Local couple live through quake
On May 12 a 7.9 magnitude earthquake rocked China, killing more than 34,000 people. Among those who were there was a couple teaching English with local ties to Bedford.
According to area resident Cindy Connor, Rebecca Stormer lived here in Bedford and taught at CVCC, as well as being a local artist. Her husband, Richard Hartley worked for Bedford County and Roanoke City schools until he retired. He is from Rocky Mount. They moved to China in August to teach English and were 30 miles form the epicenter of the quake.