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  • The White Stuff

        The second major winter storm of the season hit the Bedford area Sunday night and Monday, dumping as much as nine inches of snow and ice, resulting in numerous accidents and power outages throughout the region.

        More snow than expected fell Sunday night into Monday which left schools closed Monday and Tuesday.
        Town of Bedford offices delayed opening until noon on Tuesday because of ice on the roads.

  • They're all gone now

        It was a bright, cold February day in 1941 when a group of young Bedford men boarded a train at Bedford’s railroad passenger station for what they thought would be a year of federal service. The men were members of Bedford’s Army National Guard Company A.

  • Sheriff’s Office offers Active Shooter Training

        As a sign of the times we are living in, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is offering a new service to the community—Active Shooter Training.
        The goal is to teach people how to avoid being shot if somebody comes into their place of business, or church, armed and with bloodshed on his mind.

  • Bedford County Fair to be held Sept. 1-4

        After a successful first year back, the Second Annual Bedford County Fair will be held on Labor Day weekend.

        The Bedford County Agricultural Economic Development Advisory Board (AEDAB), in partnership with the Bedford County Tourism Department, will host the Fair September 1-4.

  • D-Day Memorial waives fees for county students

        The National D-Day Memorial will waive educational programming fees for Bedford County Public School students in 6th, 9th and 11th grades who visit the Memorial as part of a school organized field trip.

        “We’ve noticed over the years that attendance by county students has gone down,” said April Cheek-Messier, president of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation.

  • Offering Grace

        Josh Ball left last week’s Bedford Town Council meeting a bit frustrated.

        Ball opened a homeless shelter in 6 C’s Shopping Center last fall. He is opening the office that will serve as a counseling and training center just a couple of doors down. The problem he was facing is that he doesn’t have a great deal of money available and the $600 deposit the electric department wanted was going to hit the ministry hard. He came to council to ask that the fee be waived or reduced.

  • House fire displaces two residents

    Saturday night in the Boonsboro area of Bedford County has displaced two people.
        The fire was reported at about 9:40 p.m. in the 100 block of Mason Brook Lane off Boonsboro Road; it was initially reported by an alarm company. The occupants then confirmed that there was a fire and called 911.

  • Snow hits, but it could have been worse

        Bedford was fortunate this weekend.

        Although the area got significant snowfall, other areas north of us bore the brunt of the winter storm’s wrath. By Monday, most businesses had dug out and were open and Bedford’s streets had been cleared, although some still had some packed, frozen patches.
        “They did a good job getting it cleared,” Town Manager Charles Kolakowski said of town workers.

  • One killed in three vehicle crash

    Virginia State Police Senior Trooper S. M. Krantz is investigating a fatal crash which occurred last Wednesday, January 20.  The crash occurred at 5:50 p.m. on Va. 122 south of Route 860 in Bedford County.

        A 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup was traveling south on Va. 122 when it lost control on ice and crossed the center line and was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup traveling north.   The Chevrolet was then struck by a 2012 Nissan Sentra in the rear.

  • Winter Storm Warning in Effect: Watch for updates