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Government

  • Museum funding restored

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted, Monday night, to restore money cut from the Bedford Museum’s request when the current fiscal year’s budget was adopted in the spring and also agreed to purchase the local battered women’s shelter.

    Bedford Domestic Violence Services

  • Every resident counts! Just ask Town Council

        After winning their seats for Bedford Town Council in the special election held this past May, the top four vote-getters thought they wouldn’t have to run again for another four years while three were scheduled to have to run in the Nov. 2014 elections.
        You can throw those expectations out the window; all the council seats will be up for grabs in that election scheduled for just over a year from now.
        Why? Because the Census dictates it.

  • Council ready to pull the trigger

        Some new residents of the town of Bedford who were concerned they wouldn't be able to hunt on their property anymore, are a step closer to not having to worry about that by the time deer season opens.

  • Stokes let go as head of parks and rec

        Monday was Michael Stokes’ last day as the county’s director of parks and recreation.
        “Tuesday [Sept. 10] morning I was told by the county administrator that the board had decided to terminate me effective yesterday,” Stokes said in a Tuesday morning phone interview.

  • Sheriff defends license plate reader

        Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown appeared before the board of supervisors, during a work session Monday to defend his office’s use of a license plate reader (LPR).
        It was no secret that Sheriff Brown was interested in a license plate reader. In an interview with the Bedford Bulletin, published in the March 3,  2011, edition, Sheriff Brown listed technology initiatives he wanted to implement in his final term in office, including one utilizing automatic license plate recognition.

  • Montvale Park gets more money

        Montvale Park will get most of the money needed for its completion.
        According to Michael Stokes, Bedford County’s director of parks and recreation, $267,000 is needed to complete the park. He said there is currently $139,000 in the capital improvement plan for the park.

  • Tax bills change for town residents

        Residents of the new town of Bedford will soon be receiving their first tax tickets from Bedford County and the town of Bedford, which will be a change from what they have experienced in the past.
        Real estate in the former city of Bedford was taxed on a fiscal year cycle with the tax year beginning July 1 and ending June 30.  County taxes are on a calendar year cycle, so town residents will receive a tax bill from both the county and the town covering the time period of July 1 – December 31, 2013. 

  • Bedford PD receives national recognition

        The Bedford Police Department has garnered national recognition for its efforts to promote traffic safety in the town.

        On August 27 the Bedford PD was recognized at the 88th annual Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Williamsburg for its traffic safety programs.

  • Council considers firearms hunting in town

        Next Tuesday, Bedford Town Council will consider changing its firearms ordinance to allow some hunting with firearms in the town.
        The proposed ordinance amendment would allow for the discharge of firearms at private firearms ranges approved by the Bedford Police Department or for hunting with shotguns on parcels of at least 5 acres that are not within 100 yards of buildings, dwellings, streets, schools, ponds or public land or public places.

  • Tribute to landmark legislator

        A landmark in Richmond’s downtown served as the scene for a tribute to a landmark in Virginia history.