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Today's News

  • First Lady of Virginia visits local schools

        Governor Ralph Northam’s wife, Pam Northam, made a stop at Bedford Primary School last week.

  • Legion national commander makes first stop in Bedford
  • Tops in the Region!

        Huddleston Elementary School started with an assembly, and a secret.

  • 'Treasure hunt' yeilds more than $25K in unclaimed assets

        Representatives from the Virginia Department of the Treasury held a treasure hunt late last week.  

        They weren’t looking for the Beale Treasure. Two representatives from the Treasury Department’s Unclaimed Assets Division set up computers in the County Administration Building’s ground floor training room to give people the chance to find out if the Treasury Department has money for them.

  • Community loses a legend

        America’s oldest active deer hunter died last week. If Clyde Roberts had made it to Oct. 29, he would have turned 106.

        With sharp vision and steady hands, in spite of his age, Roberts could still place a bullet exactly where he wanted at ranges of up to 100 yards. This was important because Roberts’ weapon of choice was a muzzle loader. You have one shot and it had better be good. Roberts’ one shot was always good.

  • Tourism revenue reached $117M in Bedford in 2018

        New figures released from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) and U.S. Travel Association (USTA) show that direct travel expenditures by visitors to Bedford grew to more than $117 million in 2018, a 6.8% increase over 2017. 
        Tourism also supported 1,261 jobs in Bedford and generated more than $3 million in local taxes. 

  • School board looks at study

        Thursday night, the Bedford County School Board got a presentation on the results of an elementary school facilities study conducted by Downey and Scott, an engineering firm.

  • Going back up

        Whether the civic signs recently taken down by the town of Bedford would go back up wasn’t really the question Bedford Town Council wrestled with last Tuesday night. The real question council members struggled with was who would be in charge of restoring the signs to their former locations.

  • Man arrested for theft of cattle

        On August 12, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Springlake Stock Market reporting the larceny of five calves.
        Through the investigation a suspect was identified in North Carolina. On Tuesday August 13, Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies along with staff from Springlake traveled to North Carolina. The five stolen calves were identified and returned to the owner.

  • BPW hosts candidate forum

        Business and Professional Women held a dinner meeting last week that gave organization members a chance to meet candidates for local office.