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  • 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.

  • Networking Women help Bedford Ride

        Bedford Networking Women will sponsor an event called Christmas in July to raise money for Bedford Ride. The event will be held at the Bedford Moose Lodge on July 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

        Bedford Ride is a non-profit organization that provides non-emergency medical transportation for people, living in Bedford County, who would otherwise be unable to get to medical appointments. All drivers and dispatchers are volunteers. Bedford Ride provides the vehicles, gasoline and insurance.

  • Networking Women help Bedford Ride

        Bedford Networking Women will sponsor an event called Christmas in July to raise money for Bedford Ride. The event will be held at the Bedford Moose Lodge on July 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

        Bedford Ride is a non-profit organization that provides non-emergency medical transportation for people, living in Bedford County, who would otherwise be unable to get to medical appointments. All drivers and dispatchers are volunteers. Bedford Ride provides the vehicles, gasoline and insurance.

  • Local woman scales the Peaks for 90th birthday

    So what did Edley Updike do for her 90th birthday? She went for a little stroll—up Sharp Top at the Peaks of Otter!
        On Sunday, June 1, Updike hiked to the Peaks summit with her daughter, Denise Updike Gaston. They didn’t take the bus up; they started at the bottom and hiked all the way up.
        Where did she get the idea? A friend had done it several years ago.
        “She said 'I bet I can do it, too’,” Denise said of her Mom. “I want to give it a shot.”