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Today's News

  • Interim no more

        Carl Boggess and Patrick Skelley no longer have interim in front of their titles.

        Monday night, the supervisors emerged from a closed door session to name Boggess county administrator and Skelley as county attorney. Boggess had  been  serving  as   interim  county administrator since former county attorney Mark Reeter left last spring. Skelley moved to interim county attorney at that point.

  • Snow hits, but it could have been worse

        Bedford was fortunate this weekend.

        Although the area got significant snowfall, other areas north of us bore the brunt of the winter storm’s wrath. By Monday, most businesses had dug out and were open and Bedford’s streets had been cleared, although some still had some packed, frozen patches.
        “They did a good job getting it cleared,” Town Manager Charles Kolakowski said of town workers.

  • One killed in three vehicle crash

    Virginia State Police Senior Trooper S. M. Krantz is investigating a fatal crash which occurred last Wednesday, January 20.  The crash occurred at 5:50 p.m. on Va. 122 south of Route 860 in Bedford County.

        A 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup was traveling south on Va. 122 when it lost control on ice and crossed the center line and was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup traveling north.   The Chevrolet was then struck by a 2012 Nissan Sentra in the rear.

  • It will cost how much?

    Bedford County’s supervisors liked what they saw when they held a joint work session with the school board Monday evening.

        But the price was another matter.
        Representatives of M. B. Kahn and Moseley Architects briefed the supervisors on the middle school project to date. Moseley is designing the project, which includes a competition gym for Liberty High School, and Kahn is overseeing the project.

  • Hurt pleased with what he’s done while in office

        “I got elected when I was 30 and I’m 46 now,” commented Congressman Robert Hurt.

        Hurt was referring to his entire time in elected office which included terms in the House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate. He was elected to his first elected office right at the turn of the century.
        “I never thought, when I first ran, that I wanted to do it for a career,” he said.
        “I never thought I would end up in Washington,” he added.

  • House fire displaces two residents

    Saturday night in the Boonsboro area of Bedford County has displaced two people.
        The fire was reported at about 9:40 p.m. in the 100 block of Mason Brook Lane off Boonsboro Road; it was initially reported by an alarm company. The occupants then confirmed that there was a fire and called 911.

  • Legislators speak out about state of health care

    By Matt Chaney
    Capital News Service

        RICHMOND – A group of Virginia lawmakers called for legislation to reform Virginia’s “monopolistic” and “inefficient” health care system.

  • County man allegedly shoots at officer

        A Bedford County man faces a number of charges following a pursuit in Bedford County last Tuesday, Jan. 19.

        An investigation conducted by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Salem Field Office has resulted in George L. Chasson being charged with one felony count of attempted capital murder of a police officer and one felony count of shooting from an occupied vehicle.
        Chasson, 34, continues to be held without bond at the Bedford County Adult Detention Center.

  • Ware slow on restitution payments

        “I will never be in this court again,” Tony Ware promised Judge James Updike when he appeared in Bedford County Circuit Court when he was sentenced on April 10, 2013, on embezzlement charges. 

  • Local group remembers the life of Dr. King

        For some, Monday was more than a holiday. It was a “Day On; Not a Day Off.”