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  • School board considers more stringent class schedule for seniors

    A proposal that high school seniors in Bedford County Public Schools take at least five classes drew a considerable amount of discussion and no consensus among Bedford County School Board members at Thursday night’s meeting.

        The discussion took place during the presentation of a draft copy of the high school program of studies for next year. Several changes were put in that proposal, including “an expectation that seniors take at least five classes unless special permission by the principal is granted.”

  • Capturing the wind

    A local businessman believes Bedford County needs a wind ordinance.

        Roger Henderson, who owns a woodworking business in Bedford County, spoke before the supervisors at a work session, Monday night, asking them to request that the county’s planning department develop one. Although the planning department is incorporating wind ordinance language in a rewrite of the county’s zoning ordinance, Henderson feels that this is unnecessarily delaying it by making the ordinance part of a much larger project.

  • French ambassador awards Legion of Honor to local veteran

    France’s ambassador to the United States made a special trip to Bedford, Tuesday, to honor a hero.

        Bill Overstreet was named Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur in a decree signed by Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s president, and His Excellency Pierre Vimont came to personally pin the medal on Overstreet at the National D-Day Memorial. The Légion d’honneur, established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 and first awarded in 1804, is France’s highest decoration.

  • Holiday Market

    The Wharton Cottage, located on North Bridge Street next to the Bower Center, is currently housing a collection of artists selling their work. Their creations range from jewelry to cheese boards made from former wine bottles.

  • School board shares facilities plan with supervisors

    Any public discussion on how members of  the Bedford County Board of Supervisors feel about the School Board’s proposed $55.6 million facilities plan will have to wait for another time.

  • Holy Land USA on auction block after closing to the public

    Holy Land USA goes on the auction block next week.

        Holy Land USA consists of 250 acres on Dickerson Mill Road, a five minute drive from Bedford. It’s set up as a three-mile journey trail that illustrates the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Many points on the trail illustrate Jesus’ parables. According to Richard Dooley, in a 2008 interview, teams dramatized events on some days at these sites. Dooley was Holy Land’s operations manager at the time.

  • As times change, Burks Hill Road corridor development being revisited

    Back in 2002, commercial development seemed inevitable along the Burks Hill Road corridor. The economy was strong, the area’s population was growing and the National D-Day Memorial had established itself as a destination spot for both local and out-of-area tourists.

  • Radio show hosts entertain at Women of Influence event

    Mary Foley and Susie Galvez aren’t afraid to tell women how to enjoy life. And they certainly seem to be doing that themselves.

        Radio hosts of the “Girlfriend We Gotta Talk” show broadcast each Sunday at 3 p.m. on WLEE 990 AM  in Richmond, the two gave those women attending the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce Women of Influence luncheon Thursday tips on how to increase their sanity, confidence and fun.

        And they had fun doing it, sharing their health, beauty, relationship and self-esteem tips.

  • Conni St. John wins Athena Award

    Since coming to Bedford in 1999, Conni St. John has assisted hundreds of victims of domestic violence and their children as well as assisting her staff to reach their potential not only as advocates but strong leaders in the community.

        On Thursday she was recognized for those efforts, being named the Athena Award winner for 2009 during the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce’s Women of Influence luncheon held at West Manor in Forest.

  • Greens hung at annual luncheon

    The 30th annual Hanging of the Greens luncheon took place last Thursday at the Bedford Historic Meeting House.

        Sponsored by the Bedford Historical Society, the luncheon allowed local history buffs the chance to catch up while enjoying a sumptuous meal.  Chicken salad, ham biscuits, aspic, fruit salad and a wide range of pastries lined the history buffs’ buffet.