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  • US 460 crash claims life of Brookneal woman

     

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    Virginia State Police Senior Trooper G. D. Musgove is investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 8:33 a.m., February 2, 2017 on US 460, just east of Owens Market in Bedford County.

  • VIRGINIA STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING A FATAL CRASH IN BEDFORD COUNTY

     

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    BEDFORD, Va. – Virginia State Police Senior Trooper M. D. Mayhew is investigating a fatal crash which occurred on March 10, 2017. The crash occurred at 7:39 a.m. on Route 24, at its intersection with Joppa Mill Road in Bedford County.

     

  • Charges upgraded in alleged gang-related slaying

     

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    Today, Friday, the June session of the Bedford County Grand Jury was held to consider a number of proposed indictments. Three defendants who were previously charged for their alleged role in the death of Raymond Wood on March 27, 2017, saw their charges upgraded by these indictments. True bills were returned against the following individuals.

  • SOVA Innovation Center opens in New London

        A new research facility, the MBC/Adaptrum SOVA Innovation has opened at the former Center for Advanced Engineering and Research facility at the New London Center for Business and Technology.

  • Bedford Farmer’s Market

    Bedford’s Farmer’s Market has a new director this year.
        Jana Fedele now heads the market, which is still operated by the Bedford Area Family YMCA. Fedele stresses, however, that all Farmer’s Market operations are at the pavilion in downtown Bedford.
        The market is open on Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m., Fridays from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Last mission

    “Two Jewish guys flew the last combat mission of World War II,” Jerry Yellin said, Tuesday morning.

  • Events raise nearly half a ton of food for BCM

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office delivered 944 pounds of food to Bedford Christian Ministries last week. The non-perishable food had been collected at document shredding events held in Bedford, Forest and Moneta this month.

  • Units respond to tanker accident in Montvale

        Last Wednesday at 12:54 p.m. the Bedford County E-911 Center received a report of an overturned tanker truck on the westbound side of US 460 at Oil Terminal Road in Montvale.
        The initial reports indicated that the driver was still inside and possibly trapped in the vehicle and that the vehicle was possibly leaking. A Bedford County Fire and Rescue (BCoFR) unit arrived on scene at 1:04 p.m. and determined that the driver was out and not injured and that there was a limited amount of product on the ground.

  • Famed WWII pilot to speak at Memorial’s ceremony

        The National D-Day Memorial will mark the 73rd anniversary of Operation Overlord with a ceremony on Tuesday, June 6 at 11 a.m.

        This year’s commemoration features one of the nation’s best-known World War II veterans, Jerry Yellin.
        On August 14, 1945, as a Captain in the then U.S. Army Air Forces, Yellin flew the final combat mission of WWII. Paul Schlamberg, Yellin’s wingman, paid the ultimate price on that sortie to become the final American to die in battle during the war.

  • Run for the Wall

        A group of more than 400 motorcyclists, riding 375 bikes, stopped by the National D-Day Memorial, Friday.

        The group always makes that stop as part of the annual Run for the Wall. The Wall is the Vietnam Memorial in Washington and it started out in the ‘80s as a tribute by Vietnam veterans to those who didn’t make it home. Since then, it has expanded.