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  • Teva helps out at D-Day Memorial

        Teva Pharmaceuticals’ Forest facility was looking for a community project, according to Paul Opdyke, the facility’s human resources director.
        The company settled on helping the National D-Day Memorial get ready for the D-Day anniversary observance on June 6. Opdyke said that he and the plant manager both have been involved in similar projects in other areas. He asked plant employees if they were interested.
        “The response was overwhelming,” he said.

  • Landmark sells Roanoke times

        Landmark Media Enterprises, owner of The Bedford Bulletin, announced that it sold The Roanoke Times to Warren Buffett’s BH Media Group on Friday.
        The sale has no effect on operations of the Bulletin. The newspaper will continue to be printed at The Roanoke Times’ plant, as it has been since 2005.
        The Bulletin will continue to be operated by Landmark Community Newspapers.

  • BMH adds digital mammography

        Bedford Memorial Hospital has been here for 60 years and its newest offering is digital mammography.

        “It’s state-of-the-art,” said Patti Jurkus, the hospital’s CEO.
        “It’s the newest technology,” added Lisa Jordan, the hospital’s imaging services manager.
        The new equipment provides a number of advantages, including a reduced examination time. Jordan said it also allows for a more comfortable exam.

  • Lago Pizza has a new home

        Late last year, Julio Ortíz and Esperanza Forero finally threw in the towel at their old location in the Shop Rite plaza and moved across Va. 122 to reopen in a space next to the Moneta Food Lion. They reopened on April 13 after nearly four months of work to turn what was essentially a large, empty room into a restaurant.

        “We were forced to move,” said Esperanza.

  • Apartment development planned for Centertown

        Change is coming to Jackson Street in Centertown Bedford.

        Developer David McCormack has announced plans to develop the historic Clark and Company Plug Tobacco Warehouse into 32 apartments and a recent grant secured by Bedford Main Street, Inc., will help finance public improvements to that road.
        “It will certainly have an impact on downtown,” stated Sue Montgomery, executive director of Bedford Main Street, Inc., on the development plans. “This could give us a shot in the arm.”

  • 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.

  • Bedford Weaving drops lawsuit against Water Authority

    The lawsuit filed against the Bedford Regional Water Authority is now in the process of being dropped.  On Friday, February 21 Bedford Weaving filed a motion for a non-suit at the Bedford County Circuit Court.

  • LiteSheet Solutions LLC to locate to Bedford County

    Bedford County’s Office of Economic Development announced today that LiteSheet Solutions LLC, a privately held light-emitting diode (LED) company, will be moving its manufacturing operations immediately to Bedford County and invest up to $2 million over the next three years.

     

  • Dirt Road Treasures

        West Main Street isn’t the Yellow Brick Road, but there is a tin man on a ladder painting a post in front of Dirt Road Treasures.