Today's News

  • Council discusses trash carts, dog park

        D. W. Lawhorne, Bed-ford’s director of public works, told Bedford Town Council last week the town has given out 770 of the new trash carts to town residents. The carts come in 95 gallon and 65 gallon sizes.
        “We figured that big container would be enough for everyone,” Lawhorne told Council. He said the 95 gallon size is the standard size for a family of four.

  • Adams stepping down as Bedford Main Street director

        After two years as Bedford Main Street’s executive director, Amanda Adams is stepping down.
        “I have really enjoyed the last two years that I’ve spent as Main Street’s executive director,” Adams stated. “Over the last two years, I’ve been fortunate to be part of a growing board, the development of a new mission, and help Main Street get back to being an integral part of the Bedford community.”

  • Fires destroy county homes

        Fires on two consecutive days kept county firefighters busy this week.

  • Museum promoting model train layout

        Wally Post, of the Bedford Central Railroad Group, brought Phoebe Snow to Olde Liberty Station for a recent visit.

        Phoebe Snow is actually an imaginary person, the feature of an early 20th century long-running Lakawana Rail Road advertising campaign for a luxury train by the same name. Miss Snow — several models portrayed her over the years—always wore a white dress. The style of the dress changed over the years, but it was always white and there was a reason for this.

  • LHS students plan dinner theatre

        Two teachers from Liberty High School have teamed up to provide a dinner and a show Sept. 26 at the Sedalia Center.
        Liberty High School Theatre will present “Stand Alone” in the dinner theatre performance, which will feature a collection of female monologues.
        The Theatre and Family and Consumer Science departments teamed together to put on the dinner theatre which will include the show, dinner, dessert and coffee.

  • Two arrested for setting cars on fire

        Two Bedford County residents have been charged with lighting two cars on fire, in connection with separate incidents at Raintree Village Apartments.
        According to Bedford Police Chief Todd Foreman the police began investigating the car fires after receiving a call on Sept. 17 about a car on fire. Officers arrived to find the car fully involved in fire, he said.
        The Bedford Fire Department put the fire out.

  • Centra wants hospice house

        Bedford Hospice House was built with great hopes. The folks who raised the money, a decade ago, saw it as a place where terminally ill people, who could not stay in their own homes, could still spend their last days in a home-like environment.

        The result was a beautifully designed hospice house, located on Falling Creek Road, next to the former county group home gym.

  • Too close

        A proposal to locate a recycling and trash collection station near the intersection of Va. 24 and Drewrys Hill Road (Va 886) in Stewartsville drew opposition from people who live in close proximity to the proposed site at a meeting of the Bedford County Planning Commission last week.

  • LHS students plan dinner theatre

        Two teachers from Liberty High School have teamed up to provide a dinner and a show Sept. 26 at the Sedalia Center.

  • Saying thanks

        The Bedford County Nursing Home held an employee appreciation lunch for its staff, recently. According to Toni Pierce, the Home holds employee events several times each year.

        “They do a very good job,” she said of the Home’s employees.
        “They know the residents,” Pierce added. “They know what people like to eat, how they like their hair fixed.”
        Pierce said the nursing home, which can accommodate 90 people, runs full most of the time.