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Government

  • Bedford Town Manager responds to civic sign debate

    Bedford Town Manager Bart Warner issued the following statement related to the civic sign issue from last night's Council meeting:

    The issue related to the Town-owned civic sign structures on East Main Street and Blue Ridge Avenue actually has its roots in the state championship won by the Liberty High School softball team in early June and the desire to appropriately commemorate not only that team’s accomplishment, but the fact that it is the fourth different sport in which the school has claimed a title.

  • Class will help small businesses

        A seminar slated for Sept. 18 will show local businesses how they can sell products and services to the state government.
        The Commonwealth has contract set-asides that encourages state agencies to give priority to small businesses and businesses owned by minorities, women or service disabled veterans.

  • Hogan to retire in November

    Effective November 1, Cathy Hogan, Bedford County Circuit Court Clerk, will retire after 20 years of service.

  • DRPT to hold open house on rail stop

        The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will hold an informational open house to learn more about the Bedford/Franklin Regional Passenger Rail Stop Study.
        The meeting will be held Thursday, September 26, 5 - 7 p.m.  at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, 40 Lakemount Drive, Moneta. The meeting will be held in an open house style to provide flexibility for participants to view information boards, ask questions, and make comments directly with the study team.

  • BA will apply for grant to extend Shentel service

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors, meeting as the broadband authority, voted 6-0 Monday to approve a request to apply for a Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) grant that will make it economically feasible for Shentel to bring broadband Internet to areas that currently don’t have it.
        District 1 Supervisor Bill Thomasson was absent.

  • Reynolds will serve as Interim Clerk; will seek nomination for 2020

        With the announcement that Circuit Court Clerk Cathy C. Hogan will retire November 1, Judy Reynolds, who is currently the Chief Deputy, will be appointed by Judge James Updike as the Interim Clerk until a special election is held in 2020.
        Reynolds has also announced she plans to seek the Republican nomination for the special election next year.

  • Town manager addresses reoval of civic signs

        Last week Town Manger Bart Warner began the Bedford Town Council meeting by taking the blame for removing the civic signs at the entrances to town.

  • Bedford DMV moving this week

        The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Bedford Customer Service Center (CSC) will close at 5 p.m. this Thursday, August 22, and reopen Thursday, August 29, at its new location at 1128 E. Lynchburg Salem Turnpike in Bedford Plaza.

  • New race route causes concern

        Closing streets for events is usually a cut and dried procedure when the closure request comes before Bedford Town Council. Last week was different.
        The request by the Bedford Area YMCA to close streets for its annual Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic Foot Race caused concern. The race, which has taken place for 40 years, is slated for Dec. 7 from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with the Christmas Parade to follow.

  • New boat will improve swift water rescue capabilities

    It was time to replace the swift water rescue boat the Bedford County Fire and Rescue Department’s special operations uses for swift water rescue in the northern end of the county.