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  • Students clean up at D-Day

    e beach — and getting in serious trouble, — on spring break, a group of students from the University of Wisconsin spent their week off of class helping others.

        The 47 students , members of Students Today Leaders Forever, spent last Monday morning doing grounds clean-up at the National D-Day Memorial. It’s entirely student initiated and student led.
        Ruigi Yan, an English and Commercial Arts major, said these spring break tours are “pay it forward tours.”

  • Fire damages Mayberry Diner

        Mayberry Diner was heavily damaged in a fire, Thursday afternoon, that appears to have been ignited by cigarette embers.

        According to Kevin Musgrove, who served as the incident commander, the call came in at 2:23 p.m.
        “When we arrived there was heavy fire and smoke showing,” Musgrove said.
        The diner was open for business and there were employees and customers inside. All escaped without injury. No firefighters were hurt.

  • Looking for Answers

        The children of James Davis Walker want answers—they want the truth of what happened to their father.

        Fifteen years ago this week, on April 7, 2000, James Walker disappeared.
        The story then was that the slim, 6 foot, 7 inch man rode with some friends to Food Lion in Bedford, but did not go into the store because he wanted to smoke. When his friends came back out, he had supposedly vanished. The reports at the time were that he had wandered away.

  • County administrator resigns

    Mark Reeter has announced he is stepping down as Bedford County Administrator as of April 30.

  • Mayberry Diner damaged in fire

        Mayberry Dinner was heavily damaged in a fire, Thursday afternoon, that appears to have been ignited by cigarette embers.

        According to Kevin Musgrove, who served as the incident commander, the call came in at 2:23.
        “When we arrived there was heavy fire and smoke showing,” Musgrove said.
        The diner was open for business and there were employees and customers inside. All escaped without injury. No firefighters were hurt.

  • Group seeks to promote Amtrak station in Bedford

        Community Leaders from the town of Bedford and from Bedford and Franklin counties are hoping their initiative will convince Amtrak to place a stop in Bedford.

  • Running to help

        Noah Coughlan passed through Bedford, Thursday, on his quest to run across the United States.

        “I am on day 26,” he said.
        He’s also on his second pair of shoes.
        And, he’s on his third run across the United States — his first was in2011.

  • Honey Bee helps owner to safety

        Eight years ago, Elsie Hatcher’s son, Mark, and his family gave her a Golden Retriever puppy as a Christmas gift.

        “It was such a surprise,” Hatcher said.
        The puppy — Hatcher named her Honey Bee — was the last of her litter and Hatcher said her daughter-in-law chose that particular puppy because the way she sat made her look regal. Hatcher said Honey Bee is very good with her grandson and gets excited when he comes over. The boy plays with her.    

  • Candidates take questions at ‘Bedford First’ forum

        A group of candidates for local office, grouped together on what they call the “Bedford First” ticket, held a candidate forum last week at the Bedford Central Library. The candidates took questions from people who attended the forum.

  • Training parents, educators

        Late last year Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown read an article about a teenager who killed herself after being bullied online.
        That led to a partnership announced this week to help parents and educators learn how to stop this problem.
        On Monday Sheriff Brown joined the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Safe Surfin’ Foundation (SSF) to announce the release of cyberbullying training.
        Brown said cyberbullying goes across both genders.