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Today's News

  • New London Day dig provides look back

        Friends of New London, a historical group, found itself the perfect headquarters.

  • NC man faces 10 years in prison on child solicitation charges

        William Alan Brothers, 51, of Moyock, N.C., pleaded no contest last month to two charges of child solicitation, stemming from charges gathered last November through the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

  • Supervisors approve bus facility

        David Halsey, who owns Grand Tour & Charter, will be able to build a facility for his tour buses in Montvale.
        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors approved his special use permit, Monday night, by a 6-0 vote. District 3 Supervisor Roger Cheek was absent. The planning commission voted 6-0 with 6th district planning commission member Derrick Noell absent.

  • Public comments on new school sites

        The Bedford County School Board is still looking at the possibility of constructing a new middle school near Liberty High School, but it appears any possibility of building the school on the current LHS site is gone.

  • Donation will pay for OSHA cards

        An $1,800 corporate grant from Lowe’s will pay for Career Safe OSHA cards for students at Bedford Science and Technology Center (BSTC).

  • Democrats to hold primary

        Democrats will hold a primary to select candidates for lieutenant governor and attorney general.  The primary, which is open to all registered voters, will be held on June 11 with polls opening at 6 a.m. and closing at 7 p.m. People wishing to vote in this primary, which is tax-payer funded, should go to their regular polling place. The deadline for voting by absentee ballot is June 8.
        If you aren’t registered to vote, there is still time. The cut-off date for registering is May 20.

  • Town council elected

        May 7 was a big day for elections in the Bedford area.
        Bedford City residents decided which members of the new Bedford Town Council got full four-year terms while 19th House of Delegates District Republicans selected a candidate to run for the seat of Delegate Lacey Putney. Putney, who held that seat for 52 years, chose not to seek reelection this year.

  • Studies will look at two sites for new middle school

        The Bedford County School Board will look at two sites to construct a new middle school in the Liberty Zone as the result of action Thursday night.
        The board unanimously approved funding for studies of a site off Wheatland Road near the Bedford Area Family YMCA and for a yet-to-be identified site near Liberty High School, off Va. 122.
        The Wheatland Road site, located south of U.S. 460, is owned by developer George Aznavorian, who has offered to donate between 35 to 40 acres for the school.

  • Car going wrong way on US 460 causes accident

    A North Carolina woman made what could have been a fatal mistake last week.

        According to Lt. Todd Foreman, of the Bedford City Police, Sergeant Robert Monk headed out on a report of an SUV driving the wrong way  on    U. S. 460 last Tuesday, May 7.

  • Rec plans take shape

        Plans on how recreation will be handled in the soon-to-be-established town of Bedford are beginning to take shape. A transition period will be built into the planning process as the current recreation department is dissolved with the new program eventually falling completely under the direction of the Bedford County Department of Parks and Recreation.