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  • Mission to end bullying moves ahead

    His mission lives on.

        Last year, Town Councilman Robert Carson started an anti-bullying initiative.  He started it by distributing buttons urging people to take a stand against bullying. This year, along with a pledge for students to sign, he has drawn up a pledge for parents.
        “Most of the issues we have in school are not school issues, they are parental issues,” he said.

  • Main Street seeks input on Farmers Market

        With spring just around the corner, it is almost time for the 2015 Farmers Market season to begin.
        In November there was an open community forum regarding the needs and expectations for this year’s market season.  Hearing the concerns from the community, a Farmers Market Management team was born. This team is comprised of Jared Srsic, Susan Martin, Patrick Ellis, Bill Mosley, Rachael Ellis, Bart Warner, Amanda Adams and Scott Baker.

  • 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.

  • Investigators hope forensic dig will lead to discovery of bodies of abducted sisters

    Local, state and federal law enforcement are working together today in hopes of finding the bodies of Sheila and Katherine Lyon, abducted four decades ago in Montgomery County, Maryland.

    The four-decade long investigation into the missing girls has been focused in the Taylor's Mountain area of Bedford County since early last fall. A search for the bodies of the two girls has been ongoing over the rough terrain of the mountain.