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  • Unit from Forest was first medic crew on scene

        It took 30 minutes for the first medic unit to arrive on scene at the Jan. 17 fire at 708 Grove Street, that claimed the life of a 4-year-old child living at that residence.

  • Faulty electrical wiring cause of fatal fire

        Faulty electrical wiring was the cause of the accidental fire at 708 Grove Street in Bedford on Jan. 17 that claimed the life of a 4-year-old girl, according to Jeff Pauley, fire marshal for Bedford County.

        At a news conference Monday, Pauley said a call about the fire was placed at 4:51 a.m. by a 17-year-old teenager living at the home from a bedroom on the second floor. She had been awake since 4:30 a.m., but about 20 minutes later heard her brother yell that there was a fire in the house.

  • Bedford FD honors its firefighters

        The Bedford Volunteer Fire Department marked some milestones last month.

  • Dancing for a cause

        “It’s something I’m willing to go up and embarrass myself for,” commented Barrett Leitz, a journeyman electrician.

  • 'You have to sleep at night' — BPD officer

        Looking back on what they did on Jan. 18, Sergeant Levi Poole and Josh Peltier reacted the way many men who have done something very brave do—they were just doing their job.

        Poole said anybody on Bedford’s police force would have done it. Peltier notes that you have to be able to sleep at night.

  • Bedford remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

    By Brandi Mitchell
    Intern

        Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2017.    
        A group of NAACP members and others from Bedford, gathered and marched from the Bedford County Courthouse to Washington Street Baptist Church Monday as part of the annual remembrance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. The procession was led by a group from Bedford County Public School’s ROTC.

  • Early morning fire claims life of child

        An early morning fire claimed the life of a 4-year-old Bedford girl, Tuesday.

  • Year ends with traffic fatality

        Virginia State Police Trooper M. D.  Mayhew is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash in Bedford County.
        The crash occurred Dec. 29 at 4:43 p.m., on Route 122 less than a mile south of Route 903.
        Leiben Marie Patrick, 36, of Huddleston, Va., was walking south in the southbound travel lane when she was struck by a southbound 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The pickup truck was unable to avoid

  • Poverty is health issue

        The Bedford Community Health Foundation is getting involved in Bridges Out of Poverty, according to Denny Huff, the Health Foundation’s director. Huff said this is part of the Health Foundation’s mission of promoting a healthier Bedford.
        “We consider poverty as one of the basic social indicators of health,” Huff said.

  • Alliance looks for new members

        The Bedford International Alliance is now nearly 20 years old. It grew as the result of a late ‘90s twining arrangement between Bedford and Bedford County and the oceanfront towns in Normandy, near the section of beach designated Omaha for the D-Day amphibious assault. The Alliance exists because of D-Day.