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Today's News

  • A subject for prayer

    I'm in Ukraine this week. At least, I assume I am as I wrote this before I left Roanoke on April 16. The news reports in the days before my departure were full of stories about canceled flights due to FAA inspections, but the airline I'm flying on wasn't being affected by these. I'm sure that, as you read these words, I'm in Ukraine.

  • Letters to the Editor 4/23/08

    Don?t forget the locally owned businesses

    ?What do you think will happen to your hardware business when Lowe?s opens here??

    Every day for weeks we?re asked some variation on this question. All we can say is that we?re going to keep doing the same thing we?ve done for 110 years ... listen to our customers and help them solve their problems. We?ll personally attend to those we serve, and at a fair price, just as most other locally owned businesses in Bedford have always done.

  • City and county officials should be commended for taking a look at...The status of Bedford

    Almost 40 years ago, the editorial writer of this page wrote this:

    ?We now live in the City of Bedford ? that is, some 6,500 of us do. Most of these 6,500 had little to say about the decision which brought this about. In fact, a considerable part of them, given the chance last June to render, at least indirectly, a verdict on the plan to make Bedford a city, voted against it. In the circumstances, the council?s decision for the transition must be considered unfortunate, both as to manner and timing.? (from the Bedford Bulletin-Democrat, Sept. 5, 1968).

  • City employee electrocuted while changing transformer

    A city of Bedford public works department employee was electrocuted Monday morning while changing out a transformer.

    The Bedford Police Department is investigating the industrial accident that injured 41-year-old Garth Morck of Bedford. Morck works for the City of Bedford Electric Department. The accident occurred while a transformer in the area of the Second Street Apartments was being changed.

    ?They do that periodically,? Bedford Police Chief Jim Day said of changing transformers, ?and during that transfer process the accident occurred.?

  • Did you hear?

    Clean up

    a success

    The Keep Bedford Beautiful Commission Clean Up last Saturday was a rousing success, according to the Louise W. Robertson, clean up day leader with KBBC, drawing more volunteers than they?ve had for some time.

    Some 140 participants helped collect 111 large bags of trash from the area ? the actual total was closer to 140, a bag per person.

  • Murder charge certified to grand jury

    On Aug. 11, 2005, Jocelyn Earnest wrote in her journal that if she was killed, it would have been "Wesley Earnest, my cheating husband" that did it, according to testimony offered by Bedford County Investigator Mike Mayhew during a preliminary hearing held Monday.

  • A tasty assignment

    At the Blues and Barbecue festival this past weekend, some superb choices were on display and Bedfordites had the opportunity to cast votes for the People?s Choice award. A trip to barbecue nirvana awaited anyone willing to part with a mere buck. That minor investment earned a sample from each of the competitors, as well as a voting ticket to bestow on the top pit.

    The three competitors were the Pig?s Ear out of Amherst, K&E Backyard Grill from Bedford, and The Crazy Rednecks from Chesterfield.

  • Schedule of events for Living Liberty/Hunter?s Retreat April 25 to 27

    New events:

    Karen Nichols will present Civil War era songs in concert Friday night at the Meeting House Church at 8 p.m.. Music was important to those experiencing the Civil War on the battlefront and back home, and various songs emerged as inspirational and culturally long-lasting. Such songs as Lorena, The Vacant Chair and much of Stephen Foster?s work will be featured in this hour long tribute to the music of that time. This concert and reception is provided by the Bedford Historical Society.

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  • Virtual school receives positive response from homeschoolers

    Discussion of increasing the cost of school meals, of decreasing the school budget and starting an online school will be among the issues considered during Thursday?s Bedford County School Board meeting.

    The meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. at the Gibson Memorial Auditorium at the Bedford Science and Technology Center, will be preceded by a 4 p.m. work session on the budget at the conference room at the School Board Administration Building. A vote on the budget will take place during the regular meeting.

  • Street battle offers unique opportunity to view battle

    This weekend?s Living Liberty offers spectators a special opportunity to get up close to a dramatic part of Civil War living history.

    Most Civil War battle reenactments normally don?t let spectators within 50 yards of the simulated fighting. Sunday?s phase of the battle reenactment lets visitors line the sidewalk as the battle takes place in the street in front of them.