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Local News

  • Bedford NAACP to hold march, program for MLK Jr. Day
  • Lending a helping hand

        Danny Holdren, of Liberty Cowboy Church, has scheduled a cowbell preaching fundraiser this Saturday to help a local family in a financially exhausting situation.

  • One person dies in mobile home fire

    fire Friday morning at a Saber Court mobile home, located off of Blackwater Road in the New London area.

        The Bedford Fire Department assisted the Forest Fire Department in responding to the call.
        According to Lt. Ryan Burnette of the Forest Volunteer Fire Department the call for the fire came in about 4:45 a.m. Burnette said the mobile home was fully involved in the fire when firefighters arrived.

  • Richmond teen crowned Miss Bedford

    By Chappy Merritt
    Correspondent

  • Flying under the radar

        Jimmie Jubal Morgan Jr., who died last year at the age of 90 was a well know developer in Bedford 50 years ago. Usually known as “J. J.”  or just “J,” Morgan built a number of the town’s residential developments and people who knew him tell how a number of young couples became homeowners because of a personal risk that Morgan routinely took.

        Larry Brookshier, and his young wife, were one of those couples.
        “He offered credit to me,” Brookshier said.

  • Paying their respects

        Sheriff Mike Brown and his chief deputy, Major Ricky Gardner joined thousands of law enforcement officers from around the United States, and even foreign countries, to pay their respects at the funeral of NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu. Liu was one of the two New York City police officers murdered last month.

  • Plunging oil prices deliver Christmas gift

        The reports are in:  Santa’s recently-completed trip around the world was accomplished significantly under budget.

  • BRWA develops strategic plan

    Staff reports
        
        The Bedford Regional Water Authority has released its first strategic plan that will guide the Authority over the next few years.
        “It’s been an exciting process to go through for the Authority. After operating for a year and a half, we are ready to take the next step of planning for the future to ensure that we are the most efficient and effective water authority we can be,” stated Brian Key, Authority executive director.

  • Mature Driver Law change goes into effect Jan. 1

        Beginning January 1, Virginia law requires drivers age 75 and older to visit a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) customer service center every five years to renew their driver’s licenses.
        These drivers do not need to renew their licenses until their current licenses are set to expire. At each renewal, they will have a vision screening, which is the standard for all individuals renewing in person.
        Currently, drivers 80 and up renew their licenses in person every eight years.

  • Even at 88, county woman keeps up the pace

        Jean Baum is a remarkable person.

        While Jean now resides in Bedford County, most of her life was spent in Wisconsin where she first taught chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and then raised three children.
         She was also instrumental in the foundation of the Tennessee Walking Horse Association in Wisconsin.  And at 88 years old, Jean Baum is still active showing her walking horse, ‘Walk on Command’ at breed horse shows throughout the Southeast.