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Today's News

  • Centra BMH to expand ER

        Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital is about to embark on an expansion of its emergency department.

          In order to do that, the hospital needs a temporary home for that department while the work is being done. The solution is to temporarily move it to the second floor of the old hospital building. It will use parking in the area currently dedicated to administrative parking. There will be directional signs that will show people where they need to go. Volunteers will also be on hand to help people find their way.

  • Steve Wilkerson seeks reelection

        District 3 Supervisor Steve Wilkerson is seeking reelection for a second term this fall. First elected to the Bedford County Board of Supervisors in 2013, Wilkerson replaced Roger Cheek, who chose not to seek reelection after  serving nearly 20 years on the board.

  • Bansley challenges Wilkerson for District 3 supervisor's seat

        Charla Bansley, an Alexandria native, is challenging incumbent District 3 Supervisor Steve Wilkerson for the June 13 Republican Primary for the Republican nomination for that seat on the Board of Supervisors.

  • Derby Day slated for May 6 at Avenel

        Derby Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 6 at Avenel.

        Avenel Foundation marks the annual running of the Kentucky Derby with a festive event that serves as a major fundraiser. The Foundation exists to maintain the historic home.
        Avenel was built by Col. William Burwell to serve as a home for his family and his in-laws. That’s why the house has such a complex internal stair system. The two families shared the public areas of the house, but each had their own private section.

  • Love letters

        Bedford County’s Love Letters will be unveiled next week at the Bedford Welcome Center.

         These Love Letters are not amorous missives. The are actual, large, metal letters that spell out the word “LOVE.” It’s part of a state-wide tourism branding project and localities around the state are doing it. This initiative of the Virginia Tourism Corporation started in 2012.
        However, Bedford’s Love Letters are unique.

  • Local farmers help out those affected by wildfires

        Moved by the devastation farmers in the Midwest have been dealing with because of wildfires, a group of area residents have been reaching out to help their counterparts in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas.

  • Bedford town manager resigns

    Bedford Town Council added a closed door session, not previously scheduled, to the end of their regular Tuesday night meeting. When Council came out of it's executive session, Town Manager Charles Kolakowski announced his resignation.

    “I am hereby announcing my resignation as town manager,” Kolakowski said.

  • Tourism update, April 2017

    By Nicole S. Johnson

  • Trump finds his military toys

         During the presidential campaign, nothing was more sobering than the thought of Donald Trump with military power, especially, the power to start a war, even a nuclear war.
        When you combine his unpredictability with his thin-skinned temperament, well, you see the danger. But the “angry whites” who voted for him just didn’t care about that, not as long as there were immigrants to chase out and coal mining jobs to restore.

  • Vladimir Vladimirovich in the quicksand pit

        It’s beginning to look like Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is biting off more than he can chew when it comes to foreign policy.
        It began three years ago when Russia launched a fast moving special forces operation that took control of Crimea so fast that it took control of Crimea with no resistance. Nobody saw it coming.