Today's News

  • Sedalia Center continues legacy set by Bill and Annis McCabe

        The Sedalia Center exists because of the vision of Bill and Annis McCabe.

        The couple purchased the former school building from the county at an auction more than 20 years ago with the idea of turning it into an arts center in a rural setting. They shortly got it rolling, setting it up as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization with a board of directors. It runs entirely on donations, the proceeds of festivals and volunteers — lots of volunteers.

  • Supervisors approve Harmony rezoning

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors approved, Monday night, a rezoning that will clear the way for the proposed Harmony development.
        The Harmony proejct consists of 59 acres on the south side of U. S. 460 that straddles the city/county line on the west side of Bedford. The portion of the Harmony that lies inside the city limits already has the zoning necessary for the project, but the 49 acres in the county was zoned AR (agricultural/residential). George Aznavorian needed the land rezoned PD-1 in order to proceed.

  • Many gather at area events to observe National Day of Prayer

    By John Barnhart and

    Tom Wilmoth

        The National Day of Prayer drew approximately 40 people to the courthouse steps in Bedford around noon for prayer, Thursday. Many also gathered in Moneta as several Lake area churches held the third annual observance of the national event at Downtown Moneta.
        Other churches throughout the area also held observances of the event, joining people all over the country in the 61st annual event.

  • Council begins work on city budget

    If reversion is approved for next year, and Bedford changes from a city to a town, the 2013-2014 budget will take on an entirely different look, according to City Manager Charles Kolakowski.
        But this year’s budget proposal has a similar flavor to recent budgets submitted to council for consideration: city services are funded as the economy continues to impact the bottom line.

  • Students earn trip to International Science Fair

        The submissions by two Bedford County students have earned them the right to represent their region at the  International Science and Engineering Fair to be held in Pittsburgh, Pa., next week.

        In the Engineering category, Stuart Robertson of Staunton River High School received first place and Grand Award honors at the Central Virginia Regional Science Fair—as well as the National Society of Professional Engineer’s Award for his project—entitled “The effect of fractal design on antenna capability.”

  • Schools will probably get the $3.5 million

    Monday night, prior to their regular meeting, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors held a work session which included a presentation on the school budget.

  • They're back!

        They’re big, loud and have bulging red eyes. There are millions of them and wildlife as well as pet dogs think they are delicious. A few people have even admitted to eating them.

        The cicadas are here!

  • The Bedford Columns opens its doors to public

        Those who visited The Bedford Columns Sunday discovered elegance at its best as they went from room to room in the remodeled dream-come-true for owners Brian and Vickie Runk.

        The Grand Opening of the event and conference center in Bedford was the culmination of an 18-month transformation for the historic building that last housed an assisted living facility.

  • Vaden resigns from school board

        On Thursday, Bedford County School Board Chairman Dave Vaden announced his resignation from the board, effective May 18.
        Vaden cited illness and health issues within his immediate family, financial considerations and business opportunities that have caused his family to relocate.

  • Board provides some relief for bus drivers

        Carol Owen has driven a school bus in Bedford County for 28 years.    

        “It takes a special person to drive a school bus,” she told members of the Bedford County School Board last Thursday. And if the health benefit offered to the drivers is changed, many of the drivers might leave, she warned.