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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Richmond teen crowned Miss Bedford

    By Chappy Merritt
    Correspondent

  • Arrington still on board of supervisors

    District 5 Supervisor Steve Arrignton announced his resignation at the Board of Supervisors’ last meeting in 2013. Now, more than a year later, he’s still on the board. Arrington has never specified a date for the resignation to take effect.

        Arrington is a builder and he cited some large projects in North Carolina, that he’s working on, as the reason for resigning. In an interview, he cited some zoning issues he was addressing and “trying to prevent the tax increase” as his reasons for staying on.

  • Dr. Gladwell retires

        Dr. David Gladwell, a Bedford optometrist, is calling it quits.

        Actually, he retired a couple of years ago when he sold his practice, Bedford Family Eye Care. However, he continued practicing on a part-basis with the practice. It’s been a slow retreat into retirement for Dr. Gladwell, who is now 70.

  • Plunging oil prices deliver Christmas gift

        The reports are in:  Santa’s recently-completed trip around the world was accomplished significantly under budget.

  • Goodview man sentenced for accident that took life of his friend

        A 22-year-old Goodview man will spend 12 months in jail for an involuntary manslaughter conviction involving a single-vehicle accident that killed a Bedford man.

        Durham Westley Falabella received a 10-year-sentence with all but 12 months of that sentence suspended, on the involuntary manslaughter conviction. He also received a 12 month sentence on a misdemeanor driving under the influence conviction, which runs concurrently with the other sentence.

  • Fire department volunteers donate hams to BCM

        Many less fortunate families in Bedford will have a Christmas ham at their dinner table this Thursday as a result of actions taken by the Bedford Fire Department.

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors approved funding in the Department of Fire & Rescue’s budget for volunteer appreciation. County fire & rescue officials chose to purchase hams with this appreciation funding to give to the volunteers.

  • Competent to stand trial

        A Bedford woman, charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old son, has been declared mentally competent to stand trial.

  • Liberty men fall, ladies roll at Beacon

     

    One Liberty team picked up a moral victory.  The other picked up a plain, old win.

    Such were the results of Saturday afternoon tilts at the Beacon Classic, held at E.C. Glass.

    The Liberty boys and girls basketball teams continued along their divergent paths this season.

    In a pair of partially concurrent games, the Lady Minutemen topped Appomattox, 61-33, to stay unbeaten, at 4-0.  Meanwhile, the M-Men were being bested by Tunstall, 56-55, to remain winless, at 0-5.