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Business

  • Fisher's Restaurant is coming back to town

        Fisher’s Restaurant is coming back, operated by the children of the folks who last ran the place.

         Long time Bedford residents know where Fisher’s was, but for those who don’t, it’s the brick building on 4th Street, just before you go under the railroad trestle. The red brick building kind of looks like it may have been a gas station at one time. That’s because long ago Fisher’s also sold gas and the front was a covered area for the pumps.

  • Smyth takes Icebucket challenge

        Employee’s of Smyth took time out on a hot, humid afternoon last week to pour buckets of ice water over their heads.

        This wasn’t part of an effort to cool off. The 30 employees took the Icebucket Challenge in honor of Scott Carlquist, a Smyth employee at the company’s Minneapolis office who was recently diagnosed with ALS.

  • Construction set to begin on The Villas at Oakwood

        Nine years in the making, The Villas at Oakwood held an official groundbreaking ceremony Friday on the 27-acre property located adjacent to Bedford Memorial Hospital on Oakwood Street.

        “It’s a great day for Bedford,” noted developer Gibo Luck, as he greeted guests at the event.

  • Centra CEO shares plans for Bedford Memorial Hospital

        E.W. Tibbs, president and chief executive officer of Centra, didn’t want anyone to pull any punches.
        He wanted the dialogue at Centra’s Town Hall held last Thursday on the state of healthcare in the area to be honest and direct. And he promised to offer direct answers in response.

  • Shentel makes Forbes list for 2nd year

        Shentel has been named to the Forbes 2014 list of 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America.
        Shentel’s inclusion on the list marks the second consecutive year in which the company has been awarded this honor, which recognizes organizations who have demonstrated exemplary trustworthy business practices over the previous year.

  • Bedford Memorial now part of Centra

        Bedford Memorial Hospital held a picnic on its front lawn, July 1, to formally mark its first day as part of Centra’s hospital system.

        “This is the day the Lord has made,” said Laura Carey, one of the hospital’s volunteer chaplains and the first speaker.
        Carey was born in the old John Russell Hospital, which Bedford Memorial replaced.
        “They were getting ready to tear it down and I had to be born,” she commented.

  • Wheelabrator celebrates 40 years

        “This is our 40th anniversary family day,” Wheelabrator plant manager John Moore told a gathering of employees Friday.

        “We poured our first heat in April, 1974,” he added.
        April, however, does not have the best weather for outdoor activities, so plant officials opted to have their family day in June.
        “We picked a day we thought would have pretty weather in the summer,” Moore said.

  • Family protects property from future development

        Several hundred acres of Bedford County farmland is safe from development, thanks to action by Linwood and Pam Willoughby and two of their children.
        The Willoughbys own 350 acres in the Chamblissburg area and their daughter, Holly Willoughby, owns 205 adjoining acres. Another daughter, Rhonda Nunley, and her husband, Tom Nunley, own an additional 233 acres, separated from the others by a 600-foot wide strip of land. They all have put their land under a conservation easement with the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy.

  • GP partners with Chestnut Foundation to plant seedlings

        Under a spreading chestnut-tree

        The village smithy stands;
        The smith, a mighty man is he,
        With large and sinewy hands;
        And the muscles of his brawny arms
        Are strong as iron bands. 

        Thus began Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous 19th century poem.

  • New plumbing business opens in Bedford

        Marty Hamrick and Spencer Bobbitt, both from Bedford, noticed a shortage of plumbers in the Bedford area, once James Welch, a well-known local plumber, came to be in ill health.
        Both men knew Welch, who died last month.
        “I thought a lot of James,” Hamrick said. “It’s hard not to see him in parts houses in the morning.”