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  • Real estate market ticking up in county

        When the real estate bubble burst several years ago, the Bedford area wasn’t hit as hard as most other places in Virginia.
        And Virginia wasn’t hit as hard as most other states, local real estate agents note.

    Price realistically

  • Developments move forward in Bedford

        One development had a ground breaking, another a ribbon cutting, as the town of Bedford saw its housing offerings diversify and expand over the past couple of months.

        Bedford Lofts had an open house during Centerfest and the following Tuesday officially opened its doors. A month earlier,  The Villas at Oakwood broke ground on the maintenance-free, one-level living, patio home community next to Bedford Memorial Hospital.

    Bedford Lofts

  • Ag strategic plan unveiled

    Region 2000’s Local Government Council has developed a strategic plan for agriculture and forestry.
        According to Scott Baker, Virginia Cooperative Extension agent for Bedford County, it took two years to develop the plan. The Virginia Cooperative Extension was deeply involved in developing the plan.
        “They knew we had a pretty good feel for agricultural needs,” Baker said.

  • Tibbs: Centra’s commitment 'long-term’ to BMH

        Centra President and CEO E.W. Tibbs knows Bedford and its hospital very well.

        And he’s looking to make both better with Centra’s recent purchase of Carilion’s 50 percent share of Bedford Memorial Hospital.
        Tibbs, born and raised in Bedford, still lives here with his family. He  is  a former  nurse and president and CEO of BMH.

  • BMH moving ahead under ownership of Centra

    There have been town halls, meetings with local organizations and input from neighbors.

        There has been construction, an IT makeover and the addition of new staff.
        Bedford Memorial Hospital is now a full-fledged member of the Centra family and millions of dollars are being spent to bring it up-to-date and make its services more effective.

    Upgrades underway
        

  • Apple Harvest Festival is Saturday

        Gross’ Orchard will have its 24th Annual Apple Harvest Festival Saturday.

  • 297 M-Market sold

    297 Minute Market is metamorphosing into a Go-Mart today.

        Rixie Lineberry, who owned the gas station and convenience store for 31 years, sold the business to the West Virginia chain and the store will close on Oct. 15 for the changeover. It reopens Oct. 16.

  • Donation will help feed children

        A $50,000 donation from the Wal-Mart Foundation will help children in Virginia who may have little or nothing to eat on weekends.

        The donation was made to Blessings in a Backpack which, locally, has joined Bedrock Community Church, Main Street United Methodist Church and the Bedford Rotary Club to help children at Bedford Primary School.

  • Project turns old tobacco warehouse into apartments

        Want to see what living in a historic tobacco warehouse is like? You can find out this Saturday during Centerfest.

        The historic building on Jackson Street in Centertown Bedford is almost completed. Thirty-two new, residential units will soon boost the population of Bedford and add to a growing and vibrant downtown scene. 
        Keeping the beauty of this landmark intact yet adding all the modern amenities, this is a project that could have been constructed in Roanoke or Lynchburg, but it is all in Bedford.

  • Elks Home sale official

        The Elks National Home is now officially English Meadows Elks Home Campus.
        Mike Williams and Steve Orndorff, who own and operate English Meadows, an assisted living facility in Christiansburg, purchased the Elks National Home last year and closing was originally scheduled for the end of last year. The two have run the facility in Christiansburg for six years.
        Williams said the process turned out to be longer than they expected.