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Business

  • Manufacturer sets up in old Winn-Dixie building

        Two men, Dave Hanowitz and Chris Markham, have years of experience at various levels in sheet metal fabrication.

        Markham has been in the sheet metal industry for 20 years after spending six years working in the electrical trades. Hanowitz has been involved in machine shop and sheet metal fabrication for 27 years, including seven years in sales.
        “Both of us have been working for other people for a long time,” said Markham.
        Finally a thought came to both men.

  • Dissecting ObamaCare

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce gave local businesses a chance to hear from someone who has actually read President Barack Obama’s healthcare law.

  • Peaks of Otter Lodge reopens

        The Peaks of Otter Lodge is open again after being closed for six months. The restaurant began serving meals on July 15.

        “The response from the community has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Marcus Story, the Lodge’s interim manager. “They are just happy to see the Lodge open.”

  • Apple Harvest Festival is Saturday

        Gross’ Orchard will have its 24th Annual Apple Harvest Festival Saturday.

  • BMH moving ahead under ownership of Centra

    There have been town halls, meetings with local organizations and input from neighbors.

        There has been construction, an IT makeover and the addition of new staff.
        Bedford Memorial Hospital is now a full-fledged member of the Centra family and millions of dollars are being spent to bring it up-to-date and make its services more effective.

    Upgrades underway
        

  • Tibbs: Centra’s commitment 'long-term’ to BMH

        Centra President and CEO E.W. Tibbs knows Bedford and its hospital very well.

        And he’s looking to make both better with Centra’s recent purchase of Carilion’s 50 percent share of Bedford Memorial Hospital.
        Tibbs, born and raised in Bedford, still lives here with his family. He  is  a former  nurse and president and CEO of BMH.

  • Master taxidermist opens shop in Moneta

        A desire to be near his aging parents induced Marty VandeLinde to move his taxidermy business from Charlottesville to Moneta.

  • Shop, café open in Bedford

        Looking for a walk down memory lane? Retro on Depot might be just the place for you.

  • National D-Day Memorial to Remain a Private Foundation

    The National D-Day Memorial Foundation is moving forward after news that the National Park Service will not be taking over the monument.  After four years of study, research, and conversations with numerous Park Service officials, the determination has been made that the Memorial does not meet NPS criteria.

  • Shearing day comes to local alpaca farm

        Otter Peaks Alpacas invited three other alpaca farms to join in as the farm brought in a professional shearing team to shear their alpacas.

        John and Cindy Ferrante, who own Otter Peaks, have 22 alpacas.
        Alpacas are domesticated camelids that were bred in the Andes Mountains for very thick, wooly coats. Alpaca wool is warmer than sheep’s wool and is not prickly. It is also hypoallergenic because it does not contain lanolin. Alpaca wool is flame resistant.