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  • He voted...and then shot a big buck

        As he has done for the better part of his life, 103-year-old Clyde Roberts turned out to vote last Tuesday.

  • Honoring our veterans

        Veterans Day originally started as Armistice Day. The armistice that ended World War I took effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. It was a huge war, the worst war in history until it was eclipsed by World War II.

  • Crash on Va. 122 claims trucker's life

        A north-bound tractor-trailer rig, pulling an empty trailer, crashed into a house on Va. 122, located on a curve just south of the twin bridges.

        The crash occurred at 5:17 a.m. Thursday. The truck, a 2009 Windstar 5700, was traveling north when it ran off the right side of the roadway and struck the unoccupied house. The tractor trailer was driven by Nash Ranza Boyd, 42, of Stuart, Virginia. Boyd was killed in the crash.

  • Centerfest 2.0: It’s time for a do-over

        After the rains from Hurricane Matthew negatively affected turn out for the 2016 Centerfest in historic Centertown Bedford, the town of Bedford and Bedford Main Street are inviting vendors and visitors to return to town on November 12 for a do-over.
        Centerfest 2.0 will be located in the Farmer’s Market pavilion and corresponding parking lot from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with more than 50 vendors expected to be attending.

  • Bedford Urban Gardens ends first year

        The growing season is over and Bedford Urban Garden (BUG) has completed its first full year. Town Councilman Beckham Stanley noted that 18 months worth of work turned an overgrown street corner into a beautiful garden.

        The garden works with the local Virginia Cooperative Extension office. Scott Baker, the office’s director, said local Master Gardeners conducted workshops throughout the growing season. Baker is a BUG education advisor.

  • Homeowner grateful for help

        This is not the way you would want your day to start.

        “We were in bed sleeping very soundly,” Tom Faulkner, who lives at Big Easy Place, said. “We were awakened somewhere around 5:45 by Molly Lagrou.”
        That’s 5:45 a.m. and Faulkner and his wife, Donna, had never met Lagrou in their life.
        “Molly saw the fire from 122,” Faulkner said.

  • Gazebo becomes Eagle Scout project

        One of the requirements for Eagle Scout is a project that will benefit the community.

        The project is not supposed to be easy and the gazebo in Bedford’s Wharton  Garden met the bill. The gazebo had been built around the turn of the century and age and vandalism had taken a toll.
        Chris Garbarini, a Liberty High School (LHS) sophomore and member of Bedford-based Troop 183, took it on as his Eagle Scout project.

  • Bedford enters into agreement to bring business class hotel to town

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    The Town of Bedford’s Economic Development Authority today announced it has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Dogwood Development Company to negotiate and plan the feasibility of the construction of a business-class hotel in the Town of Bedford.

     

  • Freedom Fund Banquet

        The Bedford Branch NAACP packed the Forest Recreation Center Saturday evening for its annual Freedom Fund Banquet.

        A number of people came at the last minute and they had to make adjustments to provide room for them. This was easily accomplished. The Boys With a Dream were there working the event and they quickly and efficiently managed the situation.
        The group of young men also honored Sheriff Mike Brown with an award for his interest in them.

  • 18 year old in custody following shooting, manhunt

    A shooting incident in the Thaxton area has ended with an 18-yearold in custody, without incident, according to the Bedford County Sheriff's Office.

    No citizens or law enforcement officers were injured during this event. One report stated the suspect had suffered a minor injury.

    The manhunt led to some roads being closed and schools going on lockdown in the Wheatland Road area of the county.

    The Sheriff's Office will release more information later this afternoon.