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Today's News

  • MS-13 gang member pleads guilty to helping in death of teen

        Another MS-13 gang member has pleaded guilty to playing a part in the death of 17-year-old Raymond Wood in March 2017.

        Wood was picked up at his home in Lynchburg and later killed in Bedford County on Roaring Run Road, suffering multiple stab wounds and trauma to his body.

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        It was an emotional tribute.

  • New boat will improve swift water rescue capabilities

    It was time to replace the swift water rescue boat the Bedford County Fire and Rescue Department’s special operations uses for swift water rescue in the northern end of the county.

  • BSTC instructor named best in Va.

    Barry Calloway enjoys teaching.

        And others have noticed.
        The Bedford Science and Technology (BSTC) instructor was recently named Teacher of the Year for the Virginia Association of Trade and Industrial Educators (VATIE). 
        Calloway, a long-serving BCPS employee is known for his exceptional ability to motivate students, notes BSTC Principal Kim Halterman.

  • Culinary program gets new kitchen

    Bedford Science and Technology Center’s (BSTC) culinary arts program now has its own kitchen.

        The kitchen isn’t at BSTC itself. It’s at the Parks and Rec Department’s facility on Falling Creek Road. Parks and Rec made the space available.

  • Lodge provides supplies for K students at Big Island

        Thanks to the generosity of the Big Island Masonic lodge, the parents of the 32 children starting kindergarten at Big Island Elementary school didn’t have to buy back-to-school supplies.

        The Lodge also provided classroom supplies, such as construction paper and boxes of tissues, for the school’s two kindergarten teachers.

  • Apocalypse Ale Works to open cidery

    “This is an agriculture announcement,” said Traci Blido, Bedford County’s economic director, Friday afternoon.

        The announcement was by Bettina King, Virginia’s secretary of agriculture and forestry. She announced a $12,000 grant from her department to Bedford County’s economic development authority to assist Apocalypse Ale Works, in Forest, to establish a cidery.

  • Former Liberty SRO pleads guilty to charge

    The former School Resource Office (SRO) at Liberty High School pleaded guilty last Friday to a misdemeanor charge of attempting to contribute to the delinquency of a minor.

        Daniel Clark, who was a corporal with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) before resigning from the department last November, entered the plea during a closed hearing in Bedford Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. The charge, however, will be dismissed if Clark follows through with a number of conditions placed by the J&DR judge.

  • Town seeks designs for ‘Loop Projct’

        The town of Bedford with funding from AARP is seeking design proposals for bike racks and benches to be installed in downtown (Centertown) Bedford and along the locally-famous walking “Loop.”
        New branding signs will be developed by the public as well for what will be three Loops. This project is intended to spark further bike rack and bench design and placement beyond those areas included in this round of work.

  • Schools ready for students

        According to Tim Burge, the Skanska representative overseeing the work at Forest Middle School, all work that had to be done as part of the $25.7 million expansion project before school started has been completed.
        Burge said workers spent the summer doing a great deal of underground work. Fire lines and sewer lines were rerouted and storm lines were installed. Power lines and fiber optic lines were also rerouted.