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Business

  • 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.

  • A passion for local history

        A love of local history led Karla Powell to open American Vintage, a new antique shop, in Bedford. The new shop, located on East Main Street in the space formerly occupied by the Bedford Barbershop, first opened its doors in December.

        “We specialize in advertising signs,” she said.
        The store is filled with advertising signs, some nearly 100 years old. It also contains a wide variety of other promotional material, including working outdoor thermometers.

  • Project off US 460 progressing for development, Reserve Center and road

        If you drive into the west side of Bedford on U.S. 460, you’ve noticed a lot of earth moving going on just off the south side of the highway.

        That’s Harmony, the new planned commercial and residential development being built by George Aznavorian. You’ve also noticed a large, two-story building that’s rising out of the sea of red earth. That’s the new Army Reserve Center.

  • New family practice opens in Bedford

        The doctor who opened Bedford’s newest family practice medical office isn’t new to Bedford.

         Dr. Kurt Hubach was first introduced to Bedford in 1991 when he did his hospital residency. He spent time working nights at Bedford Memorial’s emergency room.
        “That’s how I met Bedford,” he said.

  • Bedford Main Street takes a look ahead

        Sue Montgomery, Bedford Main Street’s director, is hoping to get business sponsors for the program. She unveiled a new sponsorship program at a lunch with Bedford business owners recently.
        According to Montgomery, Bedford is one of 25 Main Street communities in Virginia. Bedford has held this designation since 1985. Lynchburg is the largest of the 25.
        “We, of course, are one of the smaller communities,” Montgomery said.

  • Floors and More finds additions for extra space

        Jann Sloper, of Floors and More, has been looking for ways to make good use of the extra space that they have since she and her husband, Bob, moved their flooring business to the 6C’s Shopping Center last year.
        Recently she got the idea of opening up space to three friends who have small businesses. She called them and they liked the idea. This also led to the decision to be open late for 2nd Fridays.

  • Park Service receives bids for Lodge concession

    By Ralph Berrier Jr.

    Roanoke Times/Landmark News Service

     

    The National Park Service announced that it received multiple bids from hospitality management companies to operate the Peaks of Otter Lodge and Restaurant on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • Local barbershop continues to expand

        Tom’s Barbershop, located in the By-Pass Business Center at 800B Blue Ridge Avenue, is now up to three barbers with the addition of Bill Acors, who started six weeks ago.

        “I met Tom in a barbershop in Lynchburg,” said Acors, explaining how he and Tom Gentry, the barbershop’s owner, met. He said Gentry told him his business had reached the point where he needed a third barber and made him an offer.

  • Peaks of Otter should reopen this spring

    By Ralph Berrier
    Landmark News Service
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Peaks of Otter Lodge and Restaurant should have a new management team in place in time to re-open this spring, the retiring superintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway said.