Local News

  • Habitat House uses innovative foundation

        Bedford’s Habitat for Humanity is working on a new house in Bedford.

        The house uses pre-cast concrete sections for its foundation. These are basically the same type of prefabricated concrete sections that were used, last year, for the basement of the house on Longwood Avenue that replaced the 19th century house that burned the previous year. These concrete sections provide an R-22.8 insulation factor, according to information provided by Ideal Building Systems. The sections are also dampness proof and vapor proof.

  • Fly it with honor

        Travis W. Overstreet Sr. gets very upset when he sees an American flag flown in a disrespectful way — that is a flag that is obviously torn or frayed. He gets upset to the point that he took Town Council to task, right after Memorial Day, because a number of the flags placed in holders on lamp posts in Centertown were frayed.

        Overstreet has seven military veterans in his family. His father was a Marine who served in World War II and Korea. He served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam, in the 1st Marine Division.

  • Marriage before deployment

        It was a scene that has probably occurred many times over generations: A military man and the woman he loves repeat their vows before a justice of the peace at the local courthouse.

  • A new battlefield

    ns, training for a new battlefield, have come to Bedford for three weeks as part of their year long training program as computer forensic specialists.

  • You know what you have

        The New London Cannery opened for business this month and will remain open until the middle of December. The cannery allows people to can large amounts at one time.

        “You know where the produce came from,” commented Sharon Johnston, who was helping her friend, Laura Knaup can tomatoes, Thursday. Johnston and her husband, Clay, had canned 30 quart cans of their own tomatoes two days earlier. The couple have 31 tomato plants.

  • RHS rising senior drowns at SML

        On Monday, football players from Staunton River High School were getting ready to pick up equipment for practice that was set to begin later this week.
        And a football camp for young Golden Eagles-in-waiting was on the schedule for that evening.
        But football practice has been delayed and the camp postponed as the SRHS community learned of the loss of one of their own, 17-year-old Chase Mullins, who drowned while swimming at Smith Mountain Lake Sunday evening.

  • Woman dies in Saturday fire

        A woman died last week in a fire at a Moneta home; the home was subsequently destroyed in a secondary fire the following day.

  • Mowles is new deputy chief of Fire and Rescue

        Seth Mowles is now Bedford County’s Deputy Chief of Fire and Rescue.

        Mowles replaces Marci Stone who left last year to take a job in Roanoke. Mowles was sworn in Friday.

  • Sew rewarding

        The Peaks & Pieces Quilt Guild’s annual quilt show is currently brightening the interior of the Bedford Central Library. The colorful quilts line the library’s balcony and visitors can vote for their favorites.

  • Thrift Store helps Rwandan missions effort

        Nancy Strachan, president of Rwandan HUGS, is a bit frustrated. The ministry has had a thrift store on North Bridge Street for two years, but visibility is a bit low.

        “My goal is to get more customers,” Strachan said.