• Hand-crafted fine furniture

        Michael Maxwell’s roots grow deep in Bedford. And though he didn’t grow up here, he’s settled in here for the past 25 years, making fine, hand-crafted furniture that is sent out all over the country.

        Maxwell’s grandfather ran Rubatex at  one     time  and his family had ties to numerous businesses in the South Bridge Street area.

  • BMH renovates emergency department

        It’s done. Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital’s renovated and expanded emergency department will officially open this Thursday, Feb. 15.

  • Centra receives 5-star rating

        This week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Centra Lynchburg General Hospital and Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital a five-star rating.
        These ratings can be found on CMS’ Hospital Compare website that has information about the quality, safety and customer experience at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country and is provided to the public to help patients make educated decisions.

  • The Traveler

          Bedford now has a new event venue, located on Va. 43 North, two miles from the Bedford Town limits. It’s called The Traveler.

        Dale and Becky Stanley own the place. Dale is plant manager at Fostek, in Bedford, and Becky owns Trendsetters, a hair salon also located in Bedford. The venue is in a building that was built as a Baptist church in the early ‘50s. The congregation   outgrew it and sold it to Southern Flavoring.

  • Super Scoopers

        “It’s a crappy job, but someone has to do it,” states the motto on David Earick’s business card. Earick owns Super Scoopers, a pet waste removal service.

  • Area officials look to the future

    By Foster Garrett

    Intern Writer

        Jefferson’s Assembly, a 20-year-old annual event hosted by the Lynchburg Regional Alliance and co-presented with the Chambers of Commerce from Altavista, Bedford, Botetourt, Danville, Montgomery and Smith Mountain Lake, provides an opportunity for area officials to highlight achievements and discuss plans in areas like business, transportation, economic development and legislature.

  • Smyth celebrates 140 years

        Smyth is celebrating 140 years in the printing business and John Hickey, Smyth’s president, paid the former Piedmont Label facility a visit, Wednesday.

  • Eight alleged MS-13 members charged; allegations include murder of teen in Bedford County

    A federal grand jury returned an indictment on September 27 and it was unsealed Wednesday. The indictment charges the defendants in connection with a conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise known as the La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. The indictments include charges associated with the death of a Lynchburg teen who was killed in Bedford County.

    Those indicted include:

    Carlos Roberto Tejada Cruz, a/k/a “Krusty,” age 20, of Beltsville, Maryland;

  • Century 21 All-Service, Scott & Bond Inc. merge

        Century 21 All-Service has announced a merger with Scott & Bond, Inc. located in Bedford. 

  • Business raises funds for hurricane relief

        Blue Ridge Optics, a Bedford high tech manufacturer — they make optics that send laser beams precisely where the engineers, who design equipment, want them to go — is holding a yard sale to raise money for hurricane relief.

        The yard sale is slated for Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will be held at the company’s manufacturing facility in the former Longwood Industries building. It’s located near the Food Lion shopping center and is directly across Big Island Highway from Forks’ parking lot.