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Shelters want owners to remember pet care as temperatures rise

BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ) - As the temperature climbs, so should our awareness for the health of our pets. Folks from the Friends of Bedford County Animal Shelter want to remind us that leaving them in a car that’s not running for just a few minutes can get very hot quickly. It’s also important to prioritize their paws while on walks.
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Man cited after being caught with loaded handguns at Roanoke airport

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ/TSA Release) - A man from Bedford County was cited by police after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers stopped him from carrying two loaded handguns onto his flight Sunday at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. Both were semi-automatic handguns, according to TSA, one loaded with six bullets and the other with seven bullets.
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Board recognizes medical workers

During the Bedford County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday, Chairman John Sharp, along with attendees who work in the medical field, recognized next week (May 15-21) as Emergency Medical Services Week. Medical services teams are vital to public service and provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a...
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National Skilled Nursing Care Week recognized

This week is National Skilled Nursing Care Week. During the Bedford County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday, board member Charla Bansley celebrated the week by recognizing Bedford Nursing Home Administrator Paul Poff for his work and services operating the nursing home. This annual week was first recognized in 1967, as...
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School closure: Bedford Elementary sees spike in COVID-19 cases

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WSET) — Bedford County Public Schools is closing the Bedford Elementary School campus Friday, due to a high number of teachers who have tested positive for COVID-19. The closure will continue through Monday, May 16. In a statement to families, Principle Marti Bradt, says that a...
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Bedford Elementary moves virtual Monday after multiple COVID cases

BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ) - Bedford Elementary School will utilize a virtual learning day Monday, May 16 after numerous COVID-19 cases were confirmed amongst staff at the school. According to Bedford County Public Schools, the move made after an assessment with BCPS Health Services staff also includes the cancellation of all co-curricular and extracurricular activities.
BEDFORD, VA
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Early Head Start program launches in Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - About a year ago, WDBJ7 told you about the establishment of an Early Head Start program in Bedford County. Now, HumanKind has placed another in central Virginia, this time in Lynchburg. The infant and toddler child care program will have a location near the former Crown...
LYNCHBURG, VA
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Festival in the Park, graduations and more news happening today

Here’s a look at some of the stories we’ll be following today as they make headlines across Southwest Virginia:. The City of Danville will celebrate its Festival in the Park. The three-day event celebrates the arts and unity in the community. Events include live music, amusement rides, a movie in the park and more. It starts today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and continues from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
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VSP investigating felony hit and run in Bedford County

The Virginia State Police is investigating a felony hit and run which occurred on April 12, 2022, at 11:15 a.m. on Forest Road in Bedford County. The crash involved a 2010-2017 black Toyota Corolla with heavy front end damage to the bumper and the passenger side of the vehicle. The Toyota is believed to be driven by a white female, 20 to 40 years of age.
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