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Local News

  • Cranston buried at Arlington National Cemetery

    By Army Pfc. (by Colonel’s order) Andrew Guthrie (Ret.)
    AFN Headquarters Newsroom 1960-’61
    Frankfurt am Main Hoechst

  • Stocking up at the Christmas Station

        The Bedford Community Christmas Station has a new home—and this time it's permanent.

        Earl Childers, a well-known Bedford businessman, has donated a building to the organization to honor the memory of his late wife, Ethel Young Childers, who was very supportive of the Christmas Station. 

  • Bust will honor Bob Slaughter

        The National D-Day Memorial Foundation is launching a fundraising drive to install a bust of Bob Slaughter at the National D-Day Memorial. The bust, with an accompanying plaque, is slated to be dedicated on Memorial Day.

        The Memorial is there, to a great extent, due to Slaughter’s efforts.

  • Chaplains honor veterans

        Bedford Memorial Hospital’s volunteer chaplains chose Veteran’s Day to hear from the Rev. Mark Flores, Carilion’s Hospice chaplain. The Rev. Flores is also Major Flores. He’s a chaplain in the Air Force Reserve.

  • Shepherd’s Table needs a new roof

        The Shepherd’s Table began back in 1989 when Campbell Morris wanted to put on a Thanksgiving dinner for needy people in the Bedford Area. He shared his idea with Pearl Broesamle and the two of them organized volunteers to do it.

        They served the Thanksgiving dinner in the fellowship all of Bedford Presbyterian Church that year, and again in 1990. They served 65 dinners each year.

  • Saving lives... in Jessie's name

    Jessica Erin Hart wanted to be a member of the Montvale Volunteer Fire Company.

        Though Hart, 17, died tragically in April from complications of mononucleosis following a visit to the doctor, she will be making a difference and helping the department save lives for years to come.

  • Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe's Acceptance Speech

    MCAULIFFE: Over the past months, I’ve started speeches thanking a lot of political figures.

  • NAACP holds annual banquet

        A husband and wife PhD. team headlined the Bedford Branch NAACP’s annual Freedom Fund banquet, which filled the Forest Recreation Center late last month.

  • Candlelight vigil marks remembrance

        A candlelight vigil drew a substantial turnout as Bedford Domestic Violence Services held its final event, last week, to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month. No actual candles were used. Leanne Dudley, the organization’s director, located purple electronic candles a few years ago and that’s what they use.

  • Honor flight visits D-Day Memorial

        An Honor Flight with 25 veterans — 20 of them World War II veterans — stopped at the National D-Day Memorial recently during an Honor Flight from Tennessee to Washington D. C. to visit the memorials there, including the World War II Memorial.