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Today's News

  • Supervisors hold their organizational meeting

        Bedford County’s supervisors held an extra meeting this month, starting out the new year with an organizational meeting on Jan. 6. District 3 Supervisor Steve Wilkerson was chosen as chairman and District 2 Supervisor Curry Martin was chosen as vice chairman.
        The supervisors also re-adopted their rules of procedure and entertained a motion by District 4 Supervisor John Sharp to require that all contracts that require a vote by the board be first reviewed by a relevant committee composed of two supervisors.

  • Bedford County woman celebrates her centennial

    Eva Arthur, who grew up near Ivy Creek, celebrated her 100th birthday at Carriage Hill last week.    

        Arthur grew up on a farm at the foot of Jackson Mountain. She got lots of exercise when she was young. She had no transportation and frequently walked up, down and around Jackson Mountain “running after cows.”
        The family didn’t raise cattle, but they had two Jersey cows that provided milk for their own use. Arthur helped milk the cows every morning.

  • McKelvey to seek 5th District GOP nomination

        Following Congressman Robert Hurt’s announcement that he won’t seek a fourth term, Jim McKelvey has become the first Republican to toss his hat in the ring for his party’s nomination to run for the seat.

        McKelvey originally sought the nomination back in 2010. He came in second in a crowded field with a little better than a quarter of the votes cast. Hurt won the nomination and went on to win the election, unseating incumbent Tom Perriello who, in turn, had unseated incumbent Virgil Goode in 2008.

  • Imaginative venture offers parents, children learning experience

        Milking a cow, sitting in the cockpit of an airplane with the pilot and collecting honey from a bee hive are some of the activities youngsters and parents enjoy during Field Trip Fun.

  • Liberty University buys New London Airport

        Liberty University has purchased New London Airport. The sale closed on Dec. 22, according to Dave Young, Liberty’s assistant provost for aeronautics education.

  • Local firefighter battling cancer

        Denver Aud, a Bedford firefighter, got a nasty surprise late last year when a sore throat sent him to a doctor.

        A blood test done as part of the exam indicated some abnormalities, and this led to a bone marrow biopsy and cancer screening. The cancer screening led to a diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).
        MDS is a type of cancer that affects the stem cells that produce blood cells. Aud said his MDS would eventually destroy his immune system if left untreated.

  • Madison Heights man faces strangulation charge

        A Madison Heights man was arrested Jan. 1 on two felony charges—strangulation and statutory burglary—related to incidents that occurred in 2014.
        Todd Alan Breeden, 45, had previously been convicted in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on a misdemeanor count of assault and battery. That case was heard in July 2015. The felony charges were also certified to the grand jury at that time.

  • Eubank ends more than 40 years of public service

        On January 1, 1968, Lucille Boggess became the County’s first female Commissioner of the Revenue. 

        On that same day, Faye Eubank began working as one of her deputies.  As a 19 year old, Eubank had started working part time for former Commissioner, Garrett Ballard in May of 1967.

  • Making a positive difference

        Cliff Fuqua, a mechanical engineer with two small sons of his own, volunteers to help youth in a difficult situation. Fuqua is a CASA volunteer.

        CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASAs are trained volunteers who have been trained to prepare a report to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court in cases where minors are involved.

  • Hurt won’t seek fourth term

        Congressman Robert Hurt, who was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2010, unseating former Congressman Tom Periello after one term, will not seek a fourth term next year.