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Business

  • Making college work

        Markel Bonds, a Bedford native and 2015 Liberty High School graduate, has found an opportunity that he believes could pay his way through college.

        Although Bonds was extensively involved in sports in high school, it’s not an athletic scholarship that could let him graduate from Christopher Newport University in Newport News debt free.
        Bonds is majoring in communications and business and will run his own business this spring and summer as part of College Works Painting.

  • Foreign investment

        Bedford is going to receive some foreign investment. Two men from El Salvador, Louis Varca and Jimmy Sandoval, are opening a coffee shop in Bedford. It will be located in the former Ivybridge Cafe space on North Bridge Street.

  • A new look for BMH

        Less than two years ago Centra Health took over as sole owner of Bedford Memorial Hospital. Since then Centra has poured millions of dollars into the renovation and upgrade of the facility, both inside and out.

        Most recently, the hospital’s renovated medical/surgical unit opened with private rooms, upgraded décor and a design to foster better patient flow and interaction of the medical and nursing teams serving the patients.

  • Winter Storm Warning in Effect: Watch for updates

    SALEM DISTRICT:  ROAD CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO WORSEN AS SNOW CHANGES TO FREEZING RAIN THIS AFTERNOON

    Travel not advisable this afternoon and into the evening hours

  • New taquería opens in Bedford

    Bedford’s newest restaurant is named Azul.

        This means “Blue” in Spanish and the main color used in its interior and exterior decoration is blue. Michael Siehien who, along with his wife, Lauren, own the restaurant, explained his choice.
        “Blue is my favorite color,” he said.
        He also wanted something short and easy to remember.
        “Michael played with a lot of names,” Lauren commented.

  • Winter Storm Warning in Effect: Watch for updates
  • The White Brick House

    By Patricia C Held
    Contributing Writer
     

  • The White Brick House

    By Patricia C Held
    Contributing Writer

        The White Brick House calls itself a “vintage marketplace.”
        This precisely describes this shop of many shops located just off Highway 221 in Forest. Peg Brieholz’s White Brick House offers over a dozen small retailers, each distinctly different, yet all reflect primitive and simplistic characteristics.

  • Support local small businesses

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging people to shop small this Saturday, Nov. 28. 
        Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to help small business owners with their most pressing need—getting more customers, according to the Chamber.

  • GP Bucket Brigade makes donation

        The Big Island Fire Department received an $8,000 Georgia Pacific Bucket Brigade Grant to buy turnout gear. The Bucket Brigade Grants are a national program to help fire departments buy critical firefighter safety gear. This grant was one of 45 grants Georgia Pacific made nationwide.