Thumbs up: It can be upsetting when businesses announce they’re closing locations in our county. Fortunately, the story doesn’t end there, with other businesses opening here around the same time. Thursday presented a notable display of that, but with an emphasis on quick stops for gas and snacks. In North Carroll, a Sheetz location that had been closed for over half a year reopened, and in South Carroll, Wawa opened only its second Carroll location. We’re told that the Sheetz, located at 3281 Main St. in Manchester, is now about twice its original size, at 5,988 square feet, with double the pump stations. And the new Wawa, at 1310 Liberty Road, will provide about 40 jobs — and a promise from a company representative of being "definitely community-first.” It’s no revolutionary change to have a couple of extra choices for where to fill up your tank. Both Manchester and Eldersburg got on fine without these businesses. But we do support giving residents more opportunities to spend their time and money at places they provide things they’re looking for — especially if it brightens their day. It certainly did with customers such as Sara Godwin, who lives right up the road from the Sheetz. “Oh my God, I love it,” she told us once it reopened.