Bedford Town Police are looking for two women believed to have used phony $100 bills to purchase merchandise at Bedford’s Walmart store. Police say it happened more than three weeks ago, and they hope surveillance photos of the pair and the car they used will help nab them.
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Total Action for Progress put The Dumas Center up for sale several weeks ago. At least one community group has expressed an interest in buying it. There’s a community meeting next Monday night at 6:30, at Saint Paul United Methodist Church on Gilmer Avenue – organized by a group that says it wants to generate support within the black community to purchase The Dumas Center. TAP CEO Annette Lewis says it simply doesn’t fit with the social service agency’s mission at this point.
The owner of the shopping center that houses Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille in Blacksburg says they have cut ties with the movie theater company. Blacksburg APF Partners says this comes after a significant failure on the part of Frank Theatres to meet its obligations under the lease. The company says they have every intention of reopening with a new tenant in the very near future.
The Roanoke region’s growing reputation as a magnet for craft beer lovers shows no signs of slowing. Word over the weekend that Olde Salem Brewing would join the region’s beer movement is the just latest of several such announcements here in the last year. Craft beer breweries now extend beyond Roanoke Salem to places like Boones Mill, Callaway, Smith Mountain Lake and Vinton. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story: