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Government

  • Bedford fireworks are July 3

        Bedford’s Fourth of July fireworks are slated for July 3, according to D. W. Lawhorne, Bedford’s director of public works. The town and the county are collaborating on the display with the town and county sharing the cost and the town handling the logistics.

  • Bansley unseats Wilkerson

        Last week’s Republican primary will result in a change in the Bedford County Board of Supervisors. Although this was a political party primary, the winners will run unopposed in November.
        The change came about in District 2 were Charla Bansley, the challenger, defeated incumbent Steve Wilkerson. Bansley won with 55 percent of the vote.

  • Sharp to seek re-election to District 4 seat on Board of Supervisors

        John Sharp was first elected to the District 4 Board of Supervisor’s seat in 2005 when he defeated the incumbent, Robert Bashore, in a Republican primary.
        This year, Sharp is being challenged for the Republican  nomination in a June 13 primary. Although Bashore went on to wage a write-in campaign against Sharp, in 2005, Sharp won the general election in November. The winner of this year’s Republican primary will also probably be the winner of the November general election.

  • Hill to run for District 4 School Board vacancy

        Marcus Hill has announced he will be running for the District 4 Bedford County School Board seat. 
        That seat is being vacated by Gary Hostutler, who is running for the District 4 seat on the Board of Supervisors.
        Hill, 43, has a BS in Business Administration from NC Wesleyan College.  His career in telecommunications began back in 1994 and he is currently the Region Operations Manager, in the VA market, for the nation’s third largest communications company. 

  • Garrett faces tough crowd at town hall

        Fifth District Congressman Tom Garrett held a town hall meeting at EastLake Community Church. EastLake had agreed to host the town hall as it is the only facility in that area large enough to hold the anticipated crowd.

  • Up and running

        Carl Wells, a member of the Bedford Regional Water Authority (BRWA),  remembers a very different facility where the Smith Mountain Lake Water Treatment Facility now stands.

  • Town to prepare field for Minute Men

        It appears the Liberty High School Minutemen baseball team will play next season—or at least most of it—at Liberty Lake Park as opposed to its new field which will be located at the new Liberty Middle School property.
        D.W. Lawhorne told Bedford Town Council last Tuesday night that after meeting with representatives of the school on April 27 it appeared the town should move forward with getting the field ready for the 2018 season.

  • Projects generate controversy in Forest

        Some proposed residential projects in Forest have generated controversy over their impact once completed.

  • 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.