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  • Bedford VFD puts new pumper into service

        Bedford Volunteer Fire Department put a new fire truck into service on Aug. 1 — a  2014 Seagrave pumper.

        The Bedford Fire Department has a long history with Seagrave. Its ladder truck is a Seagrave and the department’s first pumper was a 1927 Seagrave. The 1927 pumper, fully restored, is on display at the Welcome Center in a specially designed room that allows the firefighters to take the old truck out to drive in parades and other occasions.

  • Bedford Boy's Bible up for preservation vote

        The National D-Day Memorial has nominated the Bible belonging to “Bedford Boy” John Schenk to the Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifact competition.

  • BCSO looking for missing person

     

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    On August 7, Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies took a missing person’s report on Katherine Lynn Taylor, 44.

    She is a white female, brown hair, hazel eyes, 5’7”and 110 lbs. She has a unicorn tattoo on her right shoulder and a butterfly tattoo on her right leg.

  • Crash victim to speak at All Women’s Gathering

        Aglow International is hosting an All Women’s Gathering at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church Aug. 22-23. The gathering will feature Jennifer Barrick, of Forest.

        Jennifer, now 22, suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was 15.  Her family’s van was hit head-on by a drunk driver going 80 mph with no lights on although it was dark, seriously injuring the entire family. The van was so mangled the emergency responders had to extricate the family from the vehicle.

  • One man remains missing following boat collision

        Conservation police officers with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) are searching Smith Mountain Lake for Ronald Lemons, 73, of Vinton, who remained missing Tuesday morning after a Thursday night boat collision.
        According to Lt. Chris Thomas, of DGIF, Henry Brown, 64, Donald Schlosser, 64, and a 17-year-old male, all of Greensboro, North Carolina, were aboard a 37-foot Chris Craft cabin cruiser trolling for stripers when their boat was struck by a 21-foot Trident bass boat with Lemons and James McCulloch III aboard.

  • Vinton man still missing after boat collision

    Conservation police officers with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) are searching Smith Mountain lake for Ronald Lemons, 73, of Vinton, who remains missing after a Thursday night boat collision.

    According to Lt. Chris Thomas, of DGIF, Henry Brown, 64, Donald Schlosser, 64, and a 17-year-old male, all of Greesnboro, North Carolina were aboard a 37-foot Chris Craft cabin cruiser trolling for stripers when their boat was struck by a 21-foot Trident bass boat with Lemons and James McCulloch III aboard.

  • Descendents of plantation owner say ancestors buried in old cemetery

        An old graveyard on U. S. 460, just east of the Applebee’s restaurant, was the subject of a court hearing in Bedford County Circuit Court Monday morning.

  • Two decomposing bodies found at Evington home

    Two decomposing bodies have been discovered at an Evington home.

    On Saturday July 19, at 1:30 p.m., a Bedford County sheriff’s deputy responded to a home at Tucker Terrace, Evington, after receiving a call from a neighbor, according to Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff's Office.

  • Out for a walk? How about picking up some litter along the way!

        A lot of people walk places in Bedford and the Keep Bedford Beautiful Commission (KBBC) has and idea about how to use all those eyes to help keep Bedford Beautiful.
        According to Ann Wood, KBBC’s chairman, the commission is encouraging people who walk the loop to pick up trash they find and take it to the first trash barrel they come to. Wood said the town has trash barrels on the loop. They are also encouraging people to pick up trash wherever they may see it.

  • Dooley thanks council for fireworks support

        Andy Dooley, the Bedford Moose Lodge’s administrator and chairman of its fireworks committee, spoke to Bedford Town Council last week.
        “I thanked them for the donation and allowing public works to help us with the current fireworks,” he said in a phone interview.
        The town had made a $2,000 donation to support this year’s fireworks display.