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  • Brook Hill fundraiser supports at-risk youth

        A recent fundraiser for Brook Hill Farm raised $24,000 for scholarships for at-risk youth.

        Brook Hill rescues unwanted and abused horses. It uses these horses to rescue at-risk teens. At risk teens are teens who are at risk of not completing high school.

  • LCM celebrates 25 years of service

        Lake Christian Ministries (LCM) celebrated its 25th anniversary with a luncheon and a professional story teller, Thursday.

         The organization first opened its doors on Sept. 9, 1992, in the old Rucker House in Moneta, with four churches involved. Today, 14 churches partner with LCM.

  • USMC’s story to be told at ceremony

        This Veterans Day the National D-Day Memorial will dedicate its newest narrative plaque, one that tells the story of Marines in the European Theater around the time of the Normandy Invasion.

        The United States Marine Corps’ story is often overlooked and far too many are unaware of the role Marines played on D-Day, according to a news release from the Memorial.

  • 22 Too Many

    Tiffany Farmer-Bowyer wants people to understand the trauma that can follow military personnel home from their service.

        Last year her brother committed suicide, a year after getting out of the military; it was a devastating blow to the family.
        While searching for help, Tiffany discovered the 22 Too Many Foundation. Every day, according to statistics, an estimated 22 veterans and one active duty soldier commits suicide. With Tiffany  and  her family, that statistic hit too close to home a year ago this month.

  • 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.