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Today's News

  • Remember 9/11

        Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of an event that still stands huge in my mind. That Tuesday was such a beautiful bright September morning and, while the weather didn’t change, everybody’s mood quickly darkened. As the events unfolded, somebody set up a TV at the receptionist’s desk. I can recall watching that TV as an airliner crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers.

  • Republicans rally around their cause

        About 230 enthusiastic Republicans turned out for a dinner last month at Bedford Elementary School and the party’s prospects this fall appeared to be the cause, judging from comments by various speakers at the event.

        “The pendulum has been swinging away from us for some time,” said State Senator Ralph Smith. “Now it is swinging back.”
        “I think things are looking good for us in November,” he said.

  • Bedford General Store opens

    The building on North Bridge Street, formerly occupied by Guilded Era, has been a haven of activity since that business moved in June. Since then, a trio of local entrepreneurs have been at work on the interior getting ready to open the Bedford General Store.

        Bedford General Store, now open, is owned by Rachel Ellis, Linwood Hoffman and Dan Plattus. It’s actually several stores in one — the three rent out interior space to various small vendors, providing a variety of offerings.

  • Sedation dentist joins Bedford practice

    A new dentist, practicing sedation dentistry, has joined Dr. Anthony Bailey’s practice in Bedford.

        Dr. Rudolf Wolf, who hails from San Diego, Calif., joined Dr. Bailey on June 1. Dr. Wolf went to dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He liked Virginia, and got to know Dr. Bailey when he met him working at a free dental clinic in Lynchburg.

  • Woman could face murder charge

    Authorities are waiting for results from an autopsy report to decide if a 28-year-old Goode woman, accused of attacking her 77-year-old boyfriend, could be charged with murder following his death a week ago.

  • Woodhaven celebrates anniversary

        Woodhaven Nursing Home is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

        According to David Graves, the nursing home’s owner, the facility was founded in 1960 by Dr. John McCown. It’s always been at its current location, just west of Montvale on U. S. 460, although it has expanded substantially since then. The old house, built as a single family home in 1927, still forms its core and currently houses offices. At one point, in the 1950s, a company called Woodhaven Manufacturing operated there.

  • VDGIF decides elk will come to Va.

    The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) has decided to reintroduce elk to Virginia by relocating 75 elk to Buchanan County in Southwestern Virginia. The reintroduction could begin by 2012, with a limited hunting season for elk beginning four years later.

        “The bad news is the elk are going into Buchanan County, but the good news is they are not going into the other two proposed counties, Wise and Dickinson,” stated Jeff Powers, chairman of Bedford County’s agriculture board.

  • Nelson County jury will hear murder case against Wesley Earnest

    A Nelson County jury will decide the fate of Wesley Brian Earnest in November.

  • Class helps student follow life-long dream to become firefighter

    Sometimes little boys say they want to be a fireman when they grow up.

        In the case of Randale Smith, now a senior at Jefferson Forest High School, that’s exactly what he plans to be. In fact, he’s already doing it. Smith, who lives in Evington, already has his firefighter certification and is serving on the volunteer fire department there.
        “It’s what I always wanted to do,” he said.

  • Commentary: My kind of leader

    Mike Shanahan is my kind of guy.

    That’s not entirely accurate, so let me restate.

    Mike Shanahan is my kind of leader.