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Today's News

  • Chamber members briefed on General Assembly session

        A portion of the Bedford area’s General Assembly delegation, Senator Steve Newman, Delegate Scott Garrett and Delegate Terry Austin, addressed a Chamber of Commerce breakfast gathering Thursday morning.

        “We’re all still missing Lacey Putney,” commented Newman.

  • Students from county elementary schools take part in Honors Choir event

        A rehearsal of the Bedford County Honors Choir at Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS), Friday, demonstrated that fifth graders can be civilized.

        The Honors Choir consists of 107 fifth grade children from every elementary school in the county. The goal was to provide them a day-long musical opportunity with a professional conductor and accompanist.

  • LHS Theatre presents musical

        Liberty High School Theatre continues to grow and is offering area residents the opportunity to spend “A Year with Frog and Toad” this weekend.

        The musical production will be presented April 15 and April 16 at 7:30 p.m. each evening at the LHS auditorium.
         The cost is $10, general admission and promises to be an event for the entire family, according to Shayna Crews, director of theatre, dance and career internship at LHS.

  • Deputies honored for courage, service in face of danger

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office honored a number of deputies Tuesday morning; four of them were honored for courage.

        “These four deputies are being cited for “bravery, heroism and self-sacrifice in risking their lives to protect the survivor/victim of the tragic incidents at Bridgewater Plaza and Breezy Hill Road, Vinton,” Sheriff Mike Brown commented.

  • Study supports Amtrak stop here

        A recently completed study presents favorable numbers for having an Amtrak stop in Bedford once rail service is completed between Roanoke and Lynchburg.
        The Bedford/Franklin Regional Rail Initiative (BFRRI), a group of local officials and residents from Bedford and Franklin counties welcomed the findings of the study to assess the feasibility of a passenger rail station in the town of Bedford.

  • Board hears from public on budget

        Bedford Science and Technology Center’s Susie Gibson Auditorium was almost empty when the supervisors held a public hearing on the budget Monday evening.
        “We had 22 requests for new positions,” said Board Chairman Steve Wilkerson. “We funded six.” He added that the board funded a third of the school board’s request.

  • Habitat seeks donations for work day

        Habitat for Humanity/Critical Home Repair is a volunteer organization that helps homeowners in the town of Bedford and Bedford County.
        It serves as a Christian ministry, and is in need of funds and labor to provide home repairs to several people in need.
        Habitat has plans to work on several homes on Saturday, April 23. Teams of people from various area churches and groups will be donating time and labor for the jobs.

  • Foreign investment

        Bedford is going to receive some foreign investment. Two men from El Salvador, Louis Varca and Jimmy Sandoval, are opening a coffee shop in Bedford. It will be located in the former Ivybridge Cafe space on North Bridge Street.

  • Chamber honors Dr. Bower

        Dr. John Bower was named Citizen of the Year at the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner, Thursday night.

        Although he no longer lives in Bedford, Dr. Bower grew up here and graduated from Bedford High School in 1947. A rather rowdy fellow in his youth Dr. Bower left, by his own account with a “good riddance” blessing from some prominent local people.

  • Local middle schooler has gift for playing the piano

        One of the area’s most talented pianists is only 11.    

        A sixth grader at Bedford Middle School, Dianne Fitzgerald performs at three local churches, including her home church, Big Island Baptist.
        She’s also performed at other venues. One of these was the Pearson Regional Cancer  Center, where she played to sooth patients as they received cancer therapy. Fitzgerald played classical music, hymns and “American classics.” She selected the music herself.