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Today's News

  • Vladimir Putin to the rescue?

        President Barack Obama painted himself into a corner with his ill advised red line on chemical weapons and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called his bluff by using nerve gas on Syrian civilians. His credibility—what’s left of it—on the line President Obama had to do something.

  • Guns in town

    Though guns will be allowed in some parts of Bedford soon, don’t expect Main Street to turn into Dodge City. That’s because council appears headed towards a common-sense solution to a problem that popped up as a result of reversion.
        With reversion, a number of properties that were outside of the old city boundaries became a part of the new town. When that happened, those residents, who could previously hunt on their land, were suddenly forbidden to do so because the town ordinance didn’t allow firearms to be fired within the town limits.

  • Thief takes knives from Terry's Country Store

        Thankfully this time, Bob Terry didn’t get hurt.

        Having survived a 2011 attack after closing up Terry’s Country Store one October evening, Terry, who was 81 years old then, continues two years later to man his shop on Dickerson Mill Road.
        In the 2011 attack, Terry was badly beaten and robbed. On Friday, though he lost some merchandise, Terry escaped injury.

  • Stokes let go as head of parks and rec

        Monday was Michael Stokes’ last day as the county’s director of parks and recreation.
        “Tuesday [Sept. 10] morning I was told by the county administrator that the board had decided to terminate me effective yesterday,” Stokes said in a Tuesday morning phone interview.

  • New location offers benefits

        Bob and Jann Sloper are excited about Floors and More’s new location.

        The business moved to Burks Hill Road on Aug. 1 and now occupies the upper level of the large building across the street from The Duchess of Bedford. The Blue Ridge Fitness Center is in the building’s lower level.
        “I think more exposure,” was Jan Sloper’s comment when asked about the advantages the new location provides.

  • Music festival raising funds to help children with cancer

        A fundraiser, called Noahfest, organized last year to help Noah Okuley, then 13, with expenses related to treatment for hodgkin’s lymphoma was so successful that it gave his father, Michael Okuley an idea: Why not do this for other families in the same boat as he was in?

  • Helping our wounded warriors

        An effort by the American Legion to help wounded warriors was the theme of this year’s 9-11 ecumenical prayer breakfast, held at Main Street United Methodist Church.

        The event was sponsored by the Bedford Christian Fellowship, the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, American Legion Post 54, the Society of St. Andrew and the Bedford County Ministerial Association.

  • Council ready to pull the trigger

        Some new residents of the town of Bedford who were concerned they wouldn't be able to hunt on their property anymore, are a step closer to not having to worry about that by the time deer season opens.

  • Habitat for Humanity, school system form partnership to build home

    It was a perfect fit.

  • New Main Street executive director ready to get started

        Bedford Main Street Inc. has its new executive director

        While officially set to take over Oct. 1, Amanda Adams is already learning the ropes from outgoing Executive Director Sue Montgomery.