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Coyote Lottery Opens on October 1 – Grand Prize $2,000

October 1, 2019

Today is opening day of the Bedford County Coyote Lottery. From October 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020 you can help manage the over-population of coyotes by participating in the lottery. How to enter: Kill the coyote (follow state hunting guidelines). More than one kill allowed. Each kill qualifies and no limit to the number […]

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Educational Tours Day at Bedford County Fair

September 27, 2019

All fourth graders in Bedford County Public Schools visited the Bedford County Fair today as part of their curriculum to learn about agriculture and environmental sciences. The students learned about soil and water conservation; fish farming; cattle, horses, and sheep; the chicken gestation process; and how to identify animal track marks, among other important agri-science […]

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SML Packaging to expand in Bedford County, add four new jobs

September 25, 2019

The bottle machine manufacturer will lease a 22,000 square foot space on Venture Drive in Forest and plans to invest $650,000 and add four new jobs over the next three years.

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5th Annual Bedford County Fair to be held September 26-29, 2019

September 19, 2019

This year’s fair is bigger and better than ever as Bedford celebrates “Where Farm Meets Fun”

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Valtim Expands Operations in Bedford County – invests $750,000 and adds 8 new jobs

September 18, 2019

Valtim Marketing Solutions, Inc. will expand its operation in Forest and invest $750,000, adding eight new jobs over the next three years.

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Bedford County Celebrates 10th Anniversary of its Bedford ONE Program

September 9, 2019

Bedford County celebrates 10 years of connecting local businesses with a young workforce through its Bedford ONE (Offering New Experiences) program. The Bedford ONE program was implemented in 2009 after an Office of Economic Development Roundtable meeting where local business leaders addressed the growing need for a qualified workforce. Since then, more than 4,000 high […]

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September marks the National Workforce Development Month

September 6, 2019

September is National Workforce Development Month which highlights the important role that Career and Technical Education (CTE) plays in the workforce development Eco system.

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Legacy Cider to invest $300,000 to establish new hard cider production facility

August 12, 2019

Legacy Cider will invest $300,000 to establish a new hard cider production facility in Bedford County.

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Kaelyn Wright of Moneta honored in Top 25 Millennials on the Move

August 12, 2019

Kaelyn Wright, a 4th generation cattle farmer in Moneta, was selected in the top 25 millennial professionals in the region at an awards ceremony held at the Glass House in Lynchburg on August 1.

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Virginia regains No. 1 ranking by CNBC of best states for business

July 10, 2019

Virginia has regained its status as the best state in the country to do business in the annual CNBC rankings that placed state No. 1 for the first time in eight years.

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