• Chamber honors local business

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce honored local business during its annual awards banquet, held at the Elks National Home.

  • WGN dropped

    Fans of Chicago sports teams or a number of syndicated shows will have to look elsewhere for that programming if they currently watch WGN through Shentel Cable in Bedford.

        On April 5, Shentel is set to drop the Chicago-based channel from its programming lineup.
        “I think it’s a loss of service without any notification of how they’re going to replace it,” Bedford City Manager Charles Kolakowski said of the change. “I know they’re making some improvements, but this is a step back.”

  • Wigs, hair pieces among offerings of business

    By Peter Sawyer

    Intern Writer

        Alice Hampton said hair loss is one of the most emotional experiences for a person.
        Hampton has been a hair dresser since 1968.  Because one of her loved ones experienced hair loss, she has a passion for providing people with hair replacements.  She opened Beautiful Naturally: Wigs and Hair Pieces inside Salon Marinos on Forest Road a year ago.  She runs it with her daughter, Nicki Mohler.

  • Beyond the Hills Gallery & Home Accents

    By Peter Sawyer

    Intern Writer

        Beyond the Hills Gallery & Home Accents has become a hub for local artisans and craftsmen.  Vera Swain is from the area and said she always wanted to own a business.  A year and a half ago she opened her store.
        “I decided in 2009, I was going to go for it,” Swain said.

  • Kathy’s Beauty Salon moves to new location

    By Peter Sawyer

  • Business provides winter clothes for passers by

    By Peter Sawyer

  • Shoprite will soon become Farmer’s Foods

    Lewis Creasey will end half a century in the grocery business next month.

        Creasey, who owns Shoprite, located on Va. 122 near Smith Mountain Lake, will sell the store to Farmer’s Foods, located in Chase City, Virginia. Farmer’s currently has seven stores in Virginia and two in North Carolina. Shoprite will be the company’s 10th store.
        According to Creasey, he is currently working out the final language of the contract and he  expects the sale to be complete the first week of March.

  • Barbershop moves to new location

    A new year has meant a new location for Pat’s Barbershop.

        Formerly located on Franklin Street, Pat Johnson has moved to a larger, and more visible, location on West Main Street. While the location is new, Johnson has been barbering for quite some time.
        “Twenty-four years and three months I’ve been barbering,” she said.    

  • Book Nooky is latest offering at The Electric Company

    Since Patti Siehien and Al DeWeese purchased and renovated the old electric company building on Depot Street, they’ve looked for creative ways to fill the building with businesses.

  • Lago Pizza continues to grow

    By Peter Sawyer
    Intern writer

        Bedford County residents who like deep dish pizza can book a flight to Chicago, go without, or head to Lago Pizza in Moneta.
        Lago Pizza’s owner Esperanza Forero claims to have the only restaurant around that offers a Chicago style pizza.
        “We are the only ones who make Chicago around here, and the only ones who do the buffet,” Forero said.