Bedford County Fair Rolls into Town

Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~

The Bedford County Fair is back at Glenwood Oil and Automotive, Inc. starting this Thursday, Sept. 28 and lasting through Sunday, Oct. 1.

The Bedford County Agricultural Economic Development Advisory Board joined forces with the Bedford County Tourism Department to bring the fair back after a nearly 45-year hiatus. Gaining more popularity every year since its 2015 return, the Bedford County Fair is quite the attraction for rural Huddleston. Read More

Peaks of Otter Winery Turns 21

Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~

The Peaks of Otter Winery is hosting its 21st birthday party on Saturday, Sept. 23, and the public is invited. The event will begin at 5 p.m., and the party will last until 11 a.m. the following morning for those that are interested.

To celebrate their 21st anniversary, the winery has enlisted the help of local band Long Strange Night. They are a Grateful Dead and Beatles cover band that has gained popularity in the area for the last several years. They will be playing all night and may be seen at the post-party camping option that is available to attendees. Read More

Sanctuary for Sufferers

Katherine Graves, Assistant Editor~

During “The Listening: Sanctuary” open mic event, people who have struggled with suicidal thoughts or depression, who have lost a loved one to suicide or who have known those who have struggled with suicidal thoughts or depression can share their songs, writing or art with the community or listen to others share their work. Read More

Ota Benga Honored

Katherine Graves, Assistant Editor~

Ota Benga, a man who was featured as “pygmy” in the St. Louis World’s Fair and later lived in Lynchburg, will receive a Virginia Historical Highway Marker at the corner of Lynchburg’s Garfield Avenue and Dewitt Street at the historic marker’s dedication ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 16. Read More