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Today's News

  • Avenel raising funds to remodel kitchen

        Avenel has a grant for $7500 from the Greater Lynchburg Community Trust to be used for the renovation of the Avenel kitchen. That’s the seed money, the Avenel Foundation is actually going to need a total of $25,000 in order to complete the job. That’s why it is in fundraising mode now.

        Avenel’s kitchen is cramped. Heather Williams, of Olde Liberty Station, is one of the caterers who frequently works events at Avenel.

  • Lowry Post Office could be closed

        Patrons of the Lowry Post Office don’t believe that closing that historic facility will do much to help the United States Postal Service recover an $8 billion deficit its facing this year.

        And they want it left open.
        The Lowry Post Office has been operating at its current site since 1854. Fifteen residents who get their mail there attended a meeting last Thursday to find out more about what’s being proposed.

  • Two vie to fill District 7 seat

        Two candidates are vying to fill the District 7 supervisor’s seat currently held by Gary Lowry. Lowry announced this summer that he will not seek reelection.

  • Opinions vary on plan

        After working on reversion negotiations for three years behind closed doors, the city of Bedford and Bedford County’s elected officials took action in two open meetings last week to move forward with an agreement. Views by area citizens on what it will mean varied this week. Many wanted to learn more about the plan now that it was out in the open.

  • Pollard votes 'no'

        Board of Supervisors Chairman Annie Pollard cast the lone dissenting vote Wednesday against the agreement which would allow the city of Bedford to revert to town status.

        Pollard didn't make any statements about her vote during the meeting, but after said her "no" was in response to the needs of her district's constituents. Some of those would eventually become a part of the town of Bedford as part of a negotiated boundry expansion for the town.

  • City, county agree on plan for city to become town

        It could be 18 months before it actually takes place, but the city of Bedford is now one step closer to becoming a town once again.

        Last Wednesday both City Council and the Bedford County Board of Supervisors approved the agreement that has been more than three years in the making.    
        This Thursday area residents will have a chance to voice their thoughts about the plan at a 7 p.m. meeting in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of Sept. 14, 2011)

     

  • Church news (week of Sept. 14, 2011)

     

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  • BMS marks 10th anniversary of 9/11

    Bedford Middle School marked the 10th anniversary of 9/11 Monday morning.

        It was the first school day after the actual anniversary, on Sunday. It also recalled an event that has receded far enough into the past that none of these middle school students can remember where they were on Sept. 11, 2001. They were too young at the time.

  • Forest Elementary students honor their local heroes

        Monty Coleman, assistant fire chief with the Forest Volunteer Fire Department, believes the events of Sept. 11, 2001, should be remembered more than they are.

        “In my eyes, it’s a shame we don’t remember it every single day,” Coleman said Friday.
        That’s why he was more than willing to attend Forest Elementary School’s 9/11 Commemoration assembly held at the school last week.