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Today's News

  • Johnson’s Orchards unveils LOVE letters

        Johnson’s Orchard’s LOVE Letters have been an undercover effort.

        Even Danny Johnson had been, to a large extent, kept in the dark. His grandson and his grandson’s wife, the two behind the creative project, wanted to avoid strong suggestions from grandpa, although Danny did have some input on his personal historical knowledge on what parts of the orchard are subject to the strongest winds.

  • Foundation helps out local girl, her family

        Jim and Teresa Widener have a lot of work to do.
        They are caring for their granddaughter, Taylynn in their Bedford home, supplemented by care by a  registered nurse. Taylynn, who is 4, requires constant care because she was born with a large number of severe medical conditions.

  • Bedford agrees to bring hotel to town

        The Economic Development Authority of the town of Bedford (EDA) and Dogwood Development Company, Inc. announced last week that they are pursuing the development and construction of a business class hotel within the town limits. 

  • Sheriff’s Office investigating power equipment thefts

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of power equipment from two businesses in the Stewartsville area of Bedford County.
        The thefts occurred the night of Thursday June 22 or during the early morning hours of Friday June 23, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.
        Outback Mulch, 17750 Stewartsville Road, reported a Caterpillar 246 Skid Steer stolen from its business.

  • Homefront Festival set for July 15

        The National D-Day Memorial is pleased to offer free admission for students 18 and under and to veterans for A 1940s Homefront Festival.
        Adult admission is $5 for the event, half the regular price. The event, formerly known as Family Day, is Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. A 1940s Homefront Festival is  sponsored by WoodmenLife.

  • Oakwood gets a facelift

        Oakwood’s second floor has received a major renovation as part of Bedford Memorial’s overall makeover. The second floor is dedicated to long term rehabilitation.

  • Get ready to celebrate Independence Day; there’s plenty to do!

        There will be plenty of ways to celebrate July 4 this coming weekend. The community events kick off Saturday, July 1 and will go right through July 4.
        Here are a few of the area happenings:

    Bedford’s fireworks
    are July 3
        Bedford’s Fourth of July fireworks are slated for July 3. The town and the county are collaborating on the display with the town and county sharing the cost and the town handling the logistics.

  • No more studies on broadband

        Bedford County’s broadband authority, after a discussion, voted by a 3-3 margin not to do a county wide broadband infrastructure assessment.
        District 3 Supervisor Steve Wilkerson, District 7 Supervisor Kevin Willis and District 1 Supervisor Bill Thomasson voted in favor of the study while District 4 Supervisor John Sharp, District 5 Supervisor Tommy      Scott     and Board Chairman Curry Martin voted against it. District 6 Supervisor Andy Dooley was absent.

  • Wiley to serve 20 years

        Charles Garrett Wiley, 48, pleaded no contest to three counts of aggravated sexual battery and will spend 20 years in prison for those convictions.

  • Bansley unseats Wilkerson

        Last week’s Republican primary will result in a change in the Bedford County Board of Supervisors. Although this was a political party primary, the winners will run unopposed in November.
        The change came about in District 2 were Charla Bansley, the challenger, defeated incumbent Steve Wilkerson. Bansley won with 55 percent of the vote.