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  • Young farmers of the year

        A Bedford County farmer has won Virginia Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer Achievement Award.

         The award was given to Sam and Ashley Gardner at the beginning of this month at Virginia Farm Bureau’s annual state meeting.
        “We were runners up last year and we won it this year,” Sam said.

  • A Centertown Christmas

        Centertown Bedford kicks off the holiday season Friday with its annual Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. and the annual Christmas parade will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m.
        The Tree Lighting will be held at the Town Municipal Building this year and there will be live music.
        In addition Santa Land will be open for photos and there will be carriage rides offered.

  • Festival of Trees

        The annual Festival of Trees is back at the Welcome Center for the seventh time.

  • Local women donate cosmetic bags to BDVS

        The Estée Lauder counter at Peebles marked last month as Domestic Violence Awareness month  by asking customers to bring in cosmetic bags to donate to Bedford Domestic Violence Services (BDVS) battered women’s shelter. Customers brought in about 100 bags.

        “Nobody brought a bag empty,” commented Kelli Reed, the Estée Lauder counter manager.
        She said $2,000 worth of cosmetics were donated.

  • General District Court clerk retires

        Carla Smith, who has served as General District Court clerk here for 20 years, is retiring.

        That became effective Nov. 1. Julia Peters, her chief deputy, was hired to replace her. It was a seamless transition as Peters, who subs for Smith when Smith is out, came to work on Nov. 2 as the new clerk. She has worked in the General District Court clerk’s office for 13 years.

  • General District Court clerk retires

        Carla Smith, who has served as General District Court clerk here for 20 years, is retiring.

        That became effective Nov. 1. Julia Peters, her chief deputy, was hired to replace her. It was a seamless transition as Peters, who subs for Smith when Smith is out, came to work on Nov. 2 as the new clerk. She has worked in the General District Court clerk’s office for 13 years.

  • Therapeutic riding

        Brook Hill Farm, a local organization that rescues horses and uses the horses to help at-risk youth, has added therapeutic riding to its offerings.

  • New executive director takes over at Bedford Main Street

        Sara Smith loves the view from her office.

        She can look out her window and see the hustle and bustle taking place in Centertown Bedford, a couple of stories below. She hopes she can help bring even more activity to those streets in the coming months.

  • Senior Sock Hop

        The Bedford Area YMCA held a “Senior Sock Hop,” an event that Linda Lacy hopes will be an annual event. The ‘50s and ‘60s themed dance was held at the Y on a recentFriday night.

  • The price was right

    For Laura Credle, August 17 was the best day ever.

        That’s the day she got to live out a life-long dream.
        That’s the day she got to run down the aisle – of the game show, The Price is Right.
        And this Thursday, Nov. 19, all of the nation will get to watch – including residents in the Bedford area.