• County Nursing Home director resigns

        After one year and nine months at the helm at the Bedford County Nursing Home, Sue Ellen Clark, the nursing home’s director, is leaving.

  • More trash talk

        After a lengthy work session, that included a closed door meeting, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted, Monday night, to authorize county staff to prepare construction documents to enlarge the solid waste transfer station at the county’s landfill.

  • Bedford receives $17,500 AARP grant

        Bedford has been selected for a $17,500 AARP Community Challenge Grant. The grant is to be used for artistic bike racks and benches. The purpose is to encourage  increased physical activity.
        “It will complement our sidewalks,” said Mayor Steve Rush.
        “This is going to be public art,” said Mary Zirkle, the town’s economic development coordinator.

  • County’s Treasurer’s Office achieves accreditation

        The Bedford County Treasurer’s office recently received its accreditation from the Treasurer’s Association of Virginia (TAV).
        The certification was presented to Treasurer Kim Snow on June 14 as part of the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia’s annual conference in Arlington.

  • AARP Community Challenge Grant Awarded to Town of Bedford


  • Council honors Rev. Henderson

        Bedford Town Council honored the Rev. Henry Henderson last week. The Rev. Henderson has been pastor of Washington Street Baptist Church for 50 years.

        The proclamation that Mayor Steve Rush read mentioned Rev. Henderson’s accomplishments over the years. He had a radio ministry on WBLT and was a leader in the work to establish the Shepherd’s Table. He counseled youth and adults as part of the Prison Ministry Team.

  • Board deals with cost overrun on sewer line project

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to authorize a change order in the work on Corporate Park Drive that will result in a $213,000 cost overrun.
        According to Robert Hiss, the county administrator, the change order was needed because workers encountered large amounts of rock in the path where the plan called for relocating a sewer line. The blasting required to clear this path would have been very expensive. It was less expensive to change the design so the sewer line goes through a spot with less rock.

  • Broadband initiative underway

        The effort to provide last mile broadband Internet coverage to all of Bedford County got underway with a groundbreaking ceremony for a tower in Big Island last month.

        According to a press release from the county, a series of towers and fiber optic cable will help bring high-speed Internet service to 95 percent of the unserved and underserved areas of the county.

  • State to study stop in Bedford

        Although Michael McLaughlin,  chief of rail transportation for the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DPRT) recommended against an Amtrak  platform in Bedford during the April 9 meeting of the Commonwealth Transportation Board’s Rail and Transit Subcommittee, the Commonwealth Transportation Board approved, at its June 19 meeting, $300,000 to conduct a planning study on adding a train platform in Bedford.


    By Tom Wilmoth

        The attorney representing a Bedford County  woman who has spent the last 10 years serving as a missionary in Uganda says the social media attacks against her are “reputational terrorism.”