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  • Project will provide quilts to soldiers serving at remote post in Afghanistan

        A phone call led Jan Bennett-Collier, a Bedford resident, to organize a project to provide colorful quilts for soldiers in a remote area of Afghanistan.

  • Looking for ghosts

        A trio of women spent a few hours in the Bedford Museum one evening last month to look for ghosts.

        They are part of a group, called Whispers of the Past, that investigate reports of paranormal activity. Tina Hansen, the founder of the group, said that she has been involved with paranormal investigation with other groups for two years. She founded her own organization in May and they have already conducted their own investigation at Avenel. That was in July.

  • Montvale crews respond to Saturday bus accident

        The 40th anniversary celebration of the Montvale Rescue Squad took a serious turn Saturday when a call involving two buses on Goose Creek Valley Road was toned out. The initial report said as many as 100 people could be injured.

        While there were far fewer injuries, the incident did give the Montvale community the chance to show its hospitality and the emergency crews the chance to show they were ready for   a   more    serious   event, should one occur.

  • Tanker truck wrecks, spills thousands of gallons of gasoline

        A tanker truck spill last Thursday afternoon in Montvale backed up traffic for several hours and left several thousand gallons of spilled gasoline to clean up.

  • Local woman receives car from charity

    Teresa Bayne got a new car and she wants others to know about it.
        She received the 1994 Cadillac Deville from Free Charity Cars, a  charity out of Longwood, Fla. “The charity helps people who are in need receive vehicles, by signing up and creating your page and story,” Bayne said. “You vote for others in need and in return they vote for you.”

  • Farm Bureau looks at proposed legislation

    The Farm Bureau has been around for a long time. It started 85 years ago as a farmers’ cooperative. In addition to selling insurance, Farm Bureau lobbies for farm interests and promotes agriculture education.

  • Preserving history

    A Bedford resident who cared passionately for the Bedford area’s history has now passed into this area’s history. Clara Lambeth died on Oct. 6 at the age of 96.

        Lambeth was a founding member of the Bedford Historical Society and has spearheaded, or played a major role, in the effort to save many of the area’s   historic  treasures.

  • Bedford serves as backdrop for several scenes in feature-length film

    The cast and crew of the feature-length film “Lake Effects” came to Bedford last week in order to shoot several scenes of the movie which has Smith Mountain Lake as its backdrop.

        “Our goal is to show the hospitality and the charm of a smaller town,” stated Sara Elizabeth Timmins, the film’s producer. “Our whole goal with this film, along the way, was to showcase real places that do exist and not make them up.”
        And Bedford will play a part in that.

  • Bedford serves as backdrop for several scenes in feature-length film

    The cast and crew of the feature-length film “Lake Effects” came to Bedford last week in order to shoot several scenes of the movie which has Smith Mountain Lake as its backdrop.

        “Our goal is to show the hospitality and the charm of a smaller town,” stated Sara Elizabeth Timmins, the film’s producer. “Our whole goal with this film, along the way, was to showcase real places that do exist and not make them up.”
        And Bedford will play a part in that.

  • Co-workers remember Bonnie Davis

    It’s been nearly five years since Bonnie Davis was killed after being struck by a motorist while crossing Dawn Drive from a parking lot to Sam Moore Furniture, her place of employment. The accident happened on Dec. 19, 2005.