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  • Helping our wounded warriors

        An effort by the American Legion to help wounded warriors was the theme of this year’s 9-11 ecumenical prayer breakfast, held at Main Street United Methodist Church.

        The event was sponsored by the Bedford Christian Fellowship, the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, American Legion Post 54, the Society of St. Andrew and the Bedford County Ministerial Association.

  • New Main Street executive director ready to get started

        Bedford Main Street Inc. has its new executive director

        While officially set to take over Oct. 1, Amanda Adams is already learning the ropes from outgoing Executive Director Sue Montgomery.

  • Catch the 'Flavor' at Gala

        With the Centerfest festival set for Sept. 28, the 2nd annual “Flavor of Centertown” Gala helps get the events underway on Friday, Sept. 20.
        Bedford Main Street, Inc. will hold its 2nd Annual “Flavor of Centertown” Gala  from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Bedford Welcome Center. Event planners encourage attendees to “dress your best,” although it is not a black tie event (despite the black and white theme).

  • Judge Wallace to be honored

        The Honorable Philip A. Wallace, retired district court judge, will be honored with a Portrait Dedication at the Bedford Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court on September 13 at 3 p.m. when his portrait will be unveiled and permanently hung in the Bedford Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court at the Bedford County Courthouse.

  • Bedford House at a standstill

        Bedford House, Bedford’s community-built hospice house, closed in December and remains closed.
        According to Susan Epling, who took over as president of Bedford House’s board of directors on July 27, the hospice house was the victim of new state regulations that made it impossible to operate  as it was originally envisioned.

  • Bulletin update: All clear given af JFHS after bomb threat; school will resume as normal on Friday

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    This morning at 11:11 a.m. a student reported to a teacher that there was a threat written on a wall in the boys’ restroom. The school administration and the school resource officer were immediately made aware of the threat.

    The school was evacuated and then searched by law enforcement personnel and explosive K-9s from multiple jurisdictions. The students were dismissed early from school. There were no injuries.

  • D-Day sculptor loses battle with cancer

    Jim Brothers, a renowned sculptor who completed many of the National D-Day Memorial’s statuary pieces both prior to and after the dedication in 2001 has passed away after a long battle with cancer.  He was 72 years old. 

  • Update: Lockdown lifted at Forest area schools that had been placed on lockdown

    The lockdown has been lifted for four Forest area schools—Jefferson Forest High School, Forest Elementary, Thomas Jefferson Elementary and Forest Middle School. The schools were placed had been placed on a Level 1 lockdown earlier this morning.

    The lockdown was apparently in response to a search for a suspect by the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, though school officials directed questions to the Sheriff's Office, which wasn't immediately available for comment.

  • Fire damages South Street house

        A house in the 500 block of South Street, in Bedford was heavily damaged by a fire Sunday night.
        According to Bedford Fire Chief Brad Creasy, the fire was dispatched at 11:26 p.m.  Engine 1 arrived at 11:31 p.m., and the fire was marked under control at 11:53 p.m. The fire report list losses at $75,000. No one was injured.

  • Montgomery stepping down from Main Street

        Sue Montgomery retired once from public service here in Bedford, but that didn’t last long.

        The long-time director of economic development for Bedford County lasted only six months in retirement the first go-around after leaving her service with the county. Then she got “itchy feet” and took over as executive director of Bedford Main Street in the spring of 2012.