$65,000 award given to help build business in Bedford
If you have a great business idea, now is your chance to get funding and become your own boss. Applications are open for the 8th annual Gauntlet Business Program and Competition. New this year, a matching grant program to help more entrepreneurs in Martinsville. Uptown partnership with match funding from the city of Martinsville was selected to receive $90,000 through the governor's community business launch grant.
Bedford officials discuss future of busy, dangerous intersection
BEDFORD, Va. – Bedford officials are hosting a virtual town hall Tuesday to discuss the future of a busy and dangerous roadway. They’re talking about the intersection of Longwood Avenue (Route 122) and Independence Boulevard (U.S. Highway 221). Bedford officials are partnering with the Central Virginia Planning District Commission to hear the results of a study conducted in that area over the past year. Then there’s always the alternative to do nothing,” explained Mary Zirkle, the economic development coordinator for the town of Bedford. CVPDC said since 2015, there have been at least 35 crashes at or near the intersection, six of which caused injuries.
Community input wanted to fix troubled Bedford intersection
BEDFORD, Va. – Bedford town leaders are looking for community input over a troubled intersection. Longwood Avenue is one of the major gateways into the Town of Bedford. Now there’s an intersection study underway. She says the study fits in with what the town is already doing on Longwood Avenue, like the Loop Project. You just have to watch and be careful.”The meeting will be on Tuesday at the Bedford Central Library starting at 4:30 p.m.
Town of Bedford water fountain turns pink for breast cancer
BEDFORD, Va. - Next time youre near the municipal building in the Town of Bedford, you may see some pink water gushing from the fountain. It's the first time public works officials have dyed the water pink. During the whole month of October, town leaders are encouraging people to stop by and drop some change into the fountain. Town leaders say the money collected will be donated to a breast cancer foundation. Town officials say they ordered the pink dye from a company they get their chemicals from.