The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce packed the Boonsboro Country Club on Thursday, March 23, for its annual awards dinner. The main dining room was filled as well as an overflow room. The Chamber is now 78 years old and has 740 members.
That was the theme this year for the PTA Reflections contest, and many talented Bedford County students had stories to share.
The PTA Reflections is an arts program that welcomes students from all grades and abilities to participate in the arts through mediums of dance choreography, film production, musical composition, literature, visual arts and photography.
Three men charged with second degree murder in connection with the March 27 death of a Lynchburg teenager, whose body was found in Bedford County, are undocumented Salvadoran illegal immigrants with ties to the notorious MS-13 gang, Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown announced Friday.
Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown said more than five years ago gang activity could filter into this county because of its location between Lynchburg and Roanoke.
Last Monday, his worst fears were realized. That came when the body of a 17-year-old Lynchburg teen was found on Roaring Run Road in Bedford County, having been allegedly murdered by three undocumented illegal aliens with ties to the MS-13 gang.
Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte has asked for information on the three individuals charged with the murder of a 17-year-old teenager from Lynchburg, whose body was found March 27 on Roaring Run Road in Bedford County.
Boys With a Dream will hold an autism awareness event in Bedford on April 29.
It’s a 5K run and walk event. Signup is from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. with the run/walk taking place from 9 a.m. to noon. The course will follow the “loop.”
According to Ta’Ron Robinson, the group settled on the loop because it’s familiar to local people who jog and walk. Robinson is a junior at Liberty High School and plans to go to James Madison University to major in computer science after graduating.
The death of a beloved dog spiked serious tension between Gretchen Simpson Bennett, 55, of Roanoke and her ex-husband Gerald Fairchild of Bedford County.
According to Chief Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Stacey Gardner, Bennett appeared uninvited at the home of Fairchild on February 6, 2016, inquiring about the recent death of their dog and the location that the dog was buried.