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Government

  • Board takes up pay raise proposal too late for action

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors won’t be holding a public hearing on raising supervisors’ pay at its Sept. 8 meeting. In fact, supervisor pay raises are off the table for the remainder of this year.
        At the end of their last meeting, on Aug. 11, the supervisors reached a consensus during the Board Comments section of the meeting to hold a public hearing on raising supervisors’ pay by $200 a month. District 6 Supervisor Annie Pollard made the suggestion during the Comments period.

  • County to hire new tourism director

        Bedford County will begin looking for a new director of tourism.
        The position has been vacant since July 2 when the previous director, Sergei Troubetzkoy, left to take a job as Lynchburg’s first tourism director. The supervisors received, more than a month ago, an unsolicited proposal from an ad agency to take over the tourism director’s duties on a short-term or long-term basis, but no decision had been made.

  • Gillespie hopes to unseat Mark Warner

        Ed Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman, hopes to unseat Senator Mark Warner in November’s election for that U.S. Senate seat.

  • Tipping fee hike postponed
  • Town to assist in feasibility study for Amtrak stop

        The group has a logo, a dream and some proposed plans.
        And now it will have the help of the town of Bedford staff.
        The logo: “I WANT a Train Station in Bedford.”
        The dream: For Amtrak to add Bedford as a stop on its route between Roanoke and Lynchburg, scheduled to begin in 2017.
        The plans: three possible sites for the station in Bedford to be located.

  • Chamber holds town hall meeting

        “I am delighted that we are once again a town,” said Bedford Vice-Mayor Jim Vest, the opening speaker at the town hall meeting. The meeting was held, Thursday, at CVCC’s Bedford facility and sponsored by the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce.
        Vest was speaking of Bedford’s reversion to town status on July 1, 2013. He said that, if Bedford had remained a city, taxes would have escalated to the point where Bedford would not have been competitive with other localities.

  • Flushed

        A decision by the Bedford Regional Water Authority’s (BRWA) board of directors last week put an end to a local developer’s plan for a public/private partnership to extend a sewer line to Moneta Elementary School.

  • Bedford Police Chief to retire

        Jimmy Carter was president and interest rates on home mortgages were at 21 percent.

        The late ‘70s weren’t a good time to be selling real estate, but that’s what James Day was doing back then. So he started applying for other jobs, including with the Roanoke Police Department.
        He got the job and what started out as an interim job—two or three years until the real estate market came back—became his career.

  • Citizens: Hire new tourism director

        Several people spoke Monday evening,  during the citizen comment period that precedes every board of supervisors meeting, urging the county leaders to act soon to hire a new tourism director.
        The job came open last month when the previous tourism director, Sergei Troubetzkoy, left to take a job with Lynchburg starting that city’s first tourism department.

  • He’s been a mentor to many at the BPD

        If you ever happened to be at the Bedford YMCA when Sgt. Charles Nelms of the Bedford Police Department was lifting weights, you knew why it was foolish for anybody to try to resist arrest when he hauled that person in. In his prime, Nelms bench pressed 365 pounds.

        Nelms officially retired on July 1 and the Police Department held a farewell dinner for him at Olde Liberty Station Monday. During the dinner, officers who worked with him and for him offered compliments and some humorous stories.