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Today's News

  • Arrington still on board of supervisors

    District 5 Supervisor Steve Arrignton announced his resignation at the Board of Supervisors’ last meeting in 2013. Now, more than a year later, he’s still on the board. Arrington has never specified a date for the resignation to take effect.

        Arrington is a builder and he cited some large projects in North Carolina, that he’s working on, as the reason for resigning. In an interview, he cited some zoning issues he was addressing and “trying to prevent the tax increase” as his reasons for staying on.

  • Dr. Gladwell retires

        Dr. David Gladwell, a Bedford optometrist, is calling it quits.

        Actually, he retired a couple of years ago when he sold his practice, Bedford Family Eye Care. However, he continued practicing on a part-basis with the practice. It’s been a slow retreat into retirement for Dr. Gladwell, who is now 70.

  • Plunging oil prices deliver Christmas gift

        The reports are in:  Santa’s recently-completed trip around the world was accomplished significantly under budget.

  • Goodview man sentenced for accident that took life of his friend

        A 22-year-old Goodview man will spend 12 months in jail for an involuntary manslaughter conviction involving a single-vehicle accident that killed a Bedford man.

        Durham Westley Falabella received a 10-year-sentence with all but 12 months of that sentence suspended, on the involuntary manslaughter conviction. He also received a 12 month sentence on a misdemeanor driving under the influence conviction, which runs concurrently with the other sentence.

  • Fire department volunteers donate hams to BCM

        Many less fortunate families in Bedford will have a Christmas ham at their dinner table this Thursday as a result of actions taken by the Bedford Fire Department.

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors approved funding in the Department of Fire & Rescue’s budget for volunteer appreciation. County fire & rescue officials chose to purchase hams with this appreciation funding to give to the volunteers.

  • Competent to stand trial

        A Bedford woman, charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old son, has been declared mentally competent to stand trial.

  • Liberty men fall, ladies roll at Beacon

     

    One Liberty team picked up a moral victory.  The other picked up a plain, old win.

    Such were the results of Saturday afternoon tilts at the Beacon Classic, held at E.C. Glass.

    The Liberty boys and girls basketball teams continued along their divergent paths this season.

    In a pair of partially concurrent games, the Lady Minutemen topped Appomattox, 61-33, to stay unbeaten, at 4-0.  Meanwhile, the M-Men were being bested by Tunstall, 56-55, to remain winless, at 0-5.

  • What to do with BMS?

        Within the next couple of years a new middle school will be built to replace Bedford Middle School in the Liberty zone.
        While there will be much excitement about opening the new school—once it is built—the current middle school building will then become vacant. So what will its future be?
        Bedford Town Council has selected a group of local individuals to help guide that decision.

  • Even at 88, county woman keeps up the pace

        Jean Baum is a remarkable person.

        While Jean now resides in Bedford County, most of her life was spent in Wisconsin where she first taught chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and then raised three children.
         She was also instrumental in the foundation of the Tennessee Walking Horse Association in Wisconsin.  And at 88 years old, Jean Baum is still active showing her walking horse, ‘Walk on Command’ at breed horse shows throughout the Southeast.

  • Mature Driver Law change goes into effect Jan. 1

        Beginning January 1, Virginia law requires drivers age 75 and older to visit a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) customer service center every five years to renew their driver’s licenses.
        These drivers do not need to renew their licenses until their current licenses are set to expire. At each renewal, they will have a vision screening, which is the standard for all individuals renewing in person.
        Currently, drivers 80 and up renew their licenses in person every eight years.