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Today's Features

  •     Toddstock 7.0 is the 70th birthday celebration of musician and producer, Todd Rundgren.
        The Sedalia area is serving as host for this private, week-long celebration that will take place between Mountain Run Farm and The Sedalia Center June 17-23.

  •     Bedford artist Lisa Floyd has created what she calls the SML Community Painting.

        It’s in the form of a pictorial map that shows Smith Mountain Lake area businesses, sights and icons. One of the icons is “Freedom” the eight-foot tall fiberglass rooster on Scruggs Road that caused quite a stir when a local businessman first set it up.

  •     Walter Gross, of Gross’ Orchard, found it disturbing when Laurel Grove Presbyterian Church closed its doors in 2011. Although Gross is a Baptist, he attended Laurel Grove as a boy. The church is located directly across Wheat’s Valley Road from his orchard’s sales area.

  • Wow. The culmination of over 10 years of superhero storytelling finally came to a head. The Mad Titan Thanos truly began his quest for the infinity stones and to take down the Avengers.
        

    There are no major spoilers of Avengers: Infinity War in this review–because I am an above average human being–but there are spoilers for every other Marvel movie.
        

  •     “We are in our 42nd season, now, getting ready to go into our 43rd,” said Karen Hopkins, vice president of Little Town Players’ (LTP) board of directors.

        Along with a new season, which will begin in September, LTP plans on something new. The live theater group is looking for business sponsors. Sponsors will cover or partially cover the up-front expenses of putting on a play.
        LTP does four plays a season    and   each   can be quite expensive.

  •     Bedrock Community Church has breathed new life into the building on East Main Street that served as the Bedford Bulletin’s home for 23 years. The Bulletin moved to its current home on West Depot Street and the building sat vacant until the church purchased it in March 2017.

  • Bedford County Public Schools Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Edwards released the following statement:
    "It is with tremendous sorrow that we confirm and mourn the death of Victoria Diehl, 10th grade student at Staunton River High School, in yesterday's vehicle crash in Campbell County. Victoria was an outstanding young lady and proud Golden Eagle. Our condolences and deepest sympathy go out to Victoria's family and friends.
    In addition, Edwards stated that counselors will be on-hand at the school when classes resume next week for all grieving students and staff.

  • On March 29, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Vinton Police Department, executed a search warrant at the residence of Dewey Brown on East Augusta Ave in Vinton VA.
    The search warrant was part of an ongoing investigation by the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Approximately 15 items of evidence were seized as a part of the search warrant.

  •     Rebecca Goins was on Camp Jaycee’s staff during its last four seasons. She said last summer, the summer of 2017, was the camp’s last.

        She started working there the summer of 2013, just after she graduated from high school. Goins had taken Roanoke County Schools’ certified nursing assistant (CNA) program her senior year and working at Camp Jaycee let her use what she learned in class. The second year, 2014, she was a head counselor. She was a nursing assistant in 2016 and 2017.

  •     A Huddleston man is headed for a national bass fishing tournament in March.