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Local News

  • Would you kiss a pig?

        A pig paid a visit to Oakwood Manor, Friday.

  • Rotary project promotes reading at Blue Ridge Parkway, Big Island

        The Blue Ridge Parkway had some heartburn over the Bedford Rotary Club’s original design for a Little Free Library at the Peaks of Otter Lodge — specifically the Cat in the Hat painting and the Bedford Rotary plaque on it.

  • Decorated WWII vet to speak at ceremony

        The National D-Day Memorial will host a special ceremony, “Honoring our Veterans,”  on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. 

        The ceremony includes music by Bedford Elementary School students, guest speakers including award winning author Alex Kershaw and World War II veteran Roger Neighborgall, a presentation of historic flags by regional JROTC groups (to include five area high schools), a Bronze Star presentation and recognition of all veterans. 

  • Raintree holds its first ‘Community Day’

        Raintree Village Apartments held what Maisie Waro, the apartment complex’s manager hopes will be at least an annual event Thursday afternoon. It was simply called “Community Day.”

  • Dealing with feral cats

        A local group wants to convince Bedford that doing right by animals is also doing right for taxpayers.

        “The issue of too many dogs and cats impacts each Bedford resident, whether you love animals or not,” says Rebecca Klahn who co-founded Bedford Cares three years ago. “That’s where your money goes. Even if I didn’t care about cats and dogs, I wouldn’t want my tax dollars going to euthanize them. I would want them spent on education or roads or a ton of other things that need to be done.”

  • Area loses aviation legend

        Bedford lost an aviation legend last week.

        Rucker Tibbs, who turned 92 on Sept. 19, passed into history on Oct. 13. As late as last summer, Tibbs, an expert aircraft mechanic, was still running the fixed base operation at New London Airport.
        He was  renowned among local aircraft owners and mechanics for being able to accurately diagnose an aircraft engine problem by listening to its sound over a cell phone. He was also known for a cheerful, politically incorrect, sense of humor.

  • Police vehicles involved in accidents

    Two accidents involving area law enforcement officers are being investigated by the Virginia State Police.
        Last Tuesday, Oct. 13 at about 1:15 a.m., Bedford Police received a report of a car traveling at a high rate of speed in the wrong direction on US 460, coming into town, according to Chief Todd Foreman.
        Officer Trista McCrickard, driving the department’s Domestic Violence patrol car—a 2014 Dodge Charger —responded to the call.

  • Police vehicles involved in accidents

    Two accidents involving area law enforcement officers are being investigated by the Virginia State Police.

  • Being ready for anything

        Bedford firefighters rescued a 3-year-old girl, late Friday night, after her leg got stuck in a drain pipe.

        According to Bedford Fire Chief Brad Creasy, the girl accidentally stepped into an uncapped clean-out to a septic line behind her house. Her leg went in all the way to her thigh and she was unable to pull it out.

  • Centerfest, Home Tour set for this weekend

        The hope is the rain that marred the past two weekends won’t come back this weekend. There’s just too much going on – including Bedford’s Centerfest on Friday and Saturday and the SML Home Tour, set for Friday-Sunday.
        Centerfest will harken back to its roots this year and rekindle its role as a family-friendly, community event.
        Centerfest will take place over two days: Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10.