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Today's News

  • Town saves big bucks

        This call was well worth the dime -- or whatever it takes now-a-days to make a call.

        The town of Bedford recently experienced a malfunction of vital equipment at its Snowden hydroelectric plant on the James River.  A component known as a speed increaser failed. 
        And it wasn’t a cheap fix.

  • Hall of Fame

        First Sergeant Lennie Hutton, who started as Bedford Science and Technology Center’s JROTC instructor this year, was just recently inducted into the Army’s Drill Instructor Hall of Fame.

  • A piece of history

        A group of people in Montvale have gathered together to try to prevent the old Montvale Elementary School from being sold to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

  • 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.

  • 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.”