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  • 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
  • Local group remembers the life of Dr. King

        For some, Monday was more than a holiday. It was a “Day On; Not a Day Off.”

  • Virtual resource brings Lake’s beginning to life

        What started out with plans for a physical trunk morphed into a virtual resource for area teachers to help students learn about the 50th anniversary of the formation of Smith Mountain Lake.

  • BFD runs most calls in its history

        Bedford’s fire department celebrated 127 years of running into burning buildings with an awards banquet, Saturday, looking back on the busiest year the fire department has ever recorded, according to Fire Chief Brad Creasy.

  • Mystery quilt

        The Lynchburg Museum has a mystery quilt that originated in Bedford County. The museum has a quilt display and one, which is on loan to the museum from the Quilt Museum of Virginia in Harrisonburg, is a mystery.

        According to Douglas Harvey, the museum’s director, the quilt definitely came from Bedford County and one of the squares of cloth it’s made of has the date of Feb. 4, 1942, on it.