Features http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/features/todaysfeatures en All in the family http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/all-family <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/3_generations.jpg" alt="Pictured are William Kirby, his mother Kim Kirby, and his grandfather Charles Mitchell. " title="Pictured are William Kirby, his mother Kim Kirby, and his grandfather Charles Mitchell. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;Our family&rsquo;s involvement in the fire and rescue began with Bobby Hancock,&rdquo; commented William Kirby in an e-mail. William is the third generation of his family to be a volunteer EMT with the Huddleston Rescue Squad.<br /> <p> SALEM DISTRICT: Snow arrives in Bedford area; VDOT, VSP urge caution http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/salem-district-snow-arrives-bedford-area-vdot-vsp-urge-caution <p> Morning snow showers have started to fall through southwest Virginia and road conditions may continue to change and impact drivers over the next few hours. Virginia Department of Transportation crews have been attending to roads throughout the night and will continue to monitor and address road conditions today.</p> Bower Center has new executive director http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/bower-center-has-new-executive-director <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kim_bower_center_black_y_white.jpeg" alt="Kim Soerensen " title="Kim Soerensen " align="left" hspace="6" width="67" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Bower Center for the Performing arts has hired a new executive director. Kim Soerensen, took over the part-time position on Dec. 4.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Soerensen, who lives in Lynchburg, has taken a low profile during her first month on the job.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&ldquo;I need to get a sense of the community,&rdquo; she said.<br /> Fifth-generation farmer gives industry a ‘lift’ http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/fifth-generation-farmer-gives-industry-%E2%80%98lift%E2%80%99 <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cannon1.jpg" alt="Carroll Meredith walks alongside a mower while Ron Cannon operates a tractor demonstrating how the “CannonLift” works to lift objects and place it onto a nearby trailer. Cannon invented the device seven years ago,." title="Carroll Meredith walks alongside a mower while Ron Cannon operates a tractor demonstrating how the “CannonLift” works to lift objects and place it onto a nearby trailer. Cannon invented the device seven years ago,." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Jeff Bryan<br /> <p> Landmark News Service<br /> news@bedfordbulletin.com<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;DUNNELLON, FLORIDA &ndash; Years ago, Ron Cannon found himself in a familiar quagmire, one in which he, his family and thousands of others in the agriculture industry have been in countless times before.<br /> Elvis tribute artist going international http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/elvis-tribute-artist-going-international <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/taylor_1771_3_col.jpg" alt="Taylor Rodriguez, who is 19, is currently portraying Elvis in his early years." title="Taylor Rodriguez, who is 19, is currently portraying Elvis in his early years." align="left" hspace="6" width="107" height="85" /><p> Being Elvis Presley has worked out well for Taylor Rodriguez, a Bedford County teen.</p> Hard Tymes Lane http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/hard-tymes-lane <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bluegrasst_022.jpg" alt="Many will recognize David from working at the Goode Post Office. In his other life he plays bluegrass with Hard Tymes Lane. " title="Many will recognize David from working at the Goode Post Office. In his other life he plays bluegrass with Hard Tymes Lane. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> By Patricia C Held</p> County artists to exhibit at Franklin County event http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/county-artists-exhibit-franklin-county-event <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/artists0475_3_col.jpg" alt="Nancy Stellhorn, Nancy Rae Brown and Linda Atkinson pose at Art Vision Gallery and Studio. Each artist is holding one of her paintings. " title="Nancy Stellhorn, Nancy Rae Brown and Linda Atkinson pose at Art Vision Gallery and Studio. Each artist is holding one of her paintings. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Three Bedford County artists will take part in Franklin County&rsquo;s Artisan Studio &amp; Harvest Tour this coming Saturday and Sunday. The three are members of Art Vision Gallery and Studio, located on Scruggs Road.<br /> <p> Vintage chair comes home http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/vintage-chair-comes-home <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sm.jpg" alt="Matt Huber, Belfort Furniture; Sarah Fowler; Phil Garrett, Hooker Furniture; and David Moldenhauer, Sam Moore, with the chair made in the 1950s." title="Matt Huber, Belfort Furniture; Sarah Fowler; Phil Garrett, Hooker Furniture; and David Moldenhauer, Sam Moore, with the chair made in the 1950s." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; This is the story of how a chair became a family treasure, then found its way home, while inspiring new friendships along the way.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The classic chair with a fan-shaped back was part of Sarah Fowler&rsquo;s family&rsquo;s life for 60 years.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;It first belonged to her Great Uncle Walter in Connecticut. After his death, the chair &ldquo;traveled around,&rdquo; to her mother&rsquo;s home, and more recently resided in her own sewing room.<br />