NEWPORT CITY- In 1989 owners of a hardware store, The Pick and Shovel, decided to open an ice cream stand. At first the idea wasn't universally approved; Greg Hamblett recalls that when the stand first opened people told Tim and Doug they were “nuts.” Twenty four years later the iconic stand is a popular meeting place, not just for ice cream, but people to meet and socialize. Read about this local landmark in Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 23, 2013.