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Today's News

  • Obama does something right

        NATO supply trucks are once again crossing through Pakistan on their way to Afghanistan. This came after Hillary Clinton told the Pakistani government that the U. S. is sorry that Pakistani troops were killed when American air strikes hit Pakistani army checkpoints that were reported to be firing on Afghan forces in Afghanistan.
        “We are sorry for the losses suffered by the Pakistani military,” Clinton said in a statement.  She added that mistakes were made by both sides.

  • Helping out or taking advantage

    When the worst of times hit, there tends to be two very different scenarios that happen.
        Ideally, dealing with turbulent times brings out the best in folks. They band together, lock arms and plow through whatever problem they face.
        In most cases that seems to have been the case through the recent devastating windstorm that blindsided folks in and around Central Virginia these past two weeks.
        Thousands lost their electricity, but they tapped into the enormous power of a community coming together.

  • 2nd Friday shuttle offered

        This Friday, Friday the 13th, Bedford’s 2nd Fridays will have a new feature. According to Sue Montgomery, Bedford Main Street’s director, a shuttle will make a circuit of 2nd Friday attractions, providing transportation for people who desire it.
        “They will see all the special events we have going on,” Montgomery said.

  • BBB warns against price gouging

        Some people have noted how many folks pitched in to help others during the recent widespread power outage.
        “Everybody’s there helping,” commented Kris Angstadt, who moved to Bedford from Pennsylvania.
        “And like, for free,” she added. You don’t have to hire people to do it.”    
        Angstadt said that she is accustomed to people profiting from an emergency.

  • Hurt visits local business

        Congressman Robert Hurt stopped by Fresenius Blueridge Dialysis last week on a tour of businesses in the 5th Congressional District. The visit took place on Wednesday as the area was recovering from power outages due to the massive derecho that struck the area the previous Friday.

        According to Stephany Dietrich, who heads the dialysis center, Blueridge Dialysis did not lose power, but it also has a generator.
        “We are a dialysis facility,” she explained.

  • Reversion closer

        The reversion agreement, signed by the Bedford County Board of Supervisors and Bedford City Council last year cleared a major hurdle on Monday.

  • Still involved at 91

    Jane Amnott, now 91, has had a very active life. Even now, she’s still involved in the Keep Bedford Beautiful Committee (KBBC).

        “I was there last night,” she said when interviewed for this story.

  • Living without electricity

        They were left without power—and they had to adapt.

        In the face of a massive power outage that left thousands without electricity, they did without air conditioning in the sweltering heat and, in many cases, without water.

  • Bulletin update: County cooling stations for this weekend

     

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    Bedford County Cooling Stations Open at the Following Locations:

    Citizens Encouraged to Take Heat-Related Safety Precautions

    For Friday, Saturday & Sunday July 6-8, 2012

    Bedford County, in cooperation with local organizations is opening the following cooling stations throughout the locality:

  • Governor McDonnell Issues Update on Virginia’s Recovery from June’s Historic Derecho Storm

    RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today issued the following update regarding Virginia’s ongoing recovery from severe storms that struck the Commonwealth June 29-30.

    As of 10 a.m., power companies are reporting that approximately 107,300 customers remain without power statewide. Dominion Virginia Power reports 24,096 outages, with 8,900 of those in northern Virginia. APCO reports 81,273 without power, with 18,951 of those in the city of Lynchburg and 10,589 in the city of Roanoke. Electrical cooperatives have 1,975 customers without power.