Shop, this year. Owner James “Junior” Steptoe, 83, made the difficult decision to...



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