Today's News

  • Putney to seek reelection

        Delegate Lacey Putney will seek reelection to another two-year term in the Virginia House of Delegates representing the new 19th House District.

         Under the new redistricting plan, the 19th House District consists of the cities of Bedford and Covington, all of Alleghany County, parts of Bedford County and all but one precinct in Botetourt County.

  • Play brings D-Day experience to life

    Bedford’s Little Town Players hosted The Waynesboro Players in a performance of Tuesday Mourning. The musical, written by the late Duane Hahn, portrays Bedford’s experience on D-Day.

        The musical was first performed in Waynesboro in late 2009. Hahn had wanted to eventually bring the play to Bedford. Then, Hahn died unexpectedly early this year.

  • For conspicuous gallantry

    During World War II, 464 American men were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, America’s highest honor for gallantry in combat. More than half of these, 266 of them, were awarded posthumously.

        Hershel “Woody”  Williams was one  of those who  survived.

  • Memorial marks 10 years

        Monday’s observance of the anniversary of D-Day was actually a dual anniversary. It was the 67th for D-Day and the 10th for the Memorial. The Memorial was dedicated by President George W. Bush on June 6, 2001, and the crowd included 200 D-Day veterans that day.

        D-Day veterans still come and the Veterans Hospitality Tent is a good place to meet them.

  • Police: Man lied about shooting

        The Forest man who claimed he was shot outside his home late last month has now been charged with filing a false report. Police say he lied about the shooting.

  • Traffic delays on U. S. 501 on June 6

    Motorists who use Highway 501 between Lakeside Drive in the City of Lynchburg and Big Island in Bedford County may experience major traffic disruptions the night of June 6, 2011, beginning at 6:00 p.m., as a boiler weighing 225,000 lbs. is delivered from the rail spur at Frito-Lay to the Georgia-Pacific mill.


  • Community Events and Calendar (week of June 1, 2011)


  • Church news (week of June 1, 2011)


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    Yard sale/bake sale/plate dinner sale

  • Forest shooting update: Man who said someone shot him, charged with filing false report


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    The Forest man who claimed he was shot outside his home last Thursday has now been charged with filing a false report.

  • Town Meeting

    I will be at the Moneta Library from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on June 4 for my quarterly Town Meeting.  I hope you will come by to talk about any topic you wish.  

        The bigger topics might be the budget, real estate assessments and tax bills.  The budget has been passed and the funds will be allocated at our first meeting in June.  It was a difficult budget year, as you probably saw in the papers.  We are not anticipating an easier year next year but there will not be the added complicating factor of the reassessment.