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  • Community remembers MLK Jr.

        The pastor had a message—the God of the mountaintop is also the God of the valley.

  • Firefighter awards

        The Bedford Volunteer Fire Department honored outstanding members during its 107th annual awards banquet, Saturday. The fire department is 126 years old.

  • Rallying support for one of their own

        Captain Joel Starnes, of the Forest Fire Department, got some bad news just before Christmas. He was diagnosed with leukemia.

        According to Ryan Burnette, the fire department’s public information officer, Starnes started to receive chemotherapy at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond.

  • Gov. McAuliffe Taken to VCU Medical Center

    By Benjamin May

    Capital News Service

    RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe was admitted to VCU Medical Center on Monday after being thrown from a horse while vacationing with his family in Africa.

  • Bedford NAACP to hold march, program for MLK Jr. Day
  • Lending a helping hand

        Danny Holdren, of Liberty Cowboy Church, has scheduled a cowbell preaching fundraiser this Saturday to help a local family in a financially exhausting situation.

  • One person dies in mobile home fire

    fire Friday morning at a Saber Court mobile home, located off of Blackwater Road in the New London area.

        The Bedford Fire Department assisted the Forest Fire Department in responding to the call.
        According to Lt. Ryan Burnette of the Forest Volunteer Fire Department the call for the fire came in about 4:45 a.m. Burnette said the mobile home was fully involved in the fire when firefighters arrived.

  • Richmond teen crowned Miss Bedford

    By Chappy Merritt
    Correspondent

  • Flying under the radar

        Jimmie Jubal Morgan Jr., who died last year at the age of 90 was a well know developer in Bedford 50 years ago. Usually known as “J. J.”  or just “J,” Morgan built a number of the town’s residential developments and people who knew him tell how a number of young couples became homeowners because of a personal risk that Morgan routinely took.

        Larry Brookshier, and his young wife, were one of those couples.
        “He offered credit to me,” Brookshier said.

  • Paying their respects

        Sheriff Mike Brown and his chief deputy, Major Ricky Gardner joined thousands of law enforcement officers from around the United States, and even foreign countries, to pay their respects at the funeral of NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu. Liu was one of the two New York City police officers murdered last month.