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Today's News

  • Bedford Hospice House is once again open

        Bedford Hospice House is back.

  • Local manufacturing focus of new exhibit

        The Bedford Museum has a new exhibit focused on local manufacturing.

        It’s not a comprehensive list. The exhibits feature the county’s six oldest industrial operations. The Georgia Pacific paper mill at Big Island is the granddady of the collection. It began operating 125 years ago. The American Electric Power Smith Mountain pumped storage   project  is the baby of the group. Smith Mountain Lake reached full pond 50 years ago.

  • 5 vie for 4 council seat

        Bedford has had a lot of Town Council elections recently.
        First, people elected the first town council, which took office when the city reverted to town status. That was followed by another election because of the number of new residents taken into the town through an annexation that was part of the town’s reversion agreement with the county.

  • State pulls pay raise funding

        Randy Hagler, the school division’s chief financial officer, had some bad news for the school board at its meeting Thursday, Sept. 9.
        “The state has run into an issue,” he said. “There is a substantial shortfall in the state’s revenue forecast.”

  • School system revises strategic plan

        The Bedford County School Board is moving toward adopting a new strategic plan. According to Dr. Douglas Schuch, the purpose of a strategic plan is to give a clear definition of where the school division wants to go so that resources can be properly allocated.
        Dr. Schuch said focus groups that included parents, students, teachers and support staff have been held. Central office senior staff have met six times since November, 2015 to work on the plan. A large school staff group met in July to discuss it.

  • Tuesday morning accident has two fatalities

        Virginia State Police Senior Trooper B. P. Long is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash which occurred on Stewartsville Road, three tenths of a mile east of Goodview Road.  The crash occurred at 6:04 a.m. Tuesday in Bedford County.
        A 1996 Ford Explorer was traveling west on Stewartsville Road when it ran off the roadway on the right side, over corrected, came back into the roadway crossing the center line and struck a Ford pick-up truck head-on, according to a news release from the VSP.

  • Split second decisions

        It could have been a tragedy.

        Bedford County Deputies called a situation in the county last week an “averted tragedy” after they encountered an adult man, threatening suicide, with a handgun in his hand.

  • Sheriff’s Association hosts Boys with a Dream

        A group of young men who call themselves Boys with a Dream, headed off for Tysons Corner  Monday morning.

        The teens are guests of the Virginia Sheriff’s Association and were recognized at the organization’s fall conference. They also attended a Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets baseball game, compliments of the Sheriff’s Association.
        They will also get a personal guided tour of the U. S. Capitol by Congressman Robert Goodlatte.

  • 9/11: Keeping the memory alive

        This year marked the 15th year that people from the Bedford area have gathered at Bedford Baptist Church to remember those who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

        The event had a new feature when Maj. Ricky Gardner, of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, introduced Boys With a Dream. Virtually all of these young men are high school and middle school students. They are too young to remember 9/11 and some of them had not even been born yet when terrorists struck the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

  • DeLong is region's top teacher

        For the fourth time in seven years, Bedford County Public Schools has had one of its teachers named Region V Teacher of the Year.
        Liberty High School social studies teacher Crystal DeLong learned she had won the honor at a surprise announcement in the school’s library. Many of her students were there to show their support.