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Today's News

  • Welch receives 48 years for murders of Lyon sisters

    Three years ago to the day in which officers from the Montgomery County (Maryland) Police Department’s Cold Case Unit dropped by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office to lay on the desk of the department a 40-year-old abduction and murder case, at least one of the persons responsible for those murders pleaded guilty to those crimes.

  • LHS adopts school damaged in flood from hurricane

        Dr. Kathleen Dills couldn’t be more proud of her school.

  • O’Connor is running as a Republican

        Brian O’Connor is running as a Republican for the District 2 supervisor seat that Curry Martin is vacating when his term expires at the end of this month. Martin recruited him to run and feels that O’Connor’s approach to government is much like his.

  • Sylvester is running as a Democrat

        Fred Sylvester, who is running for the District 2 supervisor seat, has a varied background.

        He started out as a West Virginia state trooper and moved to Virginia to work as a criminal investigator for the Commonwealth.

  • Tuck is running as an independent

        Edgar Tuck, a lifelong county resident, is seeking the District 2 Supervisor’s seat as an independent.

        He, his father, Billy Tuck, and his brothers own a farm that raises Angus cattle — they have 240 head of cattle on the farm, which  is  under a conservation easement.

  • Car tax relief increased

        Bedford County’s supervisors, in a called meeting Monday evening, voted 6-0 to increase the county’s car tax relief from 44 percent to 46.5 percent. District 6 Supervisor John Sharp was absent.
        After the vote, the supervisors held a work session in which Deputy County Administrator Reid Wodicka updated them on the progress of county capital improvement projects and a draft copy of guiding principles for capital improvement planning.

  • Business raises funds for hurricane relief

        Blue Ridge Optics, a Bedford high tech manufacturer — they make optics that send laser beams precisely where the engineers, who design equipment, want them to go — is holding a yard sale to raise money for hurricane relief.

        The yard sale is slated for Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will be held at the company’s manufacturing facility in the former Longwood Industries building. It’s located near the Food Lion shopping center and is directly across Big Island Highway from Forks’ parking lot.

  • Friends of Mill to build pavilion

        The Friends of Big Otter Mill broke ground on a new permanent pavilion at the Big Otter Mill site on Thursday, August 24.

        Big Otter Mill Board of Directors members Stan Bennett, Sheldon Cash, Nicole Johnson, Kristy Milton and Tom Richardson participated in the ground-breaking ceremony.

  • Bedford’s Walmart completes renovations

        Twenty-eight years ago Hilda Witt found herself looking for a new job when the store she worked for, Maxway, closed.

  • RI man to spend 15 years in prison for child porn convictions

        A 45-year-old Rhode Island man, who contacted a local 11-year-old autistic girl through the Internet, will spend 15 years in prison on four child porn charges.
        Paulo B. Tomas, of Cumberland, Rhode Island, was arrested in January by Rhode Island State Police. The charges were related to a child sexual exploitation investigation in Bedford County.