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Today's News

  • Local resident to lead tourism effort

    Bedford County Administrator Carl Boggess, announced Monday that Nicole (Shackelford) Johnson, associate director for development and marketing at the National D-Day Memorial, has been named the new director of  tourism for Bedford County.

  • Altavista man guilty of child sex charges

        Charlie Ray Haskins Jr., 35, of Altavista, entered no contest pleas, in Bedford County Circuit Court, Tuesday, to two counts of aggravated sexual battery against a minor.
        He had been facing eight felonies related to the charges, but under a plea deal only two were prosecuted.
        According to Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Ayers, Haskins began molesting the victim when she was 11 and it continued until she turned 14.

  • Assisted Living Facility gets OK from supervisors

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors dealt with several items, Monday night, during the group’s last meeting of 2016.

  • Board gets update on Moneta Elementary

        Though not accredited by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) this year, Moneta Elementary staff and administrators feel the school is headed in the right direction with its personalized learning pilot program.

  • Childress’ store

        Back in the 1950s and 1960s, Bedford had nearly a dozen small family owned grocery stores.

         One of them was Childress’ Cash Food Market, owned by Wes Childress. The market was located in the building, on West Main Street, that now serves as Bedford’s Elks Lodge and Wes’ son, Tim Childress is a member and official of that lodge.

  • Dec. 7, 1941

        “I was 20 years old at that time,” recalls Leonard Peverall, remembering a long-ago Sunday morning — Dec. 7, 1941.

  • A farm and a practice

        Retirement and an urge to farm brought Dr. Sandra Ratliff, Johnson Health Center’s newest  pediatrician, to Bedford.
        Her husband, Dave, is the one who retired. Dr. Ratliff was not ready to retire, but they both had the same agricultural interest.
        “We knew we wanted to farm,” she said.

  • Honoring Becky O’Conner Wuergler

        Last Sunday, December 4 at the Big Otter Mill there was a Memorial Plaque Dedication to Community Leader & Big Otter Mill President Becky O’Conner Wuergler.

  • The project is underway. Liberty Middle School breaks ground

        Members of the Bedford County School Board, Bedford County Board of Supervisors, M.B. Kahn Construction and others gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the new middle school in the Liberty zone.     Liberty Middle School is slated to be open in Aug. 2018 with actual construction expected to begin in the next couple of weeks.

  • BCSO looks into thefts in Lake Vista area

        Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating several reports of thefts from vehicles in the Lake Vista area of Bedford County.
        The larcenies occurred late Thursday night or early morning hours of Friday. All the thefts were from unlocked vehicles. Items missing are wallets, personal items, a .270 rifle and credit cards.