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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.

     

  • International Alliance honors Bedford Boys

        After World War II, the remains of nine of the Bedford Boys killed on D-Day were repatriated to they United States.
        They are buried in Greenwood Cemetery. The Bedford International Alliance began decorating those graves four years ago, placing flowers and flags on the graves and holding a brief ceremony.

        They plan to do this again this year with a Memorial Day ceremony at 3 p.m. Descendants and other relatives of these men, along with friends, are invited to attend this ceremony.

  • Tom looks for his home

        The Super 8 motel, on U. S. 460 on the west side of Bedford, has had an interesting guest since the weekend. He probably won’t pay his bill, although Sherry Pounds, the general manager doesn’t mind. She just wishes he had better toilet habits.

        He’s a large tom turkey.
        “He came Saturday afternoon and decided to stay,” Pound said.

  • Fire destroys cabin off Rocky Ford Rd.

        A cabin burned down last Wednesday, May 10, in the area of the 6800 block of Rocky Ford Road.

        Originally dispatched for reports of a brush fire in area of 6100 block of Rocky Ford Road, the Bedford  Fire  Department dispatched brush trucks instead of fire engines. That proved to be helpful, even though the fire was not dispatched as a structure fire.
        As the dispatch went out, multiple reports of a fire in the woods were made to the dispatch center, according to Matt Scott, deputy chief of BFD.

  • Avenel’s Derby Day is biggest ever

        This year’s Derby Day, a major fundraiser held by the Avenel Foundation, held Saturday evening at Avenel was the largest ever.

  • Centra BMH to expand ER

        Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital is about to embark on an expansion of its emergency department.

          In order to do that, the hospital needs a temporary home for that department while the work is being done. The solution is to temporarily move it to the second floor of the old hospital building. It will use parking in the area currently dedicated to administrative parking. There will be directional signs that will show people where they need to go. Volunteers will also be on hand to help people find their way.

  • Derby Day slated for May 6 at Avenel

        Derby Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 6 at Avenel.

        Avenel Foundation marks the annual running of the Kentucky Derby with a festive event that serves as a major fundraiser. The Foundation exists to maintain the historic home.
        Avenel was built by Col. William Burwell to serve as a home for his family and his in-laws. That’s why the house has such a complex internal stair system. The two families shared the public areas of the house, but each had their own private section.

  • Love letters

        Bedford County’s Love Letters will be unveiled next week at the Bedford Welcome Center.

         These Love Letters are not amorous missives. The are actual, large, metal letters that spell out the word “LOVE.” It’s part of a state-wide tourism branding project and localities around the state are doing it. This initiative of the Virginia Tourism Corporation started in 2012.
        However, Bedford’s Love Letters are unique.

  • Local farmers help out those affected by wildfires

        Moved by the devastation farmers in the Midwest have been dealing with because of wildfires, a group of area residents have been reaching out to help their counterparts in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas.