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Business

  • 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.

  • Bedford County Farm Bureau celebrates 60 years

        Bedford County Farm Bureau celebrated its 60th anniversary at the annual dinner this month. The Farm Bureau presented its 2013 Distinguished Service Award to Roger Grant, one of the local organization’s original members. Grant was born on his family’s farm, graduated from Montvale High School in 1950 and started his own dairy farm in 1952.

  • 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.”

  • Local building owners receive assistance

        Three of Bedford’s downtown building owners will be receiving special professional design services from Frazier Associates of Staunton, as part of the Design Assistance program offered by Virginia Main Street. 

        The three local property owners, who were attendees at the April 22 Property Owners’ meeting, made application through Bedford Main Street, Inc. and were recipients of the free design assistance. 

  • Valley Processing opens plant in Bedford

    Valley Processing, the market leader in custom-mixed rubber-based compounds in the western United States, is expanding its operations by opening a plant in Bedford.
    Founded in 1939, the company is in its third generation of family leadership and continues to grow. Valley Processing Virginia will increase the company’s capacity, offering service to customers in the eastern United States.

  • Rucker Tibbs Day: Honoring a local legend

        Area residents will have the opportunity to celebrate “a true community legend” this Saturday at New London Airport.

        The Friends of New London Virginia will be holding Rucker Tibbs Day on Saturday, July 6 at the New London Airport.
        Rucker Tibbs is a living legend and, if you show up at the airport, you’ll get to meet him. Tibbs owns Rucker Tibbs Aviation, the fixed base operator at the airport and he’s there every day.

  • Young farmers to sponsor Farm Safety Day`

        Bedford County Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers will hold a Farm Safety Day at the Bedford Southern States on Independence Boulevard on July 6 from 11a.m. until 2 p.m. The safety day will go ahead, rain or shine, as most of it is under tents.