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Government

  • Steve Wilkerson seeks reelection

        District 3 Supervisor Steve Wilkerson is seeking reelection for a second term this fall. First elected to the Bedford County Board of Supervisors in 2013, Wilkerson replaced Roger Cheek, who chose not to seek reelection after  serving nearly 20 years on the board.

  • Board OK’s budget

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the county’s budget, with all members present, during its regular meeting Monday. The vote followed a lengthy budget discussion during a work session that preceded the meeting.

  • Wagner touts business, state government experience

        State Senator Frank Wagner wants to be governor. He believes he is the only Republican candidate with true business experience and who has experience working in state government.
        He also touts his military experience.
        “It’s going well,” Wagner said of the campaign, during a brief stop in Bedford on Thursday.

  • Few attend public hearings on budget

        Bedford County’s supervisors unanimously approved a tax ordinance that leaves all tax rates the same as they are in the current fiscal year.
        District 3 Supervisor Steve Wilkerson, who made the motion to approve the ordinance, noted that the budget the supervisors devised is based on these tax rates.
        Few attended the public hearings the supervisors held on the tax rates and the budget. Only two people, both representatives of the Bedford County Education Association, spoke.

  • Bedford Lifesaving Crew dissolves

        After 74 years, the Bedford Lifesaving Crew has dissolved itself.
        On Monday night, representatives of the crew presented a resolution to the supervisors, which the supervisors unanimously accepted, turning over all of crew’s property and equipment to the county.

  • Flaherty to challenge Austin in 19th District

        Reagan Flaherty announced, Monday, that she is running for the 19th House of Delegates seat as a Democrat.

        “I am a wife, mother, and living the American dream of opportunity and prosperity, keen to giving back to the country I love,” Flaherty said.

  • Town honors police, firefighters

    Bedford Police officers and firefighters were honored, at last week’s Town Council meeting, for their work during a house fire on Grove Street in January.

        Both the town and Bedford’s American Legion post honored the men. The town presented them with plaques and the Legion awarded its Heroism Medal to the police officers.

  • Johnson to run again in District 2

        District 2 School Board member Jason Johnson has announced plans to seek re-election to the District 2 seat on the Bedford County School Board.

  • County: No tax increase

        In a brief Monday night meeting, preceded by a work session, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted 6-0, with District 4 Supervisor John Sharp absent, to advertise tax rates for the coming fiscal year.
        The advertised tax rates will remain the same as the current year’s rates. Once tax rates have been advertised, state law prohibits the supervisors from raising them above the advertised rate. They can, however, lower them.

  • Bedford Town Council meets to discuss BMS, Old Yellow

        “This building is just not really safe to be in at this moment,” announced Brittan Springs, an architect with the architecture and engineering firm Wiley Wilson.

        Springs was referring to the Old Public School Building, commonly known as “Old Yellow,” located on the current Bedford Middle School campus. 
        On Monday, March 6, Bedford Town Council viewed a powerpoint presentation presented by Project Manager and architect Randy Vaughn and Springs.