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  • 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.

  • Farm Bureau looks back, ahead at its annual dinner

    Bedford County Farm Bureau’s annual dinner, with approximately 200 people attending, looked backward and forward.

  • Reynolds’ legacy lives on at Peoples

        Mike Reynolds first opened the doors of Peoples Furniture on the first business day in January, 1935 — in the depth of the Great Depression. Businesses had failed all over the place, but Peoples thrived.

        The business is still in the Reynolds family. Brian Reynolds, Mike’s grandson, and his wife, Kim, represent the second generation of the Reynolds family to run the store. Brian inherited the store after Mike died in 2012 at the age of 99.

  • It’s been peachy!

        Walter Gross has been growing peaches in Bedford County for 61 years.

        A. J. Gross and sons — Walter, who turns 81 this fall is one of the sons — planted its first block of peach trees in 1954, the year after Gross graduated from Bedford High School.
        A lot has changed over those years. Walter recalls that his senior class took a class trip to New York in 1953. The teens raised their own money and rented a Trailways bus for $500.