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  • Festival of Trees lights up Bedford Welcome Center

        The eighth annual Festival of Trees is now lighting up the Welcome Center on Burks Hill Road.

  • BHS seeks help

        Penelope needs some help.

        The lovable 4-year-old dachshund mix was given to the Bedford Humane Society with some severe medical problems.
        Most notably, she had an extremely large bladder stone inside her, causing immense pain, that had to be removed.
        According to Carole Eagon, the Humane Society received Penelope about a month ago because her owners could no longer take care of her.

  • Bonds that never die

        Soldiers in combat often form close bonds that last for life, and sometimes after death.

  • SOLAR POWER FACILITY TO BE DEVELOPED IN BEDFORD

     

  • D-Day Memorial to get new welcome center

        April Cheek-Messier, president of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, donned a hard hat last week for a ceremonial ground breaking for a new visitors’ center.

        “The last time I had a hard hat on for an event here was 16 years ago,” she commented.
        At that time, the only structure completed a the Memorial was the arch and the plaza around it. Everything else was yet to be built.

  • He voted...and then shot a big buck

        As he has done for the better part of his life, 103-year-old Clyde Roberts turned out to vote last Tuesday.

  • Honoring our veterans

        Veterans Day originally started as Armistice Day. The armistice that ended World War I took effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. It was a huge war, the worst war in history until it was eclipsed by World War II.

  • Crash on Va. 122 claims trucker's life

        A north-bound tractor-trailer rig, pulling an empty trailer, crashed into a house on Va. 122, located on a curve just south of the twin bridges.

        The crash occurred at 5:17 a.m. Thursday. The truck, a 2009 Windstar 5700, was traveling north when it ran off the right side of the roadway and struck the unoccupied house. The tractor trailer was driven by Nash Ranza Boyd, 42, of Stuart, Virginia. Boyd was killed in the crash.

  • Centerfest 2.0: It’s time for a do-over

        After the rains from Hurricane Matthew negatively affected turn out for the 2016 Centerfest in historic Centertown Bedford, the town of Bedford and Bedford Main Street are inviting vendors and visitors to return to town on November 12 for a do-over.
        Centerfest 2.0 will be located in the Farmer’s Market pavilion and corresponding parking lot from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with more than 50 vendors expected to be attending.

  • Bedford Urban Gardens ends first year

        The growing season is over and Bedford Urban Garden (BUG) has completed its first full year. Town Councilman Beckham Stanley noted that 18 months worth of work turned an overgrown street corner into a beautiful garden.

        The garden works with the local Virginia Cooperative Extension office. Scott Baker, the office’s director, said local Master Gardeners conducted workshops throughout the growing season. Baker is a BUG education advisor.