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  • 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.

  • Australian Army donates flag

        The National D-Day Memorial flies the flags of every allied nation that had forces that participated in the D-Day landings.

        The hilltop where the Memorial is located is probably the windiest spot in Bedford and the flags take a beating whipping in the wind everyday. Volunteers make repairs to them but, eventually, the flags must be replaced.

  • Agencies work together at Cop Camp

        This year’s Cop Camp, the 10th year of the event, accommodated 150 youth, the most ever according to Lt. Todd Foreman of the Bedford Police Department.

        He said the number of slots they have depends on the number of adults, and the amount of money available.
        “We ran the camp off donations,” Lt. Foreman said.

  • Accident injures four in Bedford

        An accident late Monday afternoon in Bedford sent four people to area hospitals, though no injuries appeared to be life threatening.

        According to Lt. Todd Foreman of the Bedford Police Department, around 4:40 p.m. a blue Toyota Camry, which was northbound on Independence Boulevard, apparently crossed the center line of the road and struck a Land Rover, which was southbound at the time of the accident.

  • World War II veterans to share experiences at D-Day Memorial

        The National D-Day Memorial will welcome a host of World War II veterans on Saturday, July 19th from 10am to 5pm during the Memorial’s annual Family Day event.  Veterans from the 8th Air Force, the 29th Infantry Division, Merchant Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines and other military units will be on hand to talk to visitors throughout the day.

  • Accolades continue

        “The accolades that have come to me are greater than they should have been,” commented former Delegate Lacey Putney a few weeks after receiving an honorary doctorate from Liberty University.
        This year marked the first General Assembly session that Putney was not a part of in more than half a century. First elected in 1961, Putney never lost an election in his life. He retired last year after announcing that he would not seek reelection.

  • Horse and Hound Wine Festival is Saturday

        Johnson’s Orchards will present its annual Horse and Hound Wine Festival, Saturday.

        The Festival is kid-friendly and dog-friendly eventwith a Kiddie Koral and a dog play area. People visiting the Festival are invited to bring both their children and their dogs.

  • Rescuers, men they helped, meet again

        Dallas Neel just happened to be in the area when the call for a possible drowning in a pond off Krantz’s Corner Road was dispatched at 3:37 p.m. on May 16.

        “God put me at the right spot that day,” stated Neel, a conservation police officer with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. “I was just glad I was in the right spot.”

  • VDOT digs up U.S. 460

        A long-awaited Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) project, designed to improve safety on the section of U.S. 460, on the west end of Bedford, is underway.

        “It’s basically to improve sight distance,” said Jason Bond, a VDOT spokesman.

  • Fourth of July events

        Residents throughout the Bedford area will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with fireworks and activities.
        From Poplar Forest to Smith Mountain Lake, Bedford to Moneta, activities are planned for July 4 and July 5.