Resident challenges use of property

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By John Barnhart

According to Ruby Wells Dooley, Bedford County is violating the terms of an 1832 deed, using the property it owns in violation of that deed.

"I have in front of me a copy of the 1832 deed and plat," Dooley commented, speaking before the Bedford County Board of Supervisors at its Monday night regular meeting.

The deed, dated Aug. 25, 1832, records the sale of 283.25 acres of land to the county. The county nursing home and group home, the Sheriff's office, the PSA office, Falling Creek Park and other facilities are now located on this piece of land.

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