Today's Features

  • Notices

    Advent services
        Fort Hill United Methodist Church invites the community to attend the fifth annual Midweek Community Advent services on December 1, 8, 15 and 22.  Prelude begins at 11:45 a.m., service at noon, with lunch served each week immediately following the service.
        This year’s schedule of speakers and music are:

  • Notices

    BUMC to present 'Christmas Cantata'
        Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Moneta will present a special Christmas Cantata “A Thrill of Hope,” by Joel Raney, Sunday, Dec. 5 at three different times:  8:30 a.m.; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Robert Downey is choir director.

  • Sign-ups and notices

        For information of events and activities at area churches, see the church news section in this week's paper.

    Model train display

  • Haiti is hot and humid all the time, although it can get down into the 60s on the little country’s central plateau. Diseases are a problem — malaria, tuberculosis, typhoid, some hepatitis, tetanus. Nevertheless, Bob Routh and Adele Dellavalle-Routh are frequent visitors. Most years, they go down there twice.

  •     Mary Bruce Terry, 83, of Bedford, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at her residence. She was born March 23, 1927 a daughter of the late Carl Bruce and Julia King Bruce.

        Mary was a loyal member of Longwood Avenue Baptist Church and loved her church. She ran Terryland Nursery for many years.
        In addition to her parents Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Tech. Sgt. William Robert Terry, and a great-grand daughter, Marissa Burnette; also two sisters and four brothers.

  •     Bryant Counseling has a counselor whose life has taken her to a variety of places, including a few years in Armenia.

        Avery Flory, a North Carolina native, originally received a degree in economics from Queens University in Charlotte, N.C. She followed a career in that field that included working as a fundraiser for a hospital and a stint selling securities. Over the years, however, her focus changed. She went back to school after her children grew up, earned a master’s degree in counseling and began practicing in 2000.

  • Dr. Samir Ghobrial has been working in Bedford for a long time.
        “It will be 21 years come January 1,” he said.

        During those years he has delivered about 3,000 babies. Before Bedford Memorial Hospital closed its maternity ward, Dr. Ghobrial found himself occasionally delivering the babies of babies he had delivered at the beginning of his practice here.

  • Sign-ups and notices

        For information of events and activities at area churches, see the church news section in this week's paper.

    Bedford VFD portrait drive

  • Ladies in Red/Men in Suits

    First Baptist Church of Goode will be having a program on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. Ladies in Red/Men in Suits. In concert will be The Sensational Harmonizers of Central Virginia with the Oakmulgee Baptist Church as the guest choir.


    21-year-old founder of African mission organization comes home with newly adopted daughter

  •     Keith Coles Jr., a 12-year-old who lives in Bedford, is alive today because somebody in New York chose to be an organ donor.