• 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.

  • No regrets

    No regrets.
        That’s the response Chuck Neudorfer had a week after resigning his seat as chairman of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors last week.
        Neudorfer, who represented District 2, did say he was sorry that he wasn’t able to fulfill his term for his constituents.
        But he’s not sorry to be away from what he says is an increasing problem with the way the board is handling its business.

  • Chicken text now goes to supervisors

        Bedford County’s planning commission didn’t chicken out when it came to backyard poultry.    Planning commission members voted unanimously last week to send a zoning ordinance text amendment to the board of supervisors that will allow a homeowner in a residential zone to have up to 18 chickens.