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Today's News

  • One person dies in mobile home fire

    fire Friday morning at a Saber Court mobile home, located off of Blackwater Road in the New London area.

        The Bedford Fire Department assisted the Forest Fire Department in responding to the call.
        According to Lt. Ryan Burnette of the Forest Volunteer Fire Department the call for the fire came in about 4:45 a.m. Burnette said the mobile home was fully involved in the fire when firefighters arrived.

  • Investigators think they are close

        Local, state and federal law enforcement were working together this week in hopes of finding the bodies of  Sheila and Katherine Lyon, abducted four decades ago in Montgomery County, Maryland.
        The four-decade long investigation into the missing girls has been focused in the Taylor’s Mountain area of Bedford County since early last fall. A search for the bodies of the two girls has been ongoing over the rough terrain of the mountain.

  • From Rust-bust to soup-whoop

     

    These country boys can play some roundball.

    Last weekend, four schools got together for a basketball tourney at Rustburg:  the host school, Staunton River, Buckingham County and William Campbell.

    While those schools may well have four of the best Future Farmers of America programs in the state, they showed that there are some barn-mounted hoops that have been getting a workout.

    While Rustburg took the top prize, Staunton River showed that it has fire in the belly and can be a force this season.

  • Election field begins to take shape

        As Virginia has state and county elections in odd numbered years, it means voters in the commonwealth have an election every year.
        And this will be a big election year locally.
        Bedford County voters will elect people to four school board seats and four board of supervisors seats — those in Districts 1, 5, 6 and 7. They will also vote for Clerk of the Circuit Court, Sheriff, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue, along with two soil and water commissioners.

  • 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
  • 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.