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Today's Features

  •     Gary M. Seay, who now lives in the Westlake area, dropped out of high school to join the Army back in the late 1940s. He was looking for adventure, and a chance to make money.

  •     One of these days it's likely Alexis Brown will be known as Dr. Brown.

     The 2013 Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS) graduate is headed off to the College of William and Mary, the second oldest university in the United States; she is enrolled in a pre-med program.

  •     Back in 2001, Robert Miller, a local photographer, weighed a quarter of a ton.
        He had always been heavy, even as a teen, and he continued to gain weight. By the time he reached 548 pounds, many everyday activities had become difficult. Simply walking a short distance across a level floor would leave him breathing hard.
        Miller was  morbidly obese. The  medical  term means that he was at least three times his ideal weight. It also meant that his obesity would eventually kill him.

  •     Sedalia Center held its 18th annual Bluegrass Festival, Saturday.

  •     Frederic Bibia of France decided to honor Bedford’s fallen soldiers from D-Day on the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy by Allied troops.

  •     David Hinsen, Bedford Church of God’s senior pastor, believes it’s important for the church to “get outside our four walls.”

        “If all we do is have a couple of services and go home, we’ve failed,” he said. “We need to be a part of the community.”
        That’s the impetus behind the church’s decision to open a food pantry on May 1. According to the Rev. Hinsen, the idea came from J. R. Cook, the youth pastor.

  •     Jim Morrison has several non-fiction books to his credit, some written  while he worked for the Department of Defense.

  • A Bedford man has been charged with felony hit and run in connection with an accident that killed a bicyclist Friday evening on Va. 122

    Michael Wayne Jenkins, 26, of Bedford, was arrested early Monday morning at his residence on Snowberry Hill. Jenkins is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail with no bond.

  • SALEM DISTRICT:  VDOT CREWS PREPARED FOR MORE

    WINTER WEATHER

    Drivers encouraged to monitor weather forecasts and plan ahead

    SALEM– The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Salem District is gearing up again to respond to anticipated winter weather in western Virginia.  VDOT has prepared equipment and alerted employees and contractors to be ready to mobilize.

  • SALEM DISTRICT:  DRIVING WILL BE A CHALLENGE DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE

    Drivers are encouraged to avoid southbound I-81 in Montgomery County

    SALEM– Many roads remain mostly snow covered in western Virginia as snow continues to fall. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews and contractors continue to plow and treat primary roads (those numbered 1-599) and interstates.