Today's News

  • Local firefighters help with film

        For Brad Creasy and the Bedford Fire Department, the timing couldn’t have been better.

        Creasy, the fire department’s chief, contacted Liberty University just three weeks ago with hopes that their cinematography students might be looking for a film project. 
        “The fire department wanted to have a short film produced to highlight its rich history and tradition of excellence; something that could be used as a recruitment tool as well,” Creasy explained.

  • D-Day Memorial gets new hedgehog

        The National D-Day Memorial got a new hedgehog last week.

        This hedgehog is a full scale reproduction of a German anti-tank trap from World War II. It was designed to stop up to a medium tank.

  • People are welcome

        The fenced in area to your left, as you enter the Claytor Nature Study Center, is not an off-limits research area.

        It’s only off limits to deer, and they are why the fence is there. People are welcome. In fact, the Claytor folks, and the Bedford Area Master Gardeners want you to look around in that area because it is a demonstration garden. It has species of plants — a number are native species — that do well in this area.

  • Trucks damaging Wolf Creek Bridge

        Tractor trailers have been getting into trouble on Dickerson Mill Road. The problem comes at the bridge crossing Wolf Creek. The bridge is narrow and, at one end, the road makes a 90 degree turn just off the bridge. The big rigs can’t make it and get hung up.

  • Dr. Schuch receives Region 5 award

        Bedford County School Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch has been named Region 5 2017-2018 superintendent of the year.

        The announcement was made Tuesday.
        “It’s an amazing honor,” stated Dr. Schuch Tuesday, minutes after finding out about the honor. “I really think it’s a reflection of our team in the school system.”

  • School system not likely to get all it asked for from county

        Dr. Reid Wodicka, Bedford County’s deputy county administrator, unveiled the budget that county staff is recommending at a board of supervisors work session held Monday night. This is the first of a series of work sessions that the supervisors will hold before adopting a budget.
        Dr. Wodicka presented a balanced budget that leaves all tax rates the same as they are now.

  • Town council advertises its budget

        Bedford’s Town Council took a last look at the capital improvement funds for the fire department and electrical department last week. Council has advertised a public hearing on the budget to be held on March 27 at 7 p.m. in Council’s meeting chamber in the municipal building.

  • 2017 Year in Review

    By Nicole Johnson
    Director of Tourism

        Happy Spring!  2018 is off to a great (and very busy) start!  In January, I celebrated the one year mark as Bedford County’s Director of Tourism, and I want to mention a few highlights from 2017.

  • Oh, yes, the Blue Wave is coming!

        Recently, the conservative columnist here was celebrating because he managed to find a poll that suggested Donald Trump had pushed his approval rating to 49 percent.
        This, he said, meant that this deeply corrupt president, who is shedding staff the way rats leave a sinking ship, had a “higher rating than Obama at a similar point.” He thinks the Blue Wave we know is coming this fall might not happen.

  • Outside agencies provide good value

        Every year, as they develop their budgets, both the Bedford County Board of Supervisors and Bedford Town Council get requests from outside agencies for money.
        This year, the process was accompanied by some fussing on Town Council. It was kind of a tempest in a teapot and nothing happened. Most councilmen agreed that refusing to provide any funding to outside agencies, at this point, would amount to an unfair surprise for these organizations. A policy would need to be developed and applied to next year’s requests.