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Government

  • Residents upset by water runoff

        Seven residents of the Governors Hill subdivision spoke before Bedford Town Council, last week, to air a grievance over storm water runoff from adjacent construction.
        Stewart Saunders said he moved into his new house last year and said he is getting serious runoff from the construction site. He said at one point gravel from the construction site washed into his yard. Saunders said the contractor has been unresponsive.

  • The smile said it all

        The sheriff’s office last week honored several deputies and a citizen, for their efforts in saving lives.

  • Bedford PD teams with Angels of Assisi for event

        The Bedford Police Department sponsored an Angels of Assisi clinic at the Westgate shopping center recently.

        The clinic provided low cost vaccines for dogs and cats. A rabies vaccination cost $5. Vaccinations for distemper and parvo in dogs and distemper in cats were available. By noon, nearly 80 animals, almost all of them dogs, took advantage of the clinic, which also included  a weigh-in and a brief veterinarian check. Micro chipping was available.

  • FMS request delayed

        Bedford County’s supervisors had a lot on their plate at their meeting Monday night, although one item that might have dominated discussion was removed at the beginning of a 5 p.m. work session that preceded the regular meeting.

  • Development concept for downtown gets closer look from the public

        The development of a revitalization concept plan for Bedford’s downtown is moving forward.
         A public meeting held May 30, with about 100 people in attendance,  generated suggestions that Hill Studio, of Roanoke, used to develop a draft concept plan. The draft plan was displayed at eight different locations in town over the first two weeks of July and public comment was solicited.

  • Leslie Cockburn visits Bedford in quest of 5th District congressional seat

        Leslie Cockburn is making her rounds of the 5th District—and those have included numerous stops in the Bedford area.

        The Democratic candidate for Congress in the 5th came through Bedford last Friday meeting with people from all walks of life. Her visit included stops at Bedford Christian Ministries, the Shepherd’s Table, the Bedford Farmers Market and a luncheon with area business leaders.

  • Council honors Whitehurst

        In a last minute addition to its agenda last Tuesday, Bedford Town Council presented a resolution to Dr. Cherie Whitehurst honoring her.

        Dr. Whitehurst, hired in 1990, has worked in all three of Bedford Public Schools attendance zones. At the time she was named assistant superintendent of schools in 2009, she was serving as Liberty High School’s principal. 
        Liberty High School was also her alma mater and her father, Jim Cutler, served as the high school’s head baseball coach for 40 years.

  • Board votes on land use requests

        A number of land use issues dominated the Bedford County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday night. The public hearings drew virtually no public comment.

  • Gunter rules Gordon is county resident; Snow wins GOP firehouse primary

        How many names will be on the ballot, in November, in the election for Bedford County treasurer?

        It depends on what Amy Gordon decides to do. Gordon lost a Republican firehouse primary, Thursday night, but she may still be on the ballot. She had qualified for the ballot, earlier, as an independent and County Registrar Barbara Gunter said she still remains qualified.

  • Board starts looking for replacement for Boggess

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors began the process to find a replacement for County Administrator Carl Boggess, who will retire at the end of the year. 
        After a lengthy closed session, the supervisors voted to hire Novak Consulting Group, an executive search firm, to find Boggess’ replacement.