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Business

  • Working hard, working smart

    Harris Printing will celebrate 30 years in business this year.

        Its owner, Robert Harris Sr., who turned 80 this year, still runs the business and his success is a testimony to working hard — and to working smart.

  • Bedford General Store opens

    The building on North Bridge Street, formerly occupied by Guilded Era, has been a haven of activity since that business moved in June. Since then, a trio of local entrepreneurs have been at work on the interior getting ready to open the Bedford General Store.

        Bedford General Store, now open, is owned by Rachel Ellis, Linwood Hoffman and Dan Plattus. It’s actually several stores in one — the three rent out interior space to various small vendors, providing a variety of offerings.

  • Sedation dentist joins Bedford practice

    A new dentist, practicing sedation dentistry, has joined Dr. Anthony Bailey’s practice in Bedford.

        Dr. Rudolf Wolf, who hails from San Diego, Calif., joined Dr. Bailey on June 1. Dr. Wolf went to dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He liked Virginia, and got to know Dr. Bailey when he met him working at a free dental clinic in Lynchburg.

  • Woodhaven celebrates anniversary

        Woodhaven Nursing Home is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

        According to David Graves, the nursing home’s owner, the facility was founded in 1960 by Dr. John McCown. It’s always been at its current location, just west of Montvale on U. S. 460, although it has expanded substantially since then. The old house, built as a single family home in 1927, still forms its core and currently houses offices. At one point, in the 1950s, a company called Woodhaven Manufacturing operated there.

  • Celebrating 70 years

    Sam Moore Furniture is celebrating 70 years of making furniture.
        The company held plant tours, Saturday, as part of that celebration. West Wind, which performs a mix of southern rock and country music, provided entertainment.

  • BMH named among region’s best

    Bedford Memorial Hospital celebrated, Thursday, a high score in patient satisfaction.

  • Barber shop celebrates first year

    Status Barber Shop is celebrating its first year in business with a customer appreciation day.

  • New facility puts area on nuclear tech's cutting edge

    Central Virginia will be riding the next wave in nuclear reactor technology, according to Christofer Mowry, president of Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy.

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  • Early Learning Center opens in Moneta

    Neal and Jennifer Hoback, who own Mayberry Early Learning Center, like children. They have three of their own, ages 3, 10 and 13.

    They also noticed that there was an unfilled daycare market in the Moneta area. Most daycare facilities are open only a few hours a day. Mayberry Early Learning Center, which opened for business on Aug. 25, can take children at 6:30 a.m and keep them until 6 p.m. They can take in babies as young as 6-weeks-old or children as old as 12. They currently have 18 young children enrolled.