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Government

  • Byron seeks reelection

        Delegate Kathy Byron, first elected to the House of Delegates 14 years ago, was interviewed for this story three weeks after HealthCare.gov went live. However, Byron’s worries about ObamaCare had nothing to do with the website’s performance. Byron was concerned with what she was seeing concerning insurance rates.

        “Virginia is leading the pack as far as the cost of it,” she said. “Those 27 and under are going to see a 252.5 percent jump in their healthcare premiums.”

  • Medlin vies for 19th seat

        Lewis Medlin Jr. is making his third bid for the 19th District House of Delegates seat. The seat was left vacant this year when Delegate Lacey Putney announced that he would not seek reelection. Putney held the seat for 52 years.

  • Austin vies for 19th seat

    Although nobody will be able to fill Delegate Lacy Putney’s shoes, two men are vying to fill Delegate Putney’s seat representing the 19th District in the House of Delegates. The seat is vacant because Delegate Putney announced, in the spring, that he will not seek reelection after 52 years in the House of Delegates.

        One of them is Terry Austin. Austin has served for 16 years on the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors.    

  • Small purchase limit raised

        Bedford County staff now have more room to make small purchases without going through the sealed bid process. The supervisors voted unanimously, Monday night,  to raise the small purchase limit from $30,000 to $50,000.
        According to Deputy County Administrator Frank Rogers, the $30,000 limit was set in 2002. He said state law allows the limit to be as high as $100,000.

  • Rec plans move ahead

        The town of Bedford is one step closer to being out of the Recreation Department business.

  • Replacing the fleet

        At a 5 p.m. work session Monday evening,  Jack Jones, Bedford County’s chief of fire and rescue—accompanied by Eric Shell, the Hardy fire chief and Jack Sorrells, the Boonsboro fire chief—spoke to the supervisors about the need to set up an apparatus purchase program for its fleet of firetrucks.

  • Supervisors approve maintenance fund request

    Bedford County’s board of supervisors had a varied agenda last week. The supervisors’ normal Monday night meeting was moved to Tuesday night because county offices were closed on Monday for Columbus Day.

  • Council approves firearms hunting regs for the town

        Attempts to lower the caliber of bullet that can be fired within the old town limits—or to prevent hunting there altogether—failed last Tuesday as Bedford Town Council approved amendments to the town ordinance allowing some firearms hunting within the town limits.

  • Cuccinelli stops in Bedford

        Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli brought his campaign for governor through Bedford late Saturday afternoon, asking supporters to knock on doors and bring voters over to his side, one at a time.

        Cuccinelli stopped at the Republican Victory Center on Grove Street to speak with supporters who were also greeted by Del. Lacey Putney and Del. Kathy Byron.

  • Shutdown update: Government Shutdown Forces Closure of BRP Facilities; Virginia State Parks Remain Open