Local News

  • Bedford Remembers

        The first two of a series of bronze plaques remembering Bedford’s contribution to the American war effort in World War II were dedicated Friday evening.

  • Memorial marks 74th anniversary

        The National D-Day Memorial Foundation held its annual commemoration last Wednesday of the anniversary of D-Day — the massive Allied amphibious landing on June 6, 1944 that ultimately put a million allied troops into France by the Fourth of July that year.

  • Bedford Main Street dissolves

        Bedford Main Street has dissolved itself.
        Last week Town Manager Bart Warner, at a Town Council meeting, read an e-mail from Diane Wilson, chairman of Main Street’s board of directors, informing Council of the action.
        An immediate question became what to do about Centerfest, which is scheduled for Sept. 22.
        “Centerfest is not a town event,” Warner said.

  • Run for the Wall stops at Memorial

        As they do every year, the bikers taking part in Run for the Wall stopped by the National D-Day Memorial.

  • Meador honored by Goodwill

        Melissa Meador, a Bedford woman, was honored with one of three employee of the year awards by Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Thursday night.

        The ceremony was held at the Hotel Roanoke and one person was selected from the organization’s three areas. Meador is a human resources and wellness specialist.

  • Memorial Day

    A good crowd turned out Monday for the National D-Day Memorial’s Memorial Day observance.

  • BIA to hold service for Bedford Boys

        The Bedford International Alliance will conduct a short service at the Greenwood and Oakwood Cemeteries on Monday May 28 to honor the fallen Bedford Boys who were laid to rest at home.
        The ceremony will be at 3 p.m. (rain or shine) at which time the members of the BIA will place a flower and flag on each of the graves.

  • Memorial Day observance Monday at 11 a.m.

        “Remembering Their Sacrifice: A Memorial Day Observance” will be held this Monday, May 28 at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.

        Admission is free from 10 a.m. – noon, with the ceremony at 11 a.m.

  • Debt of gratitude

        In honor of Law Enforcement Month, a dogwood tree was planted in front of the sheriff’s office last week. The tree honors law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

  • Too wet to handle

        Last week’s rain fell far short of 40 days and 40 nights, but the four days of heavy rain created problems for almost everybody.

        A mud slide over the weekend closed one lane of U. S. 460 on the westbound side near its intersection with Va. 122.
        “The road is open and all is well,” said Jen Ward, a Virginia Department of Transportation spokesman in a phone interview on Monday afternoon.
        All was not well elsewhere.