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Business

  • It's time to shut the doors

    By John Barnhart
    Staff Writer
    johnbarnhart@bedfordbulletin.com

        Shoprite’s 30-year run in Moneta has come to an end.
        Lewis Creasey, who owns the supermarket located on Va. 122 south of Moneta, said he will close the store, “when I sell out of merchandise.”
        A precise closing date hasn’t been set, but “I know I’ll be closed out of here on Sept. 8,” Creasey said.

  • Blue Ridge Bagels contest sparked interest in purchase

        The contest that featured Blue Ridge Bagels as the prize fell through due to an insufficient number of entries. Those who did enter, however, really wanted the restaurant and one of them, actually a husband and wife team, ended up buying it.

        Barry Kane teaches sixth grade science in Appomattox, so the restaurant will be an after school job for him. His wife, Cheryl, was an accountant for Lynchburg’s Department of Social Services. She will be the full-time manager.

  • 40 years and still going strong

    She’s 70, but she has no intention of retiring.

        Last week, on Aug. 1,  the owners of Bacon Enterprises, which owns the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Bedford, honored Dorothy Carter for 40 years with the company. It was exactly 40 years ago to the day that Carter and her first husband, the late Kennis King, were hired by Bacon to open the KFC restaurant in Bedford, serving as its managers.

  • Clam Digger’s Seafood expands with new multi-purpose room

    By Laura Enderson

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        Clam Digger’s Seafood on Bridge Street offers Bedford something unique. Fresh seafood and three different areas to enjoy, with a different feel to each one.
        “Each room in the place has its own personality,” owner Tina Guley said. “You get a wide variety of choices.”

  • National board member meets with Elks Home's residents

    ter spending a day last week at the Elks National Home in Bedford, Eric Mulholland, a member of the organization’s national board of directors held a meeting with residents there in the home’s dining room.
        “We have some pretty good news,” said Mulholland, just before expelling all media representatives from the room.
        So, what happened?

  • Forest Farmers Market continues to grow

    By Laura Enderson

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        When Dorothy McIntyre, Forest Farmers Market founder and market manager, realized Forest didn’t had a local market, she decided to take action. 
        McIntyre, along with her fellow founders, including Holly Brown of Island Creek Farm, worked with Scott Baker, Bedford County’s extension agent, and the Forest Library to create a market for Forest.

  • Owen seeks to rescue Centertown building

        Don Owen is committed to saving Bedford’s history.

        One rescue was the building where American National Bank has its Bedford Branch on North Bridge Street. The building had been gutted by fire before Owen purchased and restored it.
        Now, he’s working on the empty building on 122 South Bridge Street, most recently the home of a book store.
        “The city was going to condemn it,” said Owen.

  • 2nd Friday shuttle offered

        This Friday, Friday the 13th, Bedford’s 2nd Fridays will have a new feature. According to Sue Montgomery, Bedford Main Street’s director, a shuttle will make a circuit of 2nd Friday attractions, providing transportation for people who desire it.
        “They will see all the special events we have going on,” Montgomery said.

  • BBB warns against price gouging

        Some people have noted how many folks pitched in to help others during the recent widespread power outage.
        “Everybody’s there helping,” commented Kris Angstadt, who moved to Bedford from Pennsylvania.
        “And like, for free,” she added. You don’t have to hire people to do it.”    
        Angstadt said that she is accustomed to people profiting from an emergency.

  • Counseling practice gets new office

    Janie Mantooth, a licensed clinical social worker, has run her counseling practice at the foot of Turkey Mountain Road for several years. Now she’s moved to town.

        Mantooth acquired the 1936 vintage house one East Main Street, in Bedford. The house most recently was home to Hamilton’s, a shop operated by the late Peter Viemeister, which included vintage books and antique toys among its merchandise, providing a good retirement business for a former rocket scientist and aerospace executive.