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  • Next Stop Bedford!

        On Thursday, Nov. 9, a “Next Stop Bedford” Rail Rally will be held as the Amtrak train passes through Bedford en route to Roanoke.

        The goal is to show support for Amtrak stopping in Bedford while traveling between Roanoke and Lynchburg.

  • Apple Valley 5k gearing up to support Bedford Hospice House

        Back in 1998 Theresa Boyes approached Ronnie Gross, of Gross’ Orchards, with the idea of starting a race at his orchard. Three weeks later the first race was held with 38 people in attendance.
        Boyes has been the race director of the Apple Valley 5k cross country race ever since.

  • Nance honored by Farm Bureau

        Bedford County’s Farm Bureau honored Bill Nance with its distinguished service award this year at its annual dinner meeting.

        Born and raised in Bedford County, Nance has been involved in farm work since his teens when he was a student at Moneta High School. He worked for a local farmer before and after school.

  • Freedom Fund Banquet

        About 125 people gathered, Saturday evening, in the Forest Recreation Center for the Bedford Branch NAACP’s annual Freedom Fund Banquet.

        The evening’s program began with comments by Robert Carson, the Bedford Branch’s president, who noted that there have been a number of bright points in the midst of trouble this year.
        “God is still in control,” he said.

  • Celebrating shared values

        An event dubbed “Bedford Get Together” was held Saturday at Edmund Street Park. The weather was perfect for an outdoor event. It was sunny and warm — not too hot, not too cold, just right. The event featured food, music, activities for children, story tellers and a chance to see what various community organizations and local government departments do.

  • Forum takes look at statues

        Poplar Forest hosted a panel discussion on historic monuments, with a focus on the controversy surrounding Confederate monuments.
         A small gathering, the largest group that could fit in Thomas Jefferson’s dining room, listened to Calder Loth, a retired senior Virginia Department of Historical Resources architectural historian; Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project; and Adam Dean, associate professor of history at Lynchburg College.

  • Audrey Lee touched many through her service as 4-H extension agent in Bedford

        Audrey Lee touched many lives as the 4-H extension agent in Bedford for more than 30 years.

        She was the cornerstone of that program here in Bedford County.
        As a tribute to her work, a memorial service to honor her life will be held Sunday, Oct. 15, 2-4 p.m., at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center in Franklin County.

  • A day at the Fair

        The Bedford County Fair provided county elementary schools with an opportunity for their students to learn about agriculture. Seven county elementary schools sent students and a total 475 fourth graders descended on the fair Friday.

  • Two decades of service

    Carol Duus and Annette Jackson have been volunteering at the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office for more than two decades. Last Thursday they were recognized for that service at a luncheon held at Olde Liberty Station.

  • A visit from Patton

        General George Patton was not at D-Day, George Patton Waters, his grandson noted, when he spoke to a group from the 315th Infantry Regiment 70th Anniversary Reunion at the National D-Day Memorial, Friday.

        However, what’s important is who else wasn’t at D-Day. Thanks to Gen. Patton, five German divisions were in Calais, not Normandy, on D-Day.