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Business

  • 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.

  • New business offers pedicures, manicures and facials

    Although you would never guess it to look at her, Michelle Carter used to be a long-haul truck driver. She spent eight years driving 18-wheelers.

    "It's a rough job, but it's an interesting job," she commented.

    Now, she owns her own business, which provides pedicures, manicures and facials, among other things. It opened last month on Crenshaw Avenue, in the same building that houses Blue Ridge Fitness, across the street from the Duchess of Bedford.

    "I always kept my nails done while I was in the truck," Carter said, explaining why she started this sort of business.

  • Little Caesars moves to new location

    Bedford's Little Caesars is now cooking up pizzas at its new location directly across U. S. 460 from Bedford's Wal-Mart.

    The pizza restaurant had been in the old Winn/Dixie shopping center at the west end of Bedford for 16 years. The new location, according to Patrick O'Connell, is part of a new strategy to get the restaurants out of strip malls and into bright, visible, stand-alone facilities.

    Actually, O'Connell owns more than the Bedford Little Caesars. He owns a multi-restaurant franchise. He opened his 20th restaurant in Roanoke in April.

  • American National Bank opens in Centertown

    Instead of serving up Chinese food, a late-19th century building on North Bridge Street now offers banking services.

    American National Bank opened in Bedford in the building that formerly housed Hunan Restaurant. The restaurant did not reopen after a fire heavily damaged the interior.

  • Bicycle peddler

    Tim Deaton and his friend, Matt Shaw, both bicycle enthusiasts, got tired of having to go to Lynchburg to buy bicycle parts. Deaton talked to other bike enthusiasts in the area that had the same problem.

    This looked like a business opportunity to Deaton and he decided to open a bicycle shop here. As a result, Liberty Bikes and Boards will open for business on May 29.