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Today's News

  • Paying forward

        Niyonsenga Pacifique was only 2 years old when the Rwandan genocide occurred in 1994. As many as one million Rwandans were killed and another two million became refugees.

  • ‘Foul’ move? Board votes to spare dogs that kill poultry

        Dogs that kill poultry will now be treated differently under county code from dogs that kill other types of livestock after a 4-3 vote by the county supervisors Monday night.
        According to County Attorney Patrick Skelley, who presented the text amendments to the supervisors, the county code change will allow courts to impose something other than the death penalty on dogs that kill poultry.

  • Helping horses, helping people

    Brook Hill Farm has been in operation for 15 years.

        The non-profit rescues horses and provides a place where law enforcement can bring horses that have been confiscated because their former owners were abusing or neglecting them. The rescued horses have a job. They help rescue kids.
        “I was overwhelmed  with the passion I saw with the kids, with the horses, with the accomplishments of this team,” said Georgia Fauber, a volunteer, about her first visit to the farm.

  • First in the nation

    Bedford’s Moose Lodge has become the first Moose Lodge to have a dedicated parking space for combat wounded veterans.

        The Lodge has two spaces with the Purple Heart logo. The Purple Heart, America’s oldest medal, is awarded to servicemen who have been injured due to enemy action.
        “It means a lot to our membership,” commented District 6 Supervisor Andy Dooley, a member of the Lodge.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bedford Hospice House is once again open

        Bedford Hospice House is back.

  • 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.”