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  • Bedford DVS gives out annual awards

        October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Bedford Domestic Violence Services ended the month with its annual walk from the courthouse to a small park on Bedford Avenue that has a stone bench in memory of Sherrie Conner, a local woman who was murdered, the result of domestic violence. The spot receives loving care by the Blue Ridge Garden Club.

  • Certificate remembers Air Force Officer

        Congressman Robert Hurt stopped in Bedford to present a certificate and pin, from the Department of Defense, to Stephen Titus. The certificate is in commemoration of the Vietnam War and honors Titus' father, Captain Terrence Richard Titus, who was killed in Vietnam.
        Captain Titus, an Air Force Officer was killed when his C-123 crashed into a mountain in Pleiku Province in South Vietnam on June 11, 1965. The C-123 was a twin-engine cargo plane noted for its ability to operate out of small, unimproved airfields.

  • Artisan Trail is up and running

    Bedford’s Artisan Trial is up and running. The trail consists of artisan studios that are open to the public and sell directly to the public and agribusinesses that sell directly to the public, or supply other trail sites. Galleries are also included.

        There are restaurants on the trail. According to Mitchell Bond, of Goose Creek Studio, the restaurants are locally owned — not a chain — and include characteristics such as being in an historic building, having live music or featuring cuisine that is traditional for this area.

  • Shooting being investigated just outside of Bedford

    Update: BCSO press release is below:

  • Foundation helps library system

        With state budget shortfalls, and looming cuts on the horizon, the Bedford Public Library System Foundation wants to remind folks that it exists.

  • Bedford man flew spy missions during Cold War

        Carl Overstreet, of Bedford, was one of a select group of pilots who performed a vital mission during the Cold War. He flew U-2 spy planes on missions that took him over Soviet Bloc countries in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, itself.

  • What should be done with Bedford Middle School?

    Have an idea about what should happen to Bedford Middle School once the new middle school is built in the Liberty attendance zone?

    You may be just the person Bedford Town Council is looking to help with that issue.

    Council is seeking area residents who would be interested in serving on an advisory committee to discuss ideas about what to do with BMS once it is vacated by Bedford County Public Schools. The advisory committee will be made up about seven members.

  • Graffiti threat leads to lockdown at JFHS

    Bedford County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers are investigating a threatening message found on a restroom wall at Jefferson Forest High School Monday around 1:50 p.m.

  • Individual affiliated with Thaxton Elementary diagnosed with TB

    An individual affiliated with Thaxton Elementary School has tested positive for tuberculosis (TB).

    The division was notified by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) at approximately 3:30 p.m. Friday following positive laboratory test results. A joint letter from Bedford County Public Schools and the Department of Health will be sent to all parents at Thaxton Elementary on Monday, October 13 that provides additional details regarding this situation.

  • Judge: Graves won't be moved

        A request by Bank of the James to move a small graveyard on U. S. 460, just east of Applebee’s, was denied by Judge James Updike last week.
        An initial hearing was held in late July, but people who believe they have relatives buried in the graveyard objected.  A final decision was postponed until Oct. 1 to give Dr. Charles Boyd, of Radford University Forensic Science Institute, a chance to examine the site using ground-penetrating radar.