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Today's News

  • Bedford Christmas Station to hold raffle

        Like many organizations that help people going through tough times, the Bedford Christmas Station is facing the double challenge of a drop in donations and an increase in need.

  • BDVS recognizes advocates for victims

    Fifteen area law enforcement personnel were honored during the seventh annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Awards ceremony held last Wednesday. The goal of the event is to recognize those who have promoted safety for domestic violence victims and their children along with holding the batterers accountable for their actions.

  • CVAAA to hold open houses as part of anniversary celebration

    Central Virginia Area Agency on Aging (CVAAA) is celebrating 35 years of helping elderly people stay home longer.

  • Rubatex closes its doors again

    Rubatex has, for the second time in 10 years, ceased operating.

        The company was once a major fixture of Bedford’s industrial landscape, employing 1,200 people. It was just a shadow of its former self when it closed its doors for a short period in 2004. It reopened after being purchased by SEDO Chemical, a German manufacturer, later that year. The company was later purchased by Dominik Menakker, a German national. He became sole owner of Rubatex on January 1, 2008. At its most recent peak it employed about 60 people.

  • More concerns raised

    The pressure continues to build for the National D-Day Memorial Foundation to remove the bust of Josef Stalin from the Memorial grounds.

        Congressmen Bob Goodlatte and Tom Perriello weighed in on the issue last week as did the Bedford County Board of Supervisors. They all called for the bust to be removed.

  • Letters

    School Board thanks

    businesses

  • Our country is going to have to take some big steps to reduce our debts
  • The Stalin bust has no place at the D-Day Memorial

    As we gather together in the midst of family BBQ's, parades and fireworks commemorating our nation’s independence, we also remember and honor our founding fathers and their vision of a great and free nation.  Nearly 170 years later, 35 boys from Bedford stormed the beaches of Normandy as part of the D-Day invasion with hundreds of thousands of allied forces.  These brave men answered the call to service and many paid the last full measure of devotion so that we can enjoy the freedoms and liberties envisioned by our founding fathers.

  • History distorted in Stalin bust debate

        I find it difficult to believe that the most important issue before Bedford County government right now could be the Stalin bust at the National D-Day Memorial, but apparently it is.

        County supervisors gave veterans a highly publicized forum and then voted unanimously to pass a resolution telling the memorial’s governing foundation that - as television news dramatically put it - “the Stalin bust must go!”

  • Fireworks, events abound for Fourth of July celebration

    There will be plenty to do this Fourth of July weekend in the Bedford area.

        From Smith Mountain Lake to the Peaks of Otter, Poplar Forest to Centertown Bedford numerous events are planned to help area residents celebrate this nation’s independence.

        Fireworks are scheduled for both the Lake (on July 3) and in Bedford (July 4). The local events include:

    Libertyfest: Independence Day celebration to be held in Centertown July 4