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Today's News

  • Memorial to commemorate 69th anniversary of landing

        On Thursday, June 6 the National D-Day Memorial will pay tribute to those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Normandy 69 years ago and honor those veterans who lived to fight another day.

  • Man dies in Friday wreck

        A man was killed Friday night in a wreck at a DUI checkpoint on U.S. 460.
        According to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller, state police and local authorities were conducting a DUI checkpoint on U.S. 460 at the line between Campbell County and Bedford County on Friday night.
        At 9:30 p.m., a 1997 Honda CR-V was traveling west on U.S. 460 when it rear-ended a Ford F-150 pickup truck that had slowed down for the checkpoint, Geller said.

  • BMH adds digital mammography

        Bedford Memorial Hospital has been here for 60 years and its newest offering is digital mammography.

        “It’s state-of-the-art,” said Patti Jurkus, the hospital’s CEO.
        “It’s the newest technology,” added Lisa Jordan, the hospital’s imaging services manager.
        The new equipment provides a number of advantages, including a reduced examination time. Jordan said it also allows for a more comfortable exam.

  • 160th General Hospital veterans visit Bedford

        Veterans of the 160th General Hospital paid Bedford a visit over the weekend.

  • County, students and teachers earn regional awards

        Bedford County Public Schools, and its students and employees, have been recognized on a number of fronts this past week as region honors have been handed out.

        Those have included several awards handed out to Liberty High School educators as well as an award to the school system for its internship program.
        The awards have included:
        • Thomas Fox:  STEM Educator of the Year for the region;

  • Liberty High OM team places 6th

    The Liberty High School Odyssey of the Mind team was excited as they arrived at World Finals to compete with 827 teams from around the country and the world.  

  • Protecting 5th District Virginians from federal over-regulation

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • The reasons for repeal

    The fundamental question facing uninsured Americans was never, “how do we give the federal government more power over our lives?” Yet government control over health care was the ultimate result of the president’s health care law. Obamacare costs jobs, reduces choices, lowers the quality of care, and hurts the very people it was intended to help.

     

  • Dependency, indemnity compensation

    By Bob Kibler

        Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of military Service members who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease.

    Eligibility (Surviving Spouse)
        To qualify for DIC, a surviving spouse must meet the requirements below.
        The surviving spouse was:

  • Pay tribute to those who protect and serve

    By Marla Graff Decker
    Virginia Secretary of Public Safety

        I would like to take the opportunity during Law Enforcement Memorial Week to pay tribute to the men and women who protect and serve the Commonwealth, risking their lives each day to keep us safe. 
        Since the first known line-of-duty death in America, there have been more than 19,000 officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  Tragically, 487 of those fallen heroes were serving Virginia when their lives were cut short.