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  • Elks donations help local organizations

        Bob Humphreys, a past Exalted Ruler of Bedford’s Elks Lodge and the local trustee for the Elks National Foundation, recently presented checks for $250 each to representatives of eight local non-profit organizations on the front porch of the Elks National Home.

  • Filling in the sinkhole

        A sinkhole that appeared Sunday shut down one lane of traffic in the eastbound lane of US 460 in Bedford, just past the Wal-Mart intersection.

        The sinkhole appeared around 4 p.m. Sunday, reported by a Trooper with the Virginia State Police.
        Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation and the city of Bedford were on the scene late Sunday afternoon. VDOT had blocked off the lane and corrective measures began Monday.

  • Update: Sinkhole shuts down one lane of traffic on US 460 in Bedford

    TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURE IN PLACE ON ROUTE 460 IN BEDFORD COUNTY FOR EMERGENCY REPAIRS

     

     

  • Elks national president visits local Bedford Lodge

        Bedford Elks Lodge #2844 officially opened its new facility Friday morning—doing so with a special guest.

        Elks National Grand Exalted Ruler Thomas S. Brazier, of California, attended Friday’s event at the newly purchased facility on West Main Street in Bedford. It was Brazier’s first visit to Bedford. His schedule Friday also included visits to the National D-Day Memorial and the Elks National Home.

  • Storm results in widespread damage, power outages

        Thousands of Bedford area residents lost power Thursday—and some for several days after that—the result of the area’s second Derecho in a year.

        Late last June a Derecho brought winds up to 80 miles per hour and last week’s storm featured 70 mph winds. Trees were uprooted, branches were blown off and electrical lines were knocked down as a result of the latest storm.

  • Who to call about power outages; SEC reports on restoration efforts

    Who to call

  • Suspect arrested in Forest robbery

    Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators arrested James Robert Wilson Thursday evening and charged him with Monday night’s robbery of the Quik-E Food Mart in Forest.

    Wilson, 33, was arrested in the Forest area after investigators received a call from an citizen advising of his possible whereabouts. Wilson is a transient and has no known address. He is being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center on no bond.

  • Bulletin update: Suspect arrested in Forest robbery at Quik-E Food Mart

    Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators arrested James Robert Wilson Thursday evening and charged him with Monday night’s robbery of the Quik-E Food Mart in Forest.

    Wilson, 33, was arrested in the Forest area after investigators received a call from an citizen advising of his possible whereabouts. Wilson is a transient and has no known address. He is being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center on no bond.

  • Storm update: BBB warns against storm chasers

    The BBB Serving Western VA is advising consumers affected by recent powerful storms to be on the lookout for storm chasers and out-of-town contractors soliciting homeowners and businesses.
    “Too often we see itinerant workers swarm into Western Virginia after major storm damage,” said Julie Wheeler, President and CEO of BBB Serving Western VA. “It is not uncommon for these storm chasers to be unlicensed and full of big promises they can’t deliver. They are often long gone to another state by the time the consumer realizes the job is half-done or done incorrectly.”

  • Tips for recovering from the storm

    VDEM Offers Safety Tips for Storm Recovery

    RICHMOND, Va. – A line of severe thunderstorms with heavy winds affected many areas of Virginia Thursday, June 13, causing downed trees and widespread power outages. As residents clean up from the storm, here are important safety tips to follow:

    Travel Safety
    Use caution while driving. Where traffic signals are not operating, treat the intersection as a four-way stop.
    Watch for storm debris, downed power lines and tree limbs on the roads.