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Today's Features

  • Dr. Bob Shelton, who will be speaking at Grace Memorial Baptist Church’s missions conference, had the opportunity of a lifetime in 1952.

        Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek and his forces had been driven from mainland China by Mao Tse-tung’s Communist forces in 1949. Dr. Shelton said Chaing had brought three million people with him, 500,000 of whom were his soldiers.

  •     According to Father Salvador Añonuevo, the recent visit by Pope Francis I, was very meaningful to Catholics.

        Fr. Añonuevo is the pastor of Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Bedford and Resurrection Catholic Church in Moneta. His name, by the way, means Savior New Year in Spanish.

  •     Margarita Zizzo, the school secretary at Bedford Middle School, got back home from a weekend trip to Philadelphia at about 1 a.m. Monday morning.

  • A terrible traffic accident in 1940, combined with a world war, separated a Bedford County man from his family for more than 60 years.

  •     Ed Hiner grew up in Montvale and graduated from Liberty High School in 1986.

  •     Back in 1949 high school students could drive school buses.

  •     Little Town Players (LTP) celebrated its birthday by announcing the list of plays it will perform for what will be its 40th season.

        “They said we’d never last,” Karen Hopkins commented during LTP’s Reveal party, held at their theater at the Elks Home. Hopkins is one of LTP’s founding members.

  • By Chappy Merritt

    Contributing Writer

        What started 28 years ago with a group of family and friends deciding to go camping and watch the races at Martinsville Speedway has evolved into at least a four time annual excursion to the track.
        The group attends both Sprint Cup races, the granddaddy of Late Model races in the fall, the July 4th celebration featuring noted country artists and other events when possible.

  • Bedford Fire Department units responded to 511 South Street for multiple reports of an explosion and a house on fire early this morning.

    The first engine arrived at 12:29 a.m. to find heavy fire showing from a two-story wood frame private dwelling. Two occupants were reported missing initially.

    After a primary and secondary search proved negative both of those occupants were located at a nearby house. Seven occupants in all were displaced; six adults and one child.

  • SALEM DISTRICT: SUNSHINE AND PLOWING IMPROVE

    SECONDARY ROADS

    Wet roads expected to refreeze overnight with lower temperatures
    SALEM– Equipment operators and contractors with the Virginia Department of Transportation have made significant progress on plowing secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) and neighborhood streets today in western Virginia.