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Today's News

  • Local inventor always looking for the next product

    By Patricia C Held Contributing writer

        Truck driver, lawyer, carpenter, engineer … these are a few of the career choices children consider when growing up.

  • Lending a helping hand

        Danny Holdren, of Liberty Cowboy Church, has scheduled a cowbell preaching fundraiser this Saturday to help a local family in a financially exhausting situation.

  • Retreat termed good experience

        They got some good news.
        Bedford County’s supervisors spent the day together, Saturday, at an all-day retreat held at the Bedford Welcome Center.  They were briefed by county staff on the county’s financial status and a solution for a problem created by the county’s C-2 commercial zoning on the western parts of Va. 24 and U. S. 460.
        “It was one of the better ones we’ve had,” commented District 1 Supervisor Bill Thomasson.

  • Bedford NAACP to hold march, program for MLK Jr. Day
  • Parker elected board chair

        On a 6-1 vote, District 7 Supervisor Tammy Parker was elected to serve as the upcoming year’s chairman of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors.
        The supervisors used their first meeting of the new year for its organizational meeting. District 2 Supervisor Curry Martin cast the lone dissenting vote against Parker. District 3 Supervisor Steve Wilkerson was elected vice chairman.

  • Hobby leads to business

        Laura Credle, owner of Star City Stitchery has been sewing since she was a child. Her grandmother taught her to sew and her grandfather, who owned a sewing machine repair business gave her her first sewing machine when she was eight.

  • Wandrei named mayor

        After being sworn in, Monday night, Bedford’s Town Council selected the town’s mayor and vice mayor.
        The two newest members of Council made the nominations. Councilman Tim Black nominated Councilman Bob Wandrei and Councilman Beckham Stanley nominated Councilman Steve Rush. Rush, Wandrei, Councilman Bob Carson and Black, Councilman Jim Vest and Councilman Stacey Hailey voted for Wandrei. Stanley abstained.

  • Paying their respects

        Sheriff Mike Brown and his chief deputy, Major Ricky Gardner joined thousands of law enforcement officers from around the United States, and even foreign countries, to pay their respects at the funeral of NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu. Liu was one of the two New York City police officers murdered last month.

  • Flying under the radar

        Jimmie Jubal Morgan Jr., who died last year at the age of 90 was a well know developer in Bedford 50 years ago. Usually known as “J. J.”  or just “J,” Morgan built a number of the town’s residential developments and people who knew him tell how a number of young couples became homeowners because of a personal risk that Morgan routinely took.

        Larry Brookshier, and his young wife, were one of those couples.
        “He offered credit to me,” Brookshier said.

  • A 19th century soap opera

        They say that, if you look far enough up your family tree, you will probably find somebody hanging. Jennifer Thomson, genealogical librarian at the Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library, has been researching her family tree. While she didn’t find anybody hanging, she did find something interesting in the foliage.