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Today's News

  • Council gets its cake; and eats it too

        Bedford Town Council took action last week to deal with a request that wanted to bring fortune telling into the town.
        It appears council has learned how to have its cake and eat it too.
        Council effectively repealed a town ordinance that banned such practices in the town. In addition, however, council voted not to allow fortune tellers as a permitted use in either of the town’s two business zones.

  • A labor of love

        The Bedford area’s Love Letters were unveiled last week and you should really make a special trip to the Welcome Center to see them. They are beautiful! The art work on the letters is great and the center of the O is clear Lexan featuring the Peaks of Otter apparently etched into it.

  • School board adopts $102M budget

    ounty School Board met to trim its budget to fit within the amount provided through the funding sources it relies on.
        School board members unanimously adopted a $102 million budget that includes $36 million in local funds.
        The trimming process was not as traumatic as it has been in previous years. This is because, as District 3 Supervisor Steve Wilkerson noted after a board of supervisors meeting last month, the school board got 72 percent of what it asked for in its request for increased local funds.

  • Avenel’s Derby Day is biggest ever

        This year’s Derby Day, a major fundraiser held by the Avenel Foundation, held Saturday evening at Avenel was the largest ever.

  • Moyer pleads guilty to title fraud

        A Charlottesville woman pleaded guilty to six felonies, including two counts of title fraud, receiving a suspended sentence during a hearing Tuesday in Bedford County Circuit Court.
        Linda Marie Moyer, 59, was accused of owning a vehicle and going to different businesses getting multiple title loans. In addition to the title fraud convictions, she was also convicted of two counts of filing false statements with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and two counts of obtaining DMV documents under false pretenses.

  • Board approves extra deputy to deal with gangs

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Sheriff’s Office request to hire an extra deputy to work on gang-related investigations.

  • Nance responds to Sheriff Harding

        While commending Albemarle County Sheriff J.E. “Chip” Harding for his service, Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance doesn’t agree with the stance that Governor Terry McAuliffe should pardon convicted double-murderer Jens Soering.

  • Bedford Memorial celebrates its volunteers

        Bedford Memorial Hospital celebrated National Volunteers week by hosting a dinner for its 48 volunteers April 27 at the Bedford Columns.

        The hospital presented 50 door prizes and danced to music by Heat of the Night. This is a local band headed by Mike Payne who returned home to Bedford County after retiring. The band plays a wide variety of music and volunteers enjoyed dancing to their sounds after dinner.

  • LOVE unveiled

        Bedford’s LOVE Letters were unveiled last week on a blustery Wednesday morning.

  • Filming Juanita

        Back in March, a location scout for the film Juanita visited with Jared Srsic several times about using the Millstone Tea Room as a major backdrop for the film.