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  • Veterans benefits to be held with ceremony

         The National D-Day Memorial will join forces with the Department of Veterans Affairs Roanoke Regional Benefit Office to connect our veterans to the benefits they’ve earned.

  • Rail project moves ahead

        Last Friday  members of the Bedford community got the latest scoop on bringing an Amtrak passenger rail station to Bedford.  
        Brian McCrodden of the Bedford/Franklin Regional Rail Initiative (BFRRI) provided insight into where the effort stands and what is up next.
        “We want you to be on board with us,” noted Mary Zirkle, the town of Bedford’s economic development coordinator. “Get on board.”

  • BCSO receives complaint on School Resource Officer

     

         On Thursday October 11, the Bedford County Sheriff's Office received a complaint containing accusations against Cpl. Daniel Clark and his behavior with a juvenile.

          Clark has been serving as a School Resource Office at Liberty High School.

  • BCSO receives complaint on School Resource Officer

     

         On Thursday October 11, the Bedford County Sheriff's Office received a complaint containing accusations against Cpl. Daniel Clark and his behavior with a juvenile.

          Clark has been serving as a School Resource Office at Liberty High School.

  • Brook Hill Farm raised $20,000

        Brook Hill Farm’s annual fundraising dinner held at Trivium this month raised $20,000 for the non-profit.

        Sponsors covered all costs and Forest and Lynchburg restaurants donated the food for the dinner, so 100 percent of the money raised will go to scholarships for low-income youth. The event was attended by 150 people.

  • Three plaques dedicated

        Three more plaques, dedicated to Bedford’s World War II experience, were dedicated Friday. 

  • Fires destroy two homes this week

        The first of two major house fires broke out in Montvale, on Goose Creek Valley Road, Monday evening. It was called in at 7:01 p.m.

        “It was a pretty significant fire,” said Jack Jones, the county’s chief of fire and rescue.
        Jones said the fire was visible for a large distance from the house and county 911 dispatch got multiple calls from citizens.

  • The father she never knew

        While the National D-Day Memorial’s Honor Flight was getting ready to leave, another military tour group was visiting the D-Day Memorial prior to a lunch and their own departure for Washington D. C.

  • Farm Bureau honors local farmers

        Bedford County’s Farm Bureau honored a couple of local farmers when they met for a dinner meeting this month.

        One of those honored was Dr. Susan Gardner. Her husband is Dr. Don Gardner and bother are veterinarians. They met at veterinarian school at Oklahoma State University.
        The Gardners founded Bedford Animal Hospital, later selling the practice to focus on their large animal veterinary practice and their first generation cattle farm.

  • D-Day Memorial sponsors group’s first trip

        The National D-Day Memorial sponsored its first Honor Flight this month.

        Honor Flight is a national organization that takes elderly veterans to Washington D. C. where they visit sites such as the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and “The Wall.” The tour group from Bedford did not fly. They rode on a chartered bus.
        They included six World War II veterans, one Korean War Veteran and four Vietnam veterans.