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  • Convenience store request OK'd

    Bedford County's supervisors, Monday night, approved a special use permit for convenience store on Hardy Road.

  • Fire burns vacation homes

    Four townhouses in the Waterways development near Saunders Point were destroyed in a Saturday morning fire.

    According to John Jennings, the county's primary fire marshal for investigation, the call came in at 8:21 a.m. The Saunders Point Volunteer Fire Department is the first responder for that area and units from that fire department were the first to arrive. They were assisted by other fire companies due to the size of the blaze.

  • Bedford and the Anzio Landing of World War II

    Sixty-four years ago this week, on Jan. 26, 1944, the Bedford community suffered its first multiple loss of servicemen in a single day during a major World War II military operation. The operation was the Anzio Invasion, codenamed Operation Shingle. This article remembers those servicemen on the anniversary of their deaths.

  • Robbery nets felony convictions

    The haul that three men got from robbing the participants at a poker game, last spring, consisted of some cigarettes, less than $1,000 in cash and 18 felony convictions.

  • Arrests made in shooting

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    Three people have been charged with their involvement in a shooting on Thaxton School Road Jan. 2, including a mother and her daughter.

    This week Deepraj Islam Khan, 19, formerly of Forest, Sandra Faye Campbell, 46, of Thaxton, and her daughter, Amanda Lynn Campbell, 18, of Thaxton were each charged with aggravated malicious wounding and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff's Office.

  • Crews work round-the-clock to keep city roads clear

    What turned into a day off of school for area teachers and students last Thursday was anything but that for the crew at the Bedford Public Works Department.

    A snow day for those workers means long hours and plenty to do until the roads are clear and the bad weather is gone.

    "It's organized chaos," states D.W. Lawhorne, Bedford's superintendent of public works, on the snow removal process. Lawhorne said there's a plan in place prior to the snow but once it starts, the plan has to adapt to conditions, problems and needs.

  • Stuanton River community deals with death of SRMS student

    Snow days are not something school principals look forward to. Too many of them can create a problem with the academic year. However, Linwood Roberts, Staunton River Middle School's principal, felt that closing the school Thursday and Friday was a blessing this time.

    Roberts said that, when school opened Monday, not all the students knew that one of their classmates had died the weekend before. News of Brandon Wheeler's death was an emotional shock to them.

    "They are taking it hard," Roberts said. "He had a lot of friends. So, it's been a hard time here."

  • Local group remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    About 25 people gathered in front of the Bedford County Courthouse Monday morning to march through Centertown in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    In addition a program, also sponsored by the Bedford Branch NAACP, was held Sunday at Washington Street Baptist Church in honor of Dr. King.

    Prior to the march on Monday, the Rev. Darryl Drew of Roanoke spoke to those who had gathered.

  • Pit bulls attack Bedford man

    A 62-year-old Bedford man was attacked by several pit bulls in an incident last Tuesday that required the victim to be airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital because of the extent of his wounds.

    Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday from a woman reporting that four dogs had attacked her husband at 1298 Old Country Road. Bedford County Animal Control Deputies and the Moneta Rescue Squad responded to the address, according to the report from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office.

  • BMH marks National Heart Month with event

    February is National Heart Month and Bedford Memorial Hospital is marking it with a special luncheon for women.

    The emphasis on women is because heart attack symptoms in a woman are often quite different from those a man experiences. Connie Messier, vice president and program chairman of Bedford's Mended Hearts, knows all about this.

    "I had a heart attack in January of 1996," Messier said.

    It took some time to realize that that is what was happening. The pain was not in her chest.

    "It was all in my jaw," she said.