• Project off US 460 progressing for development, Reserve Center and road

        If you drive into the west side of Bedford on U.S. 460, you’ve noticed a lot of earth moving going on just off the south side of the highway.

        That’s Harmony, the new planned commercial and residential development being built by George Aznavorian. You’ve also noticed a large, two-story building that’s rising out of the sea of red earth. That’s the new Army Reserve Center.

  • New family practice opens in Bedford

        The doctor who opened Bedford’s newest family practice medical office isn’t new to Bedford.

         Dr. Kurt Hubach was first introduced to Bedford in 1991 when he did his hospital residency. He spent time working nights at Bedford Memorial’s emergency room.
        “That’s how I met Bedford,” he said.

  • Bedford Main Street takes a look ahead

        Sue Montgomery, Bedford Main Street’s director, is hoping to get business sponsors for the program. She unveiled a new sponsorship program at a lunch with Bedford business owners recently.
        According to Montgomery, Bedford is one of 25 Main Street communities in Virginia. Bedford has held this designation since 1985. Lynchburg is the largest of the 25.
        “We, of course, are one of the smaller communities,” Montgomery said.

  • Floors and More finds additions for extra space

        Jann Sloper, of Floors and More, has been looking for ways to make good use of the extra space that they have since she and her husband, Bob, moved their flooring business to the 6C’s Shopping Center last year.
        Recently she got the idea of opening up space to three friends who have small businesses. She called them and they liked the idea. This also led to the decision to be open late for 2nd Fridays.

  • Park Service receives bids for Lodge concession

    By Ralph Berrier Jr.

    Roanoke Times/Landmark News Service


    The National Park Service announced that it received multiple bids from hospitality management companies to operate the Peaks of Otter Lodge and Restaurant on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • Local barbershop continues to expand

        Tom’s Barbershop, located in the By-Pass Business Center at 800B Blue Ridge Avenue, is now up to three barbers with the addition of Bill Acors, who started six weeks ago.

        “I met Tom in a barbershop in Lynchburg,” said Acors, explaining how he and Tom Gentry, the barbershop’s owner, met. He said Gentry told him his business had reached the point where he needed a third barber and made him an offer.

  • Peaks of Otter should reopen this spring

    By Ralph Berrier
    Landmark News Service

        The Peaks of Otter Lodge and Restaurant should have a new management team in place in time to re-open this spring, the retiring superintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway said.

  • Rotary sets new local honor

        The Bedford Rotary Club has a history of combining fundraisers with honors, according to David Herrick, the club’s president. The fundraisers generate money for various projects.

        Herrick said in past years they had “Roatary Roasts.” These were events where they recognized some individual and sold tickets to the events.

  • Pass the ammunition

        It matters here.

        There is a fierce dialogue raging across our nation.  The topic is guns, and they are an integral part of life in Bedford.
        One reason is that Bedford is the top deer-hunting county in one of the top deer-hunting states in this nation.  In 2011, Bedford County saw a yield of 7,969 deer, tops in the state.  Southampton was second, with Bedford nabbing 1,400 more.

  • Area residents get their kicks in Bedford

        People in the Bedford area got a new opportunity to get their kicks with martial arts when Sidney Burns opened Super Kicks Karate in Bedford’s Centertown last fall.

        The karate school opened its doors on Sept. 1 in a historic building at the corner of South Bridge Street and Main Street. The interior of the 19th century building’s ground floor has been renovated. One interior wall has been stripped down so the original brickwork, which has been sealed, is visible.