Local News

  • BFD: Celebrating 125 years

        For the celebration of its 125th anniversary, the Bedford Fire Department has planned a parade to kick the festivities off and a bunch of Amish Outlaws to close it out.

        And in between, you can expect plenty of family-oriented fun.

  • History revealed

        Bob McMillan, who lives on Irving Road, west of Thaxton, is sure that nobody knew about the old culvert running under the part of the road that fronts his property. He’s convinced that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) didn’t even know about it before he first called it to the department’s attention 15 years ago after noticing that it was deteriorating.

  • Did you hear the boom?

        There’s a good chance someone’s Sunday afternoon nap got interrupted this past weekend.
        According to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call this past Sunday at 4:30 p.m. reporting a possible explosion in the area of Gross Hollow Road in Montvale.
        Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies and the Montvale Fire Department responded to the Gross Hollow Road area.

  • Music festival raising funds to help children with cancer

        A fundraiser, called Noahfest, organized last year to help Noah Okuley, then 13, with expenses related to treatment for hodgkin’s lymphoma was so successful that it gave his father, Michael Okuley an idea: Why not do this for other families in the same boat as he was in?

  • 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.