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  • Local manufacturing focus of new exhibit

        The Bedford Museum has a new exhibit focused on local manufacturing.

        It’s not a comprehensive list. The exhibits feature the county’s six oldest industrial operations. The Georgia Pacific paper mill at Big Island is the granddady of the collection. It began operating 125 years ago. The American Electric Power Smith Mountain pumped storage   project  is the baby of the group. Smith Mountain Lake reached full pond 50 years ago.

  • Bedford Hospice House is once again open

        Bedford Hospice House is back.

  • Split second decisions

        It could have been a tragedy.

        Bedford County Deputies called a situation in the county last week an “averted tragedy” after they encountered an adult man, threatening suicide, with a handgun in his hand.

  • Sheriff’s Association hosts Boys with a Dream

        A group of young men who call themselves Boys with a Dream, headed off for Tysons Corner  Monday morning.

        The teens are guests of the Virginia Sheriff’s Association and were recognized at the organization’s fall conference. They also attended a Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets baseball game, compliments of the Sheriff’s Association.
        They will also get a personal guided tour of the U. S. Capitol by Congressman Robert Goodlatte.

  • 9/11: Keeping the memory alive

        This year marked the 15th year that people from the Bedford area have gathered at Bedford Baptist Church to remember those who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

        The event had a new feature when Maj. Ricky Gardner, of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, introduced Boys With a Dream. Virtually all of these young men are high school and middle school students. They are too young to remember 9/11 and some of them had not even been born yet when terrorists struck the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

  • Trip of a lifetime

    By Patricia C Held
    Correspondent

        While many tweens enjoy a summer of camp and sports, Forest Middle School student Kara Geramouth spent a good part of June in Indonesia volunteering among the natives of the Wano Tribe in Mokndoma, which is in Papua, Indonesia.

  • An overwhelming success

        Bedford County’s second annual fair was an overwhelming success, according to Joy Powers, superintendent of the fair and chairman of the fair board of directors.

  • Fair opens Thursday

        Gates open for the second annual Bedford County Fair at noon on Thursday.

        It’s in the same place—Curry Martin’s Glenwood property, in Huddleston—as it was last year. As was true last year, parking and admission are free.
        The Fair will run Sept. 1-4.
        “I think it’s going to be a really good event,” said Joy Powers, superintendent of the fair and chairman of the fair board of directors.

  • Garrett meets with local businesses

        Tom Garrett — no relation to Delegate Scott Garrett — made a campaign swing through Bedford last week.

        Garrett is a Virginia State Senator who currently represents the 22nd District in the Virginia Senate. After winning a multi-candidate race for the Republican nomination, Garrett is seeking to replace Congressman Robert Hurt, also a Republican, who announced, back in late December that he would not seek reelection.

  • Bench Mark

        A new bench has been placed in Centertown Plaza and dedicated to the National D-Day Memorial and those who served on D-DAY.