Today's News

  • BMH honors its volunteers

        Bedford Memorial Hospital gave an appreciation lunch, last week, for the 100 volunteers who help out in various capacities. One of the featured speakers began volunteering 70 years ago.

        Evelyn Kowalchuk, now 92, had to give up volunteer work two years ago, after she stopped driving. The New Jersey native volunteered for something for the first time shortly after Japan bombed the United States into World War II. Kowalchuk volunteered for the Army as a nurse.

  • Effort helps fill the shelves of food bank

        A truck parked in front of the Bedford Wal-Mart Friday was making a pick-up, rather than a delivery, last week.

        Customers at the store had the opportunity to drop off non-perishable food items which were taken to Feeding America Southwest Virginia’s Salem food bank, which provides food via partner agencies. Lake Christian Ministries and the Agape Center, both located in Moneta, are this food bank’s Bedford area partner agencies.

  • Cross Memorial fund will make first grant this year

    The Bedford Community Health Foundation has a fund set up in memory of Michael Cross that is set to make its first grant this summer. Cross was the foundation’s director of development from 2004 until his death in 2011.

        Cross was born in 1938 in Stoke-On-Trent, Straffordshire, England and people calling his office at the Health Foundation could always tell that they had reached the right phone number when they heard his British accent on the line.    

  • Cruzin' Bedford willl have a 50's theme

        Bedford’s business community is getting together to sponsor “Cruzin’ Bedford” on Saturday, May 19. It’s a combined effort of Bedford Main Street and the Bedford Merchant’s Association.

        This is the first of what they hope will become an annual event, featuring classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods and motorcycles. Cruzin’ Bedford will take a 1950s theme and people are urged to dress up in ‘50s attire. There will be a contest for the best dressed.

  • Former Bedford Elem. principal new SB member

    The Bedford County School Board chose Dr. John Hicks, last week, to fill the District 3 School Board seat left vacant by Brad Whorley’s resignation.

        A total of five people applied for the position and the School Board held the candidate interviews in open session.

  • Bus drivers hit hard by new budget proposal

        School bus drivers will be hit the hardest if the budget proposals discussed by the Bedford County School Board last Thursday are eventually approved.

  • Want to attend the casting call?

        An open casting call for the crew and cast for the film “Finding Faith” is scheduled for this week.  The producers, director and Erik Estrada will be on-hand during the auditions, and it is their goal to cast as much local talent as possible. 

  • Film to focus on problem Internet predators pose to children

        Jason Campbell is hoping for the community’s help in telling the story “Finding Faith,” a feature-length film set to begin production this summer.

        It’s a film based on an all-too familiar tragedy for teenagers these days.
        Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown is bringing Hollywood to the area this summer to film the movie about the subject matter he unfortunately knows too much about—child predators on the Internet. 

  • County Parks and Rec is on the move with new programs

    Bedford County’s Department of Parks and Recreation has a new home. The department has moved from its old offices in the city of Bedford into the former county nursing home building on Falling Creek Road.
        The move has been beneficial, according to Michael Stokes, the county’s director of parks and recreation.

  • Cav baseball in the hunt

      Technically, Jefferson Forest has as good, or better, a shot at the Seminole crown this year.