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Today's News

  • ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’

    A plaque bearing the words “In God We Trust” has been placed in the Board of Supervisors’ meeting chamber. It’s right above the board chairman’s seat.

        “If it’s good enough for Congress, it’s good enough for us,” commented District 1 Supervisor Bill Thomasson, who spearheaded the effort to have the plaque made and mounted.

  • Dig is at site where man lived when he vanished

        It’s been well over 15 years now since anyone saw James Davis “Slim” Walker.
        This past week, it’s possible investigators were up on Taylor’s Mountain looking for him.
        Walker’s son, Bobby Walker, who has been leading an effort to get more answers about his father’s disappearance on April 7, 2000, confirmed that investigators from the Sheriff’s Office had been digging where his dad had been living in a trailer when he disappeared at 2790 Cool Springs Rd.

  • Habitat House uses innovative foundation

        Bedford’s Habitat for Humanity is working on a new house in Bedford.

        The house uses pre-cast concrete sections for its foundation. These are basically the same type of prefabricated concrete sections that were used, last year, for the basement of the house on Longwood Avenue that replaced the 19th century house that burned the previous year. These concrete sections provide an R-22.8 insulation factor, according to information provided by Ideal Building Systems. The sections are also dampness proof and vapor proof.

  • An overdue family reunion

    A terrible traffic accident in 1940, combined with a world war, separated a Bedford County man from his family for more than 60 years.

  • Bedford Main Street will apply for grant

        A unanimous vote by Bedford Town Council last week will allow Bedford Main Street to apply for a Downtown Investment Grant from the state Department of Housing and Community Development.

  • Fly it with honor

        Travis W. Overstreet Sr. gets very upset when he sees an American flag flown in a disrespectful way — that is a flag that is obviously torn or frayed. He gets upset to the point that he took Town Council to task, right after Memorial Day, because a number of the flags placed in holders on lamp posts in Centertown were frayed.

        Overstreet has seven military veterans in his family. His father was a Marine who served in World War II and Korea. He served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam, in the 1st Marine Division.

  • You know what you have

        The New London Cannery opened for business this month and will remain open until the middle of December. The cannery allows people to can large amounts at one time.

        “You know where the produce came from,” commented Sharon Johnston, who was helping her friend, Laura Knaup can tomatoes, Thursday. Johnston and her husband, Clay, had canned 30 quart cans of their own tomatoes two days earlier. The couple have 31 tomato plants.

  • Rocket science

        The Bedford Central Library’s last Wacky Wednesday, a part of the library’s summer reading program, soared to new heights last week. The children got to design, build and launch their own rockets.

        “We put a little science with our art today,” said Lauren Harper, the youth services librarian.

  • Woman dies in Saturday fire

        A woman died last week in a fire at a Moneta home; the home was subsequently destroyed in a secondary fire the following day.

  • Bedford County woman arrested for abduction, malicious wounding after posting ad on Craigslist for sex

    Last Wednesday, July 22, deputies with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5000 block of Old Country Road in Bedford in reference to an assault call.
    According to a news release from the Sheriff's Office, deputies spoke to a male victim who was suffering from numerous cuts and lacerations. The victim told the deputies that he had responded to a Craigslist.com ad offering sexual services by a subject identifying herself as “Trinity,” and he had arranged with her to meet at her residence in the 5000 block of Old Country Road.