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  • 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.

  • Passing on the building

        Bedford Christian Ministries dedicated a plaque on the Bedford Christian Services Building, on Washington Street, in Memory of Marjorie Maupin. Maupin, through her Maupin-Sizemore Foundation, was a noted philanthropist in the Bedford area for over two decades.

        The Maupin-Sizemore Foundation formerly owned the building, leasing it to Bedford Christian Ministries for $1 per month. This year, the Foundation transferred ownership to the building to Bedford Christian Ministries.

  • Bedford Police Department seeks safe drop-offs

        This week the Bedford Police Department began prohibiting Bedford Primary School parents from parking on the west side of Bedford Avenue when dropping off or picking up their children from school.

        Police urge parents to park on College Street and let the student cross with the crossing guard there or get in  line with other parents who let students off at the door.

  • Remembering...With Pride

    Bedford lost one of the last two remaining Bedford Boys Thursday evening.

        Pride Wingfield, who died at the age of 96, was with  Company A when the unit was called to federal service in February, 1941 for what they thought was going to be a year of active duty. It turned out to be for a lot longer than that when Japanese naval aircraft bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7.

  • New 4-H agent joins County extension service

        Beth Hawse came by her love for 4-H the old-fashioned way—she lived it.

        As a fourth-grader she saw a presentation on all that 4-H camp had to offer and she knew she had to take part.
        “I was hooked,” she said of her camp experience.
        And it’s been a part of her life ever since.
        Hawse is the new extension agent in Bedford County in charge of 4-H Youth Development.

  • Coyote Lottery program a success; will expand this year

        A program to help encourage coyote hunting here in Bedford County was so successful last year, it is expanding this year.