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Business

  • Food Lion completes remodel

        Wanda Reynolds has seen a lot of changes at Food Lion over the years.

        Thirty-three years ago she left Food World to work in the meat department at the Food Lion in Bedford. She worked 17 years in that department, and like the store itself, it has changed as well.
        “We had to saw and slice,” she said of those who worked in the meat department when she began. “I was here before the deli was added.”

  • Community is returning to Centra Bedford Memorial’s ER

    Bedford Memorial Hospital completed a major renovation of its emergency department at the beginning of the year and ER staff moved in on Feb. 15.  

        Stacey Hopkins, the emergency department’s director, said that the number of people coming through the ER has risen since June as folks in the community realized the new facility is open.
        “It’s nice that the community is coming back,” Hopkins said.

  • FLOODING AND Storm Update: DOWNED TREES IMPACTING TRAVEL THROUGHOUT SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA TODAY
  • Tibbs resigns from Centra

        Centra will soon begin a search for a new president and chief executive officer after E.W. Tibbs tendered his resignation to the Centra Board of Directors on Thursday, September 27.

  • Centra President & CEO E.W Tibbs, Announces Resignation

     

    Centra will soon begin a search for a new president and chief executive officer after E.W. Tibbs tendered his resignation to the Centra Board of Directors on Thursday, September 27th. A Bedford native, E.W. became President and CEO of Centra in April 2013.

  • Weather forces cancellation of SML Walk to End Poverty

    To all SML Walk to End Poverty participants & supporters,

    The Lake Christian Ministries’ 2018 SML Walk to End Poverty, scheduled for Saturday, September 15, has been cancelled. We have been notified that the State of VA has issued a closure for the SML State Park this weekend due to the anticipated severe storm, and with the forecast for flooding rains and possible strong winds, we do not want to risk the safety of our walkers and volunteers by attempting to hold the walk at an alternate location.

  • Centra set to go live with new Electronic Health Record

        Centra was set to go live this week with a new Electronic Health Record, an effort that has been years in the making.
        “This is single handedly the largest undertaking in Centra’s 32-year history,” a news release stated.
        Centra is consolidating several electronic health record applications into one integrated system with Cerner. The list of patient benefits includes:
        • Patients have online access to their personal medical records 24/7 through HealthyU;

  • Local farmers have eye-opening trip

    By Kenny Fletcher
    Virginia Communications Coordinator
    CBF

  • EDA helps Bison Printing expand

    Bison Printing is undergoing a major expansion in the fall and the Bedford County Economic Development Authority (EDA) is assisting the company with new requirements from the Bedford Regional Water Authority (BRWA)..

        Al Beisser, the company’s secretary-treasurer,  said Bison expects to break ground in October on the 10,000 square foot addition to its existing 42,000 square foot facility, located just west of Bedford. The expansion is due to company growth.

  • Chamber hires new CEO

        The new CEO of the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce is a familiar face to many in the local business community.

        Wende Gaylor, who took over the job last week, was formerly the Chamber’s marketing and events coordinator from 2002 to 2007.  When the CEO job came open after Susan Martin’s resignation last month, Gaylor immediately applied for it.