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Business

  • New design honors KFC founder

        The 882 East Main Street KFC has a fresh new look.

  • BMH plays Santa

        The staff of Bedford Memorial Hospital has teamed up with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office to play Santa.

        According to Stacey Hopkins, the emergency department nursing director, the emergency department nursing staff started doing this four years ago. They wanted to do something for the community and reached out to the Sheriff’s Office for help as they knew the sheriff had been involved with this sort of effort before. That year, they gave gifts to 10 children who would have otherwise had a spartan Christmas.

  • Bedford Memorial gets prestigious designation

        Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital (BMH) has received a prestigious nursing designation. It’s awarded by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC).

        “It verifies we are committed to our nurses excelling and that they are empowered here in Bedford,” said Carolyn Hitchcock, a registered nurse and Pathway Excellence Coordinator.
        What does “empowered” mean?

  • Area begins to dig out from snowstorm
  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.