• New faces join local elected bodies

        Last Tuesday’s election will mean some new faces in local government.
        The Bedford County School Board and Bedford City Council will each have a new face as a result of last week’s elections.    
    Jason Johnson

  • Bedford County looking at Fire & Rescue policies

        At the request of the Board of Supervisors, Bedford County Fire & Rescue is putting together policies to oversee volunteer members and agencies to help with emergency response coverage in the county.

  • Board picks Martin

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors chose Curry Martin to fill the vacant District 2 supervisor seat.

        At a special meeting called for that purpose Monday night, the board chose Martin to fill the seat left open after Chuck Neudofer resigned in October. Martin will hold the seat for the remainder of Neudorfer’s unexpired term which ends on Dec. 31, 2013.

  • Polling places see steady lines

    By John Barnhart and Tom Wilmoth



    Election 2012 brought voters out in force in the Bedford area.

    Hannah Phillips was among them.

    Phillips was 17 years old on Monday, and headed to Lynchburg to attend the rally for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

    On Tuesday, the Staunton River High School senior turned 18 and cast her ballot in the 2012 election. To add to her experience, she also volunteered at the Goodview Elementary polling location.

  • Few turn out for candidate forum

    Four candidates for Bedford City Council — three incumbents and one challenger — spoke before a nearly empty room last Wednesday night at a forum sponsored by the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce.

        Those who attended the event, held at Central Virginia Community College’s Bedford facility, barely outnumbered the candidates.
        Steve Rush, a retired law enforcement officer and currently a Bedford realtor and an incumbent city councilman, stressed his knowledge of the community.

  • District 2 Supervisor candidate interviews to be held in open session

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors will hold candidate interviews for the vacant District 2 seat in an open meeting at 5 p.m. on  Nov. 5.  
        Deliberations to select the new District 2 supervisor will be held in closed session following the interviews. The actual vote will have to take place in open session.
        The interviews, themselves, were originally scheduled to held in closed session, but the supervisors changed that during their meeting Monday night.

  • Are you election ready?

        Election Day is Tuesday, November 6.  Polls will open at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 7 p.m.
        Voters should bring their ID with them to the polls. 

  • From President to City Council, there's a full slate on the ballot

        Tuesday, Nov. 6, is election day and Bedford area voters will make a number of important decisions.

        First, the items that will be on everybody’s ballot.

  • Citizen wants supervisors to include firearms sales as a home occupation

    Jerry Craig took the opportunity that the 15 minute citizen comment period affords at the beginning of each board of supervisors meeting to talk to the supervisors about home occupation. Craig asked the supervisors to include firearms sales as a permitted home occupation in residential zones.
        “I personally support this,” Craig said.    

  • Republicans meet at Avenel

        Bedford County Republican’s fundraising dinner, held at Avenel, provided an opportunity for Republicans from a wide area, as far as Franklin County and Rockbridge County to meet and greet. It also gave folks who hope to be nominated for state offices, next year, to meet party rank and file.

        Delegate Rob Bell and State Senator Mark Obenshain were on hand to promote a property rights amendment to the state constitution. It’s on the ballot this year.