Today's News

  • New executive director takes over at Bedford Main Street

        Sara Smith loves the view from her office.

        She can look out her window and see the hustle and bustle taking place in Centertown Bedford, a couple of stories below. She hopes she can help bring even more activity to those streets in the coming months.

  • General District Court clerk retires

        Carla Smith, who has served as General District Court clerk here for 20 years, is retiring.

        That became effective Nov. 1. Julia Peters, her chief deputy, was hired to replace her. It was a seamless transition as Peters, who subs for Smith when Smith is out, came to work on Nov. 2 as the new clerk. She has worked in the General District Court clerk’s office for 13 years.

  • Local women donate cosmetic bags to BDVS

        The Estée Lauder counter at Peebles marked last month as Domestic Violence Awareness month  by asking customers to bring in cosmetic bags to donate to Bedford Domestic Violence Services (BDVS) battered women’s shelter. Customers brought in about 100 bags.

        “Nobody brought a bag empty,” commented Kelli Reed, the Estée Lauder counter manager.
        She said $2,000 worth of cosmetics were donated.

  • JF puts another student in All American Band

        It’s getting to be an annual event.

  • Therapeutic riding

        Brook Hill Farm, a local organization that rescues horses and uses the horses to help at-risk youth, has added therapeutic riding to its offerings.

  • Festival of Trees

        The annual Festival of Trees is back at the Welcome Center for the seventh time.

  • Ministry seeks to provide a solution, not a bandaid

    Grace Ministries is the result of a vision that Josh Ball, and his wife, Kayla, have for serving the homeless in the Bedford area.

  • BRWA to hold meeting on project

        Construction on the new Smith Mountain Lake Water Treatment Plant and waterlines is now underway.
        The installation of the raw water pipeline that will run from the Authority’s water intake in the High Point subdivision to the proposed water treatment plant site on Radford Church Road has begun. A few hundred feet have already been installed.

  • Support local small businesses

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging people to shop small this Saturday, Nov. 28. 
        Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to help small business owners with their most pressing need—getting more customers, according to the Chamber.

  • The price was right

    For Laura Credle, August 17 was the best day ever.

        That’s the day she got to live out a life-long dream.
        That’s the day she got to run down the aisle – of the game show, The Price is Right.
        And this Thursday, Nov. 19, all of the nation will get to watch – including residents in the Bedford area.