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Government

  • Students observe lawmaking firsthand

    By Mary Lee Clark
    Capital News Service

        RICHMOND – For the past two months, they showed up every day at the state Capitol, dressed in matching blazers and carrying pen and paper at the ready – the next generation of public servants carefully observing their superiors.
        These young adults are known as pages. They are middle school and high school students from around Virginia who assist in everyday tasks at the General Assembly to experience firsthand how the legislative process works.

  • County to make building repairs

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors and county staff are in the final stages of developing a budget that will not require a tax increase to balance.

  • Bedford Middle School building subject of meeting

    Bedford Town Council will hold a meeting in council chambers at the town's municipal building on proposals for what to do with the current middle school building once the school division declares it surplus. A structural engineer will make a presentation, which will include the old 1912 school building commonly called "Old Yellow."

    "I think, as we have found in the past, there is a lot of nostalgia for "Old Yellow," Mayor Robert Wandrei commented during a Town Council Meeting, Tuesday.

  • New tourism director knows the county

        Bedford County got a new tourism director in January but Nicole Johnson is not new to Bedford County.

        She’s a Liberty High School graduate. After college — she majored in medial studies with a journalism concentration — she worked in the Washington D. C. area. She returned to Bedford 10 years ago and worked for five years at the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, working on visitor services.

  • Carson, Stanley move on from council

        When Bedford Town Council convenes for the first time next year, two men will no longer occupy one of the hot seats.
        Robert Carson and Beckham Stanley chose not to run and newcomers Bruce Johannessen and Bryan Schley picked up the vacant seats.
        Carson, who served on Council for four years, said he tends to be his own worst critic.
        “I just didn’t feel very effective,” he said.

  • Here's how Bedford County citizens voted

    While the main news focus has been on the presidential race, lets not forget local and congressional contests.

     

  • Body cameras proving useful to town police

        The new body cameras the Bedford Police Department has are proving useful, according to Chief Todd Foreman. Chief Foreman made a presentation to Town Council last week on the cameras.

        “We wear them on our belts,” Chief Foreman said.

  • Business class hotel planned for Bedford

        The town of Bedford’s Economic Development Authority announced late last week that it has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Dogwood Development Company to negotiate and plan the feasibility of the construction of a business-class hotel in the Town of Bedford.

  • Expect a busy day at the polls

        Barbara Gunter, Bedford County’s voter registrar, is expecting a busy election day.

        “Voter registration has been higher than normal.” she said.
        Gunter said some of the registrations they have received have been duplicates; the person turned out to be already registered, but did it again to be sure.
        Absentee balloting is also above normal. There is still time to request an absentee ballot, although it is too late to request an absentee ballot to be sent by mail.

  • Bedford enters into agreement to bring business class hotel to town

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    The Town of Bedford’s Economic Development Authority today announced it has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Dogwood Development Company to negotiate and plan the feasibility of the construction of a business-class hotel in the Town of Bedford.