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Business

  • New phase at Mayberry Hills inaugurated

        Mayberry Hills opened a new phase in its build-out, called Courtyards at Mayberry, with a ribbon cutting at the model for the patio houses that it will offer.

        “It’s one of three different models we have here,” said Jody Lyons of Lyons Team Realtors.

  • Battle of the stockyards

        “We’re always in competition.”

        That was the response of Lisa Landes, office manager of the Springlake Stockyard, as to what prompted the latest challenge. But this time, area stockyards are working together to raise gifts and food for area families in need.
        “A lot of our friends and family had a hard time this year,” Landes said of the need. “We decided that we’d have a little bit of a friendly competition.”

  • Shooting range gets OK to operate in New London

    o make sure that stray bullets don’t escape from the shooting range that he has built on his farm, a short distance up Va. 811 from that highway’s intersection with U. S. 460. In fact, Hooper said that the berms around the range will stop an anti-tank weapon.    

  • Bedford Chamber achieves 4 Star Accreditation

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce has achieved 4 Star Accreditation with the United States Chamber of Commerce. According to Susan Martin, the Chamber’s president, this puts the Bedford Area Chamber in the top 4 percent of chambers nationwide.

  • Win this restaurant

        How would you like to own an established, profitable restaurant for $100? Michael Pizza, who owns Blue Ridge Bagels, is going to give you the chance to do just that.

  • Bison goes solar to generate some of its power

        Bison Printing has become the first commercial printer in Virginia to install a major solar voltaic grid to supplement its power needs.

  • Businesses add Social Media to reach customers

    “The times they are a changin’.”

        Bob Dylan surely wasn’t thinking of the Social Media when he penned that song back in 1964. But his conclusion might be applicable, just the same: “You better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone, for the times they are a changin’.”
        There’s no doubt in these times, businesses, in order to succeed, must embrace the use of the Social Media.

  • Down, but not out, man starts business in Bedford

        Bobby Patterson wasn’t about to let unemployment keep him down.

        So he went to work—at finding a job that is.
        And Patterson did just that, creating his own company, here in Bedford.
        Patterson is all about keeping Bedford clean and looking good, with his window and exterior cleaning service.

  • Facility puts area on cutting edge of nuclear technology

        If you drive out to the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) in New London, one of the first sites that catches your eye is a 117-foot tall tower. What’s inside is helping to put Bedford County on the cutting edge of nuclear power.

  • Customers still eating out at restaurants

        Restaurants are a local bright spot in the economy, and meals tax revenue shows that to be true.

        According to Rosie Jordan, Bedford’s director of fiscal management, meals tax revenue is down  by just 1 percent in the first quarter of the new fiscal year, which began on July 1, compared to the same time last year.
        “This is a decrease, but not that much,” Jordan said.
        This amounts to a drop of $1,700.