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  • Project provides benches for Welcome Center

    Thomas Maxwell decided to build benches, for the Welcome Center, for his Eagle Scout project.

        Maxwell is a 17-year-old Liberty High School junior who plans to become an engineer — it’s a line of work that goes along with his love of math and science. He’s a member of Troop 183, Bedford’s oldest Boy Scout troop, founded in 1957.
        Along with math and science, Maxwell is pretty good at woodwork, something he comes by naturally. His father owns Maxwell Furniture in Bedford.

  • Wood stove ashes set house on fire

    A fire, started by wood stove ashes that were improperly disposed, totally destroyed a vacant two-story house last week.

        According to Bedford Fire Chief Brad Creasy, the Bedford Fire Department was dispatched to Kennedy Ridge Road just before 9 p.m. Dec. 11.

  • A promise Kept: The Elks Home lights are on

        Last year, Mike Williams and Steve Orndorff, the new owners of the Elks National Home, promised to keep the Christmas lights on at the Elks home.

  • Parade ushers in the season

        In spite of Saturday’s intermittent rain, the Bedford Christmas Parade brought the sights and sounds of Christmas to Centertown.

  • Hitting the right note

        Band was always Musician First Class Allison (Flores) Fletcher’s favorite class while in middle and high school.

        Now she’s a member of the United States Navy Band, the premier musical organization of the United States Navy.
        As a student at Jefferson Forest High school, MU1 Fletcher participated in concert band and marching band, and was a member of a student flute duo and a woodwind quartet.

  • Bedford parade is Saturday

        Bedford Main Street, Inc will be hosting the Bedford Christmas Parade this Saturday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m.. The rain date is Sunday, Dec. 7.
        The theme for the parade this year is “A Christmas Story...in Bedford.”

  • It was a moving experience

    Rather than tearing down the house that used to belong to former Bedford County Sheriff Jack Cundiff, Clay Luck decided to move it.

        He and his father, Gibo Luck are developing Oakwood Villas and the house was formerly located on the development’s site.
        One factor in the decision is that his wife, Tara, wanted to preserve it.
        “I like history so much,” she said.
         “It was well built,” she added. “We hated to see it torn down.”

  • One year later, couple sees new home rise from the ashes

    Jamie and Kim Snell, along with their three shih tzus, Mocha, Java and Latte, were able to move into their new home on Longwood Avenue the week before Thanksgiving.

  • Shooting ruled justifiable; officers return to duty

    The officer-related shooting death of Richard Thomas Bergeron on Oct. 28 has been ruled as a justified shooting by Michael R. Doucette, the commonwealth's attorney in Lynchburg, who was serving as special prosecutor in the investigation.

    “I will not be seeking any criminal charges against them,” Doucette wrote in a letter to Circuit Court Judge James Updike. “In fact, in my opinion, they should be commended for the quick and decisive action they took which saved the life of Doris Bergeron.”

  • Drug collection receptacle being utilized

        The drug collection receptacle now in place at the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office appears to be doing its job.
         The first week of its use appeared to be fruitful, yielding 7.45 pounds of pills.
        The two oldest prescriptions were from 1969 and 1963.
        There was a large number of liquid meds along with inhalers, ointments and even several Eppy Pens.  CVS/pharmacy provided the drug collection receptacle to the Sheriff’s Office.