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  • TV shows add to interest in local storage auctions

    The regulars turned out and so did the newcomers.

        It might not have quite been “Storage Wars” or “Auction Hunters,” but it was a chance for area residents to bid on someone else’s stuff — and just maybe find some treasure.

  • Timeline for return of Stalin bust to Memorial not yet set

    Reports that Joseph Stalin may soon return to the National D-Day Memorial site may be premature.

        “We don’t have any finalized plans,” said Robin Reed, director of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation. “We are still looking at designs.”

  • Be careful while trying to stay warm

        It’s cold outside, and the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department has some tips to make sure your efforts to keep it warm inside don’t result in a tragedy.

        Brad Creasy, Bedford’s fire chief, said that the poor economy means that more people are burning wood to cut heating costs. This works fine as long as you keep a few safety measures in mind.

  • Be careful while trying to stay warm

        It’s cold outside, and the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department has some tips to make sure your efforts to keep it warm inside don’t result in a tragedy.

        Brad Creasy, Bedford’s fire chief, said that the poor economy means that more people are burning wood to cut heating costs. This works fine as long as you keep a few safety measures in mind.

  • Group of volunteers work on trail at Abbott Lake

        The Blue Ridge Parkway is getting a handicapped-accessible trail around Abbott Lake with a little help from its friends.

        The friends are the Roanoke Valley and Peaks of Otter Chapter of Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
        “We’re a non-profit organization that provides volunteers for the Parkway,” said Regina Desper,  chairman of the Roanoke Valley Chapter.

  • Facility will be unique in U.S.

        A Tobacco Commission grant plus a software donation by AREVA will make it possible to build a digital control room mock-up in Bedford County. The mock-up will be at the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) in New London.
        According to Bob Bailey, CAER’s director, the facility was designed with space that could be configured for a variety of reactor types.

  • Putney named VGEA Legislator of the Year

    The Virginia Governmental Employees Association (VGEA) named  Virginia House of Delegates Member Lacey E. Putney Legislator of the Year.

        This is a rare award. According to Glenn Pond, who works as a lobbyist for the organization, this award has only been given three times in the last 20 years. Putney has received it twice, the previous time in  2000.
        “We only give it to special people at special times,” Pond said.

  • Expect changing road conditions Saturday evening and overnight as winter weather continues

        With winter weather continuing into the evening, overnight and into Sunday, snow plow operators with the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Salem District will continue work to plow and treat roads around-the-clock.

  • Snow brings look of Christmas

        The Bedford area was hit with its first significant snowfall of the season last Thursday.

  • SNOW REMOVAL CREWS FOCUS ON CLEARING INTERSTATE AND PRIMARY ROADS

        Snow removal crews are working to clear interstate and primary roads in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s 12-county Salem District Thursday morning.  Early morning snowfall has left most roads in moderate condition.  Motorists are advised to use caution if they must travel on Thursday.  Forecasters expect more snow throughout the day on Thursday, and motorists should be alert to changing road conditions.