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Today's News

  • The valve is truned: the water is flowing

    Town and county officials, along with members of the Bedford Regional Water Authority’s board of directors, held a valve turning ceremony just off Va. 43, across Smith Street from Calvary Baptist Church, Thursday afternoon.

        The ceremony was like a combination grand opening and ground breaking. There was a ribbon cutting and then representatives of the county, the town, and the Water Authority used  a T-handled wrench, painted gold, to open the valve.

  • County IT system needs major work

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors met Monday night for its organizational meeting and held the board’s annual changing of the guard by electing a new chairman and vice chairman.
        District 2 Supervisor Curry Martin was elected the chairman of the board for 2017 and Bill Thomasson was chosen as vice chairman.

    IT problems
        The supervisors got a briefing from Robert Floyd, the county’s director of information technology.

  • 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.

  • Police still seeking missing teen

    Brianna Hederick, a Bedford teen, is still missing and Bedford police are actively looking for her.

        According to Lt. Shannon Walker,  Hederick, who is 16, was last seen in her home at 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 5. She was reported missing the next day.
        “We have no evidence of foul play,” Walker said.

  • In an emergency

        Brian Buccola, a Goodview resident, carried a passion for emergency medicine one step further earlier this month.