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  • BPD vehicle struck

        A Bedford Police Department cruiser was damaged during an accident early last Wednesday morning.

        The accident occurred just in front of Wal-Mart on U.S. 460 in Bedford.

  • Andy Bears

    When Andy Wilks was 12 years old, his brother Jon joined the Air Force and was getting ready to leave home for the first time.

  • Bedford Christmas Parade is Dec. 6

        The Bedford Christmas parade will be held December 6 at 4 p.m. This year’s parade theme is “A Christmas Story” in Bedford.
        The parade will be followed by the Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. in the Centertown Plaza (Bridge & Main). There will also be carriage rides and free pictures with Santa in SantaLand that evening from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
        Carriage rides will also be available through Centertown and free pics with Santa from 6:30 — 8:30 p.m. on Friday, December 12 and Friday, December 19.

  • Dancing the Virginia Reel

        Avenel featured an event that would have been familiar to the Burwell family — sort of.

        Odds are couples gathered many times, back 160 years ago, to dance the Virginia Reel in Avenel’s parlor.
        Saturday night, a sizable crowd from Bedford gathered to dance this historic dance with Woody and Marcia McKenzie providing the music. This couple plays traditional music, along with pieces they wrote.

  • Drug collection unit provides safe disposal

        Residents in Bedford County now have a way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medications anytime they want.

        On Monday, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office unveiled a drug collection receptacle that has been placed in the outer lobby of the front entrance to the Sheriff’s Office, located at 1345 Falling Creek Rd. in Bedford. The receptacle was obtained through a partnership with CVS Pharmacy and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

  • Coyote lottery begins in county

        With a jackpot of $2,000 funded entirely by local businesses and organizations, the Bedford County Agricultural Economic Development Advisory Board is hoping to entice hunters and trappers to participate in its third annual Coyote Lottery aimed at managing the growing threat of the predators on county livestock.

  • Saluting our veterans

        Tuesday’s weather — warm and sunny — provided a perfect morning for the National D-Day Memorial’s observance of Veterans’ Day.
        The observance began at 11 a.m., the traditional time for Veterans’ Day ceremonies. That’s because Veteran’s Day originally began as Armistice Day. The armistice that ended the Great War  took effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

  • BCM: The cupboard is almost bare

        Bedford Christian Ministries, located on Washington Street, has been helping local people in tight circumstances for years. Now, according to Helen Fiaschetti, the non-profit’s director, the organization’s circumstances are getting tight.

        One of the ways BCM helps people is to pay electric bills.  Fiaschetti said the organization typically requires a client to provide a co-pay when they do this, but now higher co-pays are required because there is less money.

  • Harvey to speak at Memorial's Veterans Day program

        John C. Harvey, Jr., a retired U.S. Navy Admiral, who is now the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs for the Commonwealth will be the keynote speaker for the National D-Day Memorial’s annual Veterans Day program on November 11. 
        Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Admiral Harvey who will speak at the National D-Day Memorial on November 11 at 11 a.m. during a special ceremony honoring veterans for their service.  The event is open to the public.

  • Bedford Post Office to offer USMC Postal Cancellation