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Today's News

  • We must work together to create jobs

    With the national unemployment rate hovering around nine percent, millions of Americans are still struggling to find work. The constant threat of out-of-control spending, higher taxes, and excessive regulation from Washington has resulted in job creators sitting on the sidelines, and the worst unemployment in decades.

  • Be a part of the solution

    By Cindy and Danny Torrence

  • Turn around before it’s too late

        Michelle Bachmann suggested, last month, that the earthquake in Virginia and Hurricane Irene indicate that America is under divine judgement because of the federal government’s policies.

  • Long-time supporter of Memorial dies

        A wreath sat quietly last week next to a plaque noting Sen. Elmon T. Gray’s work on behalf of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford. The Memorial Foundation placed the wreath in his memory, following the news of Gray’s death last Tuesday.

        The Memorial had lost a long-time friend.
        Sen. Gray was 86.
        He had succeeded his father, Garland, in the state Senate, and had served from 1971-1992.

  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness month

        October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.

        “It’s nationally recognized,” said Leanne Dudley, director of Bedford Domestic Violence Services.
        The city and county have also issued proclamations recognizing it.    

  • D-Day veteran recounts his role at D-Day

        Although their ranks are dwindling, D-Day veterans still come to Bedford to visit the national D-Day Memorial.

  • D. Reynolds to close its doors

        D. Reynolds has catered to the clothing needs of Bedford’s men from its South Bridge Street location for more than 60 years. But that’s about to come to an end.

        Carl Wells, who owns the store along with his wife, Dale, announced Monday that the store will close at the beginning of December.
        Wells bought the store in 1976 when he was still sheriff in Bedford County.

  • Police impersonator being sought

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is urging motorists to use caution following an incident last Wednesday where a man impersonating a police officer pulled over a woman in the Cifax area of the county.

        At 7:24 a.m. on Sept. 28, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from the woman who advised them she was traveling from the Cifax area to US 221 in Bedford County, when a white, early 2000 model Lincoln with a blue “bubble” light located on the right side of the dash, stopped her on Bethany Circle.

  • Mill’s wheel reset; just in time for festival

        A local landmark is one step closer to being up and running.

        On Monday, Lynchburg Crane reset the wheel at Big Otter Mill, an accomplishment that has been several years in the making.
        And the bright, red wheel is back in place just in time for this year’s Big Otter Mill Harvest Festival, set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the mill’s historic site off Va. 122, north of Bedford.

  • Community shows concern for Moneta man injured in robbery

        The Moneta community was still coping Monday with what had happened to one of its own.

        A candlelight vigil, held in front of Terry’s Country Corner store, showed the care and concern the community has for Bob Terry, seriously injured Saturday night in a robbery.
        Monday evening’s event drew a crowd of at least 150 people. People parked at Flint Hill Baptist Church and walked the short distance to the store.