Today's News

  • Supervisors turn down SML area water/sewer project

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to deny a special use permit for a private water and sewage system that would serve proposed subdivisions on Smith Mountain Lake in the Goodview area. The vote was 5-0 with District 4 Supervisor John Sharp and District 7 Supervisor Gary Lowry absent. The planning commission had given the project a thumbs down earlier this year on a 4-2 vote.

  • Bedford participates in national program to promote crime prevention through citizen involvement

    National Night Out, a national program designed to promote crime prevention awareness, generate support for law enforcement and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back, has been going on for 27 years. This year, Bedford joined in for the first time with a city-wide event held at the Farmers’ Market last week.

  • High wind, lightning cause problems

    A collision between a cold front, rolling out of the north, and hot, humid air brought high wind and lightning to the Bedford area Thursday afternoon.

        “It was really hot and humid over the area,” said Marc Chenard, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Blacksburg office.
        The result of the collision between the air masses created storms that went high in the atmosphere. Chenard said that storms that go as high as Thursday’s storms create strong straightline winds at the surface.

  • Keeping watch: Parkway ecologist keeps eye on plants

    The Blue Ridge Parkway’s 75th anniversary has Chris Ulrey, the Parkway’s plant ecologist, traveling to various communities with a presentation on the national park’s diversity of flora. Not that Ulrey spends a lot of time behind a desk. His job gets him out to lots of places, including up in tall trees. He’s also the Parkway’s arborist.

  • Help wanted: CASA seeks more volunteers

    Retirement can be a good time to give back to the community.

        Vicki Bertrand moved to the Bedford area after retiring from United Parcel Service. She had worked for 35 years and had finished her career working in security and loss prevention. Bertrand said that UPS had always been big on supporting United Way and she always felt that, once she retired, she wanted to give time as well as money.
        “Working with kids seemed like a good way to help,” she said, explaining why CASA drew her interest.

  • Three firefighters injured during response to call

    Three Stewartsville-Chamblissburg volunteer firefighters had a close call Monday when a portion of the roof of a burning house collapsed on them, temporarily trapping them.

  • Bedford Friends of Library host Angela Easterling with Brandon Turner in concert

        Join the Friends of the Bedford Public Library, Inc. on, Saturday, Aug. 14, at 7:30 p.m. as they host Angela Esterling in concert. The concert held in the Bedford Room of Bedford Central Library is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10 per person collected at the door. For more information call 540-586-8911 or visit www.friendsofbedfordlibrary.org.

  • National D-Day Memorial: Children's events

  • Bedford Host Lions Club

    The Bedford Host Lions Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Club is  active in the community helping to provide eye exams and glasses for those who qualify. The Club also helps with eye screening for the schools and they also help the Red Cross with their Blood Drives. The club works with the state and international Lions to provide help in a lot of different ways. If you would like to learn more about the Lions or would be interested in coming to a meeting,  call Jim McSlarrow at 586-4712 or Margaret Anderson at 586-0082.

  • Trip to Myrtle Beach