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Forest Oreck Store Unique

Proud retail geeks at heart, Andy and Jamie DeVault  began their careers in the athletic footwear and apparel businesses. Andy continued in that field as a regional manager for companies like Foot Locker and Linens N’ Things.  Jamie transitioned into ...

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Opening of the new C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense

A recent ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the new C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense, in the Forest Square Shopping Center. These ribbon-cutting and after-hour events, are sponsored by the Bedford Area Chamber which maintains an office in the Forest Square Shopping Center.

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Rodney’s Expands to Graves Mill Rd.

Rodney Williams recently announced the opening of his new 3900 sq. ft. restaurant, Rodney’s Famous BBQ, Ribs & Steaks, on Graves Mill Rd. in Forest, where the Blue Dahlia used to be. Formerly a barbeque chef at Liberty University, Williams’ ...

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Not Taking Safety For Granted

Instructor Clif Eli Abercrombie is a Warrior Krav Maga 1st Degree Advance Phase B Blackbelt and Certified Warrior Defence Lab Instructor. According to Abercrombie, anyone has the possibility of being attacked.  Crime doesn’t discriminate between race, sex, or social class.  ...

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More Than a Business…a Journey

On Waterlick Rd. stands 15,000 square feet of sensory education, social learning and fun. Elite Athletics is more than a building or a business. It’s the culmination of a journey that brought together passionate people with a local opportunity. Melissa ...

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Who’s That Boss Lady?

Here Are Some of the Women-Owned Businesses Growing in Forest by Danielle Verderame Look around Forest and it’s easy to find a #bosslady. They’re opening shops, starting small businesses and expanding local brands. Aligning with a larger national trend, these ...

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Try It On…Try It On!

When Modern Day Boutique popped up in Forest, the owner, Tosha Worrell, dreamed of filling a niche for casual, affordable women’s clothes. Walking into the store, you absorb a hip vibe with the industrial metal shelving, high ceilings and vibrant ...

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