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Today's News

  • Hostutler to seek District 4 BOS seat

        Long-time Bedford County School Board member Gary Hostutler has thrown his hat in the ring for a seat on the Board of Supervisors.

        “I think it’s time for a change,” Hostutler said. “We need someone to move this county forward. We’re very stalled.”
        Hostutler announced this week that he would be seeking the District 4 seat in the November 2017 election. He plans to have his name on the ballot for the Republican primary for the seat on June 13.

  • Woman could face deportation after 3rd DUI arrest

        A 34-year-old Mexican woman, now living in Roanoke, could face deportation as the result of her felony DUI conviction in Bedford Circuit Court Tuesday morning.
        The conviction was her third DUI in five years—she has two convictions from 2015—and the felony conviction in Bedford involved her also transporting three juveniles at the time of the incident which led to her arrest.

  • Council sets new power cost adjustment

        Bedford Town Council adopted a new power cost adjustment (PCA) that will be used for calculating town electric bills starting Feb. 1.

  • Bedford remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

    By Brandi Mitchell
    Intern

        Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2017.    
        A group of NAACP members and others from Bedford, gathered and marched from the Bedford County Courthouse to Washington Street Baptist Church Monday as part of the annual remembrance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. The procession was led by a group from Bedford County Public School’s ROTC.

  • Charges dismissed against Lloyd Welch’s relative

        Amy Ann Johnson, also known as Amy Ann Welch, won’t face any further prosecution over a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of justice stemming from her testimony to a grand jury looking into the murder of Sheila and Katherine Lyon.
        The two children were abducted from a shopping mall in Maryland in 1975 and allegedly were killed and brought to the county to have their bodies disposed of.

  • Clothing and household goods ministry opens

    Faith Fellowship Assembly of God has opened The Clothing & Prayer Closet on West Depot Street. According to Rev. Jim Booth, the pastor, it’s goal is to help families who have nothing and have no local support system to help them. The Closet will stock clothing, shoes, household goods,  furniture and toys. There will be no charge for anything. Everything will be given away.

  • Alliance looks for new members

        The Bedford International Alliance is now nearly 20 years old. It grew as the result of a late ‘90s twining arrangement between Bedford and Bedford County and the oceanfront towns in Normandy, near the section of beach designated Omaha for the D-Day amphibious assault. The Alliance exists because of D-Day.

  • Poverty is health issue

        The Bedford Community Health Foundation is getting involved in Bridges Out of Poverty, according to Denny Huff, the Health Foundation’s director. Huff said this is part of the Health Foundation’s mission of promoting a healthier Bedford.
        “We consider poverty as one of the basic social indicators of health,” Huff said.

  • Year ends with traffic fatality

        Virginia State Police Trooper M. D.  Mayhew is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash in Bedford County.
        The crash occurred Dec. 29 at 4:43 p.m., on Route 122 less than a mile south of Route 903.
        Leiben Marie Patrick, 36, of Huddleston, Va., was walking south in the southbound travel lane when she was struck by a southbound 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The pickup truck was unable to avoid

  • New waste center opens

        Bedford County officially opened it’s new Stewartsville Waste and Recycling Center on Drewry’s Hill Road, just off Va. 24. The opening took place at 1 p.m., Dec. 19 with some county residents already waiting in line. The old dumpster site, located farther down Drewry’s Hill Road, was closed at the same time.

        According to District 1 Supervisor Bill Thomasson, the Stewartsville dumpster site is the second busiest waste disposal site in Bedford County.