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Today's News

  • Remembering Bedford’s war dead

    Friday marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Kearnstown and local Sons of Confederate Veterans unfurled Army of Northern Virginia battle flags to remember six Bedford County men who were killed in that battle.

        James Edward Dooley, James H. Fields, Paschal N. Gray, Thomas D. Pollard, William H. Vest and Robert Williams were killed in action on March 23, 1862.

  • Orthopedic services return to Bedford Memorial

    After a decade’s hiatus, orthopedic services will return to Bedford Memorial Hospital. Dr. John W. Carmody, in association with the Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia, will be holding office hours here primarily for consulting and post-surgical management appointments.

  • Business awards

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner Thursday night — a chance to look back on the year and honor area businesses. Susan Martin, the Chamber’s president, recounted the Chamber’s successes to the 173 people who attended the dinner.

        “Our business members identified three key reasons for participating with the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce,” Martin said. “They included networking, promotion, visibility and advocacy.”

  • Board looks at capital projects

        At a March 12 budget work session, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors decided what they would do with a $5 million cash balance from the current fiscal year.
        The supervisors chose to spend $290,000 of this to offset a state Virginia Retirement System mandate. Then, they directed $1.18 million to the county’s  capital  improvement plan, holding $3.53 million in reserve to meet needs that arise once Virginia has a state budget.

  • Clearing the way

    Ever wonder what that old tank that sat near the railroad crossing at Grove Street, in Bedford, was for?

        According to D. W. Lawhorne, the city’s director of public works, the abandoned building behind it used to be home to the city’s department of public works. The tank was salvaged from a railroad tank car half a century ago in order to serve as a holding tank for liquid asphalt to treat roads.

  • School Board to hold budget work session

        After canceling two of its scheduled budget work sessions, the Bedford County School Board will begin its work on the 2012-2013 budget this Thursday.
        A work session will be held by the board on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the conference room at the school board office.

  • The tragic train wreck of 1889

        Norfolk & Western Passenger Train Number Two pulled out of Roanoke shortly before midnight on a stormy July night in 1889, bound for Lynchburg on the first leg of a much longer route.

  • Planting the future

        Liberty High School’s agriculture department now has its own orchard. The orchard was sponsored by Gross’ Orchard, Johnson’s Orchard and Southern States.
        The orchard consists of a dozen apple trees, varieties that are known for low maintenance, planted at a spot selected by Ronnie Gross of Gross’ Orchard. The students did the planting.
        “Some of these kids jumped in like it was a profession for them,” Gross commented.

  • Forest escapes the Bees

      The defending State champion Cavaliers rolled into Brookville on Thursday evening.

  • JF squares off with Bees

      Wow.