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Today's News

  • Friends of Blue Ridge Parkway looks for volunteers

        The Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway Peaks chapter is looking for some helping hands.

  • Prosecuting team recognized for work

        A 40-year-old cold case united public safety workers in Bedford with their counterparts in Montgomery County, Maryland, as they spent three years working together to solve the case, culminating in the conviction of Lloyd Lee Welch Jr. for the 1975 murders of Katherine and Sheila Lyon.

  • LTP seeking sponsors

        “We are in our 42nd season, now, getting ready to go into our 43rd,” said Karen Hopkins, vice president of Little Town Players’ (LTP) board of directors.

        Along with a new season, which will begin in September, LTP plans on something new. The live theater group is looking for business sponsors. Sponsors will cover or partially cover the up-front expenses of putting on a play.
        LTP does four plays a season    and   each   can be quite expensive.

  • Church breathes new life into former Bulletin building

        Bedrock Community Church has breathed new life into the building on East Main Street that served as the Bedford Bulletin’s home for 23 years. The Bulletin moved to its current home on West Depot Street and the building sat vacant until the church purchased it in March 2017.

  • Reserve Center named for fallen vets

        Bedford’s Army Reserve Center officially has a name now.

  • Customers to be offered renewable energy subscription program

        Bedford Town Council voted 4-2 to accept a recommendation by John Wagner, the director of the town’s electric department, to offer a renewable energy subscription program. Mayor Robert Wandrei and Councilman Bruce Johannessen cast the dissenting votes.
        The program will be available to town electric customers on a voluntary basis. According to a document provided to Council’s electric committee a week earlier, two renewable energy options will be available.

  • Trosper to be 1st principal of Liberty Middle School

        The first principal of Liberty Middle School, when it opens in August, has been named.

        Dr. Shawn Trosper will be the first-ever principal of the school. Rhetta Watkins, principal of Bedford Middle School, will be retiring at the end of the school year.
         Dr. Trosper has been employed by Bedford County Schools since 2006 and has served as principal of Moneta Elementary School since 2016. While at Moneta Elementary he has helped lead that school to full accreditation status.

  • LMS work moves ahead

        According to Eddie Brown, of M. B. Kahn, Liberty Middle School is now between 80 and 85 percent complete. Brown briefed the school board at their Thursday evening meeting,
        “The inside of the building is really looking good,” he said.
        Brown expects the building to be open on schedule. At this stage, while weather can interrupt work   on   the ball  fields, it cannot disrupt interior work on the school, itself.

  • Bedford, a place where art is thriving

    By Wynn Creasy
    Bedford

        I am writing to you on behalf of the many people in Bedford who love the thriving arts community that is here.
        In the 40-odd years since I left Bedford to pursue a career in the arts, and my recent return, so much has changed here. We are so lucky to have a community of so many gifted artists that contribute a great deal to the economy of our small town.

  • Large spending differences separate House and Senate on budget

    By Senator David Suetterlein

        The General Assembly returned to Richmond last week to begin a special session and restart the budget process to adopt the Commonwealth’s 2018-2020 biennial budget.