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Today's News

  • Couple hosts child from NYC for third straight year

        Kayla Thelwell, who just turned 12 and lives in the Bronx, spent two weeks in Bedford courtesy of the Fresh Air Fund.

        The Fresh Air Fund allows children from low income communities in New York City to have country and small town experiences every summer.
        This is the third summer that Mike and Katy Shea, of Bedford, have hosted Kayla. She’s a very welcome house guest. The Sheas three children are grown and Katy notes that it’s nice to have a child around the house.

  • BCPS names new school administrators

        Bedford County Public Schools has introduced several changes in administrative positions, including a new principal at Moneta Elementary School, Shawn Trosper, who is taking over for Melanie Simmons who has taken a position with the Central Office.

  • She did Bedford proud!

        BeeJay Alexander continues to do Bedford proud.
        At this year’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest held on Coney Island in New York City, Alexander, a local native who now resides in Virginia Beach, competed in the event for the second straight year, setting a personal best in the process.

  • Town’s enterprise zone expanded

        Bedford is expanding its enterprise zone from its current 240 acres to 636 acres. According to Bart Warner, the assistant town manager, doing this will open the possibility for more state grants. Warner said the state allows a locality to activate up to 640 acres.

  • Making the library brighter

    ibrary is always an attractive place, but the Peaks & Pieces Quilt Guild really transforms it with the group’s annual quilt show. The colorful quilts are currently on display and the show will go on through next Tuesday.

        These quilts are works of art and you really need to see them up close to fully appreciate them. The intricate stitching in them is part of the artistry. All the quilts were made by Guild members.

  • Trump supporters ‘deplorable?’ Oh, yeah

        The big news in the presidential race last week was Donald Trump’s admission that, yes, Barack Obama, our 44th president, duly elected twice by the American people, was actually born in this country.
        Apparently, Trump is now willing to let Obama and his family stay in the country, since he’s determined, once and for all, the president’s origins. It remains a mystery how and why he thinks this holy mission fell upon him, but, you know, we’re dealing with Donald Trump here, so who knows?

  • Restoring transparency and accountability for our veterans

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Fixing the VA

    America’s veterans put their lives on the line for us. Throughout the history of our nation, brave men and women have faced great danger to protect the freedoms that set us apart from the world. Our veterans served us, and when they return home, it’s our turn to serve them.

     

  • Chairman Update

    Steve Wilkerson
    Chairman, Bedford County Board of Supervisors

        Greetings to all, it’s time to give everyone an update of this year’s activities and the accomplishments of your Board of Supervisors and associated County Departments, so let’s see what’s what. 

  • Some good ideas

        Bedford County Public Schools is in the process of updating its strategic plan. Dr. Douglas Schuch, the school division’s superintendent, unveiled a draft at this month’s regular school board meeting.